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Biotech Turnaround Fund (BTF)

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 7
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 3
Rounds per year 0.33
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Medical Device
  • Life Science
  • Pharmaceutical

Biotech Turnaround Fund (BTF) appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2000. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Bloemendaal. The company was established in Europe in The Netherlands.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Medical Device, Biopharma. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Genizon BioSciences, CymaBay Therapeutics.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Biotech Turnaround Fund (BTF), startups are often financed by MVI Finance, HBM Healthcare Investments AG, Carnegie Asset Management. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are HBM Healthcare Investments AG, Investissement Desjardins, MVI Finance. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by HBM Healthcare Investments AG, MVI Finance, BioFund Management.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2003. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Biotech Turnaround Fund (BTF) works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2014.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Genizon BioSciences

Life Science
Medical Device
$30M01 Jan 2008 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

CymaBay Therapeutics

$32M19 Apr 2007 Hayward, California, United States

Genizon BioSciences

Life Science
Medical Device
$7M05 Feb 2007 Quebec

CymaBay Therapeutics

$27M29 Aug 2003 Hayward, California, United States

Genizon BioSciences

Life Science
Medical Device
$7M25 Feb 2003 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Genizon BioSciences

Life Science
Medical Device
$16M12 Oct 2001 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

$16M10 Oct 2001 Montreal, Quebec


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