A corporate venture capital group with offices in Germany, Israel and the US makes investment with a focus on financial returns as well as bringing strategic value to its parent company. The firm makes equity investments in seed through growth rounds ranging from €1M-€5M for typical investments and may invest up to €10M-€12M over the life of the investment. The firm will lead, co-lead or follow and typically seeks a 10%-25% stake in the company. The firm is currently investing out of it’s second fund of €150M with a total of €350M AUM, and makes 4-6 investments per year. The firm focuses on North American, European and Israeli companies.
The firm is only interested in diagnostics and monitoring devices with a particular interest in point-of-care diagnostics. Recent investments include an autonomous, mobile robot with delivery tracking software and a PCR-based diagnostic instrument for rapid pathogen detection, a connected blood glucose monitor and an enhanced PCR technology (laser PCR). The firm does not invest in traditional biopharma therapeutics and/or medical devices which require FDA approval.
The firm will work with all management teams, including first time entrepreneurs, and requires at least an observatory board seat with most investments requiring a standard board seat with voting rights.
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