Dutch VC BioGeneration Ventures closes €105 million fund for early-stage biotech startups in Europe

BioGeneration Ventures (BGV), an early-stage VC in European biotech, has closed its fourth fund at €105 million, bringing the Dutch firm’s total assets under management above €220 million. Investors in BGV IV include Bristol Myers Squibb, Schroder Adveq, the European Investment Fund, Industriens Pension and KfW Capital.  The Naarden-based VC aims to build new companies […]


Belgian startup BioStrand raises €2 million to disrupt genetic data analysis

Belgian company BioStrand has raised €2 million to continue developing its genetic data analysis technology, which has been lauded for its precision and potential applications in medicine, biotechnology and agriculture. The investment comes from K&E, the investment fund of Koen Quaghebeur and Els Paesmans, who founded the crop protection company Globachem. The BioStrand methodology identifies […]


French medtech company UroMems raises €16 million Series B

UroMems, French developer of medical devices that help with urinary incontinence, has secured €16 million in a Series B round, a combination of equity and debt, led by Hil-Invent with co-investor Financière Arbevel. The Grenoble-based company has created an electronic artificial urinary sphincter (eAUS), an implantable medical device that treats Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). “SUI […]


London-based Lifebit Biotech clinches $7.5 million Series A for genomic data analytics platform

Lifebit Biotech, a London-based big data processor for medical research, has raised $7.5 million (£6 million) in Series A funding to fuel ongoing product development and international expansion. The round was led by Idinvest Partners, with participation from previous investors Pentech Ventures, Beacon Capital and Connect Ventures. In a press release, the company cited that […]

Biotech Barometer: European-listed biotech companies are showing positive signals despite uneven performances in H2’2019

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French biotech Seekyo raises €800,000 to test its tumor-targeting smart chemotherapy

Seekyo, a Poitiers-based biotech startup developing new chemotherapies, has raised €800,000 in seed funding to validate its flagship tumor-targeting drug. The financing consists of €400,000 from angel investors in the BAdGE, Investessor, and Synergence networks; a €150,000 loan from the European Investment Fund (EIF) Investment Initiation; and €250,000 in convertible bonds from the French Tech […]


Aqemia raises €1 million pre-seed round to disrupt drug discovery market

Aqemia, a Parisian deep tech startup, has raised €1 million pre-seed round from Elaia to develop its molecule matching technology. The company aims to transform pharmaceutical research and disrupt the $60 billion drug discovery market. Aqemia’s core software, developed from academic research at École normale supérieure (PSL), can predict the effectiveness of a pharmaceutical drug. […]