Martijn Kleijwegt, is a Managing Partner and Founder at LSP and a pioneer in the European life sciences arena. He was instrumental in the successes of Prosensa (NL, IPO in 2013, sold to Biomarin for €548 million in 2015), Movetis (BEL, IPO in 2009, sold to Shire for €428 million in 2010), Crucell (NL, IPO in 2000, sold to Johnson & Johnson for €1.75 billion in 2011), Rhein Biotech (NL, IPO in 1999, sold to Berna Biotech for €279 million in 2002), and Qiagen (GER, IPO in 1996, valued 30 June 2017 at €6.6 billion).
After starting his career at Philips, he gained extensive experience in the life sciences sector as General Partner of Euroventures Benelux, one of the first venture funds in Europe with life sciences in its investment scope. Martijn led the life sciences investment strategy and built the Euroventures Life Sciences (ELS) fund. In 1998, Martijn founded LSP and together with the other general partners built it into what it is today. Martijn currently represents LSP on the supervisory boards of Kiadis Pharma (NL), OxThera (SE), Orphazyme (DK), Pharvaris (GER), Arvelle therapeutics (NL/CH) and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals (USA/IS).
He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Amsterdam University.