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Nan Fung Life Sciences

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 25
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 5.00
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Life Science
  • Medical Device

The high activity for fund was in 2019. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The real fund results show that this VC is 10 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Opposing the other organizations, this Nan Fung Life Sciences works on 19 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Harmony Biosciences, Omniome, Bolt Biotherapeutics. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Therapeutics, Pharmaceutical. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Nan Fung Life Sciences, startups are often financed by New Enterprise Associates, Novartis Venture Fund, Maveron. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are New Enterprise Associates, HBM Healthcare Investments AG, Vivo Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Schwab Institutional, Pivotal bioVenture Partners China, Panacea Venture.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
$28M21 Dec 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Ablaze Pharmaceuticals

$75M29 Nov 2021 Jingan, Shanghai, China

Fountain Therapeutics

Health Care
$15M18 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Engrail Therapeutics

Health Care
Life Science
$32M03 Aug 2021 San Diego, California, United States


Health Care
$57M04 May 2021 Iceland, Iceland

Arctic Vision

Health Care
Life Science
$100M09 Mar 2021 Shanghai, China


$75M27 Jan 2021 San Diego, California, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$81M29 Jul 2020 San Jose, California, United States

Arctic Vision

Health Care
Life Science
$32M13 Jul 2020 Shanghai, China
Engrail Therapeutics Extends Series A Financing to $64 Million

– Engrail Therapeutics announced the close of a $32m Series A extension round bringing total investment in the company to $64m.
– The round was led by Nan Fung Life Sciences following their leadership of the original Series A raise.
– The Company will use the proceeds to finance the advancement of its diverse pipeline, including lead assets ENX-101, ENX-102 and internal preclinical programs.
– Engrail’s lead compounds are subtype-selective GABA-A modulators with compelling pharmacological profiles that possess wide ranging therapeutic utility.
– Engrail has assembled a diverse portfolio of assets with validated mechanisms through its dynamic model for advancing drugs aimed at treating life-limiting diseases of the nervous system.


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