Monique Saulnier is now serving in a new position at Sofinnova Partners SAS

Jun 26, 2018
Board and Executive Moves
Background Information
Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer at Sofinnova Partners SAS
Sofinnova Partners is an active manager which invests exclusively in life sciences and information technology firms in France, Europe, and to a limited extent, the US. They also have expertise in the clean technology sector. The firm aims to build companies from seed rounds to a trade sale or an IPO, investing in start-ups and early-stage companies with ambitious projects. They prefer to invest in companies capable of attracting European investors, contributing a minimum of 0.5 million euros per investment, and up to 20 million euros over several rounds of financing.Sofinnova Partners acts as lead or co-lead investor, taking a seat on the board of directors and seeking to bring added value to the investee company management team. The firm builds alliances, teaming up with other venture capitalists so that the investee company can cover their future capital needs and expand.In Information Technology, Sofinnova Partners aims to identify new trends and technological breakthroughs in areas such as materials, photonics and micro-electronics, embedded software and user interfaces for wireless and consumer electronics and IT infrastructure software solutions. The firm maintains a best-practice approach, teaming up with experts who combine scientific knowledge and business experience to help in their selection process.In Life Sciences, Sofinnova Partners focuses on ambitious seed and start-up projects developing new therapeutics in biopharmaceuticals and medical devices and give special attention to spin-offs or teams which leave companies in these two sectors, seeking to invest in companies which develop new products for unmet clinical needs, address big markets and which combine entrepreneurial and pharmaceutical experience.