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Demeter

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Dimitri Onistsuk Gaia Dempsey

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Total investments 46
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$11M
Portfolio companies 38
Rounds per year 2.71
Lead investments 13
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.15
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Renewable Energy
  • Software
  • Energy
  • Analytics
  • Farming
Summary

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Ynsect, Aledia, TIBOT Technologies. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Hardware, Biotechnology.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Demeter, startups are often financed by Demeter Partners, Emertec Gestion, CEA Investissement. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Bpifrance, Supernova Invest, Kouros. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Bpifrance, VisVires New Protein, The Yield Lab.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

This organization was formed by Dimitri Onistsuk, Gaia Dempsey.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Crop.Zone

Agriculture
AgTech
Farming
$11M07 Jun 2022 Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

SENCROP

Agriculture
AgTech
Analytics
Business/Productivity Software
Data Integration
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Farming
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Other Agriculture
$18M10 May 2022 Calais, Hauts-de-France, France

Saturne Technology

Manufacturing
Precious Metals
$4M10 Mar 2022 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

CarbonWorks

Biotechnology
$12M01 Mar 2022 Aquitaine, New Aquitaine, France

NAWA Technologies

CleanTech
Nanotechnology
$21M20 Jan 2022 France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Opendatasoft

Analytics
Data Integration
Data Visualization
Developer APIs
Enterprise Software
GovTech
Internet of Things
Smart Cities
$25M10 Jan 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Plan A

GreenTech
Insurance
Social Impact
$10M03 Nov 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Verkor

Battery
Electronics
Industrial
Manufacturing
$118M07 Jul 2021 Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France

SWEETCH Energy

Consumer Goods
Energy
Home and Garden
$6M13 Apr 2021 France, Brittany, France
News
SoftBank, Demeter and Coparion invest $3M into Plan A’s B2B carbon monitoring and ESG platform

– Plan A, a Berlin-based automated SaaS B2B startup, has raised $3m for its platform that lets companies measure, monitor, reduce and report their environmental footprint, thus improving their ESG ratings.
– French VC Demeter led the round with German VC Coparion; SoftBank joined the round as a strategic investor.
– The cash will be used to enhance Plans A’s carbon emission and ESG management software for enterprise customers in Europe, and for international expansion.
– Some estimates put the market for emission management solutions at between $10 billion and $26 billion in the next five years.
– The U.S. Green Deal and new “EU taxonomy for sustainable activities” is putting pressure on businesses to manage their carbon emissions, leading to the rise of platforms like Plan A.

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