VC  SB Life Science Equity Management

     Office Locations:

2625 Middlefield Road, No. 750
Palo Alto, CA 94306-2516
Phone: 650-206-2330
Fax: 650-644-0530



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    SB Life Science Equity Management, LLC is a venture capital firm that is dedicated to funding and building successful businesses in healthcare. The firm's team of professionals has experience in venture capital, management consulting and cross-border business development with Asia. SB Life Science Equity Management, LLC is the advisor to SB Life Science Ventures I, LP, a venture capital fund with committed capital of about $100 million and the only life sciences venture capital fund backed by prominent institutional investors from Japan. SOFTBANK, the Japanese high-tech giant, is the original sponsor of the Fund. SB Life Science may invest in companies at any stage of development, including start-up, early stage, development/expansion and mezzanine. The typical investment size for its portfolio companies ranges between $500,000 and $10 million.

    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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    Joseph Chow Managing Director
    Toshihiro Nakada M.D. Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      GE Healthcare
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      Kadmus Pharmaceuticals
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      Merck & Co.
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      Varian Medical Systems
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