RiverVest Venture Partners

RiverVest Venture Partners focuses exclusively on innovations in life sciences.

RiverVest founds and actively incubates life science companies, through its Archer Seed Fund, and also invests in select later-stage opportunities to diversify risk and maximize portfolio returns. The firm takes a hands-on approach to investment, preferring to be represented on the boards of their portfolio companies.

101 S. Hanley Road, Suite 1850
St. Louis, MO 63105

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Adarza BioSystems Raises Another $25 Million to Launch Platform for Research and Drug Development

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Securus Medical Group Sold to Boston Scientific Corporation for $50 Million

Earlier this month, Clayton VC firm, RiverVest Venture Partners announced portfolio company Securus Medical Group, Inc., has been sold to Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX).Boston Scientific has been an investor in Securus since...
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RiverVest Closes $15 Million Biopharma Pre-Seed Fund, Says It Will Focus on Midwest Companies

Life sciences venture capital firm RiverVest Venture Partners today announced the closing of Archer Seed Fund, LP, at $15 million. Here's more about the firm's investment strategy.

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Apr. 8

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com.Leadership HiresRiverVest Venture Partners, a Clayton-based venture capital firm that focuses on life sciences startups, announced this week...
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STL Startup Funding Guide

Million-dollar ideas need more than sweat equity to transform into a successful product or service. From accelerators supplying seed-level startup cash and mentorship to private equity firms offering hefty growth-stage investments, here’s a snapshot...
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2015 St. Louis Capital Report: Brian Matthews Outlines Funding From Angels and Venture Capitalists

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