Hot Longevity Mandate: Europe Based Venture Fund

2 Nov

The firm is a venture capital firm based in the Netherlands, which is entirely specialized in and focused on investing in early-stage oncology drug development companies. Through its Oncology Funds I and II, the firm has invested in 13 early stage companies, of which 6 were founded by the firm. The firm is no longer investing out of their Oncology Fund II and is in the process of closing their Oncology Fund III. For its third fund, the firm seeks to invest in an estimated 10 biotechnology start-ups in cancer treatment. Typical investments are made in equity and with an average ticket size of 10 million Euros over a period of 5 to 7 years. In addition, the seeks to invest 1-2 million Euros in promising academic cancer research projects over a period of 18 months with the aim to transition these projects to New Cos. The firm seeks a lead investor role in companies based in the Netherlands and Belgium, and a co-investor role in other regions. The firm prefers syndicated investments with like-minded investors with equal ticket sizes. The firm’s main focus is on European companies, although they will consider US opportunities.

The firm focuses on a wide spectrum of cancer treatment, including but not limited to small molecules, antibodies, gene therapy, cell therapy, and immunotherapy. The firm supports early-stage companies from incubator stage and preclinical through phase 1. The firm prefers to invest in companies that have underlying platform technologies.

The firm can support management teams by being operationally involved on an interim basis in companies based in the Netherlands, and will frequently set-up companies from scratch with the inventors. The firm can help refine the business plan, R&D plans and provide financial, IP, IT, legal, HR support. If needed, the firm will take up interim-management roles.

If you are interested in more information about this investor and other investors tracked by LSN, please email RESI@lifesciencenation.com.

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