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4 Venture Capital Firms in Basel

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 10, 2022
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Finding the right VC firm or investor isn’t easy. Some will provide mentorship and operational expertise. Others will only provide you with the capital.

Here’s a list of the top venture capital firms in Basel so that you can find an investor that fits you and your startup.

4 Venture Capital Firms in Basel

1) Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play provides an array of services including accelerators, mentorships, and capital to entrepreneurs of all backgrounds.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Morocco, Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Italy, France, China, Japan, South Korea
  • City: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, São Paulo, Topeka, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Basel, Ben Guerir, Cairo, Geneva, Hamburg, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Bangkok, Beijing, Kyōto, Ōsaka, Seoul, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Ali Safavi, Jackie Hernandez, Saeed Amidi
  • Industries: DTC, Enterprise, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, InsurTech, IoT, Media, Transportation, Hardware, Proptech & Real Estate, Supply Chain & Logistics, Climate & Sustainability, Travel & Hospitality, Agriculture, Energy
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Minimum check size: $50,000
  • Maximum check size: $250,000
  • Number of investments: 1447
  • Number of exits: 140
  • Funds raised: $45,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Truebill, Honey, Life360

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at investment@plugandplaytechcenter.com.

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2) Versant Ventures

Versant Ventures

Versant Ventures is a healthcare investment fund financing biotechnology companies discovering and developing therapeutics.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, USA, Canada
  • City: Basel, San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Toronto, Vancouver
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Barbara Lubash, Brian Atwood, Donald B. Milder, Rebecca Robertson, Samuel Colella, William Link
  • Industries: Healthcare, Biotech
  • Stages: Late Stage, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Number of investments: 355
  • Number of exits: 99
  • Funds raised: $3,300,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Crispr Therapeutics, Gritstone Bio, Vectivbio

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +1 (415) 801-8100.

3) Novartis Venture Fund

Novartis Venture Fund

Novartis Venture Fund provides capital to life sciences companies across North America, Europe and Isreal.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Basel
  • Started in: 1996
  • Founders: Bart Dzikowski
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Biotech
  • Stages: Seed
  • Number of investments: 324
  • Number of exits: 163
  • Funds raised: $720,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Enterprise Therapeutics, Expansion Therapeutics, Immunitas

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info.nvf@nvfund.com.

4) Roche Venture Fund

Roche Venture Fund

Roche Venture is an investment fund for life science companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, USA
  • City: San Francisco, Basel
  • Started in: 2002
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Healthcare
  • Stages: Series A
  • Minimum check size: CHF3,000,000
  • Maximum check size: CHF10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 158
  • Number of exits: 95
  • Funds raised: CHF55,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: NMD Pharma, Centessa, Enthera

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at roche.venturefund@roche.com.

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