Pe­ter Kolchin­sky and Raj Shah raise a $300M fund de­vot­ed to biotech star­tups

Pe­ter Kolchin­sky and Raj Shah have an­oth­er $300 mil­lion-plus to play with on the biotech ven­ture side of their in­vest­ment busi­ness. 

The two an­nounced Mon­day morn­ing that they’ve put to­geth­er their first pure-play ven­ture fund at RA Cap­i­tal Man­age­ment, which has been known to bet on just about every an­gle in health­care in­vest­ing — from rounds to fol­low-on in­vest­ments at pub­lic com­pa­nies. This new fund of theirs ar­rives well in­to a go-go era of new start­up fi­nanc­ing, with a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on build­ing new biotechs.

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