Hot Investor Mandate: Europe-Based VC Investing Up To 1M EUR Opportunistically in European Companies That Are Less Than 3 Years Old 

21 Apr

The firm is a venture capital firm that was founded in 2005 and it is based in Germany. The firm with about EUR 900 million under management currently invests out of its third fund. The firm focuses on investments in technology-based early stage companies in life science industry among other technologically oriented industries. The venture capitalist provides initial investments of up to EUR 600,000-1 million. The firm will also reserve a further EUR 3 million for follow-on financing and supports the start-ups in acquiring other investors and partners. The firm is interested in companies that have been in operation for less than one year. The firm typically targets 12-15 life science investments per year. The firm invests primarily in Germany but also has the capacity to invest in other parts of Europe with ties to Germany. For the first investment, startups should be less than 3 years old. 

The firm is looking for new opportunities in the life science space including therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, material sciences, chemicals, regenerative energies and healthcare IT sectors. The firm is opportunistic in terms of sector, subsectors and indications, but it focuses on companies with a significant technological innovation or business model and close to proof of concept. The firm’s investments to date have included life science companies developing medical devices, vaccines, drugs development, diagnostic services, chemicals and platform technologies. 

The firm only invests in seed-stage companies located in Germany (or at least with ties to Germany: money spend there). The founding team should have the relevant know-how, complimentary skills and relevant business / industry experience. Outside of Germany, the firm only invests as a co-investor alongside a local investor. 

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

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