Investment strategy

-Qbic Fund focuses on academic research spin-offs from its partner universities and research institutes. Our investment strategy comprises two core categories:

  • university spin-off, i.e. a company that was founded to offer products or services based on academic technological innovations originating at the partner universities and research institutes
  • university linked start-up, i.e. a company whose products or services rely significantly on academic technological innovations originating at the partner universities and research institutes

Qbic Fund is sector-agnostic and emphasizes investment opportunities in the fields of life sciences, new materials and ICT projects in a broad sense and is particularly interested in multidisciplinary approaches. Although most of the fund’s investments will be early stage, the fund size allows for follow-up investments.
Investment and divestment decisions are taken by an independent investment committee (IC), composed of the Qbic managing partners and three independent experts with very complementary experience.