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Hemispherian–SEVERAL: investment, 202211 financing round Series A1 first tranche of NOK30m ($2.9m) led by Meneldor


Period Period 2022-11-24
  Predecessor Hemispherian–SEVERAL: investment, 202205 seed financing round NOK12.5m ($1.4m) led by Meneldor with Norwegian + American investors
Organisations Money taker Hemispherian AS
  Money source SEVERAL
Product Product  venture capital
Person Person Lelieveld, Paul (Stichting Participatie Atriva 201702 Director + Meneldor 201806 Co-Founder)

Hemispherian AS. (11/24/22). "Press Release: Hemispherian Raises the First Tranche of a Series A to Fund the Development of Its Novel Cancer Therapeutics". Oslo.

Hemispherian AS (“Hemispherian” or the “Company”), a Norwegian preclinical pharmaceutical company focused on small molecule cancer therapeutics targeting the DNA damage response, is delighted to announce the closure of the first tranche of its series A1 financing round. The round raised NOK 30M (USD 2.9M). The proceeds will support the company’s drug development activities, expand its preclinical pipeline and advance its lead therapeutic compounds towards clinical development. 

The round was led by the Dutch Investment Firm, Meneldor, who partnered with Norwegian and American investors. Among the Norwegian investors are Kistefos AS and Kvantia AS. Most of the earlier investors followed their seed investment, and the board chaired by Steven Powell, remains unchanged.

“Hemispherian continues to accelerate its clinical ambitions and we are pleased to continue our support of Hemispherian’s selective anti-cancer pharmaceutical pipeline. This funding will support preclinical development of GLIX1 and GLIX5, the company’s lead assets.”

— Paul Lelieveld, Meneldor Co-Founder

About Hemispherian AS

Hemispherian is an innovative pharmaceutical company focused on developing a novel class of small molecule drugs (GLIX). GLIX compounds target the TET2 enzyme and activate the DNA damage response resulting in cancer cell death. The company’s lead compound, GLIX1, is in late-stage preclinical development for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme, a deadly cancer of the central nervous system and the leading cause of death by disease in children. Hemispherian is further focused on developing a companion diagnostic tool to support patient selection for optimal therapeutic response to GLIX1. Hemispherian is based in Oslo, Norway. For more information, visit

About Meneldor

Meneldor, based in the Netherlands, invests in early-stage Western European biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Meneldor is focussed on companies that develop new biological or chemical molecular entities, that address a significant unmet medical need. Hemispherian is Meneldor’s sixth and most recent addition to their list of portfolio companies.

About Kistefos

Kistefos AS is a private investment company owned by Christen Sveaas. The company was established in 1998 and manages a diversified portfolio of companies within a variety of industries including offshore, shipping, financial services, technology and real estate. Kistefos’ investment portfolio is managed from Oslo, Norway, and is mainly focused on investments in Europe.

About Kvantia

Kvantia is a global Investor Partnership in Oslo, Norway, formerly Andenæsgruppen. Kvantia has a disciplined investment strategy securing superior risk adjusted returns, while at the same time aiming for positive influence and impact on qualitative aspects of life on earth. Their quantitative activities are organized in Kvantia AS and their qualitative activities in Kvalia AS.


Zeno Albisser, CEO
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0349 Oslo
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Record changed: 2022-11-29


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