FOUNDING PARTNER(S)

DEMETER

WHO WE ARE

Demeter is a major player in venture capital and private equity for the ecological transition. We invest from €1m to €30m to support companies at all stages of their development: innovative startups, high growth SMEs and infrastructure projects.

$70,000,000

TARGET SIZE OF FUNDS

Sector

Cleantech, Energy, Property & Real Estate Technology/ Smart Cities

Stage

Series B, Series C, Series D, Growth, Seed, Series A

Region

Europe

Countries

France, Europe, Germany

Founder(s)

Sophie Paturle

Sophie Paturle-Guesnerot is a founding partner of Demeter Partners. Sophie has extensive experience in private equity. Since 1991 she has successfully held the positions of Investment Manager for BTP Capital followed by Investment Director for Credit du Nord. From 1999 to 2005, Sophie was Associate Director for Societe Generale Private Equity. Sophie currently serves as a Board member of IFPEN (French Petroleum and New Energies Institute) and as Chairman of the Audit Committee. She is a former Board member of France Invest (ex-AFIC French Private Equity Association); she founded AFIC Avec Elles (which aims at promoting women in Private Equity) and heads the Climate Commission. Sophie is a graduate in Corporate Finance from the Institut dÕEtudes Politiques de Paris. She also holds a MasterÕs in Economics and is a qualified Corporate Accountant. She is a Knight of the National Order of Merit.