Guillaume is a principal at Sofinnova Partners. He joined us in 2017 to support our investments in the industrial biotechnology and renewable chemistry sectors.
He started his career in the chemical industry, spending several years in Brussels at Solvay, to develop disruptive technologies for sustainable energies and advanced materials through partnerships between start-ups, research institutes and in-house R&D teams. Then, he joined Solvay Ventures as Investment Manager to work even more closely with entrepreneurs.
Guillaume believes the Sofinnova Partners Industrial Biotech team’s scientific expertise is a big factor in its success. "When someone has some synthetic biology technology, and they want to create a company, not many VC investors are able to go deep with them,” he said, adding that people who know the sector would say: “if you want to find a deeptech investor, able to make some strong impact and help you make progress in industrial biotech — Sofinnova is it."
Guillaume holds Master’s Degrees in Genetics-Immunology (Université Paris Descartes) and in Industrial Biotechnology (Université de Technologie de Compiègne/AgroParisTech). He also holds degrees in Innovation Management (UTC/NEOMA business school) completed by an executive education at Louvain School of Management (Belgium).