Crossing the Biotech Valley of Death

In 2012 we partnered with a small privately held virtual biotech company that was seeking means of funding while it developed a data package suitable for promoting a Series A round. We took a critical look at the funding options and defined a foundation and government granting strategy based on the attractiveness of the company’s innovative technology and target therapeutic area. We then worked closely with the company to write and submit diverse grants, targeting disease specific foundation grants and small company innovation grants, including the scientific and technical rationale, workplans, costs, timelines, and milestones.