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Investment Themes

We invest in product and process innovation aimed at solving the global challenges of the food industry

Shifting diets

Better food and nutrition, at the right price
for more demanding consumers

  • New sources of proteins
  • Enhanced ingredients, functional foods, science-based nutritional claims
  • Alternatives to and reduction of fat, sugar, salt and unethical ingredients
  • Personalised nutrition and quantified nutrition solutions
  • Microbiome applications

Trust and Transparency

Customers want to know more about the product journey

  • Clear label solutions
  • Smart and sustainable packaging
  • Timely detection of contaminations and counterfeits
  • Blockchain applications

Increase yield and efficiency

Increase food production with existing resource
footprint and lower environmental impact

  • Gene editing applications
  • Precision agriculture solutions
  • Indoor farming solutions
  • Robotics, sensors, and data

Reduce wasted calories

Reduce food waste in domestic
/ restaurant / retail / production

  • Shelf life extension and monitoring/reduction of spoilage
  • Smart food packaging / smart logistics
  • Alternative use of food waste and by-products
  • Digital marketplaces for food and ingredients

The Team

We understand you and your business. How to start, grow, finance,

acquire or sell an innovative company. We have done it before.

Ivan Farneti

Managing Partner

Niccolo Manzoni

Managing Partner

Giancarlo Addario


Dr. Rob Wylie


Dr. Marco Iotti

Strategic Advisor

Océane Raffaillac

Fund Accountant

We are backed by long-term European institutional investors, the world biggest food
company and a formidable network of industry advisors



Get in touch with us

We are not afraid to roll up our sleeves and do the hard work with you.
We can help you get financed for growth, win customers,
expand the organization, find partners and create value

Five Seasons Ventures

Main Office

6 rue Treilhard
Paris 75008

Representative Office

Via Saragozza 1
42123 Bologna

Five Seasons Ventures Sarl (RCS
832 509 509) is authorized and regulated by
the French AMF - Autorite des Marches

The Fund is supported by InnovFin
Equity, with the financial backing of
the European Union under Horizon
2020 Financial Instruments