Santen Ventures

Business Overview

DESCRIPTION

At Santen USA, we believe the greatest breakthroughs in ophthalmology come from pooling resources and working collaboratively. To that end, we’re committed to investing in promising academic and industry research and offering financial support for early-stage companies working on innovative technologies. Our aim is to accelerate innovations to serve unmet ophthalmology needs around the world.

Through our corporate venture capital fund, Santen Ventures, Inc., we seek to invest in drug-discovery to early clinical-stage innovations. Our ultimate objective is to help nurture young companies and early-stage innovations into full-scale business development opportunities for Santen Group. We offer our deep expertise and network built over a long history as an ophthalmic specialty company to strengthen access to the venture market and to help contribute to emerging solutions for important needs in ophthalmology.

As a company backed by nearly 130 years of global pharmaceutical industry experience, we are a trusted partner for helping early-stage entities bring ophthalmology innovations to life and to market.

INVESTOR TYPE
Corporate Venture Capital
MODEL PREFERENCE
B2B
SERIES PREFERENCE
Series B
OFFERING PREFERENCE
Hardware, Software
AI TYPE PREFERENCE
Computer Vision
SECTORS
Healthcare Non-invasive Ophthalmology

Active Investment Portfolio

Startup

Operating Status

Offering Type

Business Model

Total Funding

AI Employees

Belkin Laser
Active
Hardware, Software
B2B
$25.3 M
2

Exited Investment Portfolio

Startup

Operating Status

Offering Type

Business Model

Total Funding

AI Employees

Investment Rounds History

Startup

Date Announced

Amount Raised

Funding Round

July 2020
$12.25 million
Series B