Sofina Private Funds - Investments in venture and growth capital funds

Sofina Private Funds - Investments in venture and growth capital funds

Sofina Private Funds - Investments in venture and growth capital funds

51% of the Net Asset Value (1)

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Venture and growth capital funds

~80 core General Partners

Active in the US, Asia and Europe

Equity commitment between EUR 5 m and EUR 50 m

First investments in 1978

Long-term partner across cycles

Incorporates social and environmental aspects

(1) Considering the portfolio in transparency as at 30 June 2022.

Activity description

With over 40 years of experience investing in Private Funds, Sofina is an established institutional Limited Partner with a global network of top tier General Partners 

 

Sofina invests in Private Funds since 1978, with a particular focus on venture capital and growth capital. We have built strong partnerships with our core managers over decades, supporting them across fundraising cycles and new strategies. This allowed us to grow alongside them and be part of the unique development of the venture capital and growth asset classes.

Our strategy relies on building long-term partnerships with top tier General Partners. Sofina Direct and Sofina Private Funds are mutually additive to compound knowledge and networks in the growth and innovation ecosystems across focus sectors and geographies. Alongside our stable and platform-wide commitments to trusted managers, our ability to co-invest with them has also been a lever of value creation. It allows us to support the General Partners’ portfolio companies in later financing rounds while getting access to high quality direct investment opportunities. We further add value thanks to our global network from which we make introductions to General Partners and portfolio companies.

Our Private Funds investments are diversified by geography (US, Europe, Asia), by sector (generalists and sector specialists), by strategy (early-stage venture capital, late-stage venture capital and growth equity) and we strive to have a consistent commitment pace across fund vintages.

ESG is at the core of our investment philosophy and a key part of our selection process, assessing General Partners’ track record in terms of internal operations, investment focus, and impact on portfolio companies and communities.

Selected GPs based in the US or with global footprint:

  • Accel
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Arch Venture Partners
  • Battery
  • Bessemer
  • DST
  • Founders Fund
  • Francisco Partners
  • General Atlantic
  • General Catalyst
  • Iconiq
  • Insight
  • IVP
  • Kleiner Perkins
  • Lightspeed (US, India & China)
  • Lux Capital
  • Orbimed
  • Polychain
  • Redpoint (US & China)
  • Ribbit
  • Sequoia (US, India & China)
  • Spectrum
  • Summit
  • TA Associates
  • Thoma Bravo
  • Thrive
  • Tiger Global
  • Venrock

Selected GPs based in Asia:

  • Ascendent
  • ChrysCapital
  • Crescent Point
  • Genesis
  • GGV
  • InvAscent
  • Kedaara
  • Loyal Valley Capital
  • LYFE
  • Matrix (India & China)
  • Multiples
  • Qiming
  • Source Code
  • Trustbridge

 

Selected GPs based in Europe:

  • Alven
  • Atlantic Labs
  • Atomico
  • Balderton
  • Blossom
  • Dawn
  • EMH
  • Felix
  • Hoxton
  • Local Globe
  • Mérieux
  • Moonfire
  • Northzone
  • Point9
  • Singular
  • Sofindev
  • Stride