ST. LOUIS and SAN DIEGO (Aug. 13, 2014) – Otonomy, Inc., a RiverVest Fund II portfolio company that develops drug therapies for the inner and middle ear, announced today its $100 million initial public offering.
By Josh Baxt, BioSpace.com Exclusive Story July 21, 2014 In a sense, Niall O’Donnell, Ph.D., and his colleagues at RiverVest Venture Partners run a biomedical adoption agency. They track down innovative discoveries, help raise them for a while and then find a good home, either at a pharmaceutical company or through public markets. For cash-strapped […]
Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry May 28, 2014 Jamie Hartford No. 7: RiverVest Venture Partners Passion or the desire to make a difference alone cannot bring about radical changes in the world of medtech. Money and the right guidance are equally crucial. That’s where venture capitalist firms—especially RiverVest Venture Partners—come in. Read More
ST. LOUIS and SAN DIEGO (May 12, 2014) – RiverVest Venture Partners today announced portfolio company Lumena Pharmaceuticals has been sold to Dublin-based Shire Plc., in a transaction with an upfront payment of $260 million in cash, plus a payment for net cash at closing, and near-term contingent milestone payments related to ongoing clinical trials.
ST. LOUIS (April 2, 2014) – RiverVest Venture Partners today announced the promotion of Niall O’Donnell, Ph.D., to Managing Director. The life sciences venture capital firm also announced that medical device entrepreneur Mike Berman, a long-time member of RiverVest’s Scientific & Industry Advisory Board, has joined the firm as Venture Partner.
“The Frank Drebin Approach to Healthcare” by RiverVest’s Niall O’Donnell, appearing in the Rady Business Journal, a Publication of the Rady School of Management. University of California, San Diego. Winter, 2014. Read more
St. Louis Business Journal March 7, 2014 Brian Feldt, Reporter Two venture firms with St. Louis ties have invested in a Fort Worth-Texas-based pharmaceutical company’s $55 million financing round. ZS Pharma, which is developing treatments for kidney, cardiovascular, and liver disorders, closed on a $55 million Series D financing round on Wednesday.
ST. LOUIS and WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 5, 2013) –RiverVest Venture Partners’ Bradley T. Keller presents research today on a potential new treatment for cholestatic liver diseases at The Liver Meeting in Washington, D.C.
July 15, 2013 ST. LOUIS (St. Louis Business Journal) — Abbott Laboratories is acquiring IDEV Technologies, a RiverVest Venture Partners medical device portfolio company, for $310 million… Read more.
ST. LOUIS, MO (July 15, 2013) – RiverVest Venture Partners announced today that Abbott Laboratories is acquiring RiverVest medical device portfolio company IDEV Technologies for $310 million.
Cleveland, OH (July 9, 2013) – In 2012, 108 Northeast Ohio companies raised $212 million in equity capital from angel and venture capitalists to grow their businesses. Still, the process of raising capital is a struggle for many, if not most, entrepreneurs. Imagine convincing potential investors—especially ones you don’t know—to put money into your company […]
ST. LOUIS (May 13, 2013) – RiverVest Venture Partners announced today that Bradley Keller, Ph.D. has joined the life sciences venture capital firm as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence.