Sanofi Ventures announces multi-year capital commitment from Sanofi, increasing evergreen fund to $750M
Fund focuses on early stage investing, company co-creation, leading financing rounds and is committed to continuing its investment reach by prioritizing companies advancing innovation
Paris, January 11, 2023 Sanofi Ventures has announced an additional multi-year commitment from Sanofi, with an increase in capital to more than $750 million to the evergreen venture fund. In addition to serving as a financial partner to top-tier early-to-mid-stage portfolio companies, the fund supports future efforts for business development and M&A opportunities within Sanofi. The additional capital, confirmed by the executive committee, will also fuel the expansion and investment capacity of the Sanofi Ventures investment team on a global scale.
Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi
“Sanofi’s purpose in chasing the miracles of science reaches far beyond our labs. As we continue to build our best-in-class pipeline, we are investing in early stage companies that share our ambition of delivering transformative science and digital innovation. This capital commitment signals Sanofi’s accelerated ambitions in the venture capital community and our continued desire to collaborate with global innovators in the best interests of patients.”
Jason P. Hafler
Managing Director, Sanofi Ventures
“We are grateful for Sanofi’s support over the past decade and appreciate their renewed commitment to early stage innovations that will fuel the next generation of transformative companies aiming to improve the lives of patients.”
Sanofi Ventures invests in top innovators working in areas including immunology and inflammation, rare diseases, oncology, cell and gene therapy, vaccines, and digital health and data science. The team partners across all stages of the private company lifecycle, from Seed to Series B and beyond, leading financings, serving on boards, and taking pride in working alongside portfolio companies to drive long-term value.
In 2022, Sanofi Ventures closed 10 investments in global therapeutic and digital areas of strategic interest to Sanofi. Since its inception, 80% of investments have been in biotherapeutics and 20% have been in digital health companies.
We are an innovative global healthcare company, driven by one purpose: we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Our team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally, while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions.
Sanofi is listed on EURONEXT: SAN and NASDAQ: SNY
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