With 2017 drawing to a close, we’re taking a minute to reflect upon the past twelve months of success and challenges for all our entrepreneurs. Kudos for the hard work 365 days a year! Before diving into the 2017 data (yeah, we love data) and sharing December’s main news, we wanted to wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season and all the best for 2018. See you then for more fresh news!
More than €400 M raised by our portfolio startups in 2017!
Our portfolio saw many changes, with almost 40 new startups entering the Partech family in 2017, bringing our community to close to 140 companies in 15 countries. And that doesn’t include our dear alumni!
Our teams worked hard to complete more than 100 financing operations across our Seed, Venture and Growth funds, leading to more than €400 M raised by the companies.
We also increased our investment capacity for entrepreneurs:
Paris Saclay Seed Fund raised more than €50 M to be invested in pre-seed and seed stage companies. Already 6 companies have been financed!
Our 7th Venture fund reached its hard cap of €400 M in June. Oversubscribed, the fund brings together 30 major European and U.S. investors along with business angels, entrepreneurs and tech executives. Positioned for series A or B financing rounds, it has already made 10 investments.
Finally, we pursued our never-ending efforts to bridge startups with our global network of strategic coporate partners: in 2017, 375 business development connections and handshakes (more than one a day!) leading to partnerships, sales, co-investment and even an acquisition!