Venture Capital: funding the growth of Tech for Good players

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A dual goal to promote innovations for Nature’s benefit

We are helping to transform the economy through our approach, which aims to deliver financial returns, promote technology and achieve sustainability by supporting entrepreneurs who make social and environmental impacts central to their business performance.

Technology for the common good

Our Tech for Good approach is to invest in startups whose products and services are creating tangible solutions for a fair and sustainable transition. We are also committed to supporting traditional players as they transform towards a more sustainable business model.

SWEN, a recognised Tech for Good player

Since 2018, we have made more than 50 Tech for Good investments in sectors such as recycling, energy, human resources, healthcare and mobility. We have developed a tailored range of support services for our portfolio companies, which cover go-to-market strategies, internal structuring, sales referrals, recruitment assistance and ESG guidance.

50+ investments carried out

>€60m invested since 2018

3,500+ opportunities received

Our investment thesis

To achieve our goal of investing for Nature’s profit, our Tech for Good investment strategy supports startups that contribute to the environmental transition and the development of a more inclusive society. We invest amounts ranging from €300,000 to €3 million, from seed to Series B funding, in the share capital of companies operating in promising sectors.

 

Maturity

Seed, Series A, Series B

Investment

From €300,000 to €3 million

Geography

France and Europe

New energies

Low-carbon energies, energy efficiency, new infrastructure, etc.

Sustainable food & agriculture

Precision agriculture, preservation of resources, alternative proteins, etc.

Manufacturing of the future

New plants, new materials, waste management and decontamination, etc.

Healthcare

Patient monitoring, prevention, diagnostic aids, etc.

Human capital

Knowledge sharing, alternative learning, human resources, etc.

Prevention & protection

Cybersecurity, climate adaptation, public health risk prevention, etc.

Our investments

Beedeez

Reinventing professional training for employees in the field

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Agriodor

Olfactory repellents to reduce the farming industry’s dependence on synthetic pesticides

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Les Alchimistes

Collecting and transforming food waste into compost to enrich our soil

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LegalPlace

A digital solution to simplify legal procedures when starting a new business

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Skillup

A digital tool for optimising talent management

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Hub.Cycle

Turning today’s waste into tomorrow’s ingredients

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Our investment team

Xavier LE BLAN

Head of Innovation and Wealth Management

Michèle CHANE-HONG

Executive Assistant, Venture Capital and Private Asset Management

Julien BOURRET

Investment Director

Anatole MAIZIÈRES

Principal

Victoire DUMAS

Senior Associate

Yassine MERZAGUI

Associate

Our investment expertise

Private equity

MULTI-STRATEGY PRIVATE EQUITY

A diversified range offering private access to the best sustainable funds and assets in Europe.

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Ocean impact

Blue Ocean

SWEN BLUE OCEAN

An impact investment strategy that invests directly in startups whose innovations are helping to regenerate ocean health.

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Infrastructure

MULTI-STRATEGY INFRASTRUCTURE

A multi-strategy and co-investment expertise to finance tomorrow’s infrastructure for a sustainable economy.

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Climate impact

SWEN IMPACT FUND FOR TRANSITION

An impact investment strategy to support the deployment of green assets and accelerate the decarbonisation of the economy.

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Mezzanine debt

MEZZANINE DEBT

A flexible approach of private debt combining mezzanine debt and equity while keeping ESG at the heart of financing.

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