Crowdfunding Is Coming to Biotech

PoliwoggMost biotech pros will shrug, or chuckle, if you ask whether crowdfunding will transform life sciences financing in the U.S.

This, after all, is an industry where you often need to raise at least $50 million or $100 million to even have a chance at developing a new drug or medical device. Scraping together a few thousand bucks from individuals on the Internet isn’t going to go very far. One venture capitalist recently told me, “there are a lot of things I worry about, but crowdfunding isn’t one of them.”

Still, I’ve come around to the idea that crowdfunding is going to be disruptive for biotech investment.

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