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Despite a venture funding slowdown that has not spared the health care and biotech sectors, one Los Angeles fund is looking to back its next crop of seed-stage health startups.

Wavemaker 360 Health, the Pasadena-based early-stage health care VC firm, announced on Thursday that it has closed its $64 million second fund—a haul nearly four times the size of its $17 million first fund, albeit smaller than the $100 million maximum target it set for itself two years ago. The new vehicle will look to invest in 40 to 50 early-stage startups mostly in the U.S. and across the health care spectrum, from digital health and pharma to medical devices and artificial intelligence.

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On Thursday, May 7th, we featured three emerging healthcare startups founded in Southern California as part of our biweekly Virtual Pitch Showcase.

Dr. Mickey Pentecost, co-founder and ceo at Diadem Biotherapeutics, Jennifer Saxton, founder and CEO at Tot Squad and Brian Conyer, co-founder and CEO of GIBLIB presented a high level overview on their products and services to angel investor Spencer Rascoff and Jay Goss, general partner at Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health.

dot.LA Virtual Pitch Showcase: Healthcare Startups in Southern California www.youtube.com


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Pasadena-based venture capital firm Wavemaker 360 Health announced a $100 million fund aimed at digital health and health tech startups — double what it had been planning prior to the global pandemic.

The attention COVID-19 brought to the health care industry has heightened investor interest and pushed the two-year old firm to accelerate fundraising efforts.

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