BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vida Ventures (“Vida”), a next-generation life sciences venture firm, announced today the closing of Vida Ventures II, LLC (“Vida II”), raising $600 million in an oversubscribed fund. Vida II will be used to further the firm’s life sciences platform, which began building a successful track record of investing with its inaugural fund by focusing on companies that change the paradigm of care for patients. With the close of Vida II, Vida has approximately $1 billion under management in less than two years since inception. Vida II fund investors include members of the Vida team, investors from the inaugural fund, top-tier endowments, foundations, family offices, funds-of-funds, and notable individuals across the U.S. and overseas. In anticipation of Vida II, the firm also announced the expansion of its team of experts with Helen S. Kim, Rajul Jain, M.D., Heba Nowyhed, Ph.D., and Eric Trac, M.D
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