Forbion Capital Partners


General information


Naarden, Utrecht


Forbion Capital Partners (Forbion) is a leading venture capital firm that works closely with entrepreneurs to build life sciences companies with technologies and products designed to transform people’s lives.

Forbion currently manages over €700m across six closed-end funds, including its $200m+ FCFIII fund, launched in 2016, for which Forbion is actively looking for new exciting opportunities. Forbion has a team of ten investment professionals across two offices, in Naarden (NL) and Munich (DE) plus representation in Boston (USA). Forbion’s portfolio companies are developing novel drugs, medical devices and diagnostics for high and unmet medical needs. Besides financial support, Forbion helps companies to bridge research and development through the team’s expertise in drug development and company building. The current portfolio comprises around 27 active investments in companies working in the fields of cancer, kidney disease, liver disease, dyslipidemia, inflammatory bowel disease, anti-infectives, central nervous system pain management, and the microbiome. Recent examples of successful exits include Dezima sold to Amgen for up to $1.55bn and the sale of Acerta Pharma to Astra Zeneca for a total exit value of $7bn (investment by Forbion’s affiliate BioGeneration Ventures).


Sander Slootweg (MSc & Managing Partner), Sander van Deventer (MD, PhD & Managing Partner), Martien van Osch (MSc & Managing Partner), Geert-Jan Mulder (MD & General Partner), Holger Reithinger (PhD & General Partner), Marco Boorsma (PhD & Partner), Philip Astley-Sparke (FSA & Venture Partner), Avi Molcho (MD, MDA & Venture Partner), Rogier Rooswinkel (PhD & Principal), Mathias Falcenberg (PhD & Analyst), Vincent van Houten (MSC & CFO), Cyril Lesser (MSc & Controller), Janella Martinus (RA & Controller), Marije Colville (Office Manager) Tineke Duijn (Administration)

Investment information

Investment type

Early stage venture investments, Later stage venture investments

Investment size


Investing in

Biotechnology, Health Care, Medical

Investments made

See the current and historical portfolio here


erGEN-X (IPO), Argos Therapeutics (IPO), Bleubird Bio (IPO), Akarna therapeutics (acquired by Allergan), PneumRx (acquired by BTG), Santaris Pharma (acquired by Roche), CirculLite (acquired by HeartWare International), Pathaway Medical Technologies (acquired by MEDRAD), BioVex (acquired by Amgen), Fovea Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Sanofi Aventis)