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Sofinnova Partners

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 282
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 163
Rounds per year 5.64
Lead investments 91
Follow on index
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Exits 58
Key employees 11
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Therapeutics

Sofinnova Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1972. The company was established in Europe in France. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Paris.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - France. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Health Care, Medical Device. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Addex Therapeutics, DBV Technologies, MedDay. 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. When startup sums 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

Besides them, we counted 11 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Sofinnova Partners, startups are often financed by Gimv, Idinvest Partners, Bpifrance. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Seventure Partners, Idinvest Partners, Auriga Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Gimv, Andera Partners, Venrock.

This Sofinnova Partners works on 5 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2010. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The average startup value when the investment from Sofinnova Partners is 10-50 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 18 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Mablink Bioscience

$36M14 Oct 2022 Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France


$58M02 Sep 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Health Care
$70M04 Aug 2022 Manchester, England, United Kingdom


Health Care
$55M11 Jul 2022 New York, New York, United States


Clinical Trials
Medical Device
$13M06 Jul 2022 Denmark, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

Micropep Technologies

Lead Generation
$10M27 Jun 2022 France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Moon Surgical

Health Care
Medical Device
$31M07 Jun 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Life Science
$17M05 May 2022 Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Prometheus Materials

Advanced Materials
Green Building
$8M12 Apr 2022 Boulder, Colorado, United States
Founded last year, Mozart Therapeutics lands $55M to develop therapies for celiac and other diseases

– Mozart Therapeutics, a Seattle-based biotech startup, raised $55m funding.
– The round was led by ARCH Venture Partners along with Sofinnova Partners.
– Other backers include MRL Ventures Fund from Merck, Leaps by Bayer, and Eli Lilly & Company.

Tissium Raises €50M in Series C Financing

– Tissium is a medtech company developing biomorphic programmable polymers for tissue reconstruction.
– Company raised €50M in Series C financing.
– The round was led by Cathay Health, affiliated to global investment firm Cathay Capital, with participation from existing shareholders Sofinnova Partners, and others.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to execute on its development plan, up to the commercialization of its nerve repair, hernia repair and cardiovascular sealant products.


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