VC  Tullis Health Investors

     Office Locations:

11770 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 503
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408
Phone: 561-200-3300



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    Tullis Health Investors is a family of funds, each focused exclusively on healthcare. The family of funds is comprised of Tullis-Dickerson Capital Focus, and Tullis Opportunity Funds. Tullis was founded in 1986 and has raised four health care venture capital funds totaling approximately $400 million. The firm provides seed through late stage capital focusing on several segments: biotechnology and life sciences; pharmaceuticals; health care services; healthcare infrastructure & distribution; healthcare information technology; and medical devices. The Tullis Opportunity Funds invests in late-stage health care deals where liquidity may be foreseen within approximately a two to four-year horizon. The Tullis-Dickerson Capital Focus funds invests in healthcare companies at all stages of growth.



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    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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    Barbara Bierer Venture Partner
    Darlene Franze VP for Admin
    David Leffell Venture Partner
    Jim Tullis Founder and Managing Principal
    John Tullis President


    Portfolio companies include:

      Adams Respiratory Therapeutics
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      BioBehavioral Diagnostics Company
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      Biorexis Pharmaceutical
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      Coherex Medical
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      Ikano Therapeutics
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      Impulse Monitoring
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      Physician Sales & Service
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      ReVision Therapeutics
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      Sirion Therapeutics
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      Synageva BioPharma
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      Vidacare Corporation
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      Vital Access
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