Created in 2010, the Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund GmbH (BIVF) invests in groundbreaking therapeutics-focused biotechnology companies to drive innovation in biomedical research. BIVF is searching for significant enhancements in patient care through pioneering science and its clinical translation by building long-term relationships with scientists and entrepreneurs. BIVF’s focus is to target unprecedented therapeutic concepts addressing high medical needs in immuno-oncology, regenerative medicine, infectious diseases and digital health. These may include novel platform technologies to address so far undruggable targets, new generation vaccines and/or new biological entities, such as oncolytic virotherapy.
BIVF takes an active role with its portfolio companies – delivering significant added value through its own extensive drug discovery, scientific and managerial expertise. BIVF has EUR 250 million under management and currently supervises a portfolio of more than 25 companies. For more information, please visit: www.boehringer-ingelheim-venture.com
Novo Holdings is a Danish private limited liability company wholly owned by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Established in 1999, Novo Holdings is the holding company of the Novo Group and manages the Foundation's investment assets. In addition to being the major shareholder in the Novo Group companies, Novo Holdings invests the wealth of the Foundation in two key categories: 1. Life Science Investments, which includes investing in life science companies at all stages of development; and 2. Financial Investments, which manages a diversified portfolio of equity and fixed income securities. Working out of Copenhagen, with affiliates in San Francisco and Boston, Novo Holdings is a world-leading life science investor with a focus on creating long-term value. The purpose of the investments of Novo Holdings is both to grow the assets of the Foundation and to deliver a return that the Foundation can distribute for scientific, social and humanitarian purposes to improve the lives of people and the sustainability of society.
PPF Group invests into multiple market segments such as financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPFGroup spans from Europe to North Amecia and across Asia. PPF Group owns assets exceeding EUR 47 billion (as at 30 June 2019). For more information about PPF visit www.ppf.eu.