CVC/FOF  Sanofi-Genzyme Bioventures

     Office Locations:

500 Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-252-7500
Fax: 617-252-7600



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    Sanofi-Genzyme BioVentures (SGBV) is the corporate venture capital arm of Sanofi. Previously known as Genzyme Ventures, SGBV has an expanded mandate to invest across the broad business footprint of Sanofi. SGBV only invests in early stage companies with promising new products that may be future Sanofi pipeline candidates. Today, SGBV has assembled a portfolio of direct equity investments in a variety of promising innovative life-science companies. In addition to engaging in venture capital, SGBV provides transaction support for equity investments made by other groups within Sanofi, including business development and co-leading with Sunrise negotiations for Sunrise opportunities within global R&D.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Ann DeWitt Sr. Director of Investments and Principal
    Bernard Davitian VP, Managing Director
    Jason Hefler Senior Director of Investments and Principal


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

      Common Sensing
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      Edimer Pharmaceuticals
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      Esperance Pharmaceuticals
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      Evidation Health
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      Fate Therapeutics
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      Immune Design
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      Kahr Medical
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      Navitor Pharmaceuticals
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      Omada Health
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      Ovid Therapeutics
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      Proteostasis Therapeutics
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      Science 37
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      Valerion Therapeutics
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      Yumanity Therapeutics
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