Nextech Invest

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Alfred Scheidegger

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Total investments 54
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$75M
Portfolio companies 39
Rounds per year 2.35
Lead investments 10
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.28
Exits 23
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
Summary

Nextech Invest appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1998. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Switzerland. The main department of described VC is located in the Zu00fcrich.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Nextech Invest, startups are often financed by Third Rock Ventures, OrbiMed, 5AM Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are OrbiMed, Casdin Capital, The Column Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Future Capital, Wellington Management, The Column Group.

Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Vividion Therapeutics, TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals, Kura Oncology Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Clinical Trials, Medical Device. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

Comparing to the other companies, this Nextech Invest performs on 35 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2015. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2019.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Exo Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Health Care
Pharmaceutical
$78M05 Oct 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Hexagon Bio

Biotechnology
Therapeutics
$61M22 Sep 2021 California, United States

Atavistik Bio

Biotechnology
$60M24 Aug 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Circle Pharma

Biotechnology
Clinical Trials
Health Care
Therapeutics
$66M16 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Flare Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
$82M13 May 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
Therapeutics
$105M28 Apr 2021 San Diego, California, United States

Biotechnology
Health Care
Information Technology
Pharmaceutical
Travel
$100M13 Apr 2021 New York, New York, United States

Tyra Biosciences

Biotechnology
Life Science
Therapeutics
$106M31 Mar 2021 Carlsbad, California, United States

EQRx

Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical
Pharmaceutical
$500M11 Jan 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
News
Hexagon Bio Raises $61 Million to Advance Novel Small-Molecule Medicines Mined from Microbial Genomes

– Hexagon Bio, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the discovery of medicines encoded in the global metagenome, announced that it has raised $61 million to fuel the continued development of its platform to design and develop new therapeutics mined from microbial genomes.
Nextech Invest led the financing, with participation from new investors SoftBank Vision Fund 2* and Casdin Capital, as well as existing investors The Column Group, 8VC, and Two Sigma Ventures.
– Hexagon’s interdisciplinary platform combines technological advances and proprietary insights across machine learning, genomics, synthetic biology and automation to systematically discover new chemical compounds linked to known protein targets.
– Hexagon has built a database of microbial genomes that is more than twice the size of all public databases and is adding thousands of additional genomes per month.

Atavistik Bio Announces $60 Million Series A Financing to Advance Genetically-Validated Targets in Metabolic Diseases and Cancer

– Atavistik Bio, a pre-clinical biotechnology company pioneering the identification of metabolite-protein interactions that have the potential to lead to the discovery and development of first-in-class drug candidates powered by distinct allosteric control mechanisms, announced that the closing of a $60 million Series A financing round.
– The financing was led by The Column Group and joined by Lux Capital, and Nextech Invest.
– The new financing will support development of Atavistik’s drug discovery platform, and future identification of select drug candidates based on deep knowledge of disease relevant pathways that have evolved over millions of years by nature to be allosterically regulated by metabolites.

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