Frequently Asked Questions
Who can invest in CANCER FUND?
We aim to be inclusive and have set our minimum investment at $100, to make it more affordable for smaller and first-time investors to support cancer innovation.
How much can I invest in CANCER FUND I?
The MINIMUM investment in CANCER FUND I is $100 and you can invest any amount in increments of $100, subject to approval of the Fund’s Managing Director.
How much can I expect in return?
CANCER FUND I invests in ultra high-risk, early-stage companies. Returns on some early stage companies can be significant, but there is no assurance CANCER FUND I will realize those returns. In fact, most of these early-stage companies fail and result in a total loss of their investors capital. Investors who cannot afford to lose their entire investment should not invest in CANCER FUND I. The primary investment objective of CANCER FUND I is impact, not financial returns.
Further, CANCER FUND and CANCER FUND I do not make investment recommendations or provide financial advice or advisement. We encourage you to speak with your financial advisor to determine what level of investment makes sense for you, if any at all. If you’d like, we’re happy to discuss the CANCER FUND opportunity with your financial advisor.
How do I start investing in CANCER FUND?
You can start by visiting www.cancerfund.com/invest and choosing the active investment opportunities that interest you.
What’s the difference between CANCER FUND and CANCER FUND I?
CANCER FUND is a community of impact investors and acts as Manager of CANCER FUND I, LLC and other investment vehicles developed by CANCER FUND. CANCER FUND is owned and operated by CXO Advisors & Management, LLC. Accordingly, CANCER FUND is CXO Advisors & Management, LLC doing business as CANCER FUND.
Money committed by investors are invested into specific private funds, like CANCER FUND I, LLC with specific investment objectives. They are not invested in CXO Advisors & Management, LLC doing business as CANCER FUND.
What does CANCER FUND invest in?
CANCER FUND invests in early stage companies in three broad areas of focus:
1. Therapies and Management
2. Diagnostics & Monitoring
3. Preventions & Enabling Technologies
We invest in innovations to benefit four different groups of stakeholders:
1. Patients & Families
2. Medical Professionals and Caregivers
3. At Risk Populations
4. Payers & Policy Makers
We invest in the gap that is too late for research grants but too early for most venture capitalists. We focus on Pre-Seed, Seed, Seed+, and Series A funding rounds.
How are companies identified and chosen for CANCER FUND I?
CANCER FUND I focuses on early-stage companies that can be difficult to identify. Sometimes companies find us, and sometimes we find them through our research and scouting efforts. We currently have identified over 690 innovative cancer companies seeking more than $3.6B in funding, and that list is constantly expanding. Companies are welcome to submit a profile for funding consideration at www.cancerfund.com/capital.
CANCER FUND invests in cycles focused on cancer or innovation type. We review submitted company profiles at the beginning of each cycle for fit with the cycle and CANCER FUND objectives. CANCER FUND’s Pre-Screening / advisory teams then review candidate companies for fit with our impact and investment criteria. Select companies are introduced to our community through (virtual) Screening Committee through our Quick-Looks program (learn more at www.cancerfund.com/screening-committee), an opportunity for our community to participate in selecting which innovations we consider for investment.
If the Screening Committee recommends a company for further consideration, our community is invited to meet the company in a Closer-Look online townhall. If our community expresses sufficient interest in supporting a company, then a deal team is formed to conduct a due diligence and present to the CANCER FUND Evaluation Committee, which may recommend investment be made. Companies recommended for investment are presented to our community through online Deep-Dives sessions to assess final investment support. All investment recommendations are presented to CANCER FUND’s Investment Committee for review and approval.
The CANCER FUND I Investment Committee makes all final investment decisions and manages the investment portfolio.
What companies has CANCER FUND I invested in?
You can review the companies in our portfolio by clicking HERE.
We get it. Donating to cancer causes is easy while investing seems complicated and risky. You might even lose all of your money . . . just like donating. With CANCER FUND, you invest to help cancer innovations reach patients and maybe earn a return on your money . . . not at all like donating.