Engineer by training, Anne-Sophie started her career as innovation analyst within Solvay before joining Iabeca, an agro-ecology Research Institute.

Then she joined Bpifrance where she financed through loans and guarantees numerous start-ups in the Paris region.

Anne-Sophie is based in Paris.


Favorite quote :
"In life, nothing is to be feared, everything is to be understood." Marie Curie


Inspiring celebrities or characters:
Simone Veil, Marie Curie, Winston Churchill, Coco Chanel, Rosalind Franklin , Frida Kahlo.


Vision :
The workers will become complementary to the AI. The professions will change and not disappear. We are entering a knowledge and AI economy, with a need for prospective national education. People's lives will be of better quality.


Anne-Sophie is based in Paris.

Partner, North America

Henri started his career in investment banking at Natixis. He then moved to the US to pursue a MBA at Stanford, where he founded ModeWalk, acquired in 2014 by Moda Operandi.

Prior to joining NewFund, Henri was an angel investor and VP Strategy at StartX, Stanford’s accelerator, which he co-founded when studying at Stanford.


Favorite quote:
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin


Inspiring celebrities or characters:
Nelson Mandela, Elon Musk, Thom Yorke, Antoine de Saint Exupery, FDR, Naval Ravikant.


Vision for the Future:
In our hands, with an individual capacity to bring a net positive to it.


Henri lives in Palo Alto and spends half of his time outside of Silicon Valley.


Augustin started his career in finance in NYC: first as an M&A analyst at Lazard Frères, then as a Private Equity associate at Colony Capital.

Most recently, he started Rescata, a mobile refurbushing company in Mexico, opening 30+ stores in 12 months.

Augustin got his BA at New York University and MBA at London Business School (exchange: Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth). 


Favorite quotes:

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." A. Einstein


Inspiring celebrities or characters:

Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweill.



A world where consumers are placed ahead of shareholders will always benefit shareholders in the long run.


Augustin is based in Paris.


Zoe joined Newfund in January 2019. Prior to becoming an investor, she was a Strategy Associate. Her role consisted in assisting developed portfolio companies in the context of M&A operations, fundraising, or growth strategy projects.

Before joining Newfund, Zoe worked at Altman Vilandrie & Co, a US Tech Media & Telecom focused strategy consultancy. Based out of their New York office, she worked on due diligence projects for large Private Equity investors and on corporate strategy projects for large Telecom and Tech clients.

She started her career as an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan in their Technology coverage group in San Francisco.

Zoe is a French American citizen and holds a BA in Economics from Yale University.


Favorite quote:

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement" Helen Keller


Inspiring celebrities or characters:

Georges Doriot, Simone Veil, Tim Cook, Xavier Niel, Sheryl Sandberg, Kara Swisher



Innovation, through curiosity, questioning of the status quo, nimbleness and perseverance, has the potential to solve some of today's most daunting problems.

The information and technology age brings major disruptions that ought to be understood and embraced.


Zoe is based in Paris.

Co-founder & Partner

Patrick started his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young for five years.

He then worked for 15 years as CFO/COO in the entertainment sector, successively at Gaumont, Cryo, and then Xilam Animation.


Favorite quote:

"If you want a nice house, dream about a castle." Stomy Bugsy


Inspiring celebrities or characters:

Prince, Primo Levi,  Barack Obama, Karl Marx.



Vision is important. Execution is essential. It’s so hard to cross the Channel with a small boat. Even harder to cross the Atlantic Ocean with a bigger one. Skills of the captain and his team are the main key factor of success.


Patrick is based in Paris.

Operating Partner, Sales & Marketing
From 2000 until 2013, Frederic was involved as COO in AlloCiné’s success, a leading Internet brand acquired in 2007 by Tiger Global, followed by Webedia in 2013.
He became Chief Marketing Officer at Cinemas Gaumont Pathé in 2013 and eventually joined 20th Century Fox, in charge of the marketing of such successes as The Revenant, Deadpool or Trolls.
In 2018, he was named at the board of Singularity University - Paris Chapter. 
Favorite quote:
"Those moments when we dare to aim higher, break barriers, reach for the stars, make the unknown known."  Cooper in Interstellar


Inspiring celebrities or characters:
Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, Emmanuel Macron, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight), Mike Horn, Laird Hamilton, Cyrano de Bergerac, Malcom Gladwell (The Tipping Point), Daniel Coyle (The Talent Code), Marguerite Yourcenar (Mémoires d'Hadrien


Frédéric is based in Paris.

Founder & Managing Partner

François's early career included working at the French Ministry of Finance and in corporate functions at Casino, a French food retailer. 

He joined the VC world in 1999 and invested in CDiscount, Allociné, Direct Energie and Xilam Animation, among others. He launched Newfund in 2008 with Patrick Malka.


Favorite quote:
“Honesty is a very expensive gift, don't expect it from cheap people.” Warren Buffett


Inspiring celebrities or characters:
André Citroën, Leo Perutz, Dagny Taggart, Nelson Mandela, Christopher Nolan, Charles de Gaulle, Bertolt Brecht, John Kennedy Toole, Katsushika Hokusai.


The Age of Entrepreneurship started 20 years ago, and now is only the beginning. We are entering a world where each individual can be a business hero - but not everybody will. Understanding this new era, and making it work, are among the greatest challenges of this generation.


François is based in Paris and visits the USA regularly.


Development, Nouvelle Aquitaine

Agathe manages the development of Newfund NAEH, Newfund's fund dedicated to regional investment in “Nouvelle Aquitaine”.

Prior to this, Agathe managed the establishment of the group structure, legal and regulatory documentation / framework for Inverewe Capital (AIFM) businesses operations based in England and Ireland as General Counsel. She also provides regulated investment management and advisory services through Joly Consulting SAS based in France.

Previously she worked consulting to several law firms, as a lecturing university professor, in private practice specializing in corporate law and as a Mergers and Acquisitions lawyer.

Favorite quote:

"Successful investing takes time, discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant." Warren Buffet


Inspiring celebrities or characters:

Simone Veil, Warren buffet, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Elon Musk

Chief Financial Officer

Garin started his career in Finance at BNPP Wealth Management. Then, he joined PwC where he worked for eight years. Specialized in financial services, he led the audit of large listed groups and participated in various structural transactions, valuation assignments and regulatory consultations. He left PwC to join Newfund's entrepreneurial journey in January 2020 as Chief Financial Officer.

Garin is based in Paris.


Favorite quote :

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."  Martin Luther King


Inspiring celebrities or characters :
Nelson Mandela, Xavier Niel, Elon Musk, Neill Blomkamp, Mike Horn, Zinedine Zidane

Marketing Manager

Elen was Marketing Manager at Frenchweb , one of the leading media in the tech ecosystem where she led the magazine's marketing strategy for 4 years and organized events for the digital ecosystem of entrepreneurs, experts and investors. 
She also had the opportunity to support Frenchweb's clients (corporates, start-ups and incubators) on their communication and brand content strategy.


Favorite quote:
"One must always know the limits of the possible. Not to stop, but to attempt the impossible under the best conditions."  Romain Gary


Inspiring celebrities or characters:
Alienor d'Aquitaine, Walt Disney, Freddie Mercury, Arsène Wenger, Jane Goodall


Elen is based in Paris.

Financial Controller

Adama grew up in Senegal, then continued her studies throughout Morocco and France. When it came to embracing different cultures, she enjoyed meeting new people and forming connections most.

Adama started her career in auditing in 2014 and specializes in projects funded by the UN, Unicef. She Joigned Newfund in 2019 as a Financial Controller.


Favorite Quote

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Anaïs Nin


Inspiring celebrities or characters

Nelson Mandela, Lionel Messi, Anaïs Nin, Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, Rafael Nadal


Adama is based in Paris.


Julien is back to France this summer after 15 years in San Francisco where he used to work (Sales & GTM) for LinkedIn (pre-IPO, 6 years), Gartner and Instabase (Unicorn, employee #3).

Favorite quote:
"What is life without a little risk?"  J.K. Rowling


Inspiring celebrities or characters:
Coluche & Angela Merkel


Julien is based in Paris.