Westlake today announced the appointment of Mira Chaurushiya, Ph.D., to the position of senior partner. Dr. Chaurushiya will be a full investing partner at Westlake. She joins the firm from 5AM Ventures, where she spent more than six years growing and building next-generation life sciences companies.Read More
Westlake-backed Acelyrin, INC. Closes $250 Million Series B Financing and Announces Licensing of Izokibep, a Late-Stage IL-17A Inhibitor to Treat Inflammatory Diseases
Westlake-backed ACELYRIN, INC., a biopharma company focused on providing patients life-changing new treatment options by identifying, acquiring, and accelerating development and commercialization of promising drug candidates, today announced the closing of its hugely successful Series B round of financing.Read More
Our firm brings Silicon Valley access and experience to Los Angeles, an emerging biotech community that is fresh, unorthodox and exciting. From Silicon Beach to some of the most successful startups in biomedical history, the City of Angels is in the midst of becoming one of the world’s biotech hubs.
We are playing our part catalyzing the biopharma industry not just in the LA region but beyond. Technology can come from anywhere and we match our company building skills with interested entrepreneurs or academic centers.
From a leadership team that combines complementary skills in science and business with a track record of developing breakthrough products and high-value companies unlike anyone else in the life sciences venture community, we are forging new paths incubating and building life sciences companies that have the potential to bring transformative therapies and technologies to patients.
We want to work with people who have that same entrepreneurial spirit and passion to help patients in need; people who seek to push the boundaries of science and technology.
What we are looking for
New technologies and therapeutic approaches. We have broad and deep scientific expertise to nurture startups in virtually any therapeutic area of medicine and in all drug modalities.
Entrepreneurs with breakthrough ideas who want partners in building companies and getting their technology to patients as soon as practicable. We are open to anything that is new and focuses on a serious unmet patient need.
Tech transfer offices who want to work with experienced drug development and company building experts to commercialize science and technology to benefit patients.
If you feel we could be a good fit for you, your team and your technology, let’s discuss how what you are developing is going to make a real difference in the lives of patients and how we can work with you to make that happen.