VC  MS Ventures

     Office Locations:

One Technology Place
Rockland, MA 02370

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  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    MS Ventures is the corporate venture arm of the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA. The firm seeks to invest globally in early-stage biotechnology companies. Along with EUR 100 million through the MS Ventures fund, MS Ventures also manages the EUR 30 million Entrepreneur Partnership Program fund. This program was established to support the creation of spin-offs and the EUR 10 million Israel Bioincubator Fund, focused on pre-seed and seed opportunities coming out of Israel.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Alicia Irurzun-Lafitte
    Edward Kliphuis
    Hakan Goker PhD
    Jasper Bos PhD
    Nilesh Kumar


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Calypso Biotech
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      Canbex Therapeutics
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      Forendo Therapeutics
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      Galecto Biotech
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      Padlock Therapeutics
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      Prexton Therapeutics
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      Raze Therapeutics
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