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Exclusive: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw’s Immuneel Therapeutics raises Rs 100 Cr

Cancer focused biotech startup Immuneel Therapeutics has raised Rs 100 crore or $12 million in the extension of Series A round from Taiba Middle East FZ LLC. This is the third round of investment for the Bengaluru-based company since its inception in 2018.

The board at Immuneel Therapeutic has passed a special resolution to issue 1o equity shares and 8,164 Series A1 CCPS at an issue price of Rs 1,22,330 each to raise Rs 100 crore or $12 million, its regulatory filing accessed from the Registrar of Companies show.

The company will use these investments for growth and expansion as decided by the board, the filings further added.

As per TheKredible’s estimates, the firm has been valued at around Rs 587 crore or $71 million (post-allotment). Following the fresh proceeds, Taiba Middle East FZ holds a 17% stake in Immuneel Therapeutics. The round appears to be ongoing and it may raise more funds.

The company has raised around $40 million to date including its $15 million Series A financing co-led by Eight Roads Ventures, True North, and F-Prime Capital in 2022.

Founded by Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, oncologist and Pulitzer winner — Siddhartha Mukherjee and Kush Parwar, Immuneel Therapeutics is an Indian clinical-stage startup which is engaged in developing cell and gene therapies for cancer patients. It’s also working on developing its own pipeline of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies and other cellular immunotherapies for management and treatment of cancer. The firm claims to offer therapies at one-third of the costs borne for gene therapies in America.

While the company is yet to file its annual statements for FY24, six-year-old Immuneel Therapeutics remained at a pre-revenue stage in FY23. Its losses stood at Rs 39 crore in the fiscal year ending March 2023.

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