Anouck joined us in 2021. She looks for industrial biotechnology investments in Europe and North America, covering the chemical, materials, agriculture and food sectors. Her particular focus is on sustainability.
Prior to joining Sofinnova, Anouck co-founded XL Batteries, a New York startup developing redox flow batteries for grid scale energy storage. She served as CTO.
Anouck got into venture capital because she enjoys “digging into the science behind the innovations and interacting with entrepreneurs who have drive and creative ideas,” she said. “I am passionate about science and catalyzing the transformation of scientific innovations and technologies into impactful products.” She is a member of the Global Women in VC Community.
Anouck holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University, where she specialized in inorganic molecular clusters and solid-state materials with tunable electronic properties. Her Ph.D. work was featured on the cover of Scientific American’s 2016 World Changing Ideas issue. At Columbia, she received the Louis Hammett Award for Excellence in Chemical Research, awarded to the top Ph.D. student in their final year.
Anouck was a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she studied the synthesis and self assembly of sequence-defined, bio-inspired polymers. She got her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from UC Berkeley.