Sustainability + Impact

    For more than a decade, Sofinnova Partners has been investing in companies that apply biotechnology to develop sustainable solutions in agriculture, food, chemicals and materials.

    We're an environmental impact strategy, with a focus on early-stage investments, helping entrepreneurs build teams and knowledge networks. We find the right financial and industrial partners so that companies we invest in have multiple options.

    2012Sofinnova Green Seed Fund€22.5 million
    2017Sofinnova IB I€125 million
    2021Sofinnova IB II€175 million
    • Close: 2012

      Fund: Sofinnova Green Seed Fund

      AMT: €22.5 million

    • Close: 2017

      Fund: Sofinnova IB I

      AMT: €125 million

    • Close: 2021

      Fund: Sofinnova IB II

      AMT: €175 million

    Video: The Industrial Biotech team explains the investment thesis behind their strategy

    Industrial biotech is important for Sofinnova Partners because it is critical to our collective future. Each member of the team is motivated by a desire to bring sustainable solutions to our everyday life.

    • Sofinnova Industrial BiotechA decade of perfecting an impact strategy

      Sofinnova Partners' Industrial Biotech team officially closed the firm's first formal impact fund under Article 9 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). Here is our story about how it all started more than a decade ago with the idea that biotechnology was evolving so quickly that it would disrupt sectors outside of healthcare. A team took shape and the idea blossomed through three iterations into a €175 million early-stage fund.

    "We could easily live without an Uber. It's not going to change our lives if we just have to flag a taxi. But tomorrow if we run out of food, that's a big problem. If we destroy the environment, that's a big problem."

    “Founders need to have force, to be able to move mountains and stay resilient when things are not easy. Creativity and charisma are important, of course, but resilience is a very key feature.”

    "If you want to find a deeptech investor, able to make some impact and help you make progress in industrial biotech Sofinnova is it."

    “You need to hire people who are better than you are.”


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