Founded in 1996, Vivo Ventures is a healthcare
investment firm focused on investing in and building high quality companies
in the U.S. and China. With more than $1 billion under management, Vivo
employs a unique multi-pronged strategy of identifying and working with
companies with promising development stage and commercial stage therapeutic
products in the U.S. and revenue stage companies in China. Vivo Ventures has offices in Palo Alto, California,
Shanghai, China, and Chengdu, China.
At Vivo Ventures, we leverage our internal expertise in evaluating data to
generate outsized returns for company founders and employees as well as for
our investors. Vivo invests primarily in later development stage
pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the U.S. and in revenue stage
healthcare companies in greater China. Vivo assists its portfolio companies
in both countries in forging cross-border partnerships, enabling the
companies to acquire new products and expand the market for their existing
products. In addition to making investments in existing companies, Vivo also
builds companies from scratch to pursue compelling opportunities together
with experienced management teams. Finally, a portion of every Vivo fund is
invested directly into public therapeutics companies. Despite its focus on
companies with later-stage products, Vivo is willing to work with companies
(and their founders) that may not have significant infrastructure. We invest
in companies with promising products at all financing stages (Series A to
public companies), and work closely with founders and management to complete
the development and commercial launch of those products and achieve a
Adding Value: Portfolio Synergy, Strategic Partnering and Technology
After an investment is made, Vivo works closely with the founders and management to build value.
- We work to ensure the clinical development program is optimized in terms of disease indication, protocol design and regulatory strategy.
- Intellectual property (IP) is another key component, and Vivo frequently becomes involved in helping guide the IP strategies of its portfolio companies.
- The final step is to develop a financing strategy with management to ensure the company's sustainability to an exit.
Vivo’s portfolio encompasses companies in a wide range of therapeutic areas
and products. Because the strengths of one portfolio company are often
complementary or synergistic with those of another, we encourage
communication and potential collaboration among our companies whenever such
collaboration makes business sense.