Sofinnova Partners raises €150M for its third industrial biotech fund dedicated to environmental impact
Sofinnova Partners, a leading European life sciences venture capital firm based in Paris, London and Milan, announced that it has raised €150 million in capital for its early-stage environmental impact fund, bringing the firm’s total assets under management to €2.5 billion across its platform of investment strategies. Sofinnova Industrial Biotech II is part of the venture capital firm’s pioneering sustainability strategy initiated over a decade ago with the launch of the Sofinnova Green Seed Fund.
The fund will continue to finance early-stage companies harnessing biotechnology to develop sustainable solutions across the food, agriculture, chemical and materials sectors. The current portfolio includes companies developing bio-based crop protection solutions (Biotalys, Micropep Technologies), upcycling agricultural waste into chemicals, food or feed ingredients (Afyren, Comet Bio), using fermentation to develop food ingredients (DMC Biotechnologies, Protera, Biosyntia, Microphyt) or biologically producing new chemicals and materials (DNA Script, EnginZyme).