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  Mr. Benjamin Wainstain
Investment Director
Benjamin Wainstain leads the 45M€ seed investment fund at Demeter Partners, a leading European cleantech-focused private equity firm, which he joined in early 2012. He has been working in early-stage venture capital since 2007 and serves as Director for several companies including I-TEN, Lactips, Stimergy, Avenisense, Zenpark, OpenField, NawaTechnologies, Ideol, Cogebio and Microphyt. Prior to joining the venture capital community, Benjamin has spent several years as a management consultant at BearingPoint where he advised large corporate in their organization and business strategies. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, holds a MSc in Environmental technologies from ENGREF, Paris, and a MSc in bioinformatics from Marseille University.



  Demeter Partners
Paris, France

Demeter Partners, an AMF-accredited independent asset management company

Demeter Partners is an independent French P.E. Management Company specialized in the management of private equity funds exclusively dedicated to cleantech investments. Demeter exclusively invests in unlisted SMEs within the eco-industries sector (water, air and waste treatment, site remediation...) and eco-energies (renewable energies, energy efficiency, green transportation...). In these sectors, Demeter Partners invests in SMEs presenting growth pers¬pectives, a good positioning in the value chain and a strong management team. Demeter works with SMEs primarily located in France, Germany and Spain, with unit investments ranging from € 0.5M to 15M.


 Organisation Activities
Activity: an investor or lender > venture capital / private equity fund manager / an investor or lender > venture capital / private equity fund manager > private equity / later-stage
Technology Sectors: agriculture / semiconductors / white biotechnology / energy, clean technology, environment / environment / energy efficiency & transmission / alternative/renewable energy / eco-construction / industrial products, materials & nanotech / energy-efficiency / smart mobility & logistics
Geographic: france


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