Karl Nägler joined Gimv in 2011.
Having started his professional career in 2002 at Atlas Venture in London and Munich, he later joined Ventech, a Paris-based venture capital firm focused on Europe and China.
Karl has a successful track record in early and later stage Life Science investing and was instrumental in the formation, financing and/or exit of several start-ups across Europe, including U3 Pharma (acquired by Daiichi Sankyo), Nitec Pharma (acquired by Horizon Pharma, HZNP:US), Egalet (EGLT:US), Funxional Therapeutics (acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim) and Themis.
Since he joined Gimv, Karl has led investments into Prosonix (acquired by Circassia, CIR:LN), Covagen (acquired by Johnson & Johnson, JNJ:US), Biom'up (BUP:EPA), Topas Therapeutics, Breath Therapeutics and Imcheck Therapeutics and has represented Gimv on the boards of those companies as well as on the board of Actogenix (acquired by Intrexon, XON:US).
Previously, Karl had worked as a Scientific Fellow at the CNRS for Neurochemistry in Strasbourg (France) and holds a PhD in the area of molecular neurobiology from the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (Berlin) and a Diploma in Biology from the Free University of Berlin.