Partnering with Amgen vet Sean Harper, veteran VC Beth Seidenberg unveils a $320M fund and a unique focus on…wait for it…LA
Beth Seidenberg is ending a brief quiet spell this morning, fulfilling expectations that she was piecing together her own biotech venture fund — and adding a few big twists that might take you by surprise.
First, Seidenberg told me in a preview to today’s announcement, she is launching Westlake Village BioPartners with a new and very high profile partner: Sean Harper, who recently stepped down from his perch as Amgen R&D chief to take a hands-on role as a newly reborn venture capitalist. Second, she plans to play a leading role in turning Los Angeles into the next significant biotech hub to be reckoned with, and they have $320 million to help light the fire.
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