Merck Ventures

BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

“Our investments will be aligned with the strategic interests of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, though formally separated by a ‘Chinese Wall’. With our infrastructure of a leading science technology company we provide start-ups with the support they need to make their vision a commercial success.”

Roel Bulthuis
Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Merck Ventures BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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2016/06/08

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Expands its Corporate Ventures Fund

Darmstadt, Germany, June 8, 2016 – Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, today announced an increased commitment to its Corporate Ventures fund under the new Corporate Ventures fund roof (official name: Merck Ventures BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany). Four dedicated investment teams will focus on Healthcare, Life Science, Performance Materials and new businesses. The total volume of the newly set-up Corporate Ventures fund of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, can reach up to € 300 million once fully invested, doubling the volume of the previous biopharma venture fund of € 150 million.

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Upcoming Events

2017/05/03

Biotech Showcase Europe

Merck Ventures and ttopstart present the Biotechnology Showcase on Cancer and Cancer Immunology
The Biotechnology Showcase is a dedicated intimate event to bring together investors and academic researchers with an ambition to commercialise their ideas. This research focused partnering conference provides researchers, with innovative breakthrough developments, with an opportunity to pitch to, and meet with, venture capital and pharmaceutical executives during the course of one day. Academic and industry professionals come together in the beautiful environment of Amsterdam and the Royal Tropical Institute.
In addition to the invited speakers that will pitch their business ideas, ttopstart and Merck Ventures have organised a contest to select several proposals that will win a spot to pitch their concepts to the audience, a developed business case by ttopstart professionals and a travel-voucher to visit the Showcase.
Are you this entrepreneurial researcher with a breakthrough idea in the field of cancer or cancer immunity?
Do you want to pitch among the leading researchers in your field to an audience of top-tier VCs and pharma companies?
Please visit www.biotechshowcase-europe.com, join the contest and we hope to see you in Amsterdam on 3 May 2017!

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Funding early Innovation

We invest in early stage companies that develop the next generation products, technologies and applications to serve unmet medical needs and improve patient outcomes, as well as new solutions for science driven innovation.

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Innovative Science.
Strategic Insights.

We invest in innovation to develop novel technologies and products to better serve future healthcare needs, solutions and services for R&D and production of drug therapies, as well as high tech chemicals for sophisticated applications.

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Strategic Venture Capital.

We work closely with our portfolio companies to optimally position their assets towards strategic partnering.

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Funding early Innovation

We invest in early stage companies that develop the next generation products, technologies and applications to serve unmet medical needs and improve patient outcomes, as well as new solutions for science driven innovation.

More

Innovative Science.
Strategic Insights.

We invest in innovation to develop novel technologies and products to better serve future healthcare needs, solutions and services for R&D and production of drug therapies, as well as high tech chemicals for sophisticated applications.

More

Strategic Venture Capital.

We work closely with our portfolio companies to optimally position their assets towards strategic partnering.

More