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Allied Minds PLC
28 April 2021

28 April 2021


Allied Minds


OcuTerra Therapeutics Raises Series B Financing


Allied Minds plc (LSE: ALM), the IP commercialisation company focused on early stage company development within the technology sector, announces that its portfolio company, OcuTerra Therapeutics, Inc. has closed a Series B funding round for approximately $14.6 million. Proceeds from the round will be used to prepare for, conduct and report on the results of a future Phase II clinical trial of its OTT166 asset, among other working capital needs. As previously disclosed, OcuTerra has been seeking to raise external equity financing since 2018. It remains uncertain if OcuTerra will be successful in securing further all of the required funds that may be needed to continue developing its OTT166 asset. 


The transaction was completed at a pre-money valuation of $16.0 million. Allied Minds' existing shares of Special Convertible Stock (purchased at an aggregate purchase price of $2.0 million) automatically converted into shares of Series B Preferred Stock. Following the first closing, Allied Minds' ownership of issued share capital is 28.5% and fully-diluted ownership is 21.9%.


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About Allied Minds

Allied Minds plc is an IP commercialisation company focused on early stage company development within the technology sector. With origination relationships that span US federal laboratories, universities, and leading US corporations, Allied Minds historically created, and now operates and funds, a portfolio of companies to generate long-term value for its investors and stakeholders.  Based in Boston, Allied Minds supports its businesses with capital, management, expertise and shared services.  For more information, please visit www.alliedminds.com.


About OcuTerra Therapeutics

OcuTerra Therapeutics, Inc., formerly known as SciFluor Life Sciences, Inc., is an ophthalmology drug development company, based in Boston, MA, USA, focused on treating eye diseases with innovative new products. The Company is advancing OTT166 into mid-stage clinical development for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, a disease affecting the back of the eye that is becoming increasingly prevalent with the global epidemic of diabetes.  OTT166 is designed to be administered as an eye drop by the patient at home and thus has the potential to dramatically change the treatment paradigm, eliminating the need for repeated in-office intravitreal injections. 


Allied Minds Forward‐Looking Statement

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