VC and finance

Biopharma VC Basics 1: What do VCs do?

Describes the role of biopharma venture capital in the biotech system and economy as a whole.

Biopharma VC Basics 2: How do VCs work?

Overview of who venture capital firms serve, what their responsibilites are, and how they make money.

Biotech finance 101: P&L forecasting

First post in a series about biotech finance, aimed at finance professionals who are interested in biotech, focused on fundamentals of P&L forecasting for drug companies.

Biotech finance 102: Valuation techniques and modeling considerations

Second post in a series about biotech finance, aimed at finance professionals who are interested in biotech, focused on common valuation techniques for biopharma companies.


Startups

Why now is the best time ever to start biopharma company

Exporation of business, scientific and technological trends driving the explosion in biotech innovation and funding in the last five years.

A few charts on the Bio opportunity, and some problems startups can address (part 1/2)

A few charts describing the opportunity in bio and some of the problems facing the industry.

A few charts on the Bio opportunity, and some problems startups can address (part 2/2)

Some examples of problems in biopharma that startups might be suited to solving.

Pitch basics: unmet need

First short post in a series describing common topics to cover in a pitch, focused on unmet need and clinical development.

Pitch basics: products and pipeline

Second short post in a series describing common topics to cover in a pitch, focused on products and pipeline.

Pitch basics: technology and platform

Third short post in a series describing common topics to cover in a pitch, focused on technology and platform.

Pitch basics: development plan

Fourth short post in a series describing common topics to cover in a pitch, focused on development plans.


Industry and trends

Drug development basics

Overview of the stages and costs of the drug development process, intended for those not too familiar with the industry.

2018 biopharma VC funding passes $3B; China on the rise

Update on YTD 2018 venture funding trends in biopharma, notably the rise of Chinese investment.

The biopharma startup job search

Overview of the current biopharma startup environment and ideas for how to navigate the job search.