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Sofinnova Ventures, Inc.  CERTIFIED

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Rated 2.7 / 5.0 by 7
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2.9
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3.0
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2.6
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2.4
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Assistance
2.7

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FIRM OVERVIEW: Large Private VC founded in 1974 based out of Menlo Park, USA (US West)

FIRM DESCRIPTION: Since 1974, Sofinnova Ventures has partnered with entrepreneurs to secure initial funding, build successful management teams, form impactful corporate alliances, win key customers, and navigate acquisitions and IPOs. With $1 billion under management, our firm applies capital and expertise to guide start-up companies to successful exits.

TEAM MEMBERS: Alain Azan, Barry Selick, Eric Buatois, James I. Healy, Jeffrey Stein, Kari Hunt, Michael Powell, Nathalie Auber, Nicola Campbell,

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Second Tier

Fund: Sofinnova Ventures, Inc.

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-13

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They do not lead deals, but co-invest with other venture capitalists.

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Entrepreneur Beware

Fund: Sofinnova Ventures, Inc.

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-06-24

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Has a well-deserved reputation of being entrepreneur unfriendly, taking advantage of inexperience and making empty promises. Job #1 is to get rid of founders, steal their stock and install compliant cronies/family into management roles. Many examples.

Unethical business practices include stock options for VC directors into their termsheets (this is double-dipping, and is at the expense of their LP's and Portfolio company management - they get hefty management fees and share in the carry already).

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Tight Focus

Fund: Sofinnova Ventures, Inc.

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-04-17

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I am trying to fund a device firm and received the following within ten hours of first contact:

"Sofinnova is currently focused on investing in biopharmaceutical deals and is not doing any device deals."

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