RiverVest Venture Partners’ Otonomy Completes $100 Million Initial Public Offering

ST. LOUIS and SAN DIEGO (Aug. 13, 2014) – Otonomy, Inc., a RiverVest Fund II portfolio company that develops drug therapies for the inner and middle ear, announced today its $100 million initial public offering.

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Ear biotech Otonomy sets terms for $80 million IPO

Source:  IPO investment firm Renaissance Capital

Otonomy, a late-stage biotech developing sustained-exposure treatments for ear diseases, announced terms for its IPO on Friday. The San Diego, CA-based company plans to raise $80 million by offering 5.3 million shares at a price range of $14 to $16. At the midpoint of the proposed range, Otonomy would command a fully diluted market value of $315 million.

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Tryton Medical Enrolls First Patient in the EXTENDED Access Registry A Single Arm Study Designed to Support FDA Submission for US Approval

Durham, N.C. – July 28, 2014Tryton Medical, Inc., the leading developer of stents to treat bifurcation lesions, announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the EXTENDED Access Registry (Tryton IDE XA registry), a single arm study of its Tryton Side Branch Stent. The Tryton IDE XA registry is designed to support FDA submission for US approval and is expected to enroll 133 patients from Europe and the United States. Indulis Kumsars, M.D. of P. Stradins University Hospital, Latvian Centre of Cardiology enrolled the first patient.

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Candid Advice For Cash-Strapped Startups From A Biotech Venture Capitalist

By Josh Baxt, BioSpace.com Exclusive Story

July 21, 2014

In a sense, Niall O’Donnell, Ph.D., and his colleagues at RiverVest Venture Partners run a biomedical adoption agency. They track down innovative discoveries, help raise them for a while and then find a good home, either at a pharmaceutical company or through public markets.

For cash-strapped startups, this represents an opportunity, but they need to understand the rules. RiverVest is trying to build companies in five years or less, and that means having excellent IP and a collaborative team to take it towards the finish line.  Read More


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