Private and public venture investing

We are a life science venture capital investor, delivering knowledge, network, and capital to companies.

Our approach to venture investments

We strive to invest in companies that develop innovative drugs, medical devices and diagnostics.

We focus on generating strong financial returns from our portfolio of venture companies. We invest in both private and public companies from an open evergreen fund. This funding structure enables us to take a long-term perspective.

With colleagues on the ground in Copenhagen, London, Singapore, San Francisco and Boston, we are well positioned in the major global life science hubs and can quickly respond to new and exciting investment opportunities wherever they emerge.

We primarily invest in biotechnology and medical technology. Within biotech we primarily invest in companies with clinical stage compounds. In medtech, we invest in commercial stage companies.

We work actively with the companies we invest in by serving on the Boards of Directors. Companies can also draw on our extensive network, as well as our commercial and scientific expertise within the life sciences.

Novo Ventures executed 79 investments in 2020 and among its exits were 9 IPOs. By the end of 2020, the Novo Ventures Investment Portfolio included 68 companies, up from 65 at the end of 2019 and was valued at DKK 14 billion.

In the years to come, we will continue to grow the amount we invest in both private and public companies.

All teams

Key figures

Over the past 10 years

  • 2.4 bn


  • 162


  • 63

    successful exits.

Meet our team

We are a focused team with streamlined decision making and we are quick to respond to investment opportunities when they arise.

With professionals based out of Copenhagen, San Francisco, Boston and London and an international network of commercial and scientific specialists, our team is geared to invest in the major life science hubs.

Our locations

Novo Holdings A/S
Tuborg Havnevej 19
2900 Hellerup
+45 3527 6500

Novo Ventures (US) Inc.*
501 2nd Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94107
+1 (415) 552-6686

Novo Ventures (US) Inc.*
200 Clarendon Street, Floor 45
Boston, MA 02116

Novo Ventures (UK)
12 Hay Hill
Mayfair, London W1J 8NR

*Novo Ventures (US) Inc. is a separate legal entity that provides certain consultancy services to Novo Holdings A/S, mainly within the areas of identifying, analysing and negotiating various investment opportunities among life science and biotech companies in the US as well as certain follow-up activities related thereto, such as board memberships, financial control and reporting efforts.