Private and public venture investing in Europe and the US


Our Locations

  • Copenhagen


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

  • San Francisco


    Novo Ventures (US) Inc.*
    501 2nd Street, Suite 300
    San Francisco, CA 94107

    +1 (415) 552-6686

  • Boston


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

*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.

What we do

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 that can potentially improve the health and welfare of people around the world.

We focus on generating and realizing strong financial returns from our portfolio of venture companies. We invest in both private and public companies from an open evergreen fund with Novo Holdings as the only investor. This funding structure enables us to assume a long-term perspective.

With people on the ground in Copenhagen, London, 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.

Over the past ten years, Novo Ventures has invested DKK 10 billion in 146 companies and successfully exited 52 companies – primarily through divestitures to large pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and through IPOs.

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




Meet our staff

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 reach the major hubs of life science.

Key figures

Over the past 10 years

  • 1.6 bn


  • 146


  • 52

    successful exits.

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