We are a venture capital firm investing in life science companies covering start-ups to later stage companies. Based in Heidelberg, we invest throughout Europe with the aim to build companies that create significant commercial opportunities based on new therapeutic treatment modalities and pharmaceuticals, next generation enabling technology platforms or innovations in the diagnostics and medical device area. As an independent and focused team we move quickly with short decision timelines. However, once engaged, we offer our portfolio companies the time and the attention they deserve to make them sucessful.

EMBL Ventures manages two Funds with a total of € 68m capital on behalf of major European private and institutional investors. We prefere a role as lead or co-lead investor in  financing rounds which typically range from € 5m to € 30m. Our total commitment in a single portfolio company can go as high as € 8m.

As with our portfolio companies each Partner at EMBL Ventures strives to build long-lasting personal relationships with Investors in our Funds, such as institutionals, high net-worth individuals and familiy offices. These relationships are based on EMBL Ventures' core values of open and prompt communication coupled with the ambition to generate maximum return.

ImevaX welcomes KfW to investor syndicate in second closing of Series A financing

ImevaX GmbH, a specialist in vaccines against pathogens of chronic infectious diseases, especially in H. pylori infections, announced today that KfW has joined the company's 2014 Series A investor syndicate through a second closing of the financing.

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Opsona Therapeutics Ltd. initiates a prospective open label Phase I/II study in second-line lower (Low and intermediate-1) risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with OPN-305, a First-in Class Monoclonal Antibody that blocks Toll-Like Receptor 2

Dublin - Monday, 26 January, 2015 – Opsona Therapeutics Ltd (‘Opsona’), the innate immune drug development company focused on novel therapeutic approaches to treat autoimmune, inflammatory diseases and oncology, announces that it has initiated a phase I/II clinical trial in second-line lower (Low and intermediate-1) risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients with its lead drug candidate, OPN-305.

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Crescendo Biologics' Receives Further Investment from Astellas Venture Management to Develop Novel Humabody™ Therapeutics Targeting Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Crescendo Biologics Limited (Crescendo) today announces a further equity investment from Astellas Venture Management (AVM) to support the discovery and development of new Humabody™ antibody fragment therapeutics in oncology. Financial details were not disclosed.

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