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  • My Accidental Oncology Thesis October 21, 2012 Martin Lehr
    Generally speaking, there are two types of venture capitalists: those that are thesis-driven; and those that are opportunistic.  Thesis-driven investors believe that through identification of market i …
  • Target Selection: How Do VCs Balance Risk? June 14, 2012 Martin Lehr
    Target selection is a topic that dominates boardroom discussions for many early stage venture-backed companies.  The central question regarding target selection revolves around whether a company shoul …
  • Where Has All of the Early Stage Capital Gone? March 14, 2012 Martin Lehr
    Early stage capital for life science companies is tight at the moment.  I believe there are two root causes for the lack of capital: risk aversion among VCs; and the need for VCs to support their port …
  • University Equity Structures in Start-ups January 30, 2012 Martin Lehr
    When universities license their technologies to start-ups they often take equity in those start-ups, typically in the form of common stock.  The reason why universities take equity can range from the …
  • Welcome Bill Harrington! January 6, 2012 Marc Singer
    We are very excited to annouce that Bill Harrington has joined Osage University Partners to focus on life science investments.  Bill is a great addition to the Osage family and looks forward to workin …