Seroba Announces Above Target Final Close of its Fund IV  at €123M

Seroba Announces Above Target Final Close of its Fund IV at €123M

Published by Seroba on 1 Feb 2024

Seroba, a European life sciences venture capital firm headquartered in Dublin, with offices in Paris and Milan, announced today the final close of its Seroba Fund IV at €123M ($134M). The Fund will target up to 12 investments and has, to date, invested in 5 companies: Perfuze, Sibylla Biotech, Deciphex, Complement Therapeutics and Artica Therapeutics. These companies are developing novel treatments addressing major unmet medical needs.

Fund IV will focus on innovative early-stage investments in life sciences companies, predominantly in Western Europe, and selectively in North America, with a primary focus on biotech.

Alongside existing investors such as the European Investment Fund (EIF), the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), Enterprise Ireland (EI), Allied Irish Banks (AIB), the Fund has welcomed new investors including CDP VC - Fondo Nazionale Innovazione, a US corporate and a number of family offices.

Since its launch Seroba has invested in thirty-two innovative life sciences companies, bringing to market twenty new medical devices and eight new therapeutics to date.

Seroba has expanded its team, with offices in Dublin, Paris and more recently Milan. With a pan-European footprint, the Seroba team continues to assess a rich pipeline of investment opportunities in its focus areas.

Bruno Montanari, Partner, commented:

“We are extremely pleased to complete a successful fundraising above our initial target, in what remains a challenging environment. We are grateful to our existing and new investors for their trust in our team and strategy, and we look forward to investing the fund to support entrepreneurs developing break-through medical solutions.”

Alan O’Connell, Partner, commented:

“Life sciences remains a highly attractive sector for investors. It’s a great time to deploy the fund with rapid innovation driving high-quality investment opportunities. We are indeed fortunate to work in an industry that helps to raise healthcare standards, allowing people to live better for longer while driving strong investment performance for our investors.”