Investments
97 Investments in 62 Companies
Exits
8 IPOs & 7 Acquisitions
Founded:
1996
Founders:
Argeris Karabelas
Headquarters:
Basel
Description:
investment management
Website:
http://www.venturefund.novartis.com

Detailed Description

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Our primary focus is on the development of novel therapeutics and platforms. We balance the therapeutic focus with investments in medical devices, diagnostics or drug delivery systems. In our investments we look for unmet need and clinical impact, novel proprietary science and understanding of mechanism, management and board experience and capital efficiency in the program.

We prefer to have our initial investment at the early stage to build the company and follow with additional investment in pace with the company’s progress. We continue our approach of larger focused investments and anticipate total investments up to USD 15 – 20 mio per company over its life, but it can be as little as 100'000 USD to get started. We will increase our activities to lead or co-lead deals further and remain open to participate in larger syndicates.

Sectors

New therapeutics & platforms Medical devices/implants Diagnostics/biomarkers Drug delivery/biopolymers Geography

USA/Canada Europe Switzerland Asia/Pacific

Current Team (15)

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Past Team (10)

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Investments (99)

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Board Members and Advisors (6)

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Offices/Locations (2)

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  • Office

    Five Cambridge Center

    Cambridge, MA 02142

    USA

  • HQ

    Novartis International AG, Forum 1-3.73

    Basel, CH-4002

    CHE