Our mission is to accelerate partnering
for the future of medicine

Our story

Inova Software was founded in 2010 by Gilles Toulemonde, David Carteret and Fritz Eisenhart by merging Inova and Vertical*i. The merger combined Vertical*i’s business development and alliance management expertise with Inova’s experience in strategic innovation software. The newly merged company turned its focus to creating a software that would help life sciences companies find external innovations.

Since then, we’ve worked exclusively in the life sciences, learning the pains and challenges of this industry inside and out. We’re constantly developing new partnerships and new features to help biopharma companies work together better.

For example, we have a strategic partnership with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, organizer of the largest biopharma partnering event of the year. Thanks to this partnership, our CRM is prepopulated with company and contact information from BIO partnering meetings. The two systems are synchronized in real-time, providing our users with always up to date information and helping them find the right partners.

Our team is made up of 50 people hailing from over 15 different countries. With a small, but diverse team, we are flexible, agile and innovative. Inova can be found all over the world, with our headquarters in Lyon and offices in New York and Tokyo.

Our values

It all starts with hiring passionate, talented and diverse people who work well together. We take pride in our accomplishments, but we believe in a solid work/life balance. We work hard, then go home on time so that we can ride our bikes, head to the mountains or enjoy a restaurant or two in Lyon, New York or Tokyo.


We strongly believe in a diverse, international workplace. Not only does it help us better understand our clients, but it leads to increased creativity, better market insights and better solutions. We’re proud to say that our employees represent 15 different nationalities. Walk into the breakroom and at any given moment you might hear a lively discussion happening in a mix of French, English and Spanish.

Have fun

People spend a lot of time and energy at work – the atmosphere matters. We work hard, but we have fun while we do it. A little playfulness goes a long way in making work energizing and stimulating. We also organize team outings, in-office celebrations and company-wide events, because not all fun should be work-related.

Customer satisfaction

We take pride in what we do and in our customers’ satisfaction. Happy customers make us happy. We’re changing the way an industry works and we’re doing it with innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies. But in the end, we’re just people that like working with other people, helping them to succeed.


Improving collaboration is what we do, so naturally, teamwork is one of our core values. Better, more innovative solutions happen when we work together and support each other. Teamwork comes easily when you’re working alongside people you admire and respect.

We’re dedicated to the biopharma industry and changing the way they collaborate.

Join our team

At Inova, you’ll find yourself surrounded by talented, innovative people who love what they do.

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