VC  Leading Biosciences

     Office Locations:

5800 Armada Drive, Suite 210
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: 858-704-4900



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device
  • Software & Internet



    Leading Biosciences (formerly Leading Ventures) provides capital for early stage bio-technology companies in the development phase, after proof of concept but pre-revenue, that can be accelerated to a revenue generating entity, early out-licensing or sale to an acquiring firm. Leading BioSciences was founded in 2005 based on research at University of California, San Diego and University of California, Irvine, and discoveries which were supported by more than $22,000,000 in funding from National Institutes of Health. Leading Biosciences' portfolio is primarily comprised of seed or first round investments with a focus on technology ventures in the areas including: Medical Devices, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, Homeland Security, Software Solutions and other technologies. The company's product lines cover over a dozen disease conditions and an addressable market size of approximately $113 Billion.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Inge K. Bear Chief Development Officer
    JD Finley CFO
    John Rodenrys Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer
    Michael Dawson MD CMO
    Ryker Willie Director of Finance and Controller


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