Team

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Francois Veron General Partner

François

Véron

General Partner

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Patrick Malka General Partner

Patrick

Malka

General Partner

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Henri Deshays General Partner

Henri

Deshays

General Partner

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Anne Sophie Nedellec Partner

Anne-Sophie

Nedellec

Partner

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Augustin Sayer Partner

Augustin

Sayer

Partner

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Zoe Mohl Investor

Zoé

Mohl

Investor

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Christy Wang Investment Associate

Christy

Wang

Investor

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Frederic_krebs_operatingpartner

Frédéric

Krebs

Operating Partner

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Julien Boubel EIR

Julien

Boubel

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Agathe Descamps Regional Development

Agathe

Descamps

Regional Development

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Salim Hassad Strategy Associate

Salim

Hassad

Strategy Associate

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Elen Bollache Marketing Manager

Elen

Bollache

Marketing Manager

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Garin Pitzini CFO

Garin

Pitzini

Chief Financial Officer

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Adama Wade

Adama

Wade

Financial Controller

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Nicolas

Vrillac

VC Operations

François

Véron

General Partner
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Francois Veron General 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 Buffet

 

Inspiring celebrities or characters:

André Citroën, Leo Perutz, Dagny Taggart, Nelson Mandela, Christopher Nolan, Charles de Gaulle, Bertolt Brecht, John Kennedy Toole, Katsushika Hokusai

 

Sectors of particular interest: 

Fintech, Health, Foodtech, Energy Transition

Investments
Aircall

Comprehensive cloud-based phone system for businesses

Alchemy

Nanocoatings for challenging environments

Apitic

POS and multi-channel solutions for food businesses

Arenametrix

Customer Data Platform for entertainment organizations

Braineet

Brainstorming at scale

Camping Car Park

Full service RV parks in Europe

Climb Credit

Student loans for high quality programs

Cocoon Space

On-demand meeting rooms. With a touch of style.

DataGalaxy

The best way towards data governance

Edicia

All in one cloud platform for small and medium sized police organisations

Finaho

Small ticket financial rental

Frequentiel

Solutions for items tracking

In2Bones

Instruments and prosthetics for extremity surgery

Invoxia

Connected and IoT smart devices

Jooxter

Smart office solution

Kiute

Saas-enabled marketplace for beauty professionals

Optionizr

Integrated system for options dedicated to online merchants

Paymium

The first European cryptocurrency exchange

Pharmasimple

Marketplace for parapharmacy products

Tageos

Eco-friendly cost-effective RFID labels

Tiwal

Inflatable and transportable sailboat

Visiblee

Acquired by Altares

Patrick

Malka

General Partner
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Patrick Malka General 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

 

Sectors of particular interest: 

Entertainment, Real Estate, Pets

Investments
Akoustic Arts

Ultra-directional sound speaker

Atelier Brâam

Healthy and consciously-sourced products for the office

Brazeco

Compressed and reconstituted firewood. 100% renewable energy

Couriier

Last mile delivery. Reinvented.

Shotgun

Digital ticketing service for electronic music events

Elues Locales

Community platform for women in politics

Greenkub

Sustainable garden studios construction company

Groupe Pratique

Automated content services for publishers

Happy Meal

Delivery service solution

Impala

Guidance education platform in high schools and colleges

Moodwork

Quality of life at work platform with a science-based methodology

OCR

Pre-clinic drug testing

RedLuxury

Fashion watches and jewelry reinvented

Henri

Deshays

General Partner
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Henri Deshays General Partner

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

 

Sectors of particular interest: 

SaaS, Marketplace, Health 

Investments
Zing

The perfect coffee-shop experience

Agathos

Health data platform for physicians

Apptopia

Mobile activity intelligence platform

BillTrim

Automated negotiation service for utility bills

Bornio

Privacy for AI & big data

Brightflow AI

Cash flow forecasting software

Cents

SaaS platform for laundromats

CoFi

Automating the construction loan process for lenders, borrowers, and builders.

Curv Health

The digital health platform for physical health & wellness

Otto

3rd party javaScript security

Dexter

The school of the future

Eano

Personal project manager for home renovation

Fairmarkit

Tail-spend automation for enterprise-wide savings

Pliant

Robotic Process Automation for complex business and IT workflows

QRA Corp

Strengthen your requirements specification with AI

QuasarDB

High performance distributed time-series database

Relevize

Scaling digital partner marketing 

Relimetrics

Computer vision to digitize visual inspections along production line

Riva

Machine learning powered automated job offer negotiator

ShapeMeasure

Precision measuring and cutting tools for construction

ShelterLuv

Software platform that helps rescues and shelters do more adoptions

Tag.bio

On-demand data science for healthcare problems

TeachFX

Feedback on student engagement

Visage

Automate candidate pipeline & outreach

Young Alfred

Home insurance marketplace

Zinier

Intelligent field service automation platform

Civ Robotics

Fast, smart & reliable marking solutions

Anne-Sophie

Nedellec

Partner
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Anne Sophie Nedellec Partner

Trained as an engineer, Anne-Sophie started her career as a scientist in a biotech company, Cyclene Pharmaceutical, before joining Solvay’s polyamide team as an innovation analyst working with the marketing team.

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

 

Favorite quote:

In life, nothing is to be fear, everything is to be understood.

Marie Curie

 

Inspiring celebrities or characters: 

Simone Veil, Marie Curie, Coco Chanel, Rosalind Franklin, Frida Kahlo

 

Sectors of particular interest: 

Foodtech, Health, Deeptech, SaaS

Investments
Astrachain

The first decentralized blockchain omnicloud for secure data storage

AdVitam

Funerals organization goes online.

Arkhn

Health Data Infrastructure for Hospitals & Clinics

Aveine

Smart wine aerator

Blue Industry&Science

Continuous gas measurement

CetteFamille

In-home senior placement platform

Eqinov

Energy performance enhancement

Kara

Virtual assistant for sales teams

Les Nouveaux Affineurs

The future of cheese

Livejourney

Process management software

Omnidoc

The tele-expertise platform for enhanced medical collaboration

Siga

The new food classification for better health

Volum

Platform for office rental with flexible contracts

Wizville

End-to-end customer feedback management platform

Augustin

Sayer

Partner
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Augustin Sayer Partner

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 quote:

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

Albert Einstein

 

Inspiring celebrities or characters:

Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweill

 

Sectors of particular interest:

Fintech, Insurtech, Saas, Deeptech

Investments
Agora Place

Wholesale electronics trading platform

Avanseo

Instant lending for small businesses

Bolero

Fan tokens (NFT) for music

Coverd

100% digital smartphone insurance

Cuure

Personalized vitamins as a service

FairMoney

Credit-led neobank

HD Rain

High resolution weather intelligence platform

Homeland

Digitized and augmented property manager

Jinka

The virtual broker for rental apartments

JobyPepper

Matchmaker platform for shift work

Joovence

Quality orthodontic care for all

Meta API

The easy API integration platform

Oko

Microinsurance for farmers in Africa

Umiami

The plant-based meat revolution

Zoé

Mohl

Investor
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Zoe Mohl Investor

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, fundraisings, and growth strategy projects.

Before joining Newfund, Zoe worked at Altman Vilandrie, a US Tech Media & Telecom focused strategy consultancy. Based out of their New York office she notably worked on 15+ commercial due diligence mega-fund buyout deals, primarily focused on cloud & telecom infrastructure and B2B software.

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, Kara Swisher

 

Sectors of particular interest: 

Fintech, Cybersecurity, B2B Software

Christy

Wang

Investor
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Christy Wang Investment Associate

Before joining Newfund, Christy was a business associate at Techstars LA where she worked closely with early-stage founders on business and fundraising. Previously, she has spent three years in tech startups in both operational and strategic roles.

Christy received her MBA from the University of Southern California. During her MBA, she focused on finance and entrepreneurship, investing for the Marshall Venture Fund as a student analyst.

She also holds a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree from Wuhan University, where she majored in Journalism and interned at CNN International and Reuters Beijing office.

 

Favorite quote:

Chance favors the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur

 

Inspiring celebrities or characters: 

Wang Yangmiing, Marie Curie, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffet

 

Sectors of particular interest: 

B2C, SaaS

Investments
WFHomie

The employee engagement and culture-building platform

Storey

The fashion social commerce app

Lead

The bot for meaningful connections between employees

Frédéric

Krebs

Operating Partner
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Frédéric helps actively entrepreneurs on marketing, sales and strategy issues.
Including finding product-market fit, defining plans & roadmaps, structuring the company, hiring key talents, scaling operations for growth, stress-testing business models, leveraging networks...
 
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

 

Julien

Boubel

Entrepreneur in Residence
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Julien Boubel EIR

Julien helps portfolio companies in sales and landing in the USA.

He came back to France last summer after having spent 15 years in San Francisco where he used to work for both: corporations and start ups.

Most noticing, he joined Linkedin as an early employee (pre-IPO) and launched one specific market (High Growth). Once Microsoft acquired LinkedIn, Julien joined Instabase (Unicorn) as employee #3 to run Sales, Marketing and Recruiting.

 

Favorite quote:

What's life without a little risk ?

J.K Rowling

 

Inspiring celebrities or characters: 

Coluche and Angela Merkel

Agathe

Descamps

Regional Development
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Agathe Descamps Regional Development

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.

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

Investments
Fleeti

Smart fleet management software

DynamicScreen

The future of digital signage

Le Grand Dressing

Clothing rental for men through personalized boxes

Optim'Care

E-health for transplant patients 

Touch Sensity

The innovative technology of sensitive and connected materials

Urbanease

The first cartographic prospecting tool for real estate professionals

Salim

Hassad

Strategy Associate
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Salim Hassad Strategy Associate

Salim helps portfolio companies graduate to Series A and in M&A operations.

After graduating from CentraleSupélec and Columbia University, Salim started his career in 2015 at JPMorgan in New York before moving back to Paris in 2018 to work for Roland Berger, a strategy consulting firm.

 

 

Favorite quote:

If you can't measure it, you can't improve it.

Peter Drucker

 

Inspiring celebrities or characters: 

Barack Obama, Winston Churchill, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Gandhi, Christopher Nolan, Roger Federer

Elen

Bollache

Marketing Manager
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Elen Bollache Marketing Manager

Elen helps portfolio companies in their communication and marketing tools. 

She 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: 

Walt Disney, Freddie Mercury, Arsène Wenger, David Fincher

Garin

Pitzini

Chief Financial Officer
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Garin Pitzini CFO

Garin is responsible for implementing newfund's ESG policy and CFO.

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.

 

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

Adama

Wade

Financial Controller
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Adama Wade

Adama started her career in auditing in 2014. She initially specialized in projects funded by the United Nations and Unicef and joined Newfund in 2019.

Adama grew up in Senegal, then continued her studies throughout Morocco and France in accounting and finance.

 

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

Nicolas

Vrillac

VC Operations
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Nicolas builds newfund's tools that help portfolio companies get stronger.

Fresh out of engineering school (HETIC), Nicolas co-founded an influencer marketing SaaS startup at the age of 20 y/o (acquired by Ykone, part of the TF1 Group).

Having learned a lot from this first entrepreneurial experience, he later worked at Amazon Web Services in Stockholm and helped a dozen startups in the automation of their internal processes as a freelancer.

 

Favorite quote:

You have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate.

Jeff Bezos

 

Inspiring celebrities or characters: 

Jeff Bezos, Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, Vitalik Buterin, Gaspar Noé, Osho