About us

Micropep is building more sustainable agriculture for future generations

We are developing natural crop protection solutions based on the incredible potential of micropeptides; short natural protein molecules that target and regulate plant genes and proteins. We are building the next generation of sustainable solutions for farmers who care about their crops and the future of our planet.

Agricultural biotech with a global vision

Micropep was founded in 2016 as a spin-off of “LRSV”, a French plant research laboratory from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Toulouse University. To date, Micropep has raised nearly $25m from prominent European and US investors and has started its expansion in the USA in 2022.

Global experts in micropeptides

We are a team of 40 accomplished and driven individuals from different scientific and business backgrounds. We are united by our desire to leave a positive impact on our planet. Our team is led by Founder & CEO Thomas Laurent, Founder & Scientific Advisor Jean-Philippe Combier and Chief Technical Officer Mikael Courbot.

Together, we are revolutionizing crop protection with our proprietary micropeptide technology.

Our mission

We are protecting the future of global food production.

We all have a part to play to protect the future of our planet. At Micropep, we are working to develop safe, efficient and sustainable natural solutions to help adapt our agricultural systems to the impact of climate change and help save our planet. This is what gets us out of bed every day.

Meet the team

  • Leadership Team

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      Thomas Laurent

      Founder & CEO

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      Jean-Philippe Combier

      Founder & Scientific Advisor

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      Mikael Courbot

      Chief Technology Officer

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      Jeff Bell

      Chief Financial Officer

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      Kevin Leiner

      Chief Project Officer & VP of Regulatory

  • Board

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      Kevin Smith

      Chairman

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      Eric Rey

      Board Member

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      Guillaume Baxter

      Sofinnova Partner

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      Baptiste Tellier

      Fall Line Capital

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      Romain Sautrau

      Supernova Invest

Interested in joining us on our mission to secure the future of tomorrow’s food? Head to our careers page

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Our partners

Adapting to the impact of climate change requires collective effort

Leading investors and research partners around the world already support us on our mission. Reach out if you’re interested in partnering with us.