Besides the Management of VitalNext the company is owned by the following shareholders.

Galapagos NV

Galapagos NV (, a leading European Biotech Company headquartered in Mechelen, Belgium. Galapagos has several products under development and has established partnerships with many pharmaceutical companies. Its technology is considered as leading in the fields of identification of new targets and new products. It currently employs around 800 people and reported 2012 revenues of €153 million.

Hanzepoort BV

Hanzepoort BV, a member of the Triade Group ( which is closely linked to the University Medical Center Groningen. Its goal is to stimulate healthcare related innovation by making use of its national and international networks with extensive knowledge and experience.

Van Herk Ventures

Van Herk Ventures , a part of the Rotterdam based Van Herk Groep ( Van Herk Groep was founded bij Aat van Herk (1951) and holds a portfolio of investments in real estate, energy and life sciences. Van Herk Ventures invests in the life sciences sector through direct investments in private and listed companies and in venture capital funds.


LRM ( is an investment company that develops and stimulates economic growth in Limburg. LRM provides a solid foundation, allowing companies and projects, which create jobs in Limburg, to grow. LRM targets all sectors and companies, from starting companies to growing SMEs and larger businesses. 


Oost NL ( is an agency that focuses its activities and projects on strengthening and stimulating the economy of the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel, the Netherlands. It establishes the necessary funding and its network, knowledge and skills available to entrepreneurs in High Tech, Life Tech, Cleantech & Energy and also invests in market funds. In addition, OostNL helps entrepreneurs to innovate, internationalize and develop (business) infrastructure. With money from the national Government and the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel and region of Twente, OostNL invests in over 220 companies with a total fund of more than 300 million euros. This leads to a contribution to achieving regional, economic, environmental and employment objectives.