Sofinnova Partners

Sofinnova Partners

An independent venture capital firm based in Paris that provides funding for seed, early stage and late stage biotechnology ventures

Sofinnova Partners is an independent venture capital firm from Paris, France that provides funding for seed, early stage and late stage ventures. Founded in 1972, the firm has financed and has partnered with almost 500 companies. They invest in companies in the life science sector, especially those that work with biopharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, and industrial biotechnology. It usually invests in Round A, and leads its portfolio companies until exit.

The company prioritizes projects with strong intellectual property and whose founders have pharmaceutical or industrial experience. They invest in start-ups usually from the academic world, as well as spin-offs.

Timeline

July 30, 1972

Founded

Funded Companies

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Industry
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Synthace is a software company based out of London, UK building automation software that gives biologists the ability to control and analyze the performance of lab hardware.

A chemical company that uses biotechnology and chemical catalysis to transform renewable feedstock into chemicals.

DNA Script is a DNA synthesis company founded by Thomas Ybert, Sylvain Gariel, and Xavier Gordon in 2014, and headquartered in Paris, France.

A biotechnology company using microbiology and chemistry to produce consumer goods and industrial products.

Laszlo Systems is a company founded by David Temkin.

MISSION Therapeutics is a Cambridge, Cambridgeshire-based biotechnology company offering a platform for the development of small molecule drugs that selectively target deubiquitylating enzymes.

A biotechnology company developing immuno-oncology therapies and therapeutic vaccines

A biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing small molecules that target G protein-coupled receptors

A company developing therapies to treat dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease

RefleXion Medical is an Hayward, California-based medical diagnostics company founded by Akshay Nanduri.

Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a preclinical stage company focusing on the development of small molecule drugs.

A company developing antiviral medicines focused on ffighting drug-resistant viruses

ASSIA is a Redwood Shores, California-based company.

Intrepida is developing cancer drugs that engage novel innate immune targets such as BAG3 and IFITM2

Delinia is a company founded by Jeffrey Greve.

Checkmate Pharmaceuticals is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Lucia Faccio

Partner, Sofinnova Telethon Fund

Anne Osdoit

Partner

Denis Lucquin

Managing Partner

Dominique Verdier

Operations

Guillaume Baxter

Senior Associate

Jacques Theurillat

Partner, Crossover fund

Lamia Idrissi

Operations

Lukas Guenther

Venture Partner

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Abivax

AblaCare

AFYX Therapeutics

AgroSavfe

Comet Biorefining

Comet Therapeutics

DMC Biotechnologies

Inotrem

Microphyt

TISSIUM

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