A LEADER AND PIONEER IN DEEP TECH INVESTMENT IN FRANCE, SUPERNOVA INVEST SUPPORTS TECHNOLOGY START-UPS FROM INCEPTION TO MATURITY.
Supernova Invest is the pioneer and leader in deep tech investment in France, from business inception to maturity.
Supernova Invest’s founding team has more than 20 years’ experience in innovation capital. It emerged from the alliance in 2017 between the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, CEA) and Amundi (Crédit Agricole Group).
Recognized by Reuters in 2017 as the most innovative government research institution in Europe, the CEA passed on its DNA of disruptive technology-based innovation to Supernova Invest. Over the life of the portfolio companies, the CEA’s contribution might take the form of intellectual property, research contracts, infrastructure, or its unique network of industry partners.
Amundi is Europe’s largest asset manager, with €1,600 billion under management. The Crédit Agricole Group gives our portfolio companies access to its range of banking solutions.
Supernova Invest is an independent management company. Investment decisions are made by the partners on the Investment Committee.
The Supernova Invest team combines the best of technology and financing. What sets it apart is its ability to understand both the underlying technologies and the most complex deep tech business models.
With a total of about 100 investments and more than 70 portfolio companies, Supernova Invest benefits from a unique track record in deep tech, as reflected in its 30 or so successful trade exits and six IPOs.
Supernova Invest has focused its efforts on four major areas of expertise: Industry 4.0, healthcare, energy & environment, and digital technologies, supporting the technology leaders of the future.
The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) creates CEA Investissement, which holds the CEA’s strategic investments. The €72 million fund is advised and run by Supernova Invest.
Amorçage Technologique Investissement
ATI is a €38 million multi-sector fund. Funding is provided by three industry groups, the CEA, and Bpifrance, which operate under the Investments for the Future Program via the National Start-Up Fund.
SN2 is a €75 million multi-sector fund. Funding is provided by Crédit Agricole, the CEA, five industry groups, and Bpifrance, which operate under the Investments for the Future Program via the National Start-Up Fund.
Crédit Agricole Innovations et Territoires
CAIT is a €50 million multi-sector venture capital fund. Funding is provided by the Crédit Agricole Group, supplemented by the Amundi Avenir Innovation FCPI; Supernova Invest is responsible for its financial management.
THE SUPERNOVA INVEST
OUR IMPACT POLICY
Supernova Invest is committed to including ESG principles in its investment policy and with its portfolio companies
THE INITIATIVES WE SUPPORT
Supernova Invest signed the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI defines responsible investment as a strategy and practice of taking ESG criteria into account in investment decisions.
Supernova Invest signed France Invest’s Charter of commitment of investors for growth and Charter to promote men and women equality.
OUR ESG CHARTER
Supernova Invest has drawn up an ESG charter which details the consideration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria in its investment policy as well as in the internal management of the company.
THE CONTRIBUTION OF OUR PORTFOLIO COMPANIES TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SGDs)
Supernova Invest invests in Deeptech start-ups in various sectors such as health, ecological transition, or digital, and which contribute to the United Nations’ 2030 SDGs. Supernova Invest has reviewed the contribution of its holdings with the help of Ethifinance. More than 90% of the holdings in our funds in the investment phase make at least one contribution to the SDGs.
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