Leading Investors and Strategics
The venture capital fund (FCPR) has capital of €150 million to invest in PIA initiatives managed by ADEME, and is managed by Bpifrance Investissement. It invests sums of between €1 million and €10 million, systematically seeking matching investment from private partners and acting as an informed investor. The fund primarily targets equity and quasi-equity investments in minority shareholdings in innovative SMEs, mainly French-based and unlisted. The Ecotechnologies Fund invests in those areas of the PIA under ADEME's management: renewable carbon-free energies and green chemistry, smart grids, the circular economy (waste recovery, eco-design and industrial ecology) and vehicles of the future. The Ecotechnologies investment areas are described more precisely in the AMI calls, "Appels à Manifestations d'Intérêt", issued by ADEME and available on the following links: www.ademe.fr/IA_fonds_propres and www.bpifrance.fr.
Braemar Energy Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on making investments in the energy technology sector. The firm's principals have invested in more than 60 companies in the sector and have more than 100 years of combined technical, operational and financial experience in energy and energy-related industries. Braemar partners with exceptional companies and management teams, in both alternative and traditional energy markets, which can contribute to a more profitable and efficient energy landscape through innovation and marketplace expertise. Additional information is available at www.braemarenergy.com.
Demeter is among the European leaders for sustainable investment mainly in France, Spain and Germany. Demeter specializes in private equity investments in the energy and environmental transition sectors and manages venture capital, growth capital / buyout capital and infrastructure funds. With € 1 billion assets under management and 33 professionals, Demeter has made 120 investments over the last 10 years. Additional information is available at www.demeter-im.com.
Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people and we offer well designed, functional and affordable, high quality home furnishing, produced with care for people and the environment. IKEA Group owns and operates 362 stores in 29 countries under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V., owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor. In FY17, IKEA Group stores had 817 million visitors and 2.1 billion people visited www.IKEA.com.
The IKEA Group venture capital investments unit invests to support the growth of innovative companies that are building a more sustainable, connected and affordable life at home.
Intel Capital invests in innovative startups targeting 5G connectivity, the data center, artificial intelligence, merged reality, autonomous driving and a wide range of other disruptive technologies. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested US $12.2 billion in 1,500 companies worldwide, and more than 640 portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired. Intel Capital curates thousands of business development introductions each year between its portfolio companies and the Global 2000. For more information on what makes Intel Capital one of the world's most powerful venture capital firms, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital.
Sofinnova Partners is a leading European venture capital firm. Based in Paris, France, the firm focuses on paradigm shifting technologies alongside visionary entrepreneurs. Sofinnova Partners seeks to invest as a founding and lead investor in start-ups and corporate spin-offs, and has backed nearly 500 companies over more than 40 years, creating market leaders around the globe. Today, Sofinnova Partners has over €1.6 billion under management. For more information, please visit: www.sofinnova.fr
Founded in 2017 by the seasoned CEA Investissement funds management team, CEA and Amundi, it specializes in deep-tech venture capital in life sciences, energy, and industry (electronics, advanced materials, instruments…). After taking over the CEA Investissement historical portfolio and with two new funds closed mid-2017, it currently has €230M under management from seed to venture capital, and 47 companies in its portfolio. The management team is based in Paris and Grenoble, France. www.supernovainvest.com.
Valeo is an automotive supplier, partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the development of intuitive driving. In 2014, the Group generated sales of €12.7 billion euros and invested over 10% of its original equipment sales in research and development. Valeo has 133 plants, 16 research centers, 34 development centers, 15 distribution platforms and employs 81,200 people in 29 countries worldwide. Valeo is listed on Euronext Paris and is a member of the CAC 40 index. Additional information is available at www.valeo.com