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

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Synthace

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.

Avantium Technologies is an Amsterdam-based manufacturing company offering research and development for products and applications in the energy, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals industry.

MetGen is a Kaarina-based chemical and enzyme company.

Agrosavfe is a Belgium-based company founded in 2013.

Laszlo Systems is a company founded by David Temkin.

A biotechnology company developing immuno-oncology therapies and therapeutic vaccines

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

RefleXion Medical is a Hayward, California-based developer of medical diagnostics and related tools.

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

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

A company developing therapies to treat dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease

AblaCare is a women's health company that specializes in fertility treatments for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

ASSIA is a Redwood Shores, California-based telecommunications equipment company founded in 2003.

Delinia is a San Francisco, California-based company founded in 2015 by Jeffrey Greve.

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

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Sofinnova Venture Partners X, L.P.
650,000,000
595,500,000
August 23, 2016
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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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Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Abivax

AblaCare

AFYX Therapeutics

AgroSavfe

Comet Biorefining

Comet Therapeutics

DMC Biotechnologies

Inotrem

Microphyt

TISSIUM

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