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Temasek Leads $50 Million Series B for PEAR Therapeutics

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U.S.-based digital health firm PEAR Therapeutics has closed US$ 50 million in Series B financing led by Singapore’s Temasek Holdings. The funding round also received contributions from the corporate investment unit of the Singapore Economic Development Board, as well as a number of returning healthcare-centric investors, including 5AM Ventures, Arboretum Ventures, Jazz Venture Partners, Novartis, and the Bridge Builder’s Collaborative.

2017 was a banner year for PEAR’s most prominent products, reSET – which became the first digital therapeutic to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of substance addiction – and reSET-O – an adjunct to pharmacotherapy designed to treat opioid abuse specifically that has received the FDA’s coveted Expedited Access Pathway designation for accelerated clearance. Temasek is taking a bet that the substance abuse treatment market is expected to grow in developed markets like the United States.

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Follow the Money – Episode 45

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This longer-than-normal episode covers a wide range of issues including such as sovereign wealth funds, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Indian real estate, ESG, investment exclusions, central banking and more.

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The views in this media are expressed by Michael Maduell and other participants and are not reflective of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI).

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CalPERS Board Elects Priya Mathur as Board President

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The board of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) elected Priya Mathur as board president. The current president Rob Feckner was named vice president of the board. Feckner previously served as board president and vice president.

Priya Mathur is serving her fourth term on the CalPERS Board of Administration. Mathur is a principal financial analyst for Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Mathur represents public employees on the CalPERS Board, which she joined in 2002. She currently serves on four committees: Governance, Investment, Pension & Health Benefits, and Risk & Audit. She chairs the Pension & Health Benefits Committee and is vice chair of the Governance Committee.

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Oman SGRF Contemplates $1 Billion Infrastructure Fund

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Oman’s State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) is in discussions on forming a US$ 1 billion infrastructure fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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