• Paris, Mar. 20 2017

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    American accelerator Techstars is coming to Paris in partnership with Air Liquide, Groupama Group, FDJ, Groupe Renault and Total

    Paris, Mar. 20 2017

    American accelerator Techstars is coming to Paris in partnership with Air Liquide, Groupama Group, FDJ, Groupe Renault and Total

     

    With already 27 accelerators in the US, Europe and Africa, Techstars, the most prestigious startup accelerator, is now coming to Paris. Techstars will move into the Partech Shaker, the startup campus founded by the Venture Capital firm Partech Ventures.
    For its arrival in the French capital, Techstars has received active support from Air Liquide, Groupama group, FDJ, Renault and its subsidiary RCI Bank and Services, and Total, and will be joined by one or two additional partners by the summer.

    Techstars and Partech have known each other for quite a few years, and share a taste for discovering new tech talents and supporting entrepreneurs by connecting them with other entrepreneurs, helping them to grow more quickly. It was only natural for them to work together for Techstars’ arrival in Paris, a city with some 12,000 startups and which this year is confirming its status as the tech capital of Europe.

    “Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed and we’re excited to launch our first accelerator in France. We are incredibly thankful to Partech for their role in helping to bring Techstars to Paris. Techstars has gotten to know Partech over the last several years through mutual co-investments and a partnership between Techstars NYC and Partech’s international startup campus based in Paris, the Partech Shaker.” says Bertier Luyt, Managing Director of Techstars Paris.

    “We share with Techstars our passion for supporting the most ambitious entrepreneurs from their beginnings through to their transformation. This is what we have done for the past three years, providing support from the very first financing rounds of incredible adventures such as next-generation insurance Alan, the ApolloShield anti-drone system, the blockchain revolution for banking access in developing countries with Atlas.money, operation of autonomous vehicles with BestMile, ecommerce delivery by drones in 10 minutes with Flirtey, connected medicine with Push Doctor, virtual reality with Resolution Games, and even the flying water taxis from SeaBubble,” explains Romain Lavault, General Partner at Partech Ventures.

     

    THIRTEEN WEEKS TO GROW… WITH THE BEST MENTORS

    Techstars is deploying its 13-week accelerator program supported by its experienced teams as well as by the most prestigious mentors, including William Shu, founder of Deliveroo, Mike Hudack, Product Director at Facebook and Nuno Simaria, CTO at HelloFresh.

    More than 1,000 international startups have already benefitted from this unique, highly selective mentoring program. Less than 1% of applications are accepted. Techstars alumni companies bear witness to the program’s quality, having already raised over $3 billion after completing the program. Techstars accelerator portfolio is $7.8 billion.

    The first class of Techstars Paris will settle into the Partech Shaker in September 2017. Interested startups can apply to join the program on the Techstars website. In addition to applications expected in Paris, the program will also draw from the Startup Weekends which have already brought out nearly 210,000 entrepreneurs in 135 countries and from the network of the 27 Techstars accelerators on both sides of the Atlantic.

    “The Techstars team is looking forward to meeting the best of the French and European tech scenes, and in September welcoming the startups to the Partech Shaker for a first high-caliber season,” says Bertier Luyt, Managing Director of Techstars Paris.

     

    THE PARTECH SHAKER: A HIGH-TECH SETTING FOR THE BEST INTERNATIONAL STARTUPS

    In 2016, the Partech Shaker, Partech’s flagship intended to support entrepreneurs, launched the Europe Made Easy program to help foreign tech companies set up a base in France and expand their activity in France and/or in Europe. Since then, England-based Made.com and the American company Etsy have added themselves to the list of residents among twenty or so startups including Dropbox, Hired, Influans and Pinterest.

    “Hosting Techstars at the Partech Shaker is in line with our approach of creating an international entrepreneurial ecosystem in the heart of Paris. Techstars will bring the best startups, both French and international, to the Partech Shaker. It is also a way to offer valuable connections to the startups that we support, and to enrich our network of mentors. Techstars and Partech share the same values based around one concept: #EntrepreneursFirst,” explains Marie Raichvarg, Managing Director of the Partech Shaker.

     

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  • Paris, Mar. 20 2017

    L’accélérateur américain Techstars s’implante à Paris, au Partech ..

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    L’accélérateur américain Techstars s’implante à Paris, au Partech Shaker en partenariat avec Air Liquide, le groupe Groupama, FDJ, Groupe Renault et Total

    Paris, Mar. 20 2017

    L’accélérateur américain Techstars s’implante à Paris, au Partech Shaker en partenariat avec Air Liquide, le groupe Groupama, FDJ, Groupe Renault et Total

     

    Fort de ses 27 accélateurs aux USA, en Europe et en Afrique, Techstars, le plus prestigieux accélérateur de startups, s’installe aujourd’hui à Paris, au sein du Partech Shaker, le campus de startups créé par le fonds d’investissement Partech Ventures.
    Pour cette implantation dans la capitale française, Techstars a bénéficié du soutien actif de Air Liquide, Groupama, FDJ, Renault et sa filiale RCI Bank and Services, ainsi que Total, et seront rejoints par un ou deux partenaires supplémentaires d’ici l’été.

    Techstars et Partech se connaissent depuis de nombreuses années et partagent le goût de la découverte des futurs talents de la Tech, ainsi que l’accompagnement des entrepreneurs par les entrepreneurs pour les faire grandir plus vite. C’est donc naturellement qu’ensemble ils ont préparé l’arrivée de Techstars à Paris, qui s’affirme cette année comme la capitale de la Tech en Europe, riche de quelque 12 000 startups.

    « Notre relation avec Partech, qui fréquentait déjà assidûment nos programmes et a souvent investi dans nos startups, a été décisive dans la mise en place de cette nouvelle implantation. Nous partageons avec Partech un ADN très international, un intérêt pour l’accompagnement d’entrepreneurs exceptionnels très en amont mais aussi la nécessité de construire un écosystème de startups, d’entrepreneurs, de mentors et de grands groupes prestigieux pour les accompagner ». déclare Bertier Luyt, Managing Director, Techstars Paris.

    « Nous partageons en effet avec Techstars notre passion pour l’accompagnement des entrepreneurs les plus ambitieux, depuis les débuts jusqu’à leur transformation. C’est ce que nous avons fait ces trois dernières années en accompagnant dès les tous premiers tours de financement d’incroyables aventures comme l’assurance nouvelle génération Alan, le système anti-drone d’ApolloShield, la révolution blockchain pour la bancarisation des pays émergents avec Atlas.money, le contrôle des véhicules autonomes avec Bestmile, la livraison e-commerce en 10 minutes avec les drones de Flirtey, la télé-médecine de Push Doctor, la réalité virtuelle avec Resolution Games… ou encore les taxis fluviaux de SeaBubble » détaille Romain Lavault, General Partner chez Partech Ventures.

     

    TREIZE SEMAINES POUR GRANDIR… AVEC LES MEILLEURS MENTORS

    Au Partech Shaker, Techstars développe son programme d’accélération sur 13 semaines encadré par ses équipes performantes mais aussi par les mentors les plus prestigieux parmi lesquels William Shu, fondateur de Deliveroo, Mike Hudack, Directeur Produit chez Facebook et Nuno Simaria, CTO chez Hellofresh…
    Plus de 1000 startups internationales ont déjà bénéficié de ce programme de mentoring unique et extrêmement sélectif. En effet moins de 1% de dossiers présentés sont acceptés. Les startups lauréates ont pu mesurer les résultats de cet accompagnement puisqu’elles ont déjà levé plus de 3 milliards $ à l’issue du programme. La valeur du portefeuille de l’accélérateur Techstars s’élève à 7,8 milliards $.

    La première promotion de Techstars Paris s’installera au Partech Skaker en septembre 2017. Les sélections sont désormais ouvertes pour les startups qui souhaitent rejoindre le programme sur le site internet de Techstars. Outre le millier de candidatures spontanées attendues à Paris, il s’appuiera sur les Startup Weekends qui ont déjà attiré près de 210,000 entrepreneurs dans 135 pays et sur le réseau des 27 accélérateurs Techstars des deux côtés de l’Atlantique.

    « Toute l’équipe Techstars est impatiente de rencontrer le meilleur de la tech française et européenne, et d’accueillir dès septembre les startups au Partech Shaker pour une première saison de très haut niveau » déclare Bertier Luyt, Managing Director, Techstars Paris.

     

    LE PARTECH SHAKER, UN ÉCRIN HIGH TECH POUR LES MEILLEURES STARTUPS INTERNATIONALES

    En 2016, le Partech Shaker, le vaisseau amiral de Partech destiné à l’accompagnement des entrepreneurs, avait lancé le programme Europe Made Easy, destiné à faciliter l’implantation en France des entreprises technologiques étrangères désireuses de développer leur activité en France et/ou en Europe. Depuis, l’anglaise Made.com ou l’américaine Etsy se sont ajoutées à la liste des résidents qui compte une vingtaine de startups comme Dropbox, Hired, Kantox, Influans, ou encore Pinterest.

    « Accueillir Techstars au Partech Shaker s’inscrit dans notre démarche de création d’un écosystème entrepreneurial international au cœur de Paris. Techstars va amener au Partech Shaker les meilleures startups françaises mais aussi les meilleures startups étrangères. C’est aussi un moyen d’offrir des connections précieuses aux startups que nous accompagnons et d’enrichir notre réseau de mentors. Techstars et Partech partagent les mêmes valeurs basées sur un mot clé: #EntrepreneursFirst », s’enthousiasme Marie Raichvarg, Directrice du Partech Shaker.

     

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  • Paris, Feb. 8 2017

    Karen Noel, Partner at Gide, joins Partech Ventures as General Partner, Le..

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    Karen Noel, Partner at Gide, joins Partech Ventures as General Partner, Legal & Operations

    Paris, Feb. 8 2017

    Karen Noel, Partner at Gide, joins Partech Ventures as General Partner, Legal & Operations

     

    Karen was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1998. A Partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel until 2016, she was one of the leaders in venture capital operations in digital and life sciences in France, Europe and the United States, in addition to providing consulting services for entrepreneurs and investment funds.

     

    Karen has played a decisive role in numerous recent financing rounds and IPOs in new technologies. She has advised JP Morgan, Citigroup and William Blair during Talend’s debut on the Nasdaq, after having provided support for the IPOs of Gensight and Cerenis Therapeutics on Euronext, as well as DBV Technologies’ listing on the Nasdaq. She also advised Vestiaire Collective during its last financing round of 58 million euros, as well as MedDay Pharmaceuticals in its latest 34 million euro round. The numerous funds that she has regularly supported include Versant Ventures and Sofinnova Partners. Karen was already very close to Partech, having advised the seed and venture capital funds during investments in ManoMano, Teads, Sigfox, Lendix and LaFourchette.

     

    “Partech Ventures has rapidly become one of the most active European VCs. Its investment capacity, the number of deals each year and its international base give it a global perspective and agility that are unrivalled on the market,” explains Karen Noël, General Partner, Legal & Operations at Partech Ventures.

     

    Karen’s arrival is part of Partech’s multi-stage international development strategy that Partech has been pursuing for several years. Its portfolio currently includes more than 130 companies in 15 countries. Partech strives to provide its portfolio entrepreneurs – regardless of maturity – with unique resources for accelerating their global growth.

     

    “We believe that Karen Noël is the best expert in France on tech deals. We are thrilled about her arrival, which is a great vote of confidence in Partech’s growth strategy and the efforts that we undertake every day to support our entrepreneurs,” says Philippe Collombel, Co-Managing Partner of Partech.

     

    To accelerate the growth of its global platform, Partech Ventures has surrounded itself since 2013 with the best talents in each field. The partnership was opened to 10 General Partners in the company’s three offices in San Francisco, Paris and Berlin.

     

    “Partech has been significantly strengthened in 2016 with the appointment of two new General Partners: Emmanuel Delaveau in charge of business development, who brings his great knowledge of international investors, and Reza Malekzadeh in Venture, who provides his expertise in infrastructure and software companies in the Silicon Valley. Karen now joins as a Partner and will give us an additional advantage to help further establish our leadership,” says Jean-Marc Patouillaud, Co-Managing Partner of Partech.

     

     

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  • Paris, Feb. 8 2017

    Karen Noel, associée de Gide, rejoint Partech Ventures en tant que Genera..

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    Karen Noel, associée de Gide, rejoint Partech Ventures en tant que General Partner, Legal & Operations

    Paris, Feb. 8 2017

    Karen Noel, associée de Gide, rejoint Partech Ventures en tant que General Partner, Legal & Operations

     

    Pour asseoir sa stratégie de développement international, Partech Ventures annonce l’arrivée de Karen Noël – Ex-Associée chez Gide Loyrette Nouel – qui apporte  son expertise unique en matière de fusions acquisitions, levées de fonds et introductions en bourse.

    Karen Noël est avocat au Barreau de Paris depuis 1998. Associée chez Gide Loyrette Nouel jusqu’en 2016, elle a été l’un des principaux artisans des opérations de Venture dans le numérique et les sciences de la vie en France, en Europe et aux Etats-Unis, en tant que conseil tant auprès des entrepreneurs que des fonds d’investissements.

    Karen Noël a joué un rôle décisif lors de nombreuses levées de fonds et IPOs récentes dans les nouvelles technologies. Elle a notamment conseillé Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup et William Blair lors de l’IPO de Talend au Nasdaq, après avoir accompagné les IPOs de Gensight et Cerenis Therapeutics sur Euronext, et celle de DBV Technologies au Nasdaq. Elle a également conseillé Vestiaire Collective dans le cadre de sa dernière levée de fonds de 58 millions d’euros, ainsi que MedDay Pharmaceuticals lors de son dernier tour de 34 millions d’euros. Parmi les nombreux fonds qu’elle a régulièrement accompagnés figurent notamment Versant Ventures et Sofinnova Partners. Karen était déjà très proche des équipes de Partech, elle avait en particulier conseillé les fonds d’amorçage et de venture lors des investissements dans ManoMano, Teads, Sigfox, Lendix et LaFourchette.

    « Partech Ventures est rapidement devenu l’un des VCs européens les plus actifs. Sa capacité d’investissement, le nombre de deals réalisés chaque année et son ancrage international lui donnent une perspective globale et une agilité inégalées sur le marché » explique Karen Noël, General Partner, Legal & Operations chez Partech Ventures.

    L’arrivée de Karen Noël s’inscrit dans le cadre d’une stratégie de développement international et multi-stage menée par Partech depuis plusieurs années. Son portefeuille compte désormais plus de 130 sociétés, réparties dans une quinzaine de pays. L’objectif des équipes de Partech est d’apporter aux entrepreneurs de son portefeuille, quelle que soit leur maturité, des ressources uniques pour accélérer leur croissance à l’échelle mondiale.

    « Karen Noël est de notre point de vue la meilleure experte en France des deals de tech. Son arrivée, dont nous nous réjouissons, est un très grand témoignage de confiance sur la stratégie de croissance de Partech et les efforts que nous menons au quotidien pour accompagner nos entrepreneurs » explique Philippe Collombel, Co-Managing Partner de Partech.

    Pour accélérer le développement de sa plateforme globale, Partech Ventures s’est entouré depuis 2013 des meilleurs talents dans chaque domaine. Le partnership a été ouvert à 10 General Partners répartis dans ses trois bureaux de San Francisco, Paris et Berlin.

    « Partech s’est beaucoup renforcé en 2016 avec l’arrivée de 2 nouveaux General Partners : Emmanuel Delaveau en charge du business development, qui a apporté sa grande connaissance des investisseurs internationaux et Réza Malekzadeh en Venture, qui a apporté son expertise dans l’infrastructure et l’entreprise software dans la Silicon Valley. Karen Noël rejoint maintenant le Partnership et va nous donner un avantage supplémentaire pour asseoir notre leadership » commente Jean-Marc Patouillaud, Co-Managing Partner de Partech.

     

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  • Paris, Jan. 16 2017

    Le Paris-Saclay Seed Fund est opérationnel

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    Le Paris-Saclay Seed Fund est opérationnel

    Paris, Jan. 16 2017

    Un premier closing de 50M€ pour Paris-Saclay Seed Fund, fonds d’investissement dédié aux startups des étudiants, jeunes diplômés et chercheurs de l’Université Paris-Saclay et de ses membres.

    Saclay-members

    Les établissements d’enseignement supérieur de l’Université Paris-Saclay, pôle de formation, de recherche et d’innovation de niveau mondial, constituent un fonds d’investissement destiné à favoriser l’éclosion de startups technologiques et de services. Le fonds vient de réaliser son premier closing de 50M€, notamment auprès de Bpifrance via le Fonds National d’Amorçage (FNA) géré dans le cadre du Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir. Ce fonds est une nouvelle brique essentielle du dispositif global d’accompagnement des projets entrepreneuriaux au sein de l’Université Paris-Saclay.

    Le fonds regroupe une dizaine de partenaires grands groupes, qui soutiendront l’écosystème entrepreneurial de l’Université Paris-Saclay au travers d’un programme d’Open Innovation. Il a aussi reçu le soutien d’entrepreneurs ainsi que des alumni, qui ont participé à sa création et s’engageront auprès des projets.

    Dix-sept établissements du territoire de l’Université Paris-Saclay se sont rassemblés en 2015 à l’initiative de Polytechnique et de HEC autour du projet de création d’un Paris-Saclay Seed Fund :
    des Grandes Ecoles :
    • Polytechnique,
    • HEC,
    • CentraleSupelec,
    • l’Institut Mines Telecom,
    • l’ENS Cachan,
    • l’Agro ParisTech,
    • l’ENSAE ParisTech,
    • l’ENSTA ParisTech,
    • l’Institut d’Optique,

    des Centres de Recherche :
    • le CEA,
    • le CNRS,
    • l’IHES,
    • l’INRA,
    • l’INRIA,
    • l’ONERA,

    et des Universités :
    • l’Université Paris-Sud,
    • l’Université de Versailles St-Quentin.
    Ensemble, ces établissements comptent aujourd’hui
    10 000 chercheurs,
    65 000 étudiants
    dont 10 000 au sein de filières entrepreneuriales,
    360 laboratoires et
    10 incubateurs & accélérateurs.

    Le réseau de partenaires privilégiés du fonds est constitué de BNP Paribas, CHANEL, Cisco, Econocom, EDF, Groupama, JCDecaux Holding, Orange, RATP et le groupe Société Générale. Ces grands comptes participeront activement à la vie du fonds, en prenant part aux évènements organisés sur les campus de l’Université Paris-Saclay et au travers d’un programme d’Open Innovation pour soutenir les startups.

    Plusieurs dizaines d’alumni, entrepreneurs et dirigeants de grands groupes de l’industrie ou des services, se sont joints au projet du fonds, et pourront soutenir les startups.

    Les étudiants, les jeunes diplômés, et les chercheurs disposeront dès lors d’un accès sur mesure à des financements en fonds propres pour leurs projets d’entreprise, et d’un accès privilégié à un réseau de partenaires business et de mentors. Pour être éligibles, les startups devront avoir été fondées, ou compter parmi leurs membres dirigeants, des anciens de l’Université Paris-Saclay diplômés depuis moins de 6 ans, avoir un contrat avec un des centres de recherche de l’Université, ou avoir été accélérées ou incubées par une des structures de l’Université.

    Ce sont quarante à cinquante jeunes sociétés, sélection-nées au cours des trois prochaines années, qui bénéficieront du soutien du Paris-Saclay Seed Fund. Les startups pourront recevoir jusqu’à trois millions d’euros en fonds propres sur plusieurs tours d’investissement.
    Le fonds sera géré par Partech Ventures, l’un des plus grands investisseurs mondiaux dans les technologies de l’information et le digital, avec le soutien de Kurma Partners, qui sera responsable des investissements en sciences de la vie. En étroite collaboration avec l’Université Paris-Saclay et ses membres, le fonds accompagnera les startups technologiques et de services les plus innovantes.

    Le fonds, qui vient d’effectuer un premier « closing » de 50m€, est financé par des investisseurs institutionnels au premier rang desquels Bpifrance, via le Fonds National d’Amorçage (FNA), géré dans le cadre du Programme d’investissements d’Avenir (PIA), accompagné par des grandes entreprises, déjà très présentes dans l’écosystème de Paris-Saclay. Les établissements d’enseignement et de recherche de l’Université Paris-Saclay contribueront également à son financement, soit directement soit à travers leurs fondations.

    Le fonds va effectuer ses premiers investissements dans les semaines qui viennent.

    Schéma de fonctionnement du fonds

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  • Paris - New York, Dec. 14 2016

    EcoVadis Raises €30m To Radically Expand Its Leadership In Global Supply..

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    EcoVadis Raises €30m To Radically Expand Its Leadership In Global Supply Chain Sustainability Ratings

    Paris - New York, Dec. 14 2016

    Funding from Partech Ventures Will Enable EcoVadis to Meet Immense Market Demands for Sustainability and Supplier Risk Mitigation

    EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, servicing over 30,000 customers in 110 countries, today announced its first institutional funding led by Partech Ventures, the global VC firm operating from San Francisco, Paris and Berlin.

    The company, which employs 320 professionals worldwide, has been growing organically by 50% annually since inception 10 years ago. Its ratings and scorecards are being used by 150+ of the world’s largest supply chains representing more than $1 trillion in annual procurement spend.

    This minority investment is the first outside capital for EcoVadis since its founding in 2007. It will be used to accelerate worldwide adoption of EcoVadis’ supplier Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ratings, to advance the reliability and value delivered in its ratings, and to further invest in core technologies of its platform, through in-house R&D and partnerships with best-of-breed tech start-ups.

    “As a transatlantic investment fund, Partech is the ideal partner as we scale,” said Frederic Trinel, Co-CEO of EcoVadis. “Their team brings global expertise with a strong presence in the US, a deep understanding of tech and a passion for driving performance. This pivotal investment will empower our team to accelerate R&D and enhance our proprietary technology with the latest innovations in machine learning and natural language processing while broadening our expertise in CSR analysis to foster environmental, social and ethical performance improvement at a global scale.”

    “Consumers, citizens and investors are all demanding that companies adopt and demonstrate sustainable practices to improve their environmental and social impact. EcoVadis makes that happen across global supply chains,” said Omri Benayoun, General Partner of Partech Ventures. “We are extremely proud to partner with Pierre-François and Frédéric. These outstanding entrepreneurs are defining the global standard for supplier sustainability ratings” adds Bruno Cremel, General Partner of Partech Ventures.

    “Companies rely on EcoVadis to ensure resilience of supply chains but also drive change in sustainability, social and human rights practices”, said Pierre-Francois Thaler, co-CEO of EcoVadis. “We now want to step up the impact of our collaborative platform to drive more improvements in the future.”

    “Within this decade, business leaders know they must make radical shifts to remain competitive in increasingly socially-sensitive markets — and to address the formidable challenges facing our planet,” said John Elkington, Chairman of Volans, the U.K.-based global sustainability consulting firm, and EcoVadis advisory board member. “It’s exciting to see the EcoVadis ratings and platform going mainstream – with growing potential to become the preferred enabler of business and market transformation for the two million businesses operating in global supply chains.”

     

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    Antidox - UK Florence Naillat Partech Ventures - USA Stéphanie Rhumeur EcoVadis David McClintock

    About EcoVadis

    EcoVadis is the first collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains. EcoVadis' easy-to-use CSR scorecards help companies to monitor suppliers' environmental, ethical, and social practices across 150 purchasing categories and 110 countries. Over 150 industry leaders such as Nestlé, GSK, Heineken, Michelin, Johnson & Johnson, Schneider Electric, l’Oréal, BASF, and Subway, and over 30,000 of their trading partners use EcoVadis to reduce risk and drive sustainability and innovation.

    http://www.ecovadis.com
  • Paris, Dec. 6 2016

    Partech Ventures renforce sa stratégie d’amorçage transatlantique avec..

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    Partech Ventures renforce sa stratégie d’amorçage transatlantique avec 100 M€ pour son fonds Partech Entrepreneur II

    Paris, Dec. 6 2016

    Ce montant, destiné à financer environ 80 start-up européennes et américaines en amorçage, s’accompagne d’un dispositif unique de services, offrant aux entrepreneurs l’accès à un réseau d’expertises et de contacts commerciaux de premier plan.

     

    La société de gestion Partech Ventures annonce le closing de son dernier fonds d’amorçage Partech Entrepreneur II, sursouscrit à 100 millions d’euros, au-delà de l’objectif initial de 80 millions d’euros. Ce nouveau fonds poursuivra la stratégie d’amorçage paneuropéenne et transatlantique mise en œuvre avec succès depuis 2013 lors du lancement de Partech Entrepreneur I, doté de 30 millions d’euros.

    Au cours des dix-huit derniers mois, l’équipe d’investissement, composée d’anciens entrepreneurs répartis entre les bureaux de San Francisco, Paris et Berlin, a réalisé plus de cinquante investissements répartis entre les Etats-Unis et sept pays européens. Ce rythme d’investissement fait de Partech Entrepreneur II le fonds privé d’amorçage le plus actif d’Europe.

    Le sourcing très large (3000 dossiers sourcés chaque année dans plus de 15 pays) permet d’identifier les meilleurs talents dans les technologies les plus avancées mais aussi sur des sujets très innovants dans lesquels peu de VCs ont commencé à investir, et cela au niveau mondial. Ainsi, Hyperloop (train supersonique) et Flirtey (drones) dans la logistique du futur ; Push Doctor (consultation à distance) et Alan (première assurance santé agréée en France depuis 30 ans) dans la santé nouvelle génération ; Resolution Games (nouvelle aventure du créateur de Candy Crush) et Sketchfab dans la réalité virtuelle ; Lima et Streamroot dans l’infrastructure P2P ; Monax et Atlas dans la révolution Blockchain ; Ascend Loan et Novicap dans la Fintech ; Bugcrowd et Idecsi en cyber sécurité ; Influans et Madkudu dans le CRM intelligent ; Plae et Lesara dans les nouveaux modèles e-commerce, etc.

    Le fonds compte parmi ses investisseurs 90 entrepreneurs et business angels ainsi que des managers de groupes technologiques (Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Dropbox, etc.) qui apportent leur expérience et leur réseau en soutien des sociétés du portefeuille. C’est par exemple le cas de Laurent Delaporte, CEO de NetMediaEurope et ancien VP Advertising EMEA chez Microsoft, qui commente : « Rejoindre Partech en tant qu’investisseur m’a donné l’opportunité d’accompagner concrètement certaines des sociétés adtech du portefeuille, comme AlephD ».

    Les sociétés accompagnées par le fonds rejoignent une communauté de plus de 130 start-up en portefeuille chez Partech, actives sur tous les continents. Ils bénéficient aussi d’un programme de business development unique, qui s’appuie sur un réseau exclusif de plus de vingt multinationales européennes et américaines dans toutes les industries, ainsi que sur de nombreux partenaires pour les opérations ou la technologie (Google, IBM, Amazon, etc.)

    Ce réseau d’entrepreneurs et de partenaires permet à Partech d’accompagner les start-up à l’international, facteur clé de différenciation du fonds, pour les start-up américaines comme pour les européennes : « Partech apporte des ressources au niveau mondial pour développer les sociétés dans lesquelles elle croit », témoigne Jonathan Spier, fondateur et CEO de la marque online pour enfants PLAE, née en Californie. « Leur équipe européenne nous a par exemple permis d’initier un partenariat avec un distributeur pour l’Europe germanophone. »

    Enfin, le Partech Shaker, campus de start-up ouvert à Paris en 2014, est lui aussi un atout dont les entrepreneurs, français et étrangers, savent tirer profit. « En plus des fonds et de leur expertise, ils nous ont offert un environnement idéal en plein cœur de Paris pour faire grandir notre équipe pendant notre phase d’hyper-croissance », commente Arthur Waller, co-fondateur et CEO de PriceMatch.

    Grâce au dispositif d’amorçage de Partech, de nombreuses start-up ont pu réaliser de nouveaux tours de financement conséquents à l’international (Alkemics, Plae, Bugcrowd, Zeel, Sketchfab, Tribe, etc.) tandis que d’autres ont été acquises par des acteurs de renommée mondiale (PriceMatch rachetée par Booking.com, Pulse.io rachetée par Google, AlephD rachetée par AOL).

    Partech Entrepreneur II bénéficie en France du soutien du Fonds National d’Amorçage (FNA), géré par Bpifrance pour le compte de l’Etat dans le cadre du Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir (PIA).

     

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  • Paris, Dec. 6 2016

    Partech Ventures schließt seinen Partech Entrepreneur II Fonds

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    Partech Ventures schließt seinen Partech Entrepreneur II Fonds

    Paris, Dec. 6 2016

    Der Investitionsbetrag soll zur Finanzierung von etwa 80 Start-ups aus Europa und den USA genutzt werden. Die Finanzierung wird begleitet durch ein einzigartiges Service-Angebot, das Unternehmern Zugang zum eigenen Expertennetzwerk sowie einzigartige Kontakte bietet.

     

    Der transatlantische Venture-Capital-Investor Partech Ventures gibt den Abschluss seines Seed-Fonds Partech Entrepreneur II bekannt: Mit einem Volumen von 100 Millionen Euro schloss der Fonds deutlich über dem ursprünglich anvisierten Ziel von 80 Millionen Euro.

    Partech Entrepreneur I war 2013 mit 30 Millionen Euro gestartet. Mit Partech Entrepreneur II setzt der global agierende VC seine erfolgreiche pan-europäische und transatlantische Seed-Investment-Strategie fort. Allein in den vergangenen 18 Monaten tätigte das aus ehemaligen Unternehmern bestehende Investment-Team in den drei Standorten San Francisco, Paris und Berlin mehr als 50 Investments in den USA und sieben europäischen Ländern. Damit ist Partech Entrepreneur II der aktivste private Seed-Fonds Europas.

    Dank eines besonders breiten Auswahlprozesses (pro Jahr werden über 3.000 Dossiers aus über 15 Ländern gescreent) ist das Investment-Team in der Lage, die größten Talente im Bereich innovativer Technologien auszumachen und frühzeitig in zukunftsweisende Entwicklungen zu investieren.
    Die Investitionen in Hyperloop (Überschallzug) und Flirtey (Drohnen) im Segment Logistik, Oviva und Push Doctor (Online-Gesundheitsberatung) und Alan (Krankenversicherung) im Bereich Gesundheitswesen, Resolution Games (neues Spiel der Candy-Crush-Macher) und Sketchfab im Themenfeld Virtual Reality, Lima und Streamroot in Bezug auf P2P-Infrastruktur, Monax und Atlas beim Thema Blockchain, Ascend Loan, Novicap und GetSafe im FinTech/Insurtech-Sektor, Bugcrowd und Idecsi, wenn es um Cyber Security geht, Influans und Madkudu im Bereich intelligentes CRM oder Chronext, Bloomon, PLAE und Lesara in Sachen E-Commerce und Marktplatz-Modellen und FromAtoB sind nur einige Beispiele für die Vielfalt der Investments.

    Zu den Kapitalgebern des Fonds gehören 90 Unternehmer und Unternehmerinnen, Business Angels sowie Manager großer Technologieunternehmen (Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Dropbox, etc.), die ihre Erfahrungen sowie ihr Netzwerk zur Unterstützung der Portfoliounternehmen mit einbringen. „Als Investor bei Partech dabei zu sein, ermöglicht mir, interessante AdTech-Unternehmen aus dem Portfolio mitzufinanzieren, wie zum Beispiel AlephD“, meint Laurent Delaporte, CEO NetMediaEurope und ehemaliger VP Advertising EMEA bei Microsoft.

    Die von dem Fonds finanzierten Unternehmen, werden im Partech-Portfolio Teil einer mehr als 130 Start-ups umfassenden Community, die auf allen Kontinenten tätig ist. Sie profitieren von einem einzigartigen Business-Development-Programm, das auf einem exklusiven Netzwerk von mehr als 20 europäischen und amerikanischen, multinationalen Konzernen aller Industrien sowie zahlreichen Technologiepartnern (Google, IBM, Amazon, etc.) basiert. Dieses Netzwerk an Unternehmern und Partnern ermöglicht es Partech internationale Start-ups zu finanzieren – ein Schlüsselfaktor für amerikanische und europäische Start-ups bei der Auswahl des geeigneten Fonds: „Partech bietet aufstrebenden Unternehmen weltweite Ressourcen“, schwärmt Jonathan Spier, Gründer und CEO das Kinderschuh-Onlineportals PLAE. „Das Team in Europa hat es uns ermöglicht, eine Kooperation mit einem Händler für den deutschsprachigen Markt aufzubauen.“
    Des Weiteren bietet Partech Shaker, ein Start-up-Campus, der 2014 in Paris eröffnet wurde, einen weiteren Vorteil für Unternehmer: „Zusätzlich zu den Fonds und dem Know-how bot Partech unserem Team in der Hyper-Wachstumsphase damit im Herzen von Paris die perfekte Umgebung zum Wachsen“, bestätigt Arthur Waller, Mitgründer und CEO von PriceMatch.

    Durch die Verwendung von Partechs Seed-Funding-System war es vielen Start-ups wie z.B. Alkemics, PLAE, Bugcrowd, Zeel, Sketchfab und Tribe möglich, bedeutende neue Finanzierungsrunden zu schließen. Andere Start-ups wurden von weltbekannten Größen auf dem Markt akquiriert (PriceMatch wurde von Booking.com gekauft, Pulse.io wurde von Google gekauft und AlephD wurde von AOL gekauft).

     

     

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    Über Partech Ventures:

    Partech Ventures wurde 1982 im Silicon Valley gegründete und ist eine global aktive Investmentgesellschaft, mit Niederlassungen in San Francisco, Paris und Berlin. Ein Großteil der Partner sind selbst Unternehmer oder hatten Führungspositionen in Technologieunternehmen inne. Das Unternehmen agiert und investiert als Team und hilft Unternehmern, schnell wachsende Technologie- und Digitalunternehmen aufzubauen, die große Märkte auf mehreren Kontinenten ansprechen. Dafür kooperiert Partech Ventures mit Unternehmern in der Seed- (Partech Entrepreneur), Venture- (Partech International) und/oder Wachstumsphase (Partech Growth). Seit seinem Bestehen hat Partech 21 IPOs erfolgreich abgeschlossen und mehr als 50 bedeutende M&A-Transaktionen begleitet. Seit 2012 hat das Partech-Ventures-Team eine wegweisende Business-Development-Plattform aufgebaut, die Geschäftsbeziehungen und Synergien zwischen Unternehmern und strategischen Partnern fördert. Preqin, ein unabhängiges, weltweit tätiges Marktforschungsunternehmen, zählt Partech Ventures als einziges europäisches Unternehmen zu den zehn besten Venture-Capital-Fonds weltweit.

  • Paris, Dec. 6 2016

    Partech Ventures strengthens its transatlantic seed strategy with €100 m..

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    Partech Ventures strengthens its transatlantic seed strategy with €100 million for its Partech Entrepreneur II fund

    Paris, Dec. 6 2016

    The fund will finance around 80 seed stage European and US start-ups. It comes with a unique service offering that provides entrepreneurs with access to an excellent network of expertise and business contacts

     

    Partech Ventures, a VC firm, has announced the closing of its latest seed fund Partech Entrepreneur II. At € 100 million, the fund was oversubscribed above the initial target of €80 million. This new fund will pursue the pan-European and transatlantic seed strategy that has been successfully implemented since the launch of Partech Entrepreneur I in 2013, a 30-million-euro fund.

    Over the past eighteen months, the investment team, made up of former entrepreneurs located in the San Francisco, Paris and Berlin offices, has made more than fifty investments between the United States and seven European countries. This investment pace makes Partech Entrepreneur II the most active private seed fund in Europe.

    The very broad sourcing (3,000 start-ups sourced every year in more than 15 countries) allows the team to identify the best talents in the most advanced technologies, as well as in highly innovative areas in which few VCs have started to invest globally. For example, Hyperloop (supersonic train) and Flirtey (drones) in the logistics of the future; Push Doctor (remote consultation) and Alan (first health insurance accredited in France in 30 years) in new generation healthcare; Resolution Games (from the creator of Candy Crush) and Sketchfab in virtual reality; Lima and Streamroot in the P2P infrastructure; Monax and Atlas in the Blockchain Revolution; Ascend Loan and Novicap in Fintech; Bugcrowd and Idecsi in cyber security; Influans and Madkudu in smart CRM; Plae and Lesara in new e-commerce models, etc.

    The fund’s investors include 90 entrepreneurs and business angels, as well as senior executives from prominent tech groups (Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Dropbox, etc.) who bring their experience and networks to support portfolio companies. For example, Laurent Delaporte, CEO of NetMediaEurope and former VP Advertising EMEA at Microsoft, comments: “Joining Partech as an investor gave me the opportunity to finance some of the adtech companies in the portfolio, like AlephD”.

    The companies financed by the fund join a community of more than 130 start-ups in Partech’s portfolio across all continents. They also benefit from a unique business development program, drawing upon an exclusive network of more than 20 European and US multinationals in all industries, as well as numerous partners for operations and technology (Google, IBM, Amazon, etc.)

    This network of entrepreneurs and partners enables Partech to foster international expansion, which is a key differentiator for both US and European start-ups: “Partech brings resources worldwide to help develop companies that they believe in,” says Jonathan Spier, founder and CEO of PLAE, a children’s online brand created in California. “Their European team allowed us to initiate a partnership with a distributor for German-speaking Europe.”

    The Partech Shaker, a start-up campus opened in Paris in 2014, is an additional advantage that French and non-French entrepreneurs can benefit from. “In addition to the funds and their expertise, Partech offered us an ideal environment in the heart of Paris to expand our team during our hypergrowth phase,” says Arthur Waller, co-founder and CEO of PriceMatch.

    Thanks to Partech’s seed platform, many start-ups have been able to go through new and substantial financing rounds (Alkemics, Plae, Bugcrowd, Zeel, Sketchfab, Tribe, etc.), whereas others have been acquired by world-renowned players (PriceMatch was bought by Booking.com, Pulse.io was bought by Google and AlephD was bought by AOL).

     

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    About Partech Ventures


    Founded in 1982 in Silicon Valley, Partech Ventures is a global investment firm with a team spread across offices in San Francisco, Paris and Berlin. Most Partners have been entrepreneurs themselves or have held management positions within tech companies. The partnership acts and invests as a single team, helping entrepreneurs build fast-growing tech and digital companies addressing large markets across multiple continents. Partech Ventures partners with entrepreneurs at the seed (Partech Entrepreneur), venture (Partech International) and/or growth (Partech Growth) stages. Companies backed by Partech Ventures have completed 21 initial public offerings and more than 50 major M&A transactions with leading international companies. Since 2012, the team has built a pioneering business development platform fostering synergies and business relationships between entrepreneurs and strategic partners.
    Preqin, an independent global research firm, has ranked Partech Ventures as one of the ten most consistent venture capital firms in the world, and the only European VC in the top 25.

  • Paris, Jun. 28 2016

    Partech Ventures Announces 400M€ Partech Growth Final Close

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    Partech Ventures Announces 400M€ Partech Growth Final Close

    Paris, Jun. 28 2016

    Partech Ventures announced today the final closing of its first growth fund, Partech Growth, with a total of 400 million euros.

    Partech Growth intends to invest between €10M and €50M of capital in fast-growing technology and digital companies that have already achieved significant revenues.

    Launched in January 2015, Partech Growth is a direct response to the relative lack of availability of European funding in this segment, despite a fast growing number of large start-ups achieving sustainable growth from London to Paris, and from Berlin to the Nordics. “When we launched Partech Growth at the beginning of 2015, we aimed at raising a 300 million euro fund,” said Omri Benayoun, General Partner, Partech Ventures. “Faced with strong demand from LPs and start-ups alike, we decided to increase our capacity to 400 million euros which will enable us to fund the ambitious global expansion plans of the best start-ups across Europe and the US.”

    Partech Growth received support from some of the largest European insurance companies and institutional investors, as well as from major global industry investors and entrepreneurs.

    The fund is managed by a dedicated team led by Omri Benayoun and Bruno Crémel in Europe, and Mark Menell in the US. In less than 18 months, Partech Growth has already invested €120M in 5 European and U.S. West Coast tech companies:

    • Brandwatch, the UK-based Saas leader in Social media intelligence;
    • FreedomPop, a freemium US mobile virtual network operator with more than one million subscribers in the US and the UK, and soon launching Spain;
    • Made.com, an online home furnishing brand, headquartered in London and now active in the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany;
    • M-Files, the Finnish software company that revolutionizes enterprise content management;
    • RockYou, the San Francisco-based world’s largest in-game advertising network.

    “Partech Growth backs companies which, after having successfully proven their model, wish to scale up their international expansion” said Bruno Crémel, General Partner, Partech Ventures. “Our first investments boast an average annual growth of more than 50% with over 500 million euros of combined revenues, and more than 1,200 employees”.

    The success of this initiative is also due to the unique model pioneered and fine-tuned by Partech Ventures over the past 30 years. The current generation of partners extended its investment capacity, while deepening its transatlantic and pan-European footprint. The Berlin office was opened in 2012 to complement the rest of the team based in San Francisco and Paris. “The transatlantic value proposition of Partech goes both ways: helping European firms grow in the US, and helping US firms address the different European markets”, said Mark Menell, General Partner, Partech Ventures.

    “Partech was the perfect match for us, given the cultural fit in the US and the networks and reach of their teams in Europe, where we are focusing our initial international expansion after demonstrating success in the US” said Stephen Stokols, founder and CEO, FreedomPop.

    “With the support of Partech Growth, we have now funding and unique industry knowledge in the boardroom to fully execute on our ambitious international growth plans, especially in France and Germany, and to become Europe’s number one destination for home design”, said Ning Li, Made.com, co-founder and CEO.

    “We had choices when we signed up with Partech in October last year” said Giles Palmer, founder and CEO, Brandwatch. “We chose them for two reasons: 1. they did more work than anyone else in the process and that showed us they were a serious, highly professional outfit. 2. their people are world-class. And since they invested, our opinion of them has, if anything, increased. I feel lucky to have them in the company”.

    With Partech Entrepreneur Fund providing seed capital, Partech International Venture Fund for early stage and Partech Growth for growth stage, Partech Ventures covers the entire funding chain for start-ups.

    More info on: tech.eu

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  • Paris, Jun. 28 2016

    Partech Ventures annonce le closing final de son fonds Partech Growth à 4..

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    Partech Ventures annonce le closing final de son fonds Partech Growth à 400M€

    Paris, Jun. 28 2016

    Partech Ventures annonce aujourd’hui le closing final de son premier fonds de capital-croissance, Partech Growth, pour un total de 400 million d’euros.

     

    Partech Growth est un fonds destiné à apporter entre €10M et €50M de capital à des sociétés technologiques et digitales à très forte croissance et ayant déjà atteint des chiffres d’affaires significatifs.

    Lancé en janvier 2015, Partech Growth répond pleinement au déficit de financement européen sur ce segment, malgré un grand nombre de startups ayant déjà atteint une taille importante et avec une croissance soutenue, que ce soit à Londres, Paris, Berlin ou dans l’Europe du Nord.

    « Au moment du lancement de Partech Growth début 2015, nous avions l’ambition de lever 300 millions d’euros » explique Omri Benayoun, General Partner de Partech Ventures. « Face à la forte demande des investisseurs et des entrepreneurs pour ce fonds, nous avons décidé d’augmenter notre capacité d’investissement à 400 millions d’euros afin de nous donner pleinement les moyens d’investir dans les ambitieux projets d’internationalisation des meilleures startups européennes et américaines ».

    Partech Growth est soutenu par des compagnies d’assurance et des investisseurs institutionnels européens de premier plan ainsi que par des groupes industriels et des entrepreneurs internationaux.

    Le fond est géré par une équipe dédiée menée par Omri Benayoun et Bruno Crémel en Europe et Mark Menell aux États-Unis. En moins de 18 mois, Partech Growth a déjà investi 120 millions d’euros dans 5 entreprises technologiques européennes et américaines :

    • Brandwatch, société d’origine britannique, devenue leader mondial dans l’analyse des données des réseaux sociaux ;
    • FreedomPop, opérateur télécom américain qui a su convaincre plus d’un million d’abonnés aux Etats-Unis et au Royaume-Uni avec son modèle freemium, et qui va bientôt lancer son offre en Espagne ;
    • com, marque online de meubles design à prix abordable, née à Londres et désormais présente dans six pays dont la France, l’Italie, les Pays-Bas et l’Allemagne ;
    • M-Files, une société d’origine finlandaise qui révolutionne la gestion des informations et des documents en entreprise des deux côtés de l’Atlantique ;
    • RockYou, le plus grand réseau de publicités intégrées aux jeux vidéo, basé à San Francisco.

     

    « Partech Growth finance les entrepreneurs qui, après avoir passé avec succès les étapes initiales de leur développement, souhaitent accélérer leur expansion internationale. Nos premiers investissements connaissent ainsi une croissance supérieure à 50% en moyenne, avec plus de 500 millions d’euros de revenus cumulés, portés par près de 1200 salariés », détaille Bruno Crémel, General Partner de Partech Ventures.

     

    Le succès de cette initiative est également dû au modèle original développé et affiné par Partech Ventures au cours des 30 dernières années. La génération actuelle de Partners a étendu sa capacité d’investissement, tout en approfondissant son positionnement transatlantique et pan-européen. Le bureau de Berlin a ainsi été ouvert en 2012 en complément de ceux de San Francisco et Paris.  « La proposition de valeur transatlantique de Partech va dans les deux directions : aider les sociétés européennes à grandir aux États-Unis et aider les sociétés américaines à s’implanter dans les différents marchés européens », explique Mark Menell, General Partner de Partech Ventures.

    « Partech a été pour nous le partenaire idéal, étant donné leur proximité culturelle aux États-Unis et les réseaux de leurs équipes en Europe, où nous concentrons notre développement international après avoir démontré le succès de notre offre aux États-Unis », détaille Stephen Stokols, fondateur et CEO de FreedomPop.

    « Avec Partech Growth à notre board, nous avons maintenant l’expertise et les moyens d’exécuter pleinement notre ambitieux plan de croissance internationale, particulièrement en France et en Allemagne, et de devenir la référence européenne en matière de mobilier design », dit Ning Li, cofondateur et CEO de Made.com.

    « Nous avions plusieurs options quand nous avons signé avec Partech en octobre dernier », explique Giles Palmer, fondateur et CEO de Brandwatch. « Nous les avons choisis pour deux raisons : ils ont fourni plus de travail que quiconque dans le processus et cela nous a démontré qu’ils étaient sérieux et très professionnels, et leurs équipes sont excellentes. Et depuis qu’ils ont investi, notre opinion d’eux s’est encore améliorée, s’il en était besoin. C’est une chance pour moi de les avoir à mes côtés ».

    Avec Partech Entrepreneur pour l’amorçage, Partech International Venture pour l’early stage, et Partech Growth pour le growth stage, Partech Ventures couvre l’ensemble de la chaîne de financement des start-ups.

     

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    A propos de Partech Ventures

    Né en 1982 dans la Silicon Valley, Partech Ventures est un investisseur spécialisé dans le numérique et les nouvelles technologies. Ses Partners sont pour la plupart d’anciens entrepreneurs ou dirigeants de sociétés technologiques. Les bureaux de San Francisco, Paris et Berlin travaillent conjointement pour accompagner les entrepreneurs dans leur croissance internationale, à tous les stades de leur développement : amorçage (Partech Entrepreneur), capital-risque (Partech International Venture) et/ou capital-croissance (Partech Growth).
    Les sociétés soutenues par Partech Ventures ont réalisé 21 introductions en bourse et plus de 50 cessions stratégiques supérieures à 100 millions de dollars auprès de grandes entreprises internationales. Depuis 2012, l’équipe a mis en place une plateforme d’open-innovation inédite, qui permet de développer de nombreuses synergies et relations commerciales entre entrepreneurs et investisseurs industriels.
    L’indice de référence Preqin a classé Partech Ventures parmi les dix acteurs mondiaux du capital-risque ayant les performances les plus régulières. Partech est le seul européen parmi les vingt-cinq premiers de ce classement.

  • Cologne, Jun. 14 2016

    CHRONEXT Announces New €11M Financing Round led by Partech Ventures

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    CHRONEXT Announces New €11M Financing Round led by Partech Ventures

    Cologne, Jun. 14 2016

    CHRONEXT, a curated online marketplace for luxury watches, announced today a financing round of €11M. The round was led by Partech Ventures and joined by Octopus Ventures, who came in as a new backer in this round, alongside existing investors, Capnamic Ventures, NRW.BANK and InVenture Partners.

    Founded in 2013 in Switzerland, CHRONEXT is a secure marketplace where new and second-hand luxury watches can be bought, sold, or serviced at fair prices. The company operates in the multi-billion Euro market for luxury watches. Currently, online sales account for 1 to 2% of the market and represent the fastest growing segment of the industry.

    CHRONEXT achieved an impressive traction and managed to grow their revenues by 380% from December 2014 to December 2015. The CHRONEXT concept is based on the principles of high security and excellent service. Every watch offered is examined in the company’s certified in-house watchmaking atelier, thus guaranteeing the quality and the authenticity of each timepiece available for sale. Should clients be unable to find their desired timepiece, the CHRONEXT Watchhunter team can source the watch for them, quickly and free of charge. In addition to the ever growing online selection of over 15,000 luxury watches, CHRONEXT clients are able to visit a London-based flagship boutique where they can browse a selection of watches or pick up their online purchase.

    Philipp Man, co-founder and CEO of CHRONEXT, said: “We are extremely happy about the vote of confidence of Partech Ventures, which is leading this round, our existing shareholders and our new partner Octopus Ventures. The support of Partech, who has years of experience with marketplaces and e-commerce, along with their vast international network and capital under management, will allow CHRONEXT to evolve into the largest player in the luxury timepiece market in the near future.”

    “CHRONEXT is operating a unique model to become a global digital leader in the huge market of luxury watches. We were especially impressed by the level of expertise of the founding and management team, which in our opinion will be a clear differentiator for success”, explained Olivier Schuepbach, General Partner of Partech Ventures. “The incredible pace at which the company grew till now and the successful start of internationalization beyond Germany were also key considerations for us to invest in CHRONEXT”, he added.

    The new financing round will allow CHRONEXT to strengthen its growth in Germany and the UK and further expand internationally.

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    About CHRONEXT

    CHRONEXT is creating a new paradigm in the luxury watch industry. The company provides a safe and easy way to buy, sell and service fine timepieces online.
    The CHRONEXT business concept is founded on three major pillars: guaranteed security, first-class service, and fair prices. Every watch purchased via the CHRONEXT online platform – no matter whether new or pre-owned – is checked by a certified in-house watchmaker. CHRONEXT clients receive a warranty for every watch purchased as well as a free partial revision within this period of time. Furthermore, the CHRONEXT Watchhunter service takes customer satisfaction to the next level by sourcing specific timepiece models for clients, free of charge.
    The company was founded in 2013 by Philipp Man and Ludwig Wurlitzer and is currently headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and has offices in Cologne as well as London. In addition to an online platform, CHRONEXT also offers clients the opportunity to visit their physical flagship boutique, which is located in the heart of London.

    https://www.chronext.com
  • Köln/Berlin, Jun. 14 2016

    Partech Ventures führt Finanzierungsrunde über 11 Millionen Euro in CHRO..

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    Partech Ventures führt Finanzierungsrunde über 11 Millionen Euro in CHRONEXT an

    Köln/Berlin, Jun. 14 2016
    • Luxusuhrenplattform CHRONEXT führt eine 11-Millionen-Euro-Series-C-Finanzierungsrunde durch
    • Hauptinvestor ist die internationale Investmentgesellschaft Partech Ventures
    • CHRONEXT steigerte seine Einnahmen innerhalb des letzten Jahres um 380 Prozent

     

    CHRONEXT, eine Online-Plattform für Luxusuhren, gab heute eine 11 Millionen Euro schwere Series-C-Finanzierungsrunde bekannt. Sie wird angeführt von Partech Ventures und begleitet von den bestehenden Investoren Capnamic Ventures, NRW.BANK und InVenture Partners sowie Octopus Ventures als neuem Investor. Das Unternehmen wurde 2013 in der Schweiz gegründet und bietet einen sicheren Marktplatz für neue und gebrauchte Luxusuhren. Das Unternehmen ist Teil eines Multimilliarden-Euro-Markts für Luxusuhren. Aktuell nimmt der Online-Handel ein bis zwei Prozent des Marktes ein und repräsentiert das am schnellsten wachsende Segment der Branche.

     

    CHRONEXT hat es geschafft, den Umsatz von Dezember 2014 bis Dezember 2015 um 380 Prozent zu steigern. Das Konzept basiert auf garantierter Sicherheit und einem exzellenten Service. Jede zum Verkauf stehende Uhr wird in der firmeneigenen zertifizierten Meisterwerkstatt geprüft, um die Qualität und die Authentizität jeder Uhr zu gewährleisten. Sollten Kunden nicht auf Anhieb ihre gewünschte Uhr finden, hilft das CHRONEXT-Watchhunter-Team kostenlos bei der Suche. Neben einer stetig wachsenden Online-Auswahl an 15.000 Luxusuhren haben CHRONEXT-Kunden in einem Flagship-Store in London die Möglichkeit, sich eine Auswahl an Uhren vor Ort anzuschauen und ihre Online-Käufe abzuholen.

     

    Philipp Man, Mitgründer und CEO von CHRONEXT, kommentiert die Finanzierung: „Wir sind sehr glücklich über das Vertrauen von Partech Ventures, den bestehenden Anteilseignern und unserem neuen Partner Octopus Ventures. Partech Ventures verfügt über jahrelange Erfahrung mit Marktplätzen und im Bereich E-Commerce. Außerdem haben sie ein enormes internationales Netzwerk und eine äußerst starke Kapitalbasis. Dies wird CHRONEXT ermöglichen, sich zu dem größten Player im Luxusuhren-Markt zu entwickeln.“

     

    „CHRONEXT hat ein einzigartiges Modell entwickelt, um eine führende Position im globalen und digitalen Markt von Luxusuhren einzunehmen. Wir waren vor allem von der Marktexpertise des Gründungs- und Management-Teams beeindruckt, die unserer Meinung nach ein klares Unterscheidungsmerkmal für den Erfolg sein wird“, erklärt Olivier Schuepbach, General Partner bei Partech Ventures. „Das unglaubliche Tempo, in dem das Unternehmen bis jetzt wuchs und der erfolgreiche Start der Internationalisierung haben uns ebenso überzeugt in CHRONEXT zu investieren”, fügt er hinzu.

    „Wir sind sehr glücklich mit der Entwicklung von CHRONEXT seit unserer Seed-Finanzierung vor zwei Jahren. Die neue Investition erlaubt es CHRONEXT, das internationale Wachstum zu beschleunigen und von den Vorteilen eines globalen Marktplatzes zu profitieren“, kommentiert Jörg Binnenbrücker, Managing Partner bei Capnamic Ventures.

    Die neue Finanzierungsrunde ermöglicht es CHRONEXT sein Wachstum in Deutschland und Großbritannien sowie international weiter auszubauen und zu stärken.

     

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    Über Partech Ventures

    Ursprünglich 1982 in San-Francisco gegründet hilft Partech Ventures herausragenden Entrepreneuren dabei erfolgreiche Unternehmen aufzubauen. Hierfür investiert Partech in schnell wachsende Internet- und Informationstechnologie-Unternehmen mittels seiner drei Fonds: Seed (Partech Entrepreneur), Venture (Partech International) und Wachstumskapital (Partech Growth). Die Teams im Silicon Valley sowie in Berlin und Paris eint umfangreiche Erfahrung im Aufbau internationaler Unternehmen. Seit seinem Bestehen hat Partech 21 Börsendebüts erfolgreich abgeschlossen und mehr als 50 M&A-Transaktionen von über 100 Millionen US-Dollar begleitet. Preqin, ein unabhängiges, weltweit tätiges Marktforschungsunternehmen, zählt Partech Ventures als einziges europäisches Unternehmen zu den zehn besten Venture Capital Fonds weltweit.

  • Paris, Jun. 14 2016

    CHRONEXT annonce une nouvelle levée de 11 millions d’euros menée par P..

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    CHRONEXT annonce une nouvelle levée de 11 millions d’euros menée par Partech Ventures

    Paris, Jun. 14 2016

    CHRONEXT, la plateforme de vente en ligne de montres de luxe, a annoncé aujourd’hui une nouvelle levée de fonds (Série C) d’un montant de 11 millions d’euros. Ce tour est mené par Partech Ventures et inclut également les investisseurs existants Capnamic Ventures, NRW.Bank et InVenture Partners, ainsi qu’un nouveau venu, Octopus Ventures.

     

    Créée en 2013 en Suisse, CHRONEXT est une plateforme de vente en ligne sécurisée de montres de luxe, neuves et d’occasion. Le marché des montres de luxe est évalué à plusieurs milliards d’euros. Actuellement, seules 1 à 2% de ces montres sont vendues en ligne mais ce segment connaît la plus forte croissante du secteur.

     

    CHRONEXT a vu son chiffre d’affaires augmenter de 380% entre décembre 2014 et décembre 2015. La marque se distingue par la qualité de son service et la fiabilité de ses expertises. En effet, chaque montre est examinée par l’atelier des joailliers certifiés de l’entreprise, ce qui garantit la qualité et l’authenticité de chaque pièce mise en vente. Dans le cas où les clients ne trouveraient pas la pièce souhaitée, une équipe dédiée à la chasse aux montres recherche le modèle pour eux, rapidement et gratuitement. En plus de l’assortiment, large et croissant composé de plus de 15 000 montres proposé par le site, les clients de CHRONEXT peuvent aussi visiter la première boutique de la marque à Londres, pour essayer les modèles et/ou retirer leurs achats effectués en ligne.

     

    Philipp Man, co-fondateur et CEO de CHRONEXT déclare: “Nous sommes très heureux de la confiance que nous accordent Partech Ventures, qui mène ce tour de financement, ainsi que nos actionnaires existants et notre nouveau partenaire Octopus Ventures. Le soutien de Partech, qui a des années d’expériences dans le domaine des marketplaces et du e-commerce, ainsi qu’un considérable réseau international et un capital sous gestion conséquent, permettront à notre entreprise de devenir dans les prochaines années le plus grand distributeur de montres de luxe à l’international».

     

    « CHRONEXT dispose d’un modèle unique pour devenir un acteur incontournable au niveau mondial dans l’énorme marché des montres de luxe. Nous avons été particulièrement impressionnés par l’expertise du marché de l’équipe fondatrice. Ces éléments sont pour nous des facteurs clés de succès » explique Olivier Schuepbach, General Partner de Partech Ventures. Il ajoute : « Le formidable rythme de croissance de l’entreprise et le démarrage réussi de l’internationalisation au-delà de l’Allemagne ont aussi été déterminants dans notre décision d’investir dans CHRONEXT ».

     

    Will Gibbs, d’Octopus Ventures commente : « Ici chez Octopus, nous sommes dédiés au soutien d’équipes exceptionnellement talentueuses. Le segment des montres de luxe est très intéressant, il compte un grand nombre de clients passionnés qui ont connu la frustration et le manque d’une place de marché en ligne sécurisée. CHRONEXT a l’ambition de devenir le leader dans cette catégorie ».

     

    “Nous sommes très heureux du développement de CHRONEXT depuis notre investissement en amorçage il y a deux ans. Les nouveaux fonds permettront à CHRONEXT d’accélérer sa croissance à l’international et d’utiliser les avantages d’une marketplace globale”, commente Joerg Binnenbruecker, Managing Partner de Capnamic Ventures.

     

    Ce nouveau tour de financement permettra à CHRONEXT de renforcer sa présence en Allemagne et au Royaume-Uni avant d’étendre son offre à d’autres pays.

     

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  • San Francisco, Jun. 8 2016

    Partech Ventures further expands its team with two newly appointed Genera..

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    Partech Ventures further expands its team with two newly appointed General Partners and strengthens its transatlantic foothold

    San Francisco, Jun. 8 2016

    With the appointments of Reza Malekzadeh in San Francisco and Emmanuel Delaveau in Paris, Partech Ventures accelerates its expansion and widens its strong transatlantic foothold.

     Reza Malekzadeh joins the Venture team as a General Partner alongside Nicolas El Baze in San Francisco, Philippe Collombel and Jean-Marc Patouillaud in Paris, and Olivier Schuepbach in Berlin.

    Emmanuel Delaveau’s mission as a General Partner will be to strengthen investor relations and structure the investment firm’s growth strategy and business development initiatives.

    A high-growth, transatlantic investment strategy

    The appointment of Reza Malekzadeh shows our commitment to boost our activities in the Bay area, which still hosts the largest, most powerful technology ecosystem in the world,” said Jean-Marc Patouillaud, co-Managing Partner of Partech Ventures. “Reza’s extensive knowledge of the software industry as well as his experience as a seasoned entrepreneur and thought leader will allow us to accelerate our growth strategy in the region and strengthen our transatlantic foothold.”

     Partech Ventures has been a pioneering European VC to open offices in the US decades ago, with an office in San Francisco investing in US tech companies. It is part of the high-growth strategy on which the firm has embarked in recent years to accelerate on both continents in order to attract companies aiming to achieve international expansion.

    “Partech Ventures has a proven ability to offer prime knowledge and access to both European and US markets,” said Reza Malekzadeh, General Partner, Partech Ventures. “We will build up this expertise to partner with an increasing number of disruptive companies both in the US and in Europe, and give them an edge to scale globally”

    Reza is an active catalyst and leader in the French Silicon Valley tech community and an advocate of French and European technological innovation. He has twenty years of experience in various executive sales, marketing and operations roles for both large and startup companies. He was one of the very early VMware employees joining the company in 1998, and has also co-founded and successfully sold two startups.

    High value-added services for entrepreneurs and investors

    Emmanuel Delaveau played a major role in turning CNP Assurances into one of Europe’s largest private equity institutional investors, with €6 billion under management,” , said Philippe Collombel, co-Managing Partner, Partech Ventures. “His experience will give us an opportunity to pursue strategic relations with our investors on a global scale.”

    Since 2012, Partech Ventures has been a pioneer in open innovation and collaboration initiatives between emerging tech companies and industry leaders. It stood out notably with the launch of the Partech Shaker, a campus located in the heart of Paris and dedicated to cooperation between startups and major corporations. Emmanuel’s role will be to structure and develop the business development opportunities both for startups and industry leaders.

    Partech Ventures is one of the most creative and active transatlantic teams originating from Europe both in terms of investment capacity and number of deals, bringing much more than capital,” said Emmanuel Delaveau, General Partner, Partech Ventures. “The strong entrepreneurial and operational backgrounds of the team allow us to cover the complete value chain of tech investing as well as understand the specific issues faced by major industries. We will continue to develop even more value-added services and business development opportunities to support entrepreneurs and investors”.

    Over the past 9 years, Emmanuel Delaveau developed CNP Assurances’ private equity activities, which grew from €1.5 billion to more than €6 billion. The portfolio was invested in nearly 300 funds and co-investments across multiple sectors and strategies, with a focus on Europe and North America. He has also served as a member of the selection board for the HEC Entrepreneurs Master’s. He started his career in the Silicon Valley before returning to Europe where he co-founded two start-ups.

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  • Paris, Jun. 3 2016

    Partech Ventures renforce son modèle transatlantique avec la nomination d..

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    Partech Ventures renforce son modèle transatlantique avec la nomination de deux nouveaux General Partners

    Paris, Jun. 3 2016

    Avec la nomination simultanée d’Emmanuel Delaveau à Paris, et de Reza Malekzadeh à San Francisco, Partech Ventures accélère son développement et renforce son modèle transatlantique.

    Nouveau General Partner en charge du business development, Emmanuel Delaveau aura pour mission d’accélérer la structuration des relations avec les investisseurs. Il aura aussi pour mission d’orchestrer la stratégie de croissance de la société de gestion au niveau international depuis le bureau parisien.

    Reza Malekzadeh, également nommé General Partner, renforce l’équipe d’investissement en venture composée de Philippe Collombel et Jean-Marc Patouillaud à Paris, Nicolas El Baze à San Francisco et Olivier Schuepbach à Berlin.

     

    Créer des services à haute valeur ajoutée pour les investisseurs et les entrepreneurs.

     « Emmanuel a grandement contribué à faire de CNP Assurances l’un des plus gros investisseurs institutionnels européens en private equity, avec 6 milliards d’euros sous gestion. Partech Ventures s’est engagé dans une stratégie de croissance forte depuis quelques années ; Emmanuel va nous faire bénéficier de son expérience pour poursuivre et approfondir notre développement à une échelle mondiale » se félicite Philippe Collombel, General Partner de Partech Ventures.

    Depuis 2012, Partech Ventures joue un rôle pionnier en matière de business development et d’open innovation. Les initiatives du fonds dans ce domaine bénéficient à de nombreux grands groupes, qu’ils soient investisseurs dans les fonds de Partech Ventures ou partenaires du Partech Shaker, un lieu de coopération mêlant startups et multinationales au cœur de Paris. Ces initiatives d’open innovation bénéficient aussi naturellement aux entrepreneurs du portefeuille de Partech Ventures, qui trouvent par ce biais de nouveaux débouchés business (contrats commerciaux, prises de participation, M&A)

    « Partech Ventures est l’une des équipes transatlantiques les plus actives et créatives, à la fois en capacité d’investissement et en nombre d’opérations par an, et apporte bien plus que du capital aux entrepreneurs. » précise Emmanuel Delaveau, General Partner de Partech Ventures, qui poursuit : « L’équipe réunit des profils aux parcours très différents, ayant en commun d’avoir été eux-mêmes entrepreneurs ou managers de sociétés innovantes, ce qui lui permet de saisir les enjeux technologiques spécifiques à chaque industrie. Nous allons continuer à apporter toujours plus de valeur ajoutée et d’opportunités de développement aux entrepreneurs et investisseurs qui nous font confiance. »

    Emmanuel Delaveau a développé pendant 9 ans l’activité private equity de CNP Assurances. Elle est ainsi passée de 1,5 milliard d’euros à plus de 6 milliards d’euros, lesquels ont été investis dans près de 300 fonds et co-investissements couvrant de nombreux secteurs et stratégies principalement en Europe et en Amérique du Nord. Ancien d’HEC, Emmanuel Delaveau s’est investi plusieurs années en tant que membre du jury de sélection d’HEC Entrepreneurs dont il est également issu. Jeune diplômé, il est parti dans la Silicon Valley aux côtés d’un entrepreneur français avant de revenir en Europe pour co-fonder deux startups.

     

    Continuer à soutenir les start-up américaines et accélérer le business development avec des acteurs américains pour les start-up européennes et américaines.

     

    « L’arrivée de Reza Malekzadeh vient renforcer notre engagement dans la Silicon Valley, l’éco-système technologique le plus puissant au monde » explique Jean-Marc Patouillaud, qui poursuit : « L’expertise de Reza dans l’industrie du software, son expérience d’entrepreneur et son rôle d’influenceur reconnu va nous permettre d’accélérer notre stratégie de croissance dans la région et de renforcer notre modèle transatlantique. »

    Partech Ventures est l’un des premiers fonds d’investissement européens à s’être implanté aux Etats-Unis dès sa création, en 1982, en s’installant à San Francisco pour investir dans des startups technologiques américaines. Cet ancrage historique est le socle de la stratégie d’hyper-croissance transatlantique mise en place ces dernières années pour attirer et accompagner les meilleures startups dans leur développement international.

    « Partech Ventures a prouvé sa capacité à offrir à la fois connaissance et accès privilégiés aux marchés européens et américains » explique Reza Malekzadeh, General Partner, qui poursuit « Nous allons renforcer cette expertise pour accompagner dans leur développement international encore plus d’entreprises disruptives aux Etats-Unis et en Europe. »

    Reza Malekzadeh joue un rôle clé au sein de la communauté tech française de la Silicon Valley, et est un fervent promoteur des innovations technologiques françaises et européennes. Reza Malekzadeh a à son actif plus de vingt ans d’expérience dans des fonctions exécutives commerciales, marketing et opérationnelles pour de grandes entreprises et des startups. En 1998, il est l’un des tout premiers employés à rejoindre la société VMware. Reza Malekzadeh a aussi fondé et revendu deux startups.

     

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  • Paris, Apr. 26 2016

    An early investor in Lendix, Partech Ventures takes part in the startup..

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    An early investor in Lendix, Partech Ventures takes part in the startup’s new €12M financing round

    Paris, Apr. 26 2016

    Partech Ventures confirms its support of Lendix, the French number one in lending platforms, as CNP Assurances, MatMut and ZenCap AM join as new investors.

     “Partech Ventures has supported Lendix since its launch in 2014, and is confirming its commitment with a 3 million euro follow-on investment in this round”, explains Philippe Collombel, Co-Managing Partner of Partech Ventures and a member of Lendix’s Supervisory Board. “In 12 months, the platform has reached the number one position in France and shows all of the attributes needed for quick international growth, which we are thrilled to support.”

    Since its first loan in April 2015 to Alain Ducasse Entreprise, Lendix has taken real leadership on the market of SMB loans, becoming number one in France with a 40% market share. The platform has made it possible for about a hundred companies of all sizes to borrow more than €20M (excluding the recent Finsquare acquisition) for loans ranging from €30,000 to €1M. Lendix aims to grant over €50M in loans on its platform over the next 12 months on the French, Spanish and Italian markets.

    ‘Since our launch in 2014, the loyal and active support of Partech Ventures has been a key asset in our rapid development, says Olivier Goy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lendix. “Their renewed confidence and teams’ experience in internationalizing high-growth companies will allow us to have an edge as we expand in Spain and Italy.”

    This new investment illustrates Partech Ventures’ ability to finance the very high growth and internationalization of the companies in which it invests, as with its investments in Teads, Kantox, FreedomPop, Made.com and M-Files.

    It also confirms the major role that Partech Ventures has taken in financing leading Fintech companies, with a dozen investments including Compte-Nickel and Lendix (Paris), GetSafe (Heidelberg), Xfers, Ascend, and Xendit (San Francisco), The Guarantors and Atlas (New York), Kantox, Novicap and Eris (London).

     

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  • Paris, Apr. 26 2016

    Partech Ventures, investisseur de Lendix depuis l’origine, participe à ..

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    Partech Ventures, investisseur de Lendix depuis l’origine, participe à sa nouvelle levée de fonds de 12M€

    Paris, Apr. 26 2016

    À l’occasion de l’entrée au capital de Lendix de CNP Assurances, MatMut et ZenCap AM, Partech Ventures confirme son soutien à Lendix, le numéro 1 français des plateformes de prêts.

     

    « Partech Ventures soutient Lendix depuis son lancement en 2014 et confirme son engagement en renforçant sa participation avec un investissement de 3 millions d’euros lors de ce tour » explique Philippe Collombel, Co-Managing Partner de Partech Ventures et membre du conseil de surveillance de Lendix.

    Il poursuit : « Nous avons été impressionnés par le développement de Lendix, qui a confirmé la forte conviction que nous avions eue sur la qualité de l’équipe avant même son démarrage. En 12 mois, la plateforme a pris la place de numéro 1 en France tout en maîtrisant son risque. Elle a tous les atouts pour une croissance internationale rapide que nous sommes ravis d’accompagner. »

    Depuis la réalisation de son premier prêt en avril 2015 à Alain Ducasse Entreprise, Lendix a pris un réel leadership sur le marché du prêt aux PME en devenant le numéro 1 français avec 40% de parts de marché. La plateforme a permis à une centaine d’entreprises de toute taille d’emprunter plus de 20M€ (hors la récente acquisition de Finsquare) pour des prêts unitaires allant de 30.000€ à 1M€. Lendix vise la réalisation de plus de 50M€ de prêts sur sa plateforme au cours des 12 prochains mois sur les 3 marchés : France, Espagne et Italie.

    Olivier Goy, Fondateur et Président du Directoire de Lendix : « Dès notre lancement en 2014, le soutien fidèle et actif de Partech Ventures a été un atout clé pour notre développement rapide. Sa confiance renouvelée et l’expérience de ses équipes dans l’internationalisation des entreprises en forte croissance va nous permettre d’aborder notre expansion en Espagne et Italie en position de force. »

    Cette nouvelle prise de participation illustre la capacité de Partech Ventures à financer la très forte croissance et l’internationalisation des entreprises dans lesquelles elle investit, à l’image de ses prises de participation dans Teads, Kantox, FreedomPop, Made.com ou M-Files.

    Cet investissement confirme le statut d’investisseur majeur de la Fintech de Partech Ventures avec une douzaine de participations dont Compte-Nickel et Lendix (France), GetSafe (Heidelberg), Xfers, Ascend, et Xendit (San Francisco), The Guarantors et Atlas (New York), Kantox, Novicap et Eris (Londres).

     

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  • Paris, Apr. 6 2016

    Partech Ventures leads ManoMano’s €13M financing round

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    Partech Ventures leads ManoMano’s €13M financing round

    Paris, Apr. 6 2016

    This investment will be the final one of the PIV 6 venture capital fund

    Partech Ventures today announced its investment in ManoMano (formerly monechelle.fr), a community marketplace specialized in DIY and gardening products and services. The €13M financing round has also been joined by Bpifrance, Piton Capital and CM-CIC Capital Privé.
    ‘The decision to invest in ManoMano quickly became obvious. The management team is excellent, and we were impressed by their strong ambition: becoming the European leader of this vast sector’, explained Philippe Collombel, Managing Partner of Partech Ventures.
    Thanks to its large community of DIY enthusiasts, ManoMano brings new inspiration to this sector. It accompanies them from a project’s beginning to end, as well as installation with the help of SuperMano, a service connecting handymen and people seeking assistance with home improvement.

    Since it was founded in 2013, ManoMano has set ambitious growth objectives and has consistently surpassed them, with business increasing from €1 million to €32 million in three years for 500,000 listed product references.

    ‘Today, we are especially proud to announce having raised such substantial funds, and that we are supported by such prestigious investors. With these funds, we will accelerate our development and have the resources required for our European and community strategy. Ever since ManoMano was founded, we’ve had ambitious goals – and thanks to our teams, we have always surpassed them!’ explained Christian Raisson and Philippe de Chanville, cofounders of ManoMano, whose workforce has grown from 9 to 53 since 2013.

    ManoMano will be the final investment of the PIV 6 venture capital fund, raised in 2012. This fund, which has been invested in 22 companies in Europe and the US, is representative of Partech’s investment strategy: a portfolio that is well-balanced between game changers in major industries (FinTech, AdTech, LegalTech, etc.), software and applications for businesses, and emerging leaders, like Mano Mano, offering innovative products and services to consumers.

    ‘This highly ambitious fund is evidence of the commitment of all of our 35 professionals to supporting entrepreneurs’, said Philippe Collombel.

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  • Paris, Apr. 5 2016

    Partech Ventures, principal investisseur de la levée de fonds de 13 milli..

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    Partech Ventures, principal investisseur de la levée de fonds de 13 millions d’euros de ManoMano.fr

    Paris, Apr. 5 2016

    Partech Ventures annonce une prise de participation dans ManoMano.fr – anciennement monechelle.fr -, plateforme communautaire spécialisée dans la vente de produits et de services de bricolage et de jardinage. Ce tour de 13 millions d’euros se fait aux côtés de Bpifrance, Piton Capital et CM-CIC Capital Privé.

    « La décision d’investir dans ManoMano.fr s’est vite imposée comme évidente ; l’équipe de management est excellente et nous avons été convaincus par la pertinence de leur ambition : devenir le leader en Europe de cet immense secteur » explique Philippe Collombel, Managing Partner de Partech Ventures.

    Grâce à sa large communauté de passionnés, ManoMano.fr redonne à ses clients le plaisir du bricolage, depuis la création du projet – inspiration et conseils – jusqu’à sa réalisation par les achats mais également la pose au travers de SuperMano.fr, service de mise en relation de bricoleurs et de particuliers.

     

    Depuis sa création en 2013, malgré des ambitions très fortes, les objectifs ambitieux de croissance ont toujours été dépassés, avec un volume d’affaires passé de 1 M€ à 32 M€ en trois ans, pour 500 000 produits référencés.

     

    « Nous sommes particulièrement fiers d’annoncer aujourd’hui une levée aussi importante et surtout d’être accompagnés d’investisseurs aussi prestigieux. Grâce à ces fonds, nous allons accélérer notre développement et avoir les moyens de notre stratégie européenne et communautaire. Nos objectifs sont ambitieux depuis la création de ManoMano, et grâce à nos équipes nous les avons toujours dépassés ! » expliquent Christian Raisson et Philippe de Chanville, cofondateurs de ManoMano.fr, dont les effectifs sont passés depuis 2013 de 9 à 53 personnes.

     

    ManoMano.fr est le dernier investissement du fonds de venture PIV6 levé en 2012. Ce fonds, investi dans 22 sociétés en Europe et aux Etats-Unis, est représentatif de la stratégie d’investissement de Partech : un portefeuille équilibré entre des acteurs qui changent les règles du jeu de grandes industries (fintech, adtech, legaltech, etc.), des logiciels et applications à haute valeur ajoutée pour les entreprises, et des leaders dans les produits et services innovants aux particuliers, comme ManoMano.fr.

     

    « Ce fonds très ambitieux témoigne de l’engagement de tous nos 35 professionnels au service des entrepreneurs » précise Philippe Collombel.

     

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  • Paris, Mar. 31 2016

    Partech Ventures als Lead-Investor bei der $36 Millionen schweren Serie B ..

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    Partech Ventures als Lead-Investor bei der $36 Millionen schweren Serie B Runde in M-FILES

    Paris, Mar. 31 2016

    M-Files Investment ist bereits das fünfte des Wachstumsfonds von Partech seit 2015

    Partech Ventures beteiligt sich als Lead-Investor in der neuen $ 36 Millionen schweren Finanzierungsrunde von M-Files. Die Serie B Runde wird neben Partech von Finnish Industry Investment und Draper Esprit begleitet. M-Files wächst massiv und unterstützt Unternehmen in Deutschland und weltweit dabei, ihr Content Management zu vereinfachen und zu vereinheitlichen.

    M-Files bietet innovative und einzigartige Lösungen und Optimierungen für Unternehmen um ihre Dokumente und andere Informationen optimal zu verwalten. Diese signifikante Investition von Partech wird M-Files dabei unterstützen, deren ohnehin sehr starken Wachstumskurs auszubauen und zu beschleunigen sowie dabei helfen, international, vor allem auch in Deutschland, zu expandieren. Denn die Expansion in Deutschland hat oberste Priorität für das   Softwareunternehmen. Aktuell ist das Erfolgsunternehmen in Deutschland und anderen deutschsprachigen Ländern aktiv und unterstützt Kunden wie Peter Gross Construction Group und OMV.
    Als transatlantisch aufgestellter Partner ermöglicht Partech so auch den Ausbau der lokalen Präsenz von M-Files und deren Erweiterung des stark wachsenden, globalen Partnernetzwerks, bei dem große Unternehmen wie Electric Paper Informationssysteme GmbH und DMSFACTORY GmbH bereits an Bord sind.
    „Partech investiert nicht nur deshalb in M-Files, weil das Unternehmen eine starke Bilanz in Sachen Wachstum und Erfolg, ein enormes Marktpotenzial und ausgewiesene Führungsqualitäten aufzuweisen hat, sondern auch weil wir hier eine einzigartige Vision für eine neue Generation von Lösungen erkennen, die deutlich über das traditionelle Dokumentenmanagement und Enterprise-Content-Management (ECM) hinausgehen und das Potenzial für eine Veränderung des Marktes haben“, erklärte Bruno Crémel, General Partner von Partech Ventures.

     
    Partech verfolgt nachhaltige und wachstumsorientierte Strategie

    Das Investment in M-Files ist das fünfte Investment des Wachstumsfonds von Partech seit dessen Einführung im Januar 2015 und folgt auf die Finanzierungsrunde für Brandwatch in Höhe von $33 Millionen, die Finanzierungsrunde für Freedompop über $40 Millionen und die
    Finanzierungsrunde für Made.com über $60 Millionen.
    „Mit durchschnittlich einem Abschluss pro Quartal sind unsere Late-Stage-Investment- Aktivitäten ein deutlicher Beleg für unsere stark wachstumsorientierte Strategie, die Partech seit einigen Jahren verfolgt“, sagte Omri Benayoun, General Partner von Partech Ventures.
    Dieses Investment stärkt außerdem die langjährige Strategie von Partech Ventures, in Software in den USA und Europa zu investieren, wobei der Fokus mittlerweile verstärkt auch auf das boomende nordische Tech-Ökosystem ausgeweitet wird. Die ersten Erfolgsgeschichten von Softwareunternehmen, an denen Partech mitgeschrieben hat, gab es bereits vor mehr als 20 Jahren mit Business Objects und Informatica, danach folgten Cartesis, Five9 und Visicu. Und sie werden heute fortgesetzt mit Portfolio-Unternehmen in der Startphase (z.B. getsafe, Alkemics, Influans, Lima), Aufbauphase (Atlantis Computing, GetInsured) und Wachstumsphase (Brandwatch, M-Files).
    Bahnbrechende Lösungen und Wachstumsraten von M-Files
    Die Lösungen von M-Files für das Enterprise-Content-Management (ECM) bereiten den Informationssilos ein Ende und ermöglichen einen einfachen und schnellen Zugang zu den gewünschten Daten über alle wichtigen Unternehmenssysteme und -geräte. Da mittlerweile Tausende von Organisationen in über 100 Ländern (z.B. AS, OMV und NBC Universal) die EIM-Systems von M-Files nutzen, weist das Unternehmen eine kumulierte Wachstumsrate über sechs Jahre von nahezu 1.000 Prozent auf. Das neue Investment wird für eine weitere Beschleunigung der Vertriebs- und Marketingaktivitäten sowie der Expansion auf neue Märkte in Deutschland, Nordamerika, EMEA und APAC sorgen.
    Während andere Systeme die Informationsverwaltung noch immer mit antiquierten Dateistrukturen betreiben, sind mit M-Files dank der einzigartigen metadatengestützten Architektur die Inhalte nicht an einen konkreten Ort gebunden. M-Files basiert auf einem intuitiven Ansatz, der Informationen danach klassifiziert und verwaltet, dass er sich darauf konzentriert, „was“ gespeichert wird statt „wo“ es gespeichert wird. Dieser Ansatz ermöglicht es Organisationen, Kerngeschäftssysteme einfach und direkt mit Dokumenten und anderen unstrukturierten Inhalten zu verbinden und zu integrieren, wie z.B. mit Documentum,
    OpenText, SharePoint, Box, Salesforce, SAP. So versetzt der M-Files-Ansatz die Anwender in die Lage, Informationen auf Basis ihrer Relevanz schnell zu finden und darauf zuzugreifen, unabhängig von dem System oder dem Speicher, in dem sie abgelegt sind. Außerdem ermöglicht M-Files den Unternehmen dank modernster Such-Technologien, eine automatische Klassifizierung und maschinelles Lernen sowie die intelligente Organisation von Informationen nach deren Wert, ohne Migration oder Duplizierung von Daten. So werden andere Kerngeschäftsprozesse und Datenaufzeichnungssyteme nicht gestört.
    „Wir sind begeistert, dass wir nun zusammen mit dem Weltklasseteam von Partech daran arbeiten werden, unsere Pläne für ein nachhaltiges Wachstum voranzutreiben“, sagte Miika Mäkitalo, CEO von M-Files. „Unser Erfolgsrezept war schon immer unser Fokus auf den Kunden, d.h. wir haben stets Lösungen entworfen und geliefert, die einfach, sicher und anpassbar sind. Wenn man das mit unserer Fähigkeit zur Lieferung von professionellen Leistungen auf Weltklasseniveau verbindet, kann man leicht verstehen, weshalb unsere Kunden uns lieben und weshalb wir selbst den größten und etabliertesten Konkurrenten weiter Marktanteile abjagen.“

     

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  • Paris, Mar. 17 2016

    Partech Ventures leads the $36M Series B round for M-Files

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    Partech Ventures leads the $36M Series B round for M-Files

    Paris, Mar. 17 2016

    Partech Ventures today announced its involvement as lead investor in the new $36M financing round of M-Files, with participation from Finnish Industry Investment and Draper Esprit. M-Files provides solutions that dramatically improve how businesses manage documents and other information. The investment will further accelerate M-Files’ explosive growth and international expansion.

    “Partech Ventures invested in M-Files not only because of their demonstrated track record of growth and success, enormous market potential and proven leadership, but also because we saw a unique vision for a new generation of solutions that goes beyond traditional document management and enterprise content management (ECM), and has the potential to transform the market”, said Bruno Crémel, General Partner of Partech Ventures.

    M-Files offers a unique new approach to enterprise content management. It relies indeed on a unique metadata-driven architecture that enables users to quickly find and access information based on its relevance, regardless of the system or repository in which it is stored. The M-Files approach also creates an “intelligent metadata layer” that overlays and unifies existing data repositories and core business systems, including Documentum, OpenText, SharePoint, Box, Salesforce, SAP and oth-ers. The new solution also employs state-of-the-art search, auto-classification and machine learning technologies that enable businesses to intelligently manage information based on its value, without migration or duplication, and without disturbing other core business processes and applications.

    With thousands of organisations in over 100 countries (including AS, OMV and NBC Universal) using its EIM systems, M-Files has experienced a six-year compound growth rate of nearly 1,000 percent. The new investment will further accelerate sales and marketing activities, as well as expansion into new markets in North America, EMEA and APAC. The company will also focus on expanding and strengthening its network of global partners.

    We’re excited about working with the world-class team at Partech Ventures to accelerate our plans for sustained growth,” said Miika Mäkitalo, CEO of M-Files Corporation. “Our recipe for success has always been to focus on the customer by designing and delivering solutions that are simple, secure and scalable. When you combine that with our ability to provide world-class professional services, it’s easy to see why our customers love us and why we’re continuing to take market share away from even the largest entrenched competitors.”

    The investment in M-Files is the fifth investment of Partech’s Growth Fund since its launch in January 2015, and follows the financing round of Brandwatch, the financing round of Freedompop and the financing round of Made.com. ‘With an average of one deal every quarter, our late-stage investment activities perfectly reflect the high-growth strategy on which we have embarked in recent years’, said Omri Benayoun, General Partner at Partech Ventures.

    This investment also reinforces Partech Ventures’ long-standing strategy of investing in software in the US and in Europe, with an increasing focus on the booming Nordic tech ecosystem. Success stories in software backed by Partech began more than 20 years ago with Business Objects and Informatica, then Cartesis, Five9 and Visicu, and continue today with portfolio companies at seed stage (e.g. Alkemics, Influans, Lima), venture stage (Atlantis Computing, GetInsured) and growth stage (Brandwatch, M-Files).

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  • Paris, Feb. 18 2016

    Partech Ventures further develops its Seed Team by recruiting Claire Godro..

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    Partech Ventures further develops its Seed Team by recruiting Claire Godron as Senior Associate

    Paris, Feb. 18 2016

    Partech Ventures further develops its Seed team with the appointment of Claire Godron as Senior Associate for the Paris office.

    Claire Godron will become part of the Seed Team joining Romain Lavault and Boris Golden in Paris, Otto Birnbaum in Berlin and Jai Choi in San Francisco.

    With more than 60 investments in both Partech Entrepreneur I (PEF) and Partech Entrepreneur II (PEF II), Partech has become Europe’s most active seed stage VC in less than two and a half years. This highly sustained pace of investment and the growing number of seed fund applications requires increasing dedicated resources and Claire has been recruited to reinforce the focus on French deals. France, Europe and the US are Partech’s main geographical areas for Seed deals.

    As a former Senior Associate at Aster Capital in Paris, her experience ranges from executing investments and following portfolio companies to supporting fundraising efforts. She dedicated most of her time on the sectors of mobility and IoT. Claire holds a MS in Engineering from Mines Paristech Paris.

    “I am thrilled to join Partech and its ever-growing trajectory. Contributing to the development of the Seed ecosystem in France, is going to be a demanding and exciting job!” says Claire Godron, Senior Associate of Partech Ventures.

    We are very happy to welcome Claire on board. With 50 to 60 new projects being reviewed every week and 3 to 4 new investments per month, the seed investment side of Partech Ventures is very demanding, and so are the Entrepreneurs that are hungry for support, mentoring, added-value connections and strategic thinking. Claire’s addition to the team brings additional investment experience and will help up scale our growth services to our Entrepreneurs from Seed to Series A. “says Romain Lavault, General Partner and in charge of the Seed funds.

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  • Paris, Feb. 18 2016

    Partech Ventures renforce son équipe d’amorçage avec l’arrivée de ..

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    Partech Ventures renforce son équipe d’amorçage avec l’arrivée de Claire Godron, Senior Associate

    Paris, Feb. 18 2016

    Partech Ventures renforce son équipe d’amorçage avec la nomination de Claire Godron en tant que Senior Associate. Elle rejoint Romain Lavault et Boris Golden à Paris, Otto Birnbaum à Berlin et Jai Choi à San Francisco.
    En moins de deux ans et demi, Partech Ventures est devenu en Europe le VC le plus actif en amorçage avec plus de 60 investissements réalisés via les fonds Partech Entrepreneur I et Partech Entrepreneur II. Claire Godron rejoint donc Partech Ventures pour répondre au nombre croissant de dossiers à instruire, et accompagner le rythme soutenu des investissements. Partech Ventures investit en Europe et aux Etats-Unis via ses bureaux de San Francisco, Paris et Berlin. Claire s’occupera plus spécifiquement des investissements français.
    Avant de rejoindre Partech Ventures, Claire Godron était Senior Associate chez Aster Capital. Elle y a acquis une première expérience dans l’exécution des investissements, le suivi des entreprises du portfolio et la levée de fonds. Claire Godron était notamment spécialisée dans les secteurs de la mobilité et de l’Internet des Objets. Elle est diplômée de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris.
    « Je suis très enthousiaste à l’idée de rejoindre Partech Ventures. Contribuer au développement de l’écosystème d’amorçage en France va être à la fois très exigeant et très excitant ! » explique Claire Godron.
    « Nous sommes ravis d’accueillir Claire. Nous étudions entre 50 et 60 projets par semaine et réalisons 3 à 4 nouveaux investissements chaque mois. L’amorçage nécessite de consacrer beaucoup de temps aux entrepreneurs qui sont très demandeurs de conseils, d’accès à des services triés sur le volet et d’accompagnement dans leur croissance. L’arrivée d’une investisseuse expérimentée comme Claire nous permet de d’étoffer notre capacité à soutenir nos entrepreneurs, en particulier dans les phases très amont des projets» explique Romain Lavault, General Partner de Partech Ventures en charge des fonds d’amorçage.

     

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  • Paris, Jan. 12 2016

    A historical partner of Dayuse.com, Partech Ventures takes part in the sta..

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    A historical partner of Dayuse.com, Partech Ventures takes part in the startup’s new €15M financing round

    Paris, Jan. 12 2016

    This €15M Series A round is completed alongside IDinvest Partners as well as Dayuse.com’s historical business angels Cédric Barbier, Paul Dubrule and Charles Petruccelli.

    “Partech Ventures supports Dayuse.com since day one and now confirms its commitment with this significant new investment that will help the startup accelerate on a global scale” Jean-Marc Patouillaud, Managing Partner of Partech Ventures and Board member of Dayuse.com said. To support this renewed commitment, he also added: “As an investor, I have rarely seen such an alignment of planets, with the clear execution of the concept, an early dominant market position and such professional dynamism from a young management team.”

    Dayuse.com challenges the traditional hospitality business, a sector shaken by the sharing economy, without threatening its sustainability. The startup completes hotel supplies and allows businesses to significantly increase their revenues by monetising empty rooms during the day at lowered rates. 70% of the rooms are unoccupied during the day. Hospitality professionals can therefore fight back for the market shares that have recently lost to a host of new disruptive players.

    With over 320,000 rooms rented in 14 countries since inception, the online booking platform has proven attractive for both consumers and hospitality professionals.

    This financing round is a key step for Dayuse.com. We are proud to welcome renowned investors to our capital and to see our historical shareholders confirm their confidence. This hyper-growth phase is part of a sustainable development project that includes the recruitment of new talents and the conquest of new territories. We aim at institutionalising Daysuse.com on an international level with the support of our partners. Together, our desire to go faster and further is limitless”, David Lebée, CEO of Dayuse.com, said.

    This new operation will allow to recruit new talents, maintain Dayuse’s exponential growth in countries where it already operates (+ 65%), reach new continents and expand the offer in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Australia, and Argentina.

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  • Paris, Jan. 7 2016

    Partech Ventures invests in PushDoctor, Europe’s largest online fami..

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    Partech Ventures invests in PushDoctor, Europe’s largest online family doctor marketplace

    Paris, Jan. 7 2016

    Partech Ventures has joined the $8.5 M round of financing of the British startup PushDoctor. The round is being led by Draper Esprit and Oxford Capital Partners.

    Partech Ventures is reinforcing its investment strategy in the innovating models and technologies – in this case, online medicine –, catching them at their earliest stage in the whole of Europe and in the US.

    After significant investments in Brandwatch and Made.com, which respectively raised €30 M and €55 M in 2015, Partech Ventures confirms its ability to attract disruptive British technology companies, by offering its knowledge and a prime access to the Continent and US markets.

    Partech Ventures today announced that it has joined PushDoctor’s $8.5 M round of financing. Founded in 2013, the British startup, which specialises in online medicine, has developed a platform allowing British patients to consult GPs online (on the web, tablet or mobile phone) at any time of the day, at an accessible cost. PushDoctor is the largest GP marketplace in Europe, with more than 7000 GPs.

    ‘The UK is strikingly ahead of the whole of Europe in regards to online medical consultation, and to online prescription, allowing the home delivery of medicines. The track record of the founding team is impressive, especially in regards to B2C and C2C, and the metrics of the platform have been extremely convincing since its launch. We are very happy to invest in this team with our English counterparts’, Romain Lavault, General Partner of Partech Ventures, explained, adding that ‘the Continent is lagging far behind on this matter. However, following our investment in Klara in Germany (online dermatology), we will soon announce a similar investment for the French market, which will have to catch up quickly’.

    This co-investment is made with Oxford Capital Partners and Draper Esprit. The latter is especially known for previously investing in Skype, Baidu and Tesla. ‘This co-investment exemplifies our partnership strategy with the best European and American VCs to accelerate even more the international expansion of our companies, wherever they are based, as shown by our ongoing partnerships with the British entrepreneurs who have been trusting us for a few months’, Romain Lavault said.

    Indeed, in July 2015, Partech Ventures announced to lead Made.com’s €55 M round of financing with Fidelity Growth Partners and Level Equity. Last October, the fund announced to lead Brandwatch’s €30 M round of financing with Highland Capital Partners Europe and Nauta Capital.

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    Antidox - France Alexis Bollaert Antidox - France Xavier Desmaison
  • Paris, Dec. 10 2015

    Partech leads the $2.5M seed round for Streamroot

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    Partech leads the $2.5M seed round for Streamroot

    Paris, Dec. 10 2015

    Streamroot announced today its $2.5M seed round funding to redesign video streaming infrastructure and deliver high quality content at scale. Streamroot’s goal is to make high quality, smooth video delivery available to all content publishers, and to improve the architecture of the Internet by decentralizing web traffic.

    Partech Ventures led the $2.5M financing round with the participation of Walnut Venture Associates, Cherrystone Angel Group, Jean-David Blanc and the French BPI. Streamroot will use this funding to secure its position in the U.S. and European markets and achieve its multi-device ambitions.

    With a unique approach to video delivery, the startup aims to help broadcasters overcome one of the biggest challenges facing the web today: the explosion of video traffic. Video content represents over 60% of worldwide internet traffic and with the growing use of mobile devices, this figure is set to jump to 90% by 2018.

    Current media distribution models have begun to reach their limits. Big name video broadcasters are already struggling with network over-capacity, buffering and poor quality of service, especially during widely viewed broadcasts such as show premieres and sporting events. System failures demonstrate that existing client-server infrastructures are in dire need of a shakeup and that new, more reliable means of delivering content are needed.

    As an answer to this problem, Streamroot has created a unique peer-accelerated video streaming solution. While online video delivery was traditionally based on one-to-one connections between the viewer and the host server, Streamroot harnesses an often untapped piece of the video streaming chain: the device itself.
    Using the latest peer-to-peer protocols, the system connects users watching the same stream, allowing them to obtain content from the source that can provide it the fastest – whether it be from the server or another viewer. With this additional delivery layer, broadcasters can reach their audiences more efficiently, ensure better quality of service, and multiply the capacity of their servers without having to invest in additional infrastructure.

    Streamroot aims to bring the industry a more robust, reliable and flexible streaming architecture that can scale to millions of viewers watching video content across the world.
    “As video continues to grow, innovative distribution solutions are needed to both help publishers remain profitable and to keep video from ‘breaking’ the internet,” says Jeroen Wijering, creator and co-founder of JW Player, who has followed the company closely from its infancy. “Streamroot’s delivery optimization technology is a key piece of that puzzle; they have the industry-leading implementation, as well as a bright, forward-looking team.”

    “We are extremely pleased that our investors have as much faith in our solution as we do,” said Pierre-Louis Theron, CEO and Co-founder at Streamroot. “On a daily basis, we handle streams with up to 50,000 simultaneous viewers and will use this capital to help the biggest broadcasters deliver high-quality content throughout the world. Next time you tune in to the Olympic Games or the Super Bowl, we want Streamroot to be powering your video.”

    Streamroot is the first and leading plugin-free, peer-accelerated streaming technology leveraging WebRTC. It is designed to integrate seamlessly into broadcasters’ existing video workflow and offer total security. Streamroot already enjoys a varied customer base of live and video on-demand platforms, including tier-one media companies. The startup has allowed its clients to deliver up to 90% of their traffic using the Streamroot network, while offering faster streams and higher resolutions.

    To view a demo:  streamroot.io/demo

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    About Streamroot

    Streamroot was founded in 2014 by three engineers from Ecole Centrale Paris. Streamroot’s goal is to make high-quality, smooth video delivery available to all content publishers, and to help improve the architecture of the Internet by decentralizing web traffic. Streamroot participated in the Techstars Boston and NUMA (formerly Le Camping) accelerators and is advised by a board of video experts and
    successful entrepreneurs.

    http://streamroot.io
  • Paris, Nov. 24 2015

    Partech Ventures strengthens its Venture Capital Team with the arrival of ..

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    Partech Ventures strengthens its Venture Capital Team with the arrival of Marie-Hortense Varin as Senior Associate

    Paris, Nov. 24 2015

    Partech Ventures further develops its VC team with the appointment of Marie-Hortense Varin as Senior Associate.

    Marie-Hortense Varin will support Philippe Collombel and Jean-Marc Patouillaud, Partech’s managing partners, in investments monitoring and portfolio management.

    As a former consultant at Bain & Company, she carried out strategic consulting missions for large corporates (M&A, performance improvement, supply chain, etc.) and due diligence projects for private equity leaders. Marie-Hortense was also previously involved in the development of Rocket Internet in Africa, working on the logistics of the e-retailer Jumia in Egypt. Marie-Hortense Varin attended the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris and Duke University.

    “We’re very pleased to welcome Marie-Hortense Varin in this new role. Venture is the core of our business, and we’ll be able to deploy more capital with her support and the launch of a new fund in 2016, “says Philippe Collombel, managing partner of Partech Ventures.

    “After developing our seed and growth capital teams, as well as expanding our San Francisco and Berlin offices, we welcome Marie-Hortense Varin to offer a new set of analytical and strategy skills to our investors and startups,” said Jean-Marc Patouillaud, Managing partner of Partech Ventures.

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  • Paris, Nov. 3 2015

    Partech Ventures invests in Chronext, a curated online market place for lu..

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    Partech Ventures invests in Chronext, a curated online market place for luxury watches

    Paris, Nov. 3 2015

    The platform for buying and selling luxury watches CHRONEXT has completed another successful financing round and raised a total of $ 5.3M. Partech Ventures, other VCs, existing investors, as well as several business angels, took part in the latest round of financing.  CHRONEXT intends to use this fresh injection of capital for marketing, IT and customer care. Its strategic objective is to strengthen its market position in German-speaking Europe and the UK.

    “We are very pleased to welcome so many prominent VCs on board and that all the existing investors will continue to support the development of our company. We are the leading marketplace with a business model that simultaneously offers fair prices, exceptional service and a level of security that is unique in the luxury watch segment. We will use the new round of funding to aggressively accelerate our expansion in our core markets”, said CHRONEXT founder and CEO Philipp Man. “In 2015 we were able to optimise our processes, enabling us to generate substantial eight-figure revenue and expand our customer base tenfold this year. That has given us the ideal basis for our next phase of rapid growth.”

    Otto Birnbaum from Partech Ventures is also satisfied: “We are very pleased to have invested in CHRONEXT. Philipp Man and Ludwig Wurlitzer are outstanding founders, with whom CHRONEXT are reshaping the market for luxury watches. CHRONEXT is a transparent, secure and highly liquid marketplace that is bringing a number of key innovations to the traditional watch business.”

    More info is available on www.gruenderszene.de (in German).

  • Paris, Oct. 29 2015

    Partech Ventures leads Brandwatch $33MM series C round to expand global le..

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    Partech Ventures leads Brandwatch $33MM series C round to expand global leadership

    Paris, Oct. 29 2015

    Brandwatch is one of the Europe’s largest VC-backed SaaS company

    Partech Ventures today announced its investment, as lead investor, in the new $33MM financing round of Brandwatch, the leader in social intelligence and one of the Europe’s largest VC-backed SaaS company. Brandwatch will use the funds to accelerate development of the company’s core technologies and products to keep setting the standard in an increasingly complex, global social landscape.

    “We decided to invest in Brandwatch because of its incredibly strong vision, technology and team” said Omri Benayoun, General Partner at Partech Ventures and board director of Brandwatch. “Social data is driving the future of every business function from marketing or sales to customer service. We are very proud to partner with the worldwide leader to tackle this massive opportunity.”

    Building on its strong U.S. presence, which now accounts for more than half of the company’s revenues with customers such as Walmart, Whirlpool or Moneygram, Brandwatch will open more offices following the June 2015 launch in Singapore. The company also plans to invest heavily in strategic partnerships with other best-of-breed products to offer customers integrated social intelligence solutions. Recently, Brandwatch has added new prestigious brands to its 1,200-strong roster of customers – including Samsung, Cisco Systems, and Sony Music. The company has built a reputation for excellence with its two products – Brandwatch Analytics for deep social intelligence functionality and Brandwatch Vizia, a beautiful display platform used by enterprises to inform real-time business decision-making in every department.

    “This is another big milestone for us,” said Giles Palmer, Brandwatch CEO. “It’s a substantial investment from a great firm, Omri and the Partech team are world-class. We are going to continue building an extraordinary company – one that listens to and looks after its customers, cares for its staff and works hard to build innovative, elegant, useful products. I love working here and I love the energy that every Brandwatcher brings into our offices every day. Game on.”

    Based in Paris, Berlin and San Francisco, Partech Ventures launched the Partech Growth fund in January 2015. “This investment in Brandwatch is Partech Growth’s fourth in less than six months. It follows the $40MM financing round of Freedompop and the $60MM financing round of Made.com, announced earlier this year” said Bruno Crémel, General Partner at Partech Ventures. “These companies are all true disruptors on their markets.”

    The investment in Brandwatch reinforces Partech Ventures long-standing strategy to invest in software in Europe and the US, and create value for its investors and portfolio companies through its strong software expertise and transatlantic positioning. Software success stories backed by Partech started more than 20 years ago with Business Objects and Informatica, then Cartesis, Five9 or Visicu, and keep on today with portfolio companies at seed stage (e.g. Alkemics, Influans, Lima), venture stage (e.g. Atlantis Computing, GetInsured) and growth stage (Brandwatch).

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  • Paris, Oct. 28 2015

    Partech invests in Kontainers, a UK-based company which simplifies global ..

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    Partech invests in Kontainers, a UK-based company which simplifies global trade

    Paris, Oct. 28 2015

    Partech Ventures takes part in a seed-round led by EC1 Capital with participation from Northstar Ventures to back Kontainers, a UK-based company which aims at simplifying global trade.

    Kontainers provides a freight shipping process through an A-Z container booking web platform. System allows customers to get quotes instantly, compare pricing between different carriers, and book their containers within minutes.

    More information available on startups.co.uk here and on Wall Street Journal Digital there.

  • Paris, Oct. 27 2015

    BPIFRANCE, the EIB Group and KFW invest €75M in Partech Growth

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    BPIFRANCE, the EIB Group and KFW invest €75M in Partech Growth

    Paris, Oct. 27 2015

    Bpifrance, the EIB Group (through the European Investment Fund) and KFW today announce their €75M joint investment in Partech Growth. For the first time, these three key-players of the European economic revival invest together in a growth fund.

    The signing took place at the French presidential palace during the major Franco-German conference, in the presence of Emmanuel Macron, French Minister of Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector and Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor of Germany and federal Minister of Economy and Energy.

    Partech Growth is a growth fund managed by Partech Ventures. It provides between €10M and €50M of capital to fast-growing technology and digital companies that have already achieved meaningful revenues. The European market suffers from a lack of capital funding for amounts exceeding €10M. This €75M joint investment, and the support of many other investors, enables Partech Growth to exceed €370M in commitments to date. The final closing will take place at the beginning of 2016.

    Partech Growth addresses the European financing gap. We are delighted to see major government-backed players like Bpifrance, EIF and KFW support growth capital and to help large European tech companies become global leaders“, said Bruno Crémel, General Partner of Partech Ventures in charge of Partech Growth.

    Nicolas Dufourcq, General Manager of Bpifrance, added that “The support from Bpifrance and KFW to Partech Growth, which is established in France and in Germany among others, is unprecedented in the European growth capital industry. This agreement materializes a tangible symbol of Franco – German cooperation in the larger context of the European Union, with the support from the European Investment Fund “.

    According to Ambroise Fayolle, Vice- President of the EIB:This funding is a strong symbol for Franco-German cooperation. It is also a new way for the Investment Plan for Europe to support growth and business competitiveness on a European scale. In the wake of pan-European fund Partech Growth and with these synergies, the promising capital growth activity will thrive, giving European tech and digital companies new means to grow and expand on an international scale.

    The European growth capital industry still lacks operators and resources: to support it, the EIF trusts Partech Ventures, a leading venture capital fund in Europe. Partech Ventures secured strong means by setting up a team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals to this activity“, said Pier Luigi Gilibert, Chief Executive of the EIF.

    KfW´s CEO Dr. Ulrich Schröder added : “Our commitment is part of our long-standing cooperation with European promotional institutions. In spring of this year, we have issued together with the European Commission a declaration to enlarge our common activities and to support growth of the European economy. The benefit of our cooperation extends well beyond capital investments.  All the partners will profit from a better entrance into the respective markets which are no longer national but European and even global.  The different financial support mechanisms of each promotional institution combined will strengthen one of the leading European venture funds specialized in the digital economy.”

    Our recent European investments perfectly summarize the fund’s and Partech Ventures’ strategy in general: to invest in companies that aim at reaching global leadership by breaking the rules of their industry“, said Omri Benayoun, General Partner at Partech Ventures and responsible for Partech Growth.

     

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  • Paris, Oct. 15 2015

    Partech Ventures appoints Olivier Schuepbach as new partner for Germany

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    Partech Ventures appoints Olivier Schuepbach as new partner for Germany

    Paris, Oct. 15 2015

    The $850M strong transatlantic VC intensifies its focus on Germany with the appointment of entrepreneur and investor Olivier Schuepbach

    The March 2015 announcement that Partech Ventures would expand its presence in Germany is followed by actions: Olivier Schuepbach is appointed partner of Partech in Germany and will lead the team of three investment professionals based in Berlin. Schuepbach is well-known among the German start-up scene: In the past he has already worked as a venture capitalist at Wellington Partners and has operationally helped start-ups such as Brands4friends, in its international expansion and ultimate sale to eBay.

    Partech’s managing partners Philippe Collombel and Jean-Marc Patouillaud gave a warm welcome to the new arrival: “We want to raise our exposure in Germany to the next level. With Olivier we gained a well-known and widely appreciated business partner to reach that goal,” explains Collombel. Patouillaud added that “Germany has a strong entrepreneurial scene which needs further growth capital and fully dedicated teams to unlock its potential. Investors in place must know the local market from inside out and have the right instincts to identify the rising stars. Olivier truly brings the experience and network we’ve been searching for.”

    A passionate entrepreneur and investor

    With Schuepbach, the transatlantic venture capital firm appoints an experienced entrepreneur and investor in the German and international technology scenes. Schuepbach started his career in the U.S. at Texas Instruments and has been working with fast-growing technology companies for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Partech Ventures, Olivier was in charge of international development and M&A at Brands4friends before eventually leading its successful exit to Ebay. Previously, he worked at the venture capital firm Wellington Partners where he teamed up with Partech for example on an investment in Qype, which was later sold to Yelp. A passionate entrepreneur and investor, Schuepbach is also known for his role as CFO of MarkaVIP, now one of the largest ecommerce companies in the Middle East.

    Born and raised in Switzerland, Schuepbach moved to Munich nine years ago. He has a very deep understanding of the German technology ecosystem from Berlin to Bavaria and is looking forward to actively supporting it: “With our transatlantic and pan-European structure and investment tickets ranging from €250,000 to €40M, we are in a position to accompany ambitious entrepreneurs in every phase of their growth.”

    Partech will invest in Germany through three funds: Seed (Partech Entrepreneur), Venture (Partech International) and Growth Capital (Partech Growth). Olivier will work in close proximity to principal Otto Birnbaum, who has been an active investment professional in the German Partech office since 2014 and who will focus on seed investment.

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    Antidox - France Alexis Bollaert Antidox - France Xavier Desmaison
  • Paris, Sep. 15 2015

    Partech Ventures invests €4M in Compte Nickel’s financing round

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    Partech Ventures invests €4M in Compte Nickel’s financing round

    Paris, Sep. 15 2015

    Partech Ventures today announced that is has led a new €10.2M financing round for Compte Nickel, the first French “bank-less” account service.

    Partech Ventures was greatly impressed by the experience of Compte Nickel’s management team which offers a simple and innovative high-tech solution that disrupts the rules of personal finance“, said Philippe Collombel, Managing Partner at Partech Ventures and member of the Financial Supervisory Committee of Financière des Paiements Electroniques (EPF), Compte Nickel’s parent company.

    Compte Nickel offers consumers bank-less accounts that can be opened at convenience stores, in real time, requiring only an ID and a telephone number. The service costs €20 per year and entitles the user to an account with a MasterCard and a personal web interface which provides customer service and account details.

    As of today, 1,000 convenience stores have been registered, and the service has already attracted 150,000 customers:

    The founders of Compte Nickel had the idea to rely on the network of 27,000 newsagents in France to market their disruptive service. Knowing this network attracts 10 million daily customers allows us to assess the potential market size that can be addressed by the company,” added Philippe Collombel.

    With its €4M investment in Compte Nickel, Partech Ventures is the single VC of this €10.2M financing round.

    The experience of Partech Ventures, both in fintech and in deploying large-scale business models, is crucial to accelerate our growth,” explains Hugues Le Bret, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of FPE.

    We have proven our business model and are now entering a roll-out phase. Our ambition is to attract 1 million new customers within 3 years. The new services we are launching, such as an account for 12 to 18 year-olds, will make us a leader in financial services in France,” said Ryad Boulanouar, President of EPF.

    This new investment is part of Partech Ventures’ strategy to invest in businesses that have the potential to transform the economy and change the rules of major sectors.

    Finance is now at the heart of the digital transformation, and fintech is an important investment field for Partech Ventures,” said Philippe Collombel.

    Partech Ventures has already shown a significant commitment to the fintech sector, with investments in Lendix (Paris), Auxmoney (Berlin), Bolt (San Francisco), Kantox (London) and Novicap (Spain).

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    Antidox - France Alexis Bollaert Antidox - France Xavier Desmaison Compte-Nickel Juliette Lemoine
  • Paris, Aug. 26 2015

    Partech Ventures participates in VR company Resolution Games’ $6M fu..

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    Partech Ventures participates in VR company Resolution Games’ $6M fundraising

    Paris, Aug. 26 2015

    Partech Ventures participated in the $6 million Series A fundraising of virtual reality (VR) games studio Resolution Games, which to date marks the single largest investment round for any VR games developer. “We are thrilled to have the support of such high caliber thought leaders and VCs and to see they are confident in our team and strategy of making games everyone can enjoy,” said Tommy Palm, co-founder and CEO of Resolution Games.

    Further information is available on Venture Beat.

  • Paris, Aug. 21 2015

    French Magazine Décideurs ranks Partech Ventures as Top French VC fund

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    French Magazine Décideurs ranks Partech Ventures as Top French VC fund

    Paris, Aug. 21 2015

    The French magazine Décideurs published its 2015 French venture capital funds ranking, placing Partech Ventures in the top-tier “key-actor” category and confirming its standing as a major player in the French venture capital ecosystem.

  • Paris, Aug. 5 2015

    French national lottery and gaming operator, La Française des Jeux (FDJ),..

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    French national lottery and gaming operator, La Française des Jeux (FDJ), invests €13M in Partech Ventures’ funds

    Paris, Aug. 5 2015

    French national lottery and gaming operator, La Française des Jeux (FDJ), will invest €13M in two funds managed by Partech Ventures.

    FDJ will invest €5 M in Partech Entrepreneur II, the Seed fund dedicated to tech and digital, launched in March 2015. €8 M will be injected in the venture activities of Partech, for startups that are more advanced in the development of their economic model.

    More information to follow in French:

    Cet investissement permet à FDJ de développer une politique d’open innovation capable de démultiplier les « cellules d’innovation » développées en interne et d’accélérer son ouverture vers l’extérieur. Stéphane Pallez, Présidente-Directrice générale de FDJ, note ainsi que « FDJ est une entreprise technologique, avec plus de 4 milliards de transactions par an et plus de 300 ingénieurs, mais nous souhaitons nous connecter davantage aux start-ups et contribuer au succès de la French Tech et de l’économie numérique en France».

    Jean-Marc Patouillaud, co-Managing Partner de Partech Ventures, précise :

    « FDJ est notre premier partenaire corporate issu du monde des jeux. Avec nous, il a l’ambition de faire participer ses métiers à la révolution digitale, tant du point de vue des points de vente physique que de ses offres en ligne et ce en complète synergie. »

    Ce partenariat met notamment l’accent sur quatre domaines d’innovation : les comportements émergents de consommation, les nouveaux modes d’utilisation des mobiles, l’évolution de la distribution et les innovations dans le divertissement. L’objectif est de proposer une « expérience client globale FDJ », en misant sur les usages et les services numériques aux clients ainsi que sur la complémentarité entre le réseau physique référent Bar-Tabac-Presse et le jeu en ligne.

    Les applications mobiles, le développement du « point de vente connecté » et plus largement la digitalisation des métiers doivent permettre à FDJ de viser 10% des ventes sur des jeux qui n’existent pas aujourd’hui. L’innovation profitera aussi, dans le respect de la protection des données, à la politique « Jeu Responsable », qui sera renforcée grâce aux potentialités du numérique en permettant un accompagnement personnalisé online.

    Pour FDJ, choisir Partech Ventures c’est travailler avec un acteur engagé de l’open innovation comme en attestent les initiatives mises en place avec les nombreux corporate ayant investi dans ses fonds (Carrefour, Econocom, Edenred, Groupama, Ingenico Group, Neopost, Renault-Nissan…) mais aussi la création du Partech Shaker, 1er campus au monde dédié à l’open innovation créé par une société de gestion de fonds. C’est aussi travailler avec un acteur présent sur 3 zones clés : Paris, San Francisco et Berlin.

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    FDJ Patrick Germain & Anne-Sophie Sergent

    À propos de FDJ

    La Française des Jeux est la 4e loterie mondiale avec près de 13 milliards d’euros de mises en 2014. Elle propose à ses 27 millions de clients une offre de jeux de loterie et de paris sportifs grand public, ludique responsable et sécurisée. Le groupe avec ses filiales (Lotsys, LVS) s’appuie sur plus de 1 700 collaborateurs, un réseau de proximité de 32 700 points de vente et un canal multimédia qui a séduit 1 million joueurs. En 2014, La Française des Jeux a redistribué 95% de ses mises, soit 8,5 Mds€ aux joueurs, 3 Mds€ à la collectivité dont plus de 230M€ pour le sport pour tous et la solidarité, et plus de 650 M€ pour les détaillants.

    http://www.groupefdj.com
  • Paris, Jul. 20 2015

    Partech Ventures leads the $60M financing round for MADE.COM

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    Partech Ventures leads the $60M financing round for MADE.COM

    Paris, Jul. 20 2015

    Partech Ventures today announced Partech Growth’s first European investment as lead investor in the new $60M financing round in MADE.COM, a leading European online design brand.

    We decided to invest $34M in MADE.COM because we are convinced by the company’s clever and agile business model and by the exceptional quality of the management” said Bruno Crémel, General Partner of Partech Ventures and board member of MADE.COM, adding that “MADE.COM will quickly become the European leader of online design.

    In just five years MADE has built a powerful brand and an excellent customer proposition, which is changing the way we shop for furniture and homewares. With the support of Partech Growth, we now have the funding and board expertise to fully execute on the next stage of our ambitious international growth plans and to further progress towards our aim of becoming Europe’s number one destination for home design”, said Ning Li, co-founder & CEO of MADE.COM.

    MADE.COM will use the funds from this to accelerate its strong growth (+ 63% in 2014) in markets where it is already present: the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Taken together, these countries represent a £100Bn market. MADE.COM also plans to expand its service through massive investments in technology and new products. The funds will also be used to reinforce the brand’s leadership through online and off-line marketing campaigns.

    Based in Paris, Berlin and San Francisco, Partech Ventures launched the Partech Growth fund early 2015 with an initial closing of €200M. The three partners in charge of the fund are Omri Benayoun and Bruno Crémel, based in Paris, and Mark Menell, based in San Francisco.

    “This $34M deal with MADE.COM is the third one of Partech Growth and follows the $22M investment announced last June in FreedomPop, a California-based fermium MVNO”, said Omri Benayoun. « All those companies are true disruptors in their market”

    The fund’s investment strategy is very selective, simple and ambitious: Partech Growth invests in companies that aim to achieve a global market leading position, and are capable of breaking the rules of their industry. The fund provides between $10M and $50M of capital to fast-growing technology and digital companies that have already achieved significant scale, whether in Europe or in the U.S., with the mission to help outstanding entrepreneurs to succeed in a global economy.

  • Paris, Jun. 17 2015

    Partech Ventures leads $30M financing round for FreedomPop

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    Partech Ventures leads $30M financing round for FreedomPop

    Paris, Jun. 17 2015

    Partech Ventures leads $30M financing round for FreedomPop

    Partech Ventures today announced that it has led a new $30M financing round in FreedomPop. FreedomPop provides disruptive mobile services so that no one is left off the “connected grid”. The company offers a suite of devices, services, and innovative social sharing and incentive benefits, providing consumers access to free high-speed Internet and mobile phone services worldwide.

    We are excited to have FreedomPop as one of the first investments in our new growth equity fund. We believe the company has an incredibly disruptive business model for today’s large and fast-growing global telecoms industry,” said Mark Menell, General Partner, who will be joining the FreedomPop board of directors as part of this round. “This is also largely a bet on FreedomPop’s outstanding management team, who we knew we could partner with from the first time we met.”

    “Partech Ventures was the perfect fit for us given its network and reach in Europe, where we are focusing our initial international expansion” said Stephen Stokols, FreedomPop founder and CEO. “Partech, coupled with our existing U.S. investors, gives us support from Sand Hill Road to Europe.”

    FreedomPop will use the funds from this to accelerate its growth in the U.S., scale its operation and expand its free mobile service to more people, in more markets. In May, FreedomPop, announced the launch of UK’s very first free mobile phone service this summer and expects to expand further into Europe later this year. The company also launched Jetsetter, the world’s first global sim that offers free service that will be initially available in the UK, Spain, and France.

    Based in Paris, Berlin and San Francisco, Partech launched the Partech Growth in early 2015 with an initial closing of $250 million.

    The fund’s investment strategy is very selective, simple and ambitious. We invest in companies that aim to achieve a global market leading position, and are capable of breaking the rules of their industry”, said Mark Menell.

    The Partech Growth fund provides between $10M and $50M of capital to fast-growing technology and digital companies that have already achieved significant scale, whether in Europe or in the U.S., with the mission to help outstanding entrepreneurs to succeed in a global economy.

  • Paris, May. 27 2015

    Partech Ventures leads €10M financing round for Kantox

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    Partech Ventures leads €10M financing round for Kantox

    Paris, May. 27 2015

    Partech Ventures leads €10M financing round for Kantox

    Partech Ventures today announced that it has co-led a new €10M financing round in Kantox,  the pioneer in foreign exchange services for SMEs and mid-cap companies.

    “With our 2nd significant investment in 18 months, Partech Ventures reaffirms its full commitment to Kantox” explained Philippe Collombel, Managing Partner at Partech Ventures and Kantox board member.

    “Kantox is a fast growing company, with a clear business model led by a strong, visionary and ambitious management team” specified Philippe Collombel, who also added “with its disruptive model, Kantox can soon become the worldwide leader in foreign exchange services for SMEs and mid-cap companies.”

    “We are very proud to announce this new with Partech Ventures and IDinvest Partners. This underscores their commitment, trust and precious support for our strategy that will enable us to accelerate our deployment and growth,” explained Philippe Gelis, CEO and co-founder of Kantox, “this funding will help us go further in the development of our product and bring our services to more SMEs and mid-cap companies, that will eventually benefit from an efficient and transparent foreign exchange management platform at the best price.”

    In addition Kantox today announced that Patrick de Nonneville, a former partner and co-head of European interest rates products at Goldman Sachs, has joined the Board.  “The Board of Directors is delighted to benefit from the deep technical expertise and immense experience of Patrick; this is also a validation of Kantox’s huge market potential”, added Philippe Collombel.

    This new investment follows Partech Ventures’ strategy to invest in companies that are able to disrupt traditional markets, by modifying the core rules of major sectors.

    “Finance is at the heart of digital transformation and FinTech constitutes an important investment sector for Partech Ventures” explained Collombel.

    Partech Ventures has made a number of investments in the FinTech sector, with investments in Lendix (Paris), Auxmoney (Berlin), Bolt (San Francisco) and Kantox (London). The firm continues to seek other seed and early stage opportunities within the sector.

    The information is in TechCrunch and Les Echos (in French).

  • Paris, Apr. 3 2015

    Partech Ventures creates the largest seed fund in Europe dedicated to tech..

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    Partech Ventures creates the largest seed fund in Europe dedicated to tech and internet start-ups

    Paris, Apr. 3 2015

    Partech Ventures creates the largest seed fund in Europe dedicated to technology and internet start-ups

    The new fund Partech Entrepreneur II raised € 60M and plans to invest between €300,000 and €1 million in 70 startups , representing around one investment per month in the Silicon Valley, one per month in France, and one per month in other European countries.

    The information is available on Techcrunch, RudeBaguette and Le Figaro (in French).

  • Paris, Mar. 10 2015

    Alkemics raises € 5 million from Partech Ventures and other investors

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    Alkemics raises € 5 million from Partech Ventures and other investors

    Paris, Mar. 10 2015

    Alkemics raises € 5 million from Partech Ventures and other investors

    The information is available on Les Echos, Frenchweb, and Journal du Net (in French).

  • Paris, Feb. 22 2015

    Partech Ventures : first “Best Venture Capital firm” in France..

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    Partech Ventures : first “Best Venture Capital firm” in France and third in Europe according to Décideurs

    Paris, Feb. 22 2015

    Partech Ventures : first “Best Venture Capital firm” in France and third in Europe according to Décideurs

    Décideurs has issued its 2015 France and Europe Best Venture Capital firms ranking. Partech Ventures places first in France (in the “Must” category) and 3rd in Europe (in the “Excellent” category).

  • Paris, Feb. 11 2015

    Partech Ventures participates in Sigfox new fundraising

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    Partech Ventures participates in Sigfox new fundraising

    Paris, Feb. 11 2015

    Partech Ventures, a founding investor of Sigfox, participates in its new € 100 million fundraising

    Partech Ventures announces a new participation in Sigfox, the leading Internet of Things network operator. The press release is available here (in French). French (Les Echos, Le Figaro, Le Monde, etc.) and international (Wall Street Journal, Gigaom, VentureBeat, etc.) media praise this performance .

  • Paris, Feb. 2 2015

    Day Use Hotels raises € 1 million

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    Day Use Hotels raises € 1 million

    Paris, Feb. 2 2015

    Day Use Hotels raises € 1 million from various investors, including Partech Ventures.

    The information is in Maddyness (in French).

  • Paris, Jan. 28 2015

    Novasparks ends 2014 with triple digit revenue growth, consolidating its p..

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    Novasparks ends 2014 with triple digit revenue growth, consolidating its position as the leading FPGA-powered market data company

    Paris, Jan. 28 2015

    Novasparks ends 2014 with triple digit revenue growth

    NovaSparks, the leading field programmable gate array (FPGA) market data company, today announced that it ended 2014 with year-over-year revenue growth of more than 100%. The press release is available here.

  • Paris, Jan. 26 2015

    Partech Launches Growth Fund with Initial Close of €200M Aimed at Fundin..

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    Partech Launches Growth Fund with Initial Close of €200M Aimed at Funding Future Giants in the Digital and Technology Industry

    Paris, Jan. 26 2015

    Partech Launches Growth Fund with Initial Close of  €200M Aimed at Funding Future Giants in the Digital and Technology Industry

    Partech Ventures announced the launch of the Partech Growth fund, with a first closing round of nearly $250M (€200M). The press release is available in GermanFrench and English.

    The information can be found in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Le Monde and Les Echos, among others.

     

  • Paris, Dec. 18 2014

    Partech Ventures inaugurates the Partech Shaker, the 1st campus dedicated ..

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    Partech Ventures inaugurates the Partech Shaker, the 1st campus dedicated to open innovation in the digital field

    Paris, Dec. 18 2014

    Partech Ventures inaugurates the Partech Shaker, the 1st campus dedicated to open innovation in the digital field

    Partech Ventures inaugurated the Partech Shaker in Paris yesterday, in the presence of Emmanuel Macron, the French Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Technology, Axelle Lemaire, the Secretary of State responsible for Digital Technology, and Jean-Louis Missika, the Deputy Mayor of Paris. Full press release here.

  • Paris, Nov. 4 2014

    Lendix, a new fintech project that will benefit the French economy

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    Lendix, a new fintech project that will benefit the French economy

    Paris, Nov. 4 2014

    Lendix, a new fintech project that will benefit the French economy

    Partech Ventures has announced that it has acquired an interest in Lendix, one of the most ambitious start-ups in the crowd-funding sector, and which is entirely dedicated to funding VSEs and SMEs.

  • Paris, Oct. 30 2014

    Partech Ventures: Europe’s first French Tier-One VC

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    Partech Ventures: Europe’s first French Tier-One VC

    Paris, Oct. 30 2014

    Partech Ventures: Europe’s first French Tier-One VC

    France’s startup blog Rude Baguette presents Partech Ventures and the Partech Shaker.

  • Paris, Oct. 7 2014

    Seven-figure funding for Lesara – the online store for discount prod..

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    Seven-figure funding for Lesara – the online store for discount products

    Paris, Oct. 7 2014

    Berlin-based online discount store Lesara has announced a seven-digit seed funding round from Partech Ventures, Paua Ventures, Simile Ventures, Taishan Invest and business angels. VentureVillage

  • Paris, Oct. 1 2014

    Preqin ranking puts Partech #1 in European VC

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    Preqin ranking puts Partech #1 in European VC

    Paris, Oct. 1 2014

    Preqin ranks Partech #1 consistent performing VC in Europe

    Preqin’s Performance Analyst online service used performance data from over 1,600 venture capital funds and to produce a list of consistent performing venture capital fund managers.  Partech ranks #1 in Europe and #10 globally. Full report: Consistent-Performers-in-Private-Equity-July-2014

  • Paris, Sep. 16 2014

    Yieldr Launches Hyper RM at WLCA; Volotea Airline Sees 25% Increase in Boo..

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    Yieldr Launches Hyper RM at WLCA; Volotea Airline Sees 25% Increase in Booking Volume

    Paris, Sep. 16 2014

    Today, at the World Low Cost Airlines Congress, Yieldr has launched Hyper RM, its revenue management solution, which leverages revenue and customer data to link the supply of a company to the demands of consumers.

  • Paris, Aug. 6 2014

    TVTY raises $4.5 Million

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    TVTY raises $4.5 Million

    Paris, Aug. 6 2014

    TVTY raises $4.5 Million to bridge TV & Digital Ads – Rude Baguette

    Following their performance at MIPCube earlier this year, TVTY has attracted Partech Ventures, 360 Capital Partners and a group of business angels to make a $4.5 Million investment in the adtech startup, which is oriented at triggering digital Ads in correlation with TV content

  • Paris, May. 13 2014

    Partech Ventures participates in Auxmoney’s Series B

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    Partech Ventures participates in Auxmoney’s Series B

    Paris, May. 13 2014

    Auxmoney Pulls In $16M To Take Its P2P Money-Lending Platform Beyond Germany: The company has closed a $16 million Series B funding round, led by Foundation Capital. Partech Ventures and Scott Bommer also participated, alongside existing backers Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures. TechCrunch

  • Paris, Apr. 7 2014

    Partech portfolio company Five9 raises $70m through Nasdaq IPO

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    Partech portfolio company Five9 raises $70m through Nasdaq IPO

    Paris, Apr. 7 2014

    Partech portfolio company Five9 raises $70m through Nasdaq IPO
    The company, which has investors including Partech Ventures, Adams Street Partners and Hummer Winblad, goes public. Reuters

  • Paris, Mar. 28 2014

    Sigfox Raises $20.6 Million To Create A Global Cellular Network For Connec..

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    Sigfox Raises $20.6 Million To Create A Global Cellular Network For Connected Objects

    Paris, Mar. 28 2014

    TechCrunch: French startup Sigfox raised a Series B round of $20.6 million (€15 million) from IDInvest and BPIFrance. Existing investors (Elaia Partners, Partech Ventures, Ixo and Intel Capital) also participated. As a reminder, Sigfox wants to create an alternative cellular network specifically dedicated to connected objects.

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