Biotech wouldn’t exist without Venture Capitalists. These investors bring the cash necessary to run clinical trials or conduct the scaling-up of processes, along with many years of experience. Though admittedly Europe definitely hasn’t got as much money floating around as the US, there are many major Biotech VCs in Europe … Here are 15 of the biggest EU VCs:
Note: I’ve only listed non-corporate investors and only VCs having their “headquarters” in Europe
Update October 15th: A lot of readers asked me how the ranking has been made. I used several criteria including money under management, past successes, location, foundation date, reputation and also my personal experience.
N°1: Woodford – the British Biotech Superinvestor
Location: London, UK
Money under management: €1.1Bn – includes investment in public established companies as well.
Comment: Neil Woodford is one the most respected British fund managers.