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.”
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
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