Hands-on business partners
SV Health Investors, formerly SV Life Sciences, is a leading healthcare and life sciences venture capital and growth equity firm.
Our goal is to transform healthcare – one investment at a time – by supporting the entrepreneurs who create and build breakthrough companies and treatments.
With over $2.9 billion in capital commitments raised across seven private venture capital funds and one publicly listed fund, a 25-year track record in the US and Europe with offices in Boston and London, SV Health Investors drives game-changing innovation.
We are more than investors – because healthcare entrepreneurs need more than money.
They need the support of experienced industry veterans working collaboratively as partners. That’s what we provide. Combined, our team has more than 400 years of healthcare operating experience. We’ve faced and overcome the full range of industry challenges. We’ve walked in the entrepreneur’s shoes – we’ve founded and run businesses ourselves. As a result of our experience, we’re able to spot issues and opportunities.
We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to investing. We are organized by sector, and we develop specific strategies for three healthcare segments: Biotechnology, Medical Devices, and Healthcare Services and Digital Health.
Through our multi-sector domain expertise, extensive industry relationships and diverse, experienced team of exclusive venture partners who are proven company builders, we work hands-on with our portfolio companies as trusted advisers and partners from formation to exit. We help them develop business strategy, make connections within our networks, and guide them through both smooth and turbulent times toward a successful exit.
SV at a glance
Dedicated healthcare investor
One of the largest and most active healthcare investors in the world with offices in Boston and London. Healthcare is all we do. You won’t need to educate us on the market. That means you can focus on the team, business model and growth initiatives.
Consistent strategy in a dynamic environment
SV’s strategy for selecting healthcare investments and adding value is proven and agile – to meet the demands of a dynamic industry. Our multi-sector approach enables us to adapt and be nimble in the face of changes in reimbursement, regulation and the industry landscape. Our fundamental approach – diversified across sectors, stages and geographic regions – has produced consistently strong performance for decades.
Operating and industry expertise
The SV team has more than 400 aggregate years of healthcare operating experience – which means we can work as true partners with our entrepreneurs, and develop strong relationships with them through the full life cycle of their ventures. We have extensive relationships with “big pharma,” “big biotech”, healthcare providers and payers, and other strategic players – and we bring those relationships to bear to benefit our portfolio companies.
Diverse, experienced team
Our diverse – and complementary – healthcare backgrounds help us spot issues and opportunities.
We leverage our broad network – strategic partners, scientific/medical advisors and entrepreneurs – to support our portfolio companies. A select group of successful entrepreneurs form our extended family through SV’s venture partner program. As a result, we can provide proprietary working knowledge to successive waves of entrepreneurs and new ventures.