VC  SV Life Sciences

     Office Locations:

1700 Owens Street, Suite 184
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: 650-571-8200
Fax: 650-571-8201

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  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    SV Life Sciences (SVLS), is an international life sciences focused venture capital adviser and manager. SVLS invests in companies within the human life sciences sector including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, medical devices and instruments, and healthcare IT and services. SVLS was established in 1993 and currently has offices in Boston, London and San Francisco. SVLS advises or manages five funds with total capital of approximately $2.0B, which invest in companies at all stages of development. The firm primarily invests amounts of between $1M and $40M in North America and Europe, but will consider innovative investments in other regions. SVLS has 29 professionals who are able to provide hands on scientific, advisory and financial support to their portfolio companies. SV Life Sciences became independent of the Schroder Ventures Group in 2001, and in January 2005 changed its name to SV Life Sciences to reflect independent ownership. SVLSFV closed in June 2010 with total commitments of $513M (plus $11 million of co-investments committed by partners and individuals affiliated with SVLS). As at December 31, 2012 the Fund had invested $199M in 26 portfolio companies.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Bob Palmisano Venture Partner
    Bruce A. Peacock Venture Partner
    Bruce Cerullo Venture Partner
    Darren Black Partner
    David Guyer Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Aligned TeleHealth
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      Autifony Therapeutics
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      Bicycle Therapeutics
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      Cadent Technologies
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      Concentric Medical
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      Convergence Pharmaceuticals
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      CSA Medical
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      Cyterix Pharmaceuticals
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      Delenex Therapeutics
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      Direct Flow Medical
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      EBR Systems
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      Good Start Genetics
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      Health Essentials
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      Homecare Homebase
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      Imagen Biotech
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      Link Medicine
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      Ocular Therapeutix
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      Pionyr Immunotherapeutics
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      Quick Study Radiology
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      Reshape Medical
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      Schweiger Dermatology
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      Spinal Kinetics
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      Sutro Biopharma
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