We drive innovation and back entrepreneurs through equity investments and hands on support in fields that could impact the vitality and sustainability of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s current and future businesses. We are the strategic, corporate venture capital arm of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Our mandate is to invest in innovative technologies and products with the potential to significantly impact Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s core business areas. From our headquarters in Amsterdam and offices in the US and Israel we invest globally in transformational ideas driven by great entrepreneurs. We take an active role in our portfolio companies and team up with entrepreneurs and co-investors to translate innovation towards commercial success. We have a significant focus on early stage investing and company creation including the creation of spin-offs to leverage Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s science and technology base.