Investment area

Venture Investments



Date of investment

December 2020

BioGeneration Ventures (BGV) is a venture capital company, with a focus on early-stage European biotech companies. With a strong track record of significant financial returns through its investments in healthcare innovations and providing the expertise to build world-class companies, BGV manages over €400 million of funds and invests in areas where true scientific innovations, unmet medical needs, and the potential to demonstrate a significant proof of concept all converge. BGV strives to work with founding teams to progress science and build successful companies and uses its experience to guide progress into clinical trials, leading to successful drug development and value realisation for its investors. BGV applies its expertise in a rigorous process to select the most compelling opportunities with the best prospects for exit.

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Naveed Siddiqi

Senior Partner

Department: Venture Investments

Naveed joined Novo Holdings A/S in 2019 and works from London and Copenhagen as a Senior Partner in Venture Investments.

He brings more than 25 years of experience in life science venture investments and investment banking.  Between 2013 and 2018, he was Partner at Andera Partners, a Paris based venture capital and growth equity firm with over 2 billion euros under management, focusing on life science investing.  He has also worked for Nomura Phase4 Ventures, Nomura International, EFG Corporate Finance, KPMG and as a medical doctor in the UK’s National Health Service.  During his career he has served on multiple European and US boards including at Novo Holdings with the Boards of Reviral (acquired by Pfizer), Vectivbio (IPO on NASDAQ), F2G Ltd, Amolyt SAS and Alentis Therapeutics. He is a Board Observer on the board of Numab AG.

Naveed obtained his medical degree from Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School (now King’s College London). Later, he also qualified as a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales.