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Lvgrdgfhi presentation041614

  1. 1. Funding Healthcare Innovation IBM Innovation Center 1 Rogers St, Cambridge, MA 02170 April 16th 2014 @ 6.30pm
  2. 2. Value for our Investments An Investors’ View on 2014 Trends Dr Richard D Gill Board Director & Investing Member
  3. 3. Core Belief… • “You can make a buck commercializing life sciences technology & still feel good about the effect of the outcomes”
  4. 4. Environment… • Big bioPharma have all moved into Bean Town – “strategic partnerships vs venture capital” • Venture Capital has moved down the value proposition towards Debt Financing – “we need $10M running rate” • Financing Desert has provided opportunity for Angel Investments – “LVG 3rd most active in North America”
  5. 5. Environment II… • Federal Grants/NIH have somewhat dried up – “odds of securing NIH/SBIR are less than 10%” • State Grants & Debt & Tax Credits – “$1B over 10 years has been more like $60M” • Mass Challenge & Mass Life Sciences Center – “500 value propositions chasing short $”
  6. 6. Launchpad Venture Group Statistics 2013… • 147 investing members • 45 portfolio companies • $7M invested • 12 new deals • 16 follow on deals
  7. 7. My Role… • Board Director Advocate & Investor • Focus on Exits • Bring “Been there, done it, will do it again” • Watch Tenacity • Ensure ROI Out Strips Investment • Exit BHDx, Cognoptix, Mobius, TruTouch
  8. 8. LVG Portfolio I… • 3Play Media - Saas platform for high-quality video transcription at low cost • 7AC Technology - Ultra high-efficiency air conditioning solutions • Avaxia Biologics - Orally-delivered antibody products for diseases of the GI tract • Bluetrain Mobile - Mobile content management and marketing platform • Boston Heart Diagnostics - Diagnostic tests for coronary heart disease • Building Engines - Building maintenance operations specialists • Cognoptix - Medical device for early detection of Alzheimer's • Content Raven - Secure mobile distribution and management of rich content • CourseHorse - Platform for finding and enrolling in local classes • Crowdly - Enterprise marketing software for converting fans into advocates • Daktari Diagnostics - Medical diagnostics for global health challenges • EveryScape - Web-based 3D virtual tours of indoor spaces • ezCater - The easiest way to order corporate catering nationwide • Groupize - Group travel bookings made easy • Hadapt - Adaptive analytical platform for handling massive data sets • JamHub - Silent rehearsal studio for musicians and music educators
  9. 9. LVG Portfolio II… • Libboo - Comprehensive self-publishing platform and network • Localytics - Analytics for Mobile Applications • Mobius Imaging - Portable CT scanner for operating rooms • InCrowd - Mobile-based real-time decision support • Infobionic - Cloud-based arrhythmia detection & monitoring solution • inStream Media - Targeted promotions and ads on sales receipts • iTeam - IT installation service packages for SMB market • Mosaic Storage - Cloud storage and workflow for pro and prosumer photographers • NABsys - Whole genome DNA sequencing • NuLabel Technologies - Liner-free label technology for retail and logistics • Peach Underneath (Zyrra) - Mass customization platform for women's garments • Pixability - Platform and tools for business video and video marketing • Playrific - Screen time parents can feel good about • Powerhouse Dynamics - Energy monitoring and management hardware and software • Precision Ventures - Medical device development commercialization • Punchbowl - the leader in end-to-end party planning on the web
  10. 10. LVG Portfolio III… • Qstream - Mobile sales enablement and analytics • Sialix - therapeutics targeting inflammation due to dietary sialic acids • Tetragenetics - Next generation vaccine manufacturing • TimeTrade - Web-based appointment scheduling service • TruTouch - Non-invasive alcohol testing • Ubiqui Health - Mobile software for managing allergies and chronic conditions • UpdateLogic - Delivery of firmware updates to digital TV receivers • V-Charge - Trans active energy management solutions • Zagster - Bicycle fleets as a service • ZetrOZ - Portable low intensity therapeutic ultrasound
  11. 11. LVG Portfolio Exits… • Catalyst Oncology - Personalized medicine for cancer patients (acquired by DiagnoCure) • Copiun - Mobile device management software (acquired by Good Technology) • ID8 Mobile - Advanced design mobile device accessories (acquired by AAC Technologies) • InBoxer - Anti-risk appliance for outbound email (acquired by SafeCore) • Incentive Targeting - Marketing & incentive management tools for grocery industry (acquired by Google) • Tikatok - Book publishing website for children (acquired by Barnes & Noble) • Vela Systems - Mobile inspection technology platform (acquired by AutoDesk) • Vigix - Advanced kiosk technology platform (acquired by Zoom) • Vizibility - Online identity management tools and search me button (acquired by All State Legal) • Yokel - A new search engine for local shopping (acquired by CitySquares) • Zync - Web-based recommendations for local events (acquired by eBay)
  12. 12. RDG Personal Investments… • Jarg – Exit to Google • ProNAi – DNAi Oncology Drug in Phase II - P&CEO & Shareholder • ERA Biotech – Produce Difficult Proteins in Plant Cells - Board & Stockholder • SynDevRx – Combination Drug & Delivery in Pre Clinical - Board & Stockholder • RXi – RNAi Drug in Clinic - Stockholder • Janus Developments (Now Spherium BioMed) – Commercializing Spanish Life Sciences Technology – Board & Shareholder; merged with Ferrer to form Spherium Biomed
  13. 13. Family…
  14. 14. Curly & Marmite…

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