Life Sciences Funding Resources – Get Funded

Palm Beach County offers significant local support for local life sciences companies to flourish.  From the collaborations with our world-class research organizations, to hiring top-tier talent graduating from our innovative STEM secondary education programs and nationally recognized academic institutions, and partnering with our vibrant community of professionals having experience from across the globe, Palm Beach is the perfect ecosystem for life sciences companies.  This page offers an easy to access list of life sciences funding resources for our biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, agricultural, dietary supplement, cosmeceutical, environmental, and other life sciences industry segments.

Life Sciences Funding

 

 

 

Incentives

Palm Beach County offers relocating and expanding companies competitive incentives on par with other major metropolitan areas and states.  These incentives are flexible and can apply to the life sciences, which is a Targeted Industry. Local and state government provides various types of assistance to new and expanding businesses that create employment. The level of assistance depends on the number of jobs created and the wage/benefits provided.

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County’s expert team helps you facilitate a wide array of expansion and relocation incentives through state and local government agencies. Our staff is experienced in navigating the tax abatement and grants processes through established working relationships with the appropriate professionals throughout Palm Beach County and with our state partners.

To learn more about incentives, please visit the BDB’s Incentives page.

Angel and Venture Life Sciences Funding (Local)

Life Sciences Angel Investor
Angel investors fund life sciences companies.

Investors often specialize in certain areas of investment.  Life Sciences encompasses a large number of industry segments, including molecular biology, bioinformatics, healthcare, wearable medical device technologies, innovations to improve the environment, next generation energy, dietary supplements, cosmeceuticals, and agriculture to name a few.  While each investor will likely not fund your market niche, we’ve tried to include investors across many segments to improve your chances of finding an ideal funding source to meet your needs.

Addison Capital Partners

Addison Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm that seeks out partnerships with owners and operators.
319 Clematis Street,
Suite 211
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 835-4041
http://addisoncapitalpartners.com/

AGP Miami

AGP Miami is a group of over 90 angel investors based in South Florida that funds Seed and Series A tech companies with early traction.
Miami, FL
http://www.agpmiami.com/

Allele Capital Partners

Allele Capital Partners is a merchant bank that provides venture capital and private equity financing to private and small-cap public life sciences companies that develop drugs, medical devices and diagnostics, and to healthcare information technology companies. Whether through advisory or capital raising activities, we leverage our extensive proprietary network of advisors, C-Suite level management relationships and key opinion leaders (KOLs) for the benefit of our corporate and investment partners.
900 N. Federal Hwy.
Suite 400
Boca Raton, FL 33432
http://www.allelecapital.com/

Angel Forum of Florida

Angel Forum of Florida is a Not-For-Profit Organization that facilitates interaction between individual investors and Florida entrepreneurs through Member networking and our monthly meetings and presentations. The Angel Forum of Florida, formerly known as AIFFL, was established in the fall of 2005 to facilitate the interaction between local Entrepreneurs (opportunities) and Angel Investors (resources) and to help promote business growth in Florida. Since our inception, no fewer than two (2) companies per year have received funding that was directly attributable to their participation with Angel Forum of Florida. The level of investment is typically in the range $50,000-$2,000,000.

Angel List

Angel List is a resource site aimed at introducing investors to entrepreneurs and start-ups.

14880 Twisted Tree Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
(561) 247-3017
http://www.aiffl.org

Antares Capital Corporation

Antares Capital Corporation is a private venture capital firm investing equity capital in expansion stage companies and management buyout opportunities for firms headquartered in the Southeast and Texas.

P.O. Box 330309
Miami, FL 33233-0309
305-894-2888
http://www.antarescapital.com/

Army Venture Capital Initiative

OnPoint will invest in or otherwise assist those young, small, growth-oriented companies developing innovative technologies of interest to the U.S. Army, specifically within the technology areas of interest. The investment activity undertaken by OnPoint is expected to provide the U.S. Army greater visibility into the technical development activities of companies that deal in areas of science and technology of interest to the U.S. Army and to accelerate the transition of new, or significantly improved, technologies into the U.S. Army.
Based in Winter Park, Florida, United States
info@onpoint.us
http://armyvci.org/

Arsenal Venture Partners

Arsenal Venture Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm with a nationwide team of professionals.

750 S Orlando Ave, Suite 200
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 838.1439
info@arsenalvp.com
http://arsenalgrowth.com/

Athenian Venture Partners

Founded in 1997, Athenian Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments in IT+Healthcare.
2400 E. Commercial Boulevard, Suite 410
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone: 954-289-3000
http://www.athenianvp.com/

Ballast Point Ventures

With $360 million under management, BPV is a growth equity investor providing expansion capital to established but rapidly-growing private companies located in Florida, the Southeast and Texas.

Ballast Point Ventures
401 East Jackson Street
Suite 2300
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone (813) 906 8500
http://ballastpointventures.com/

Blue Sea Capital

Blue Sea Capital is a private equity firm specializing in growth-oriented lower middle market companies
Blue Sea Capital
222 Lakeview Avenue, Suite 1700
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
http://blueseacapital.com/

Caerus Ventures

Caerus Ventures invests early and help exceptional management teams bring game-changing ideas to market.
319 Clematis St
Suite 808,
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561.508.3220
http://www.caerusvc.com/

Cito Ventures

Cito Ventures is a Miami-based privately held investment company providing expertise and venture capital to exceptional early-stage companies.
Miami, FL
http://www.citoventures.com

Comvest Partners

Comvest Partners is a private investment firm that provides equity and debt capital to lower middle-market companies.
West Palm Beach (Headquarters)
525 Okeechobee Boulevard, Suite 1050
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: (561) 727-2000
http://comvest.com/

Darby Private Equity

As the emerging markets continue to demonstrate high growth rates and improved macroeconomic fundamentals, Darby believes that a substantial opportunity exists for investments in well-managed mid-sized companies in need of expansion capital.
Fiduciary Trust International of the South
2 Alhambra Plaza, Penthouse 1
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-372-1260
http://www.darbyoverseas.com/darby/index.jsp

Dawson James Securities

Dawson James Securities is a full service investment firm.
1 North Federal Highway
5th Floor
Boca Raton, Fl 33432
(561) 391-5555
http://dawsonjames.com/

The Fan Fund

FAN Fund is an early stage fund that focuses on the underserved market of Florida and invests in high growth companies.
1030 N. Orange Avenue
Suite 101
Orlando, FL 32801
407.988.3014
https://www.thefan.fund/

Florida Angel Investors

Florida Angel Investors organized in 2003 and aims to create networks and funds to assist early stage venture capital formation in the State of Florida. Florida Angel Investors are all individuals with experience in new venture formation http://www.floridaangel.com.

Florida Angel Nexus

FAN’s mission is to connect qualified companies with aggressive development plans to investors from the Florida community. They focus on businesses that already have some proof of concept and do their best to refer all Florida companies to resources to assist in eliminating the roadblocks slowing down growth.

12201 Research Pkwy, Suite 215
Orlando, FL 32826-3246
(386) 530-3714
Info@FloridaAngelNexus.com
For Palm Beach Chapter, which meets at 777 S. Flagler Dr., contact: palmbeach@floridaangelnexus.com
https://www.floridaangelnexus.com

Florida Funders

Providing capital to Florida companies, deal flow to accredited investors, & support to the early stage ecosystem.
1311 North Westshore Blvd,
Suite 101A
Tampa, Florida 33607
http://www.floridafunders.com/

Florida Growth Fund

The Florida Growth Fund was established in 2009 to enhance Florida’s capacity for development, growth and innovation in industries including Life Sciences.

Hamilton Lane Advisors, LLC
Florida Growth Fund Team
801 Brickell Avenue
Suite 900
Miami, Florida 33131
(954) 745-2780
http://www.floridagrowthfund.com/

Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research

The Institute is Florida’s One-Stop-Shop for investors and entrepreneurs who are seeking new opportunities.
http://www.florida-institute.com/

Florida Investment Network

Florida Investment Network is an online matching service connecting Florida entrepreneurs looking for funding with investors looking for profitable business opportunities. http://www.floridainvestmentnetwork.com/home

Florida Opportunity Fund

In connection with the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the State Small Business Credit Initiative, the Florida Opportunity Fund’s Florida Venture Capital Program was created to provide funding to emerging Florida companies (or companies locating in Florida) with perceived long-term growth potential.
Florida Opportunity Fund
c/o MILCOM Venture Partners
Attn: Jennifer Dunham
270 West New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 838-1400
http://www.floridaopportunityfund.com/VentureAbout.asp

Florida Venture Forum

The Florida Venture Forum, established in 1984, is an entrepreneurial and private company investor networking group in Florida, providing Florida-based companies (and their owners and managers) with unique strategic education and guidance and opportunities to interact with and present to active funds and other equity investors as well as other members of the entrepreneurial and emerging company ecosystem. To date, Florida-based companies presenting at Forum conferences have raised almost $3 Billion of venture capital investment.  The Forum conducts four annual statewide conferences and events, as well as bi-monthly regional and local programs throughout the year.
707 W. Azeele Street
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 335-8116
https://www.flventure.org/

Forefront Venture Partners (formerly Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners)

Forefront invests in Seed and Series A rounds in innovative post-revenue companies led by dynamic, growth-oriented entrepreneurs.
Boca Raton, FL
http://www.forefrontvp.com/

Guild Capital

In addition to board participation, they offer specialized teams to support our partner companies with hiring talent, raising capital, generating business intelligence, and establishing communication strategies.  They focus on secondary geographic markets.
3315 Collins Ave
Miami, FL
http://guildcap.com/index.html

H. I. G. Capital

1450 Brickell Avenue
31st Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305.379.2322
https://higcapital.com/

Hispanic Business Initiative Fund

HBIF is a Hispanic economic development, nonprofit organization specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business in Florida.  HBIF offers a variety of services especially designed for Hispanic small business owners.
Miami Free Zone, Doral
2315 NW 107th Avenue, Office #1M17
(Mail Box #15)
Miami, FL 33172
(786) 329-5830
contactSF@hbifflorida.org
http://hbiffl.com/

Honey Tree Holdings

Honey Tree Holdings is a private investor organization that is dedicated to providing early stage advice, resources, guidance and equity.
West Palm Beach, FL
http://honeytreeholdings.com/

Inflexion Partners

Inflexion Fund, L.P., managed by Inflexion Partners, is a seed and early-stage venture capital fund organized with an emphasis on company building and harnessing regional, national, and international resources of the fund’s managers and strategic partners.
Orlando Office
phone: 407-209-3461

Gainesville Office
phone: 352-339-6669
http://www.inflexionvc.com/

Jacobs Investments, Inc.

Jacobs Investments is a privately owned stock holding company with a focus on private equity transactions.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
http://www.jacobsinvestmentsinc.com/

Krillion Ventures

Krillion Ventures is a $50 million fund that invests at the seed and venture stages, with no limits on location or industry.
Miami, Florida
http://www.krillionventures.com/index.html

Lighthouse Investment Partners, LLC

Lighthouse’s mission is to create and deliver high quality, innovative investment solutions that safely compound client capital.
3801 PGA Boulevard
Suite 500
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
1 (561) 741-0820
https://www.lighthousepartners.com/

Lovett Miller & Co.

Lovett Miller & Co., based in Florida, provides growth capital and shareholder liquidity for rapidly growing, privately-held companies, with a particular emphasis on technology-enhanced services and healthcare companies.
Jacksonville, FL
(813) 222-1477
http://www.lovettmiller.com/

Marc Bell Capital

An angel/early stage investment group, Marc Bell Ventures’ typical investment ranges from $1,000 to $250,000. Our goal is to back the best entrepreneurs regardless of location or stage.
6800 Broken Sound Parkway NW
Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL 33487
(561) 988-1700
info@marcbell.com
http://marcbell.com/venture-capital/

New Water Capital

New Water Capital brings the resources and sophistication of large-scale private equity
2424 N. Federal Highway
Suite 418
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 235-7310
https://www.newwatercap.com/

New World Angels

New World Angels (NWA) is a group of private investors dedicated to providing equity capital to early-stage entrepreneurial companies in Florida.  NWA has chapters in South Florida and the Tampa Bay area and have lead or co-invested between $500 thousand and $2.5 million.
8130 Glades Rd., #239
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Phone: (561) 620-8494 x1104
info@newworldangels.com
http://www.newworldangels.com/wp

Noble LifeSelect Fund

Microcap life sciences companies (<$300MM), both public and private (75%/25%).  Active management, leveraging Noble Capital Markets, Portfolio Manager, and Noble Life Sciences Advisory Board.
info@lifeselectfund.com
561-912-1730
http://lifeselectfund.com/

Palm Beach Capital Partners

Founded in 2001, Palm Beach Capital (PBC) is a private equity investment firm that partners with management teams in middle market buyouts, recapitalizations and growth equity investments. Since inception, PBC has made investments in 41 companies.

525 South Flagler Drive, Suite 201
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
PH: 561-659-9022
http://www.pbcap.com/

Paragon Venture Loan Fund

Business loans between $10,000 to maximum of $200,000.
400 Hibiscus Street
Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 282-1888
https://www.paragonfl.org/funding/venture-loan-fund.html

PeopleFund

PeopleFund is a global pioneer in value added investments focused on technology, internet and media.
3401 N. Miami Avenue
Unit 205, Miami FL 33127
https://peoplefund.com/

Phyto Partners

Phyto Partners is a venture capital fund that invests in businesses operating in and around the burgeoning marijuana industry.
Phyto Partners, LLC
2080 NW Boca Raton Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-542-6090
https://www.phytopartners.com/

Proquest Investments

Founded in 1998, ProQuest Investments is a healthcare venture capital firm with ~$900 million under management.  In years past, largest Florida-based life sciences investment firm.  Proquest invests in healthcare companies seeking financings ranging from seed to late-stage, with special expertise in therapeutics, where innovations in drug discovery technologies and molecular analysis are transforming an enormous unmet medical need.

Proquest Investments
2430 Vanderbilt Beach Road
#108 – 190
Naples, FL  34109
http://www.proquestvc.com/

Proton Enterprises

Proton looks for companies dancing at the intersection of art and technology.
With an office in Naples, FL
https://www.protonenterprises.com/

Quixotic Ventures

Quixotic Ventures is an online publication that focuses on the experiences of an entrepreneur.  The author also makes seed investments.
Miami, FL
https://quixotic.ventures/

South Florida Angels

South Florida Angels is a member led group of accredited angel investors that spark entrepreneurial innovation, and early-stage capital capacity in quality entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Palm Beach, Florida
https://www.southfloridaangels.com/

Stanmore Medical Investments

Stanmore Medical Investments, a Florida-based venture capital firm, offers common and preferred equity, and mezzanine financing services.
2401 PGA Boulevard
Suite 280P
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
http://www.stanmoremedical.com/

Startupbootcamp Digital Health Miami

Seed fund and integrator program focused on digital health. Provides funding and a network of healthcare providers, insurers and investors.
Miami, FL
https://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/digital-health-miami/

Stonehenge Growth Equity

Stonehenge Growth Equity invests in growth stage businesses and introduces other financial partners.
707 West Azeele Street
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 223-9335
http://www.stonehengegrowthequity.com/

Sterling Partners

Among Sterling’s investments are in healthcare services, specifically companies that solve pain points for patients, payers, and providers in this constantly changing market.

701 Brickell Ave.
Suite 1700
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-808-2970
http://www.sterlingpartners.com/

Sun Capital Partners

Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a global private equity firm focused on identifying companies’ untapped potential and leveraging its deep operational and financial resources to transform results.

Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
5200 Town Center Circle, 4th Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33486
(561) 394-0550
https://suncappart.com/

Tamiami Angel Funds

Tamiami Angel Funds enables private accredited investors to collectively make private equity investments in promising early stage through expansion stage commercial ventures located in the State of Florida. The Fund’s structure and operating procedures were designed to afford private investors substantial advantages over traditional individual, “Angel”, investing.  They encourage both entrepreneurs and investors to participate by submitting plans or inquiring about membership.

carmen@5advise.com
3003 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 410
Naples Florida 34103
Phone: (239) 262-6300
http://tamiamiangels.com

Taycor Financial

Taycor Financial, an INC500 nationwide business loan and equipment financing company offers financial products ranging from equipment leasing, financing, hybrid lines of credit and working capital products, and offers an industry-specific contact, Suzanne Costa, VP of Biotech/Life Sciences.  Not an investor, but a way to fund an equipment purchase on life-sciences equipment, either new or used, on equipment-secured financing.

Suzanne Costa
VP of Biotechnology
222 N Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 675
El Segundo, CA 90245
Toll-free (800) 322-9738 x722
https://www.taycor.com/biotechnology-financing

Tavistock Life Sciences

Tavistock Life Sciences is a venture capital investment firm specialized in early-stage investments.
Windermere, Florida
http://www.tavistock.com/

Urban US

Urban US invests in startups that re-imagine city life.  Urban Us is the first fund for startups that make city life better, including alternative energy environmental technologies.
Miami, FL
hello@urban.us

Validor Capital

A private investment firm focused on acquiring majority interests in established privately held enterprises in the small to middle market.
4755 Technology Way
Suite 109
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-962-2351
http://www.validorcap.com

Vandaele Capital

Vandaele Capital FUND II is a private investment partnership who provides seed and growth stage funding to technology companies.
West Palm Beach, Florida
http://www.vandaelecapital.com/

VenVelo

Based in Winter Park, Florida, but with relationships with like-minded funds in Gainesville, the Space Coast, and South Florida, venVelo fills in any gaps its portfolio companies may have including management, marketing, sales and distribution, software development, and/or the next round of funding.
http://www.venvelo.com

Vocap Investment Partners

Growth stage venture capital firm focused on technology and technology-enabled businesses.
Vero Beach Office
2770 Indian River Blvd.
Suite 500
Vero Beach, FL 32960
http://vocappartners.com/

z9 Capital

z9 identifies companies and ideas with the potential to disrupt and serve undeveloped, inefficient markets or under-served areas of markets.
999 Yamato Rd
Suite 101
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 923-9554
https://z9capital.com/

22Hundred Group

The 22Hundred Group is a middle market private equity firm focused on providing portfolio companies with principal investments.
Boca Raton, Florida.
(561) 922-2338
http://www.the22hundredgroup.com/

Angel and Venture Life Sciences Funding (Regional/National)

The below organizations from outside our local region also invest in Life Sciences companies.  They are either among the largest over the past few years or, although outside our region, they have invested in S. Florida companies.

500 Startups

5AM Ventures LLC

Abingworth Management Ltd

Accel

Advanced Technology Ventures

Advantage Capital Partners

Aisling Capital LLC

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, LLC

Ally Bridge Group Capital Partners II LP

Alta Partners

Aperture Venture Partners LLC

Arboretum Ventures

Arch Venture Partners LLC

Ascension Ventures

Atlas Venture Advisors Inc

Avalon Ventures, LLC

Baxter Ventures

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Southeastern PA

Bezos Expeditions

BioGenerator

Burrill & Company

Canaan Partners

Chicago Pacific Founders Fund LP

CHL Medical Partners LP

Column Group

Connecticut Innovations Inc

Correlation Ventures LP

Deerfield Management Company LP

Domain Associates LLC

EcoR1 Capital LLC

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners SAS

Essex Woodlands Health Ventures

F Hoffmann La Roche AG

Flagship Ventures

Foresite Capital Management LLC

F-Prime Capital Partners

Frazier Management LLC

Gaston Capital Partners

Google Ventures

Hatteras Venture Partners

HBM Healthcare Investments AG

Healthcare Ventures, LLC

HealthQuest Capital

Hope Investments Management Co Ltd

InCube Ventures LLC

Innova Memphis Inc

Innovation Works Inc

Intel Capital

Intersouth Partners

InterWest Partners LLC

Johnson & Johnson Innovation-JJDC Inc

Keiretsu Forum

Khosla Ventures LLC

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

Lightstone Ventures LP

Lilly Ventures

Longitude Capital Management Co LLC

Lumira Capital Corp.

MB Venture Partners LLC

Mercury Partners Management LLC

Mission Bay Capital LLC

Mohr Davidow Ventures

Morgenthaler Ventures

Morningside Technologies

Mountain Group Capital LLC

MPM Capital LLC

New Enterprise Associates, Inc.

New Leaf Venture Partners LLC

Norwest Venture Partners

Novartis Venture Funds

Novo A/S

Oak Investment Partners

Omega Fund Management LLC

OrbiMed Advisors LLC

Osage Partners

Pappas Ventures

Partisan Management Group, Inc.

Partners Innovation Fund LLC

Pfizer Venture Investments

Polaris Partners

Prolog Ventures

Puretech Ventures

Quaker BioVentures

RA Capital Management LLC

Radius Ventures LLC

Remeditex Ventures LLC

RiverVest Venture Partners LLC

Rock Springs Capital Management LP

S.R. One, Limited

Sailing Capital Management Co Ltd

Sandbox Industries LLC

Sanderling Ventures

Sanofi-Genzyme BioVentures

Sante Ventures

Sectoral Asset Management Inc

Sequoia Capital

Sofinnova Ventures Inc

Sutter Hill Ventures

Sv Life Sciences Advisers Llp

Takeda Ventures Inc

Tech Coast Angels

Tekla Healthcare Investors

Third Rock Ventures LLC

Tiger Management Corp

Tpg Growth LLC

Tullis Health Investors

U.S. Venture Partners

Vatera Healthcare Partners LLC

Venbio Partners LLC

Venrock Inc

Venture Investors LLC

Versant Venture Management, LLC

Warburg Pincus LLC

Wellington Management Company LLP

Windham Venture Partners

Y Combinator

Note: The BDB, its owners, principals, agents, employees, officers, partners, affiliates, and members have not qualified any of these groups, do not verify the veracity of the claims such firms make, are not paid a commission for such introductions, and do not necessarily endorse or support any companies listed herein.  This listing is purely publicly available information gathered for informational purposes only.  The BDB recommends you seek the advice appropriate counsel prior to communicating with or engaging with any companies on this list.  If you see an error or have questions, please contact us.  Thank you.