Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund
The Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund (MLSCF) is a life sciences venture fund specializing in early stage investments in agriculture, industrial and healthcare biotechnology. Co-managed by Xeraya Capital Sdn Bhd and Spruce Capital Partners LLC, the fund was founded in late 2006 and currently has USD162 million in committed capital, with 13 direct investments.
Bright Science. Brighter Living.™ - Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 22,000 employees deliver annual net sales of around €9 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.
Khosla Ventures offers venture assistance, strategic advice and capital to entrepreneurs. The firm helps entrepreneurs extend the potential of their ideas in breakthrough scientific work in clean technology areas such as solar, battery, high efficiency engines, lighting, greener materials like cement, glass and bio-refineries for energy and bioplastics, and other environmentally friendly technologies as well as traditional venture areas like the Internet, computing, mobile and silicon technology arenas. Vinod Khosla founded the firm in 2004 and was formerly a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins and founder of Sun Microsystems. Khosla Ventures is based in Menlo Park, California.
PNB Equity Resource Corporation Sdn Berhad (PERC), established on 21 April 1990, is the Private Equity investment arm of Permodalan Nasional Berhad. Its objective is to create value for companies via provision of equity capital, in the form of venture capital and growth capital, and advice on business and financial strategies. PERC invests in companies which include Malaysian and foreign-owned companies, Government-owned companies and companies held by Bumiputera shareholders. PERC’s investment focus is in high growth technology-based companies, in sectors such as information and communication technology, biotechnology, healthcare and clean technology.
SABIC Ventures is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SABIC that is focused on providing seed and early stage venture capital financing to innovative companies in the fund’s sectors of interest on a global scale. We aim to invest in outstanding entrepreneurial teams who dare to challenge the status quo in their respective industries and who are seeking to build extraordinary businesses that can support SABIC’s innovation and growth strategy. We seek to invest and co-invest with a broad network of VC partners, angel investors or investment groups that specialize in our targeted investment markets and geographies. Through collaborative innovation, we can leverage SABIC’s global footprint and turn our strategic insights into market impact.