cover art for Beyond the Breakthrough featuring Christina Takke

We are joined by Christina Takke, managing partner at V-Bio Ventures, a venture capital firm she co-founded to invest in spinouts from research institute VIB and other promising companies across Europe.

She tells us why she helped set up V-Bio Ventures, why it is qualitative money that is missing in continental Europe and what can be done to improve the gender ratio in venture capital.

She also discusses what it was like to start raising a fund during the pandemic and why the large amount of due diligence required by the European Investment Fund enabled V-Bio Ventures to attract more limited partners.


Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Beyond the Breakthrough interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).