CVC  Roche Venture Fund

     Office Locations:

Genentech, Inc. 1 DNA Way
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: 650-225-1000

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  • Growth



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Roche Venture Fund is the corporate venture fund of the healthcare company Roche. The fund invests in innovative biotech and diagnostics companies to develop commercially successful life science companies. Roche has allocated CHF 500 million to invest in and develop commercially successful innovative life science companies. RVF invests globally with a portfolio of over 30 companies in 10 countries. Initial investment ranges from CHF 3-10 million, depending on the stage of the company, the pre-money valuation, and the amount being raised. In general, RVP prefers to be in the 15% ownership range. Areas of particular interest to the fund include: oncology, central nervous system, inflammation, virology, in vitro diagnostics, and molecular diagnostics. To date, Roche has had over 20 exits on the public markets and 12 of our portfolio companies have been acquired.

    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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    Carole Nuechterlein Head, Roche Venture Fund
    David Evans Investment Director
    Monique Schiersing Senior Investment Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







      Arch Oncology



      Series C


    Portfolio companies include:


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