January, 17 2022 Investment in sustainable livestock: TrophoSYS GmbH closes a successful 7‑figure financing round

Financ­ing round raised from a con­sor­tium of exist­ing and new investors; bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh increases lead investment

TrophoSYS GmbH has suc­cess­fully closed a 7‑figure Series A financ­ing round. In addi­tion to bm‑t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh (bm|t), which increased its lead invest­ment, Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Hol­z­land, Treuen­burg Ven­ture Part­ners — a Treuen­burg Group com­pany, and new pri­vate investors invested in the devel­op­ment of inno­v­a­tive processes and equip­ment for sus­tain­able livestock.

TrophoSYS GmbH aims to intro­duce a new method for gen­der-spe­cific ani­mal germ cell sep­a­ra­tion, thus help­ing to improve the qual­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity of the global food sit­u­a­tion while mak­ing a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to reduc­ing emis­sions. TrophoSYS´ method can be used to tar­get gen­der-spe­cific breed­ing in live­stock while con­serv­ing nat­ural resources. “The meat and dairy indus­tries are sub­ject to global chal­lenges that are inex­orably dri­ving the indus­tri­al­iza­tion process. The devel­op­ment of tech­nolo­gies that are first and fore­most harm­less to health is essen­tial in this sec­tor of indus­try and is the over­rid­ing goal for our prod­uct devel­op­ments. Our focus is on the sus­tain­able use of resources while observ­ing eth­i­cal rules and refrain­ing from genetic manip­u­la­tion,” says Mar­tin Reichen­bach, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of TrophoSYS GmbH. The raised cap­i­tal enables impor­tant devel­op­ment steps on the path from regional research via coop­er­a­tions with users in the field of ani­mal rear­ing to the global imple­men­ta­tion of the process devel­oped by TrophoSYS.

 “We have been accom­pa­ny­ing TrophoSYS as lead investor since 2018 and have been able to wit­ness how the company´s con­cept has matured tech­no­log­i­cally and, at the same time, how the need for solu­tions for sus­tain­able live­stock breed­ing that sig­nif­i­cantly improve upon the cur­rent approaches is con­stantly grow­ing,” empha­sizes Katja Butz­mann, Senior Invest­ment Man­ager at bm|t. Torsten Pfeifer, Treuen­burg Ven­ture Part­ners, adds: “With its tech­ni­cal process for germ cell sep­a­ra­tion, TrophoSYS GmbH is pro­vid­ing a regional and at the same time global impe­tus for sus­tain­able and gen­tle rear­ing of live­stock, which is both eco­log­i­cally and eco­nom­i­cally for­ward-look­ing — a good rea­son for us to invest.”

About TrophoSYS

TrophoSYS GmbH, based in Jena, Ger­many, spe­cial­izes in the devel­op­ment of biotech­nolo­gies that improve or even replace exist­ing sys­tems and meth­ods. In doing so, the com­pany devel­ops sus­tain­able processes and inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts that make a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to improv­ing ani­mal wel­fare, human nutri­tion and the global resource situation.

For more infor­ma­tion, visit www.trophosys.com

About bm|t

bm|t, based in Erfurt, is the lead­ing address for equity invest­ments in Thürin­gen, Ger­many. bm|t cur­rently man­ages nine funds with a total vol­ume of approx­i­mately EUR 350 mil­lion, which invest in inno­v­a­tive com­pa­nies in almost all sec­tors and in all phases of com­pany devel­op­ment — in the start-up and growth phases and in com­pany suc­ces­sion situations.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about bm|t is avail­able at www.bm‑t.com

About Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Holzland

Sparkasse has been rooted in the region since 1828 and is famil­iar with the objec­tives and needs of cit­i­zens and com­pa­nies. As the largest regional finan­cial part­ner, it is impor­tant to Sparkasse to ensure a bet­ter qual­ity of life in the region: through the pro­gres­sive dig­i­tal­iza­tion of its ser­vices, the expan­sion of its advi­sory ser­vices, pub­lic sup­port pro­grams and financ­ing. Sup­port­ing the econ­omy, edu­ca­tion, sport, and cul­ture through mate­r­ial and finan­cial con­tri­bu­tions is an impor­tant part of its oper­a­tions. There­fore, Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Hol­z­land will con­tinue to sup­port busi­ness start-ups and thereby set the foun­da­tion for the jobs of the future.  Invest­ments such as this one in TrophoSYS GmbH are an impor­tant con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­mo­tion of busi­ness and tech­nol­ogy in the region. This is why Sparkasse Jena Saale Hol­z­land will con­tinue to par­tic­i­pate in fur­ther cor­po­rate financ­ing in the future, thus prepar­ing the ground for new jobs. Recently, Sparkasse and the Busi­ness Angels Club Jena e.V., have estab­lished a plat­form for start-ups and pri­vate investors to sup­port the region´s dynamic start-up scene by bundling strong regional know-how and networks.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Hol­z­land is avail­able at www.s‑jena.de

About Treuenburg Group

Treuen­burg Group is a real estate and ven­ture cap­i­tal investor based in Erfurt, the cap­i­tal of Thürin­gen. In addi­tion to real estate invest­ments in mid­dle Ger­many, Treuen­burg man­ages a port­fo­lio of invest­ments in inno­v­a­tive, young com­pa­nies under the brand Treuen­burg Ven­ture Part­ners. Treuenburg´s ven­ture activ­i­ties are focused on the fol­low­ing themes: Dig­i­tal Health, Real Estate Inno­va­tion and Cli­mate Tech.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about Treuen­burg Group is avail­able at www.treuenburg.de