10/2019 Human Resources

OCCIDENT Workshop in Hamburg

Investing in start-ups is based on mutual trust and good cooperation. Our investment team has grown this year, and so we took the time to professionalize the topic of communication in a workshop in Hamburg. In addition to talking about our own motivation and inspiration for our job, we also had time to get to know each other better away from our everyday work.

10/2019 Ventures

News Lunaphore

In an interview with CNN Money, Ata Tuna Ciftlik, CEO and co-founder of our portfolio company Lunaphore, gives a great insight into how Lunaphore is revolutionizing tumor tissue analysis and individualizing therapies for cancer patients. His reflections on the cultural aspects of fundraising and the differences in investment strategies in Europe, America and China are also quite interesting.

Link to the interview

09/2019 Ventures

First OCCIDENT Event in Germany

For the start of autumn and on the occasion of OCCIDENT’s new office in Munich we invited to a housewarming. In a relaxed atmosphere, our portfolio companies, existing and potential co-investors as well as business partners were able to engage in fruitful exchanges. Interesting conversations, exciting discussions and promising contacts made the evening a full success. We thank all guests for the great premiere and look forward to further inspiring events.

09/2019 Human Resources

We’re looking for: Junior Investment Manager High-tech

We’re shaping the future, not just watching it happen. We invest in ground-breaking innovations before they change our lives forever. Are you intrigued by the opportunity to really have an impact in your job and accomplish something meaningful? Join us as a Junior Investment Manager and help shape the future!


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09/2019 Ventures

TOP 100 Swiss Start-Up Award 2019

Congratulations to our portfolio companies Lunaphore, Versantis and Resistell on their respective placements among the 35 most promising start-ups in Switzerland! We were pleased to support the award organized by Venturelab as a jury member and are looking forward to further successful cooperation.

More about Lunaphore Technologies SA
More about Versantis AG
More about Resistell AG

08/2019 Human Resources

Offsite Team Meeting in Munich

In August we spent our offsite in Munich. As a team, we were able to deepen our knowledge in the areas of life sciences and digital with exciting topics in the Deutsches Museum, as well as gain exclusive insight behind the scenes of two of our portfolio companies. A Segway tour through the city, the numerous culinary highlights and a visit to Occident’s new offices rounded off the positive impression of Munich and increased the anticipation of further exciting investments.

08/2019 Ventures

Investment in GNA Biosolutions

Occident invests in the German molecular diagnostics company GNA Biosolutions, which is developing a disruptive technology for ultrafast and cost-effective molecular diagnostic analysis of DNA from complex clinical samples. More information can be found in the press release under the following link.

08/2019 Group

Munich Office

Occident has moved into new offices at Mindspace Stachus in Munich. We are looking forward to the new location, the local exchange and the proximity to our current and future portfolio companies.

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