Newfund Day 2019 - teaser - 03/13/2020

2019 in review - Newfund Capital - 01/23/2020

Trailer "For the Founders" - 11/20/2019
Trailer "For the Founders"

Here is a video dedicated to the entrepreneurs of the Newfund portfolio. 

In November 2019, Newfund had more than 75 start-ups representing some fifteen sectors of activity, with operations in France, the United States and Africa.

One thing in common: we believe in the entrepreneur's vision and ability to deliver.

We may be wrong. But we will never be shy in supporting the founders we invest in!


Newfund - Investing in the Entrepreneurial Age



2018 in review - Newfund Capital - 01/11/2019
Check out Newfund's summary for 2018
Newfund - Bilan 2018 - 2018 in review

Newfund Nouvelle Aquitaine Euskal Herria (NAEH) - 12/14/2018
First FCPR VC fund dedicated to innovative start-ups in Nouvelle Aquitaine and the Basque Country

Newfund Nouvelle Aquitaine Euskal Herria (NAEH) is the first investment fund under the FCPR status dedicated to the development of innovative startups in Nouvelle Aquitaine (France) and the Spanish Basque Country.

Newfund NAEH will take minority stakes in unlisted companies by typically investing between €150k and €500k per opportunity, in order to build a diversified portfolio of at least 20 lines. It aims for a net return for investors of more than 7%.

We bring to Newfund NAEH all the methodology developed by Newfund. Newfund currently manages €230 million, almost all of which are subscribed by entrepreneurs, managers and family offices. Newfund has financed and supported more than 80 innovative companies since its creation ten years ago. The management company, Newfund Management, is registered with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), with all the associated guarantees in terms of rigour and protection of subscribers.

Newfund NAEH brings together people involved in the region's entrepreneurial fabric: entrepreneurs, business leaders and personalities. We want to put this network into action and maximize the impact of the investment through our local presence. 

We address LPs directly using modern technological tools, without the need to use traditional savings channels. Thus, the subscription can be done 100% online, at any time and in less than twenty minutes. Together we gain in efficiency and proximity.

Provided that the units of the fund are held for at least five years, a French tax resident investor is not subject to the income tax capital gains regime - all details in the brochure presenting the fund.

Newfund NAEH is registered with the AMF under the number FCR20180015.

The fund was constituted in May 2019 with €3.5M of commitments. It made its first investment in October 2019 with Le Grand Dressing. Newfund NAEH is still open to new subscriptions.


Join the NAEH Community




Final Close NEWFUND2 - €130M ($150M) - 09/24/2018
Newfund raises €130 million ($150 million) for its fund Newfund2
Newfund - Final Close Newfund2 - 130M€

Newfund raises €130M ($150M) for early stage investments in France and the USA.

  • The largest gathering of entrepreneurs in a French VC
  • The only French-American VC 100% early stage


Paris, September 24, 2018

Newfund announces the completion of the €130M Newfund2 fundraising campaign dedicated to investing in innovative companies in France and the United States.
Newfund now has a total of €230M assets under management (AUM).


Newfund is proud to have brought together in this fund the largest subscription base of entrepreneurs and HNW individuals for a French VC. Thus, 95% of subscriptions come from entrepreneurs, a certain number of whom were themselves accompanied by the founders of Newfund in the past. 65% had already subscribed to the Newfund1 and the Newfund team is heavily invested in the fund. 


Newfund2 is the only 100% early stage Franco-American fund.
Since 2014, Newfund has invested in 20+ American companies. Henri Deshays is partner since 2017. He is based in Palo Alto, CA.

$30M out of the €130M fund will be invested in US companies.


A 360° "people driven" investment strategy

Newfund's strategy is above all people driven and industry agnostic.
This strategy is reflected in the great diversity of investments: 

  1. Variety of sectors of activity: from Aircall, which is revolutionising company telephony, to Camping-Car Park, which is deploying a network of motorhome areas, to the surgical robots of Medtech SA, the nugget of online job search Jobijoba and FlexyBeauty, which is digitizing hair salons,
  2. Variety in geographical location: 25% of investments are made in the United States; 40% of French investments are made outside the Ile-de-France region.
  3. Variety of entrepreneur profiles well beyond the young graduates of the business schools.

In France, Newfund2 will invest tickets of between €500k and €2m in what is generally the first round of funding for the start-up open to a financial investor. In the US, Newfund2 writes checks in the $200k - $1M range.

François Véron, co-founder of Newfund: "The team is very pleased with the reception given to our second fund by our historical subscribers as well as by the new ones who have joined us. The very entrepreneurial profile of our subscriber base allows us to implement an iconoclastic strategy with non-formatted investment theses. Newfund is thus intended to be a fund of entrepreneurs at the service of other entrepreneurs. It is past successes that fund future successes."


Will Green Finance really save the planet? - 09/4/2018
No Bullshit Conference #2
Beyond_Ratings - Green Finance

At the One Planet Summit in December 2017, heads of state expressed their desire to reorient finance towards sustainable investments. But will they come up against the principle of reality, "business as usual"?

Rodolphe Bocquet is the founder of Beyond Ratings, a start-up on the way to creating the first financial rating agency that systematically integrates environmental, social and governance criteria into its methodology. Rodolphe is also a member of the PRI's Fixed Income Advisory Committee, the international programme for the development of sustainable investment principles, and one of Europe's leading experts on the subject.

You want to understand what is behind sustainable finance, without bullshit?
Looking to see how to invest responsibly?
Would you like to get involved in a "Finance for Good" entrepreneurial project?
Are you trying to understand what concrete reality this can have on your daily life?
This No Bullshit Conference by Newfund is made for you.



On a regular basis, the Newfund team organizes conferences around a promising topic that makes sense for your profession, with ideas and convictions and without any political language or commercial motivation. That's why we call these events "No Bullshit Conference".

Watch the full No Bullshit Conference Series.


How crypto-currencies will change the world - 09/3/2018
No Bullshit Conference #1

On the occasion of the first No Bullshit Conference organized by Newfund in February 2018, Pierre Noizat, CEO of Paymium, gives his vision of the future of crypto-currencies.

Paymium is the first platform for Bitcoin's trading launched in France in 2011. In 2018, Paymium starts (BCIO), the first European exchange of crypto-currencies.  




On a regular basis, the Newfund team organizes conferences around a promising topic that makes sense for your profession, with ideas and convictions and without any political language or commercial motivation. That's why we call these events "No Bullshit Conference".

Watch the full No Bullshit Conference Series.



CEO Day - Reaching New Heights - 09/3/2018
One afternoon to get insights from some of the best current speakers

Each year, Newfund brings together the founders of all its participations for a joint working session. 

This year, CEO Day was held on June 20 at Lafayette Plug&Play in Paris.



  • CRM and Programmatic Ad Spending: Delphine Rigollier, DG Mille Mercis/Numberly
  • Intro : Agora Place / Apitic / Dejamobile
  • Interface/Product Design : François Le Pichon, Founder [email protected], MIT, design speaker at Station F
  • Intro : Shotgun / Ad Vitam / Roofstreet
  • SEO : Olivier Gourdin, Director SEO Webedia
  • Inbound Marketing : Ilan Koskas (FlexyBeauty)/Alexandre Giofreddy (Greenkub)
  • Intro : Luckey Homes / CetteFamille
  • Keynote : Xavier Caïtucoli, Founder of Direct Energie