Equity investment are operated by Bpifrance Investissement.Bpifrance, a subsidiary of the French state and the Caisse des Dépôts and the entrepreneurs’ trusted partner, finances businesses from the seed phase to IPO, through loans, guarantees and equity investments. Bpifrance also provides operational services and strong support for innovation, export, and external growth in parnertship with Business France and Coface. Bpifrance offers to businesses a large range of financing opportunities at each key step of their development, including offers adapted to regional specificities. With its 42 regional offices (90% of decisions are made locally) Bpifrance represents a strategic tool for economic competitiveness dedicated to entrepreneurs. Bpifrance acts as a back-up for initiatives driven by the French State and the Regions to tackle 3 goals:
- Contributing to SME’s growth
- Preparing tomorrow’s competitiveness
- Contributing to the development of a positive entrepreneur ecosystem.
With Bpifrance, businesses benefit from a powerful, efficient and close representative, to answer all their needs in terms of financing, innovation and investment.
Pond Ventures is Europe's largest early-stage technology venture capital fund, leading seed and A-round investments including silicon, software, hardware, wireless, materials, and systems. Pond works closely with entrepreneurs to build European technology into global companies, making introductions to global customers, building the team, and bringing in quality co-investors.
Foundation Capital is a premier venture capital firm committed to providing exceptional service to entrepreneurs, helping them build truly great companies. The firm takes a hands-on approach, partnering with start-ups in their formative stages and helping them establish relationships with industry leaders and attract key individuals to their management teams. Foundation Capital has participated in the building of over 65 companies with a total market value of over $11 billion. The only established venture firm with more years of operating experience than venture experience among the partners, Foundation Capital offers unequaled value to entrepreneurs in the areas of e-commerce, telecommunications and Internet technologies.
Foundation Capital was founded in 1995 by Bill Elmore, Kathryn Gould, and Jim Anderson with a single purpose: to build great companies.
Founded in 1982, Partech International is a leading global venture capital firm with $850M under active management and offices in the U.S., Europe and Israel. Partech invests exclusively in Information Technology and the firm’s internationally integrated team of investing partners work together closely to find the most innovative companies demonstrating high return potential and disruptive technologies in the Software & Internet, Communications & Components and Healthcare IT sectors. Partech has a unique 20+ year track record assisting its portfolio companies to become global market leaders. Some of Partech’s successful investments include: Ascend Communications, Alvarion, Business Objects, Cadence, CSG Systems, Digital Island, Informatica, Pentasafe and Vignette.
Omnes Capital is a major player in private equity, with a commitment to financing SMEs. Its teams support companies at all stages of their growth and expansion, from start-up right through to sale, in a long-term relationship of mutual trust and proximity.
Omnes Capital's strength lies in the diversity of its multi-specialist model, its positioning among SMEs and the quality of its deal flow, as well as the solidity of its portfolio and its commitment to supporting business owners.
The venture capital activity accounts for 22 % of Sigefi Private Equity / Siparex Group (€940 million) assets under management. Sigefi Private Equity is one of the leading private equity investors in France. The “Group” first entered the venture capital business in the United States, where it has been present for 18 years through its San Francisco office. In France, specialized funds finance start-ups, mainly in the sectors of information technology, security, and the life sciences. Siparex Ventures manages 9 “FCPI” innovation funds for well-known financial institutions. Siparex Ventures’ team comprises 9 professionals based in Lyon and Paris.