Droia Ventures is a specialist investor, dedicated to making an impact and save patient lives. We invest in novel science and innovative approaches to bring promising drug candidates to patients, and accelerate their progress by actively supporting young drug development companies to achieve clinical proof of concept with their lead programs. We have an in-house team of experts and drug development professionals who follow our companies closely and provide hands-on support.
Droia invests in early financing rounds and also incubates new companies. Operating from Luxembourg and Belgium, Droia invests globally.
For life science companies, ultimate success should be measured in effective patient benefit. Droia invests in companies that develop the most promising and impactful therapies.
Promising therapies will have a material impact on patient prognosis, measured as a function of the severity of the unmet medical need addressed, the improvement in therapeutic benefits as compared to standard of care, and the feasibility of development.
Novel science can innovate in terms of mechanism of action, target, modality, specificity,… Above all, novel therapies should be sufficiently differentiated to earn their place among competing therapies in the future standard of care.
Droia actively participates in the development of the portfolio companies. We aim to support portfolio companies at least up to clinical proof of concept. To this end, Droia’s team has experience in translational science, clinical development and company building. Droia’s team can assist where useful on scientific, preclinical, clinical & CMC development, on IP & regulatory affairs, on licensing, legal, finance & transactions, and on general company building. Droia’s network of life science leaders gives us access to top-level institutions and KOL’s around the world and allows our portfolio companies to benefit from a global knowledge base.
* representing Wepaven BV
* representing Primix Bio Ventures BV
* representing Axis Advice SRL
* representing MARA Consulting BV
Droia is currently recruiting for its investment and development team. The team scouts for new opportunities, evaluates companies and projects, manages the investment and exit process, and works with the portfolio companies on their progress.
Team members work closely with the portfolio companies at management or board level, and play a hands-on role in all aspects of the drug development process.
Droia is an entrepreneurial environment, where everyone is above all committed to making things happen.
Applicants should have relevant experience in biomedical science, drug development and/or life science investing.