A New Venture Capital Fund Dedicated to the European Blue Growth

Our focus: the Blue Growth

BlueForward invests in innovative companies operating in these 4 areas
We consider investment opportunities based in Europe, North America and in the Middle-East

Blue Fish

Turning aquaculture and fishing into sustainable industries
with high yield, high quality nutritional content,
low environmental rejects, low antibiotics use, etc.

Blue Algae

Sustainable macro/micro algae farming technologies
for food and feed security

Blue Diversity

Marine biodiversity valorisation to enhance global health and sustainability
nutraceuticals, medical devices, agriculture biocontrol, enzymes, etc.

Blue Climate

Marine climate-impact technologies
bio-energy, shipping efficiency, water security, etc.

Why a BlueForward Fund?

Companies supported by BlueForward address #1 Global concerns - food security, sustainable development and climate change - with sustainable solutions deeply rooted in the Oceans and their bio-ressources
Global Challenges,
Blue Solutions

European Innovative Companies in the Blue Economy do not receive adequate funding although the sector has a strategic importance, is highly innovative and is growing at a fast pace.

BlueForward aims at bringing adequate funding and support to these companies, to untap the Blue Growth.

  • Addl. Food need by 2050

    Global population and wealth increase by 2050 require a 70% increase in food production

  • Over fishing

    More than 50% of fisheries are exploiting declining or exhausted fish resources

  • Marine Bio Diversity still widely unknown

    Less than 1% of the marine bio-diversity has been exploited

  • Ocean capture of global warming energy

    More than 93% of the additional energy received by the planet due to greenhouse gases is absorbed by the Oceans

Investment Team

BlueForward is managed by a highly complementary team, assembling strong experiences in ocean technologies, venture capital and business development
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Pierre Erwes

Chairman – Co-Founder
Serial entrepreneur experienced in key Biomarine sectors, Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology. Founder of BioMarine, established record in growing and steering organizations to sustainable profit through leadership, management and knowledge of the global value chain and technology landscape
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Jerome Samson

Managing Partner – Co-Founder
Accomplished fund manager recognized for working across industries, markets and cultures to create and deliver a global vision for the future of nutrition and food. Previously founder and managing director of a 52 M€ VC fund. Led investments in Europe in complex life sciences industries in dozens of early to late stage startups
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Antonin Calzarossa

Managing Partner – Co-Founder
Extensive experience in structured finance and project finance having worked at JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch and RBS in London and New York covering large institutional and corporate clients. Currently founder and managing partner at Novea Partners, advising SMEs in the cleantech sector (M&A, debt and equity financing).
Active board member, angel investor and mentor in top London incubators

Network & Partners

BlueForward's team members work in close relationship with leading institutions involved in the Blue Revolution

Contact us

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We are currently actively seeking new investment opportunities.