Pleno is backed by the world’s leading healthcare and medical device investors, who not only bring capital to the table, but also provide crucial guidance, advice, experience and mentorship throughout all stages of company growth.

Launched in 1994, Deerfield Management Company is an investment firm dedicated to advancing healthcare through information, investment, and philanthropy—all toward the end goal of cures for disease, improved quality of life, and reduced cost of care. As of December 2020, the firm manages over $14 billion in assets. Providing value beyond capital, Deerfield generally maintains a combined portfolio of more than 200 private and public investments across the life science, medical device, diagnostic, digital health and health service industries at all stages of evolution from start-up to mature company.

Foresite Capital is a multi-stage healthcare and life sciences investment firm with ~$4 billion under management. The firm aims to address areas of great unmet need by funding promising healthcare and life sciences businesses at all stages of their life cycles. Foresite Capital uses a data science-driven approach to invest in companies that leverage biology and big data to transform healthcare, as well as companies developing next generation therapeutics. Founded in 2011, Foresite Capital is based in San Francisco. 

Medical Excellence Capital provides company creation, seed, and early-stage capital to innovators in the areas of cell therapy, gene therapy, AI/ML applied to drug discovery, immunology/drug resistance, and regenerative medicine. MEC invests solely in high potential companies where its expertise, insights, and global network can promote acceleration and maximized value creation.

Alexandria Venture Investments is the strategic venture capital platform for Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), an urban office REIT and the first, longest-tenured and pioneering owner, operator and developer uniquely focused on collaborative life science, agtech and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Since inception in 1996, Alexandria Venture Investments has invested in disruptive life science, agrifoodtech, climate innovation, and technology companies advancing transformative new modalities and platforms to meaningfully improve human health.