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across life science, software and

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> 200

people work in
our portfolio

Our current
fund is

€ 45m

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including high
tech facilities

> 30


in our portfolio

We have strong ties to

leading edge

at the Institute of Science and
Technology, Austria

Our companies have raised

> € 120mn

in grants and equity funding.

Our starting point is a strong founding team with grit

We help you transition from a science project to a commercial venture.

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We're here for you every step of the way, from negotiating university agreements to navigating corporate partnerships.

We let you focus on your needs.

Minimize distractions and let our expertise in finance, IP, grant acquisition, and HR help your business thrive.

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We are scientists & investors. And a whole lot more.

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Bringing the two forces together is our mission. Our team’s unparalleled expertise in both science and business and our broad network turns ideas into reality.

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By means of synthetic biology and genetic code expansion Valanx has developed a novel site-specific protein conjugation platform that allows precise control over conjugation site and number of conjugations on the protein of interest. Based on this platform Valanx is developing a number of cutting-edge biologics towards potential treatments for various indications.

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The investment round was led by xista science ventures, a venture fund focused on scientific advancements, with participation from investors 2bX, Heartfelt, Antler and P3A Ventures. infrared.city is a simulation platform for intelligent and resilient climate-aware design based on Artificial Intelligence. The software provides real-time feedback on the performance of building and urban designs and guides users continuously to a more sustainable outcome. With the raised funds, the startup will accelerate its technology development, and expand its engineering team.

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The investment round was co-led by xista science ventures, a renowned venture fund focused on scientific advancements, and Faber, from its Ocean / Climate Tech fund, with participation from esteemed investor Saber GmbH. Subdron's developed solution enhances Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) with cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence for autonomous inspections of underwater infrastructure such as port facilities and ship hulls. With the raised funds, the startup will open a subsidiary in Porto, accelerate its advanced technology, and expand its engineering team.

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ReCatalyst is developing a nano-tech platform for production of next-generation of intermetallic platinum-alloy PEM fuel cell catalysts with the core mission to enable an optimized usage of platinum group metals. Slovenian Startup ReCatalyst was able to convince an outstanding international syndicate consisting of HTGF, xista science ventures and OCCIDENT, along with Slovenian investors, to invest €1.7 million. The funding will be used to enhance market readiness and accelerate process development for ReCatalyst’s next-generation proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell catalysts, which are expected to grow to a $45 billion market by 2030.

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Prewave, the supply chain risk management and compliance platform used by hundreds of clients, secured 18m Euro in funding in a Series A+ by leading European VC Creandum.

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