Early involvement is key
Backed by solid technological understanding, particularly through our relation with the EMBL, the central element of our investment thesis is a proactive contribution of Fund professionals in the venture creation process, tapping into high potential projects as early as possible, ideally already at conceptual research stage. We strive to supply what is most needed at the start of a venture: Financial backing together with commitment by the Fund professionals to create the critical aggregation point for a venture to get off the ground.
A clear need for innovation
We finance disruptive first-in-class technologies in an entrepreneurial start-up environment, followed by a partnering transaction with a suitable partner seeking to acquire external product innovation. With this approach, we leverage the combination of thirst for innovation on the one hand and risk averseness on the other that characterises many of the established players in the healthcare sector.