This article showcases our top picks for the best France based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top France Venture Capital Companies
Eurazeo is a private equity and venture capital firm that invests in SMEs and manages a diversified portfolio of assets. With its expertise in private equity, real estate, and private debt, the group supports companies of all sizes in their development commitment through the commitment of its 235 professionals.
It provides companies with the necessary investments needed to realize their growth potential. The firm was founded in 1969 and is based in Paris, Ile-de-France, France..
NewAlpha Asset Management
Expert in investments targeting the entrepreneurial financial industry, NewAlpha launched the first French venture capital fund dedicated to Fintech start-ups in November 2015. The fund has made five Fintech investments in 2016.
NewAlpha provides qualified investors with access to the most innovative and dynamic firms in the financial industry thanks to its wide range of products and services. On behalf of its clients, NewAlpha selects, finances and supports innovative entrepreneurial projects, mainly in asset management but also in related sectors such as services for investment managers or financial technologies (Fintech and Insurtech)..
XAnge is a Franco-German team of venture capital investors that manages €450 million and invests in digital, deeptech and impact startups. XAnge is the innovation brand of the Siparex group, a major player in French private equity.
XAnge is a key European investor in early stage startups and is looking for game-changing startups and entrepreneurs who rock the code[s].. .
Groupe BPCE is France’s second largest bank, formed by the 2009 merger of CNCE (Caisse nationale des caisses d’épargne) and BFBP (Banque fédérale des banques populaires), has more than 8,200 branches nationwide under their respective brand names serving nearly 40 million customers. Through its subsidiaries (including Natixis), it provides banking, financial, and real estate financing services to individuals, professionals, small and medium enterprises, large enterprises, and institutions in France and internationally.
Groupe BPCE was founded in 2009 and is based in Paris, France.. .
CAPZA (previously Capzanine) is an established European private investment platform focused on small & mid cap companies. The company is majority owned by its teams and supported by the AXA Group.
With €2.7 billion of assets, CAPZA puts its experience and passion for investing in businesses at the service of investors in Europe and around the world. CAPZA provides a platform of 4 complementary areas of expertise: Flex Equity, Private Debt, Transition and Artemid Senior Loans..
Business France is a government agency. It supports the international development of the French economy.
Business France assists French companies in export and for foreign companies to set up their businesses in France. Business France is headquartered in France..
Turenne Capital is an independant private equity management company, with 4 offices in France : – Paris – Lyon – Marseilles – Lille (joint-venture). Since 1999, Turenne Capital has been taking significant minority or majority equity stakes alongside entrepreneurs who operate SMEs with revenues ranging from €5 million to € 100 million.
It invests between €1 million and €10 million per transaction. Turenne Capital manages/advises more than € 500 million.
32 people, among which 21 investors work in the Group. —————————————————————————— Turenne Capital est une Société de gestion indépendante spécialisée en capital investissement.
Turenne Capital accompagne depuis 1999 des entrepreneurs dans leur développement et la transmission de leur société et est implantée à : – Paris – Lyon – Marseille – Lille (filiale) Les tickets d’investissement vont de ‘1 à 10 millions d’euros en minoritaire et majoritaire dans des PME de 5 à 100 M€ de Chiffre d’affaires. Le Groupe Turenne Capital compte 32 professionnels dont 21 investisseurs, et gère/conseille plus de 500 M€ confiés par des institutionnels et des particuliers..
Argos Wityu is a private equity firm specializing in investments in management buyouts, middle market, growth capital, emerging growth, mature, later stage, PIPEs, industry consolidation, management buy ins, buy in management buyouts, and spin-offs by large corporations. It also provides mezzanine financing.
The firm prefers to invest in small to medium sized privately or publicly held companies across all sectors with focus on energy, materials, hotels, media, retail, consumer products, healthcare, information technology, financials, and telecommunication sectors. It primarily invests in companies based in Benelux region and Continental Europe, with a focus on France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland..
Groupe IDI is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in direct and fund of funds investments. In direct investments, it seeks to invest in early venture, mid venture, late venture, growth capital, leveraged buyouts, expansion capital, middle market, acquisition of significant holdings in listed small and medium companies and secondary private equity portfolios, mezzanine financing, loans senior to senior debt, discounted leveraged buyouts loans, and PIPEs in early stage and mature companies and through co-investments in early-stage companies and pre-IPO financing.
Within fund of fund investments, the firm invests in private equity funds.. .
iBionext is a unique healthcare fund created within a proven breakthrough innovation accelerator. Their companies are based in a single location named “Passage de l’innovation” in Paris, France.
Over the past 4 years, we have created 7 companies that have raised over 250M € and created 103 highly qualified jobs.. .
Momentum Invest is a constructive investor dedicated to small and medium-sized French companies in the services sector. It brings real added value to managers by supporting them in the transformation of their business through the means of accelerating their organic growth and setting up an acquisition program.
Momentum Invest was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Paris, France.. .
Digital assets are here to stay and professional investors still lack a proper investment framework in this asset class. Blockchain Ventures invests in early stage projects and advises professionals in fundraising, launching investment products, setting up trading desks and executing large orders on all crypto-related underlying products.
Our team benefits from a successful track record in cryptocurrency investment, an extensive network in the EU/US cryptocurrency ecosystem and has been working with multiple industry leaders.. .
Weinberg Capital Partners
Weinberg Capital Partners, founded in 2005 at Serge Weinberg’s initiative, is an independent investment firm specialized in two areas: midmarket buy-outs and real estate. Weinberg Capital Partners offers an original approach to investing, combining industrial vision, financial and real estate expertise and operational and management experience.Weinberg Capital Partners takes reference or majority positions in small & medium size French companies partnering with management teams to support them to grow their businesses.In order to benefit from synergies between buyout and real estate investments, Weinberg Capital Partners launched a real estate platform in 2008.
It aims at investing in a variety of real estate assets classes with strong value-creation potential mainly in France.. .
We are powering visionary entrepreneurs with smart money. We invest in high-impact companies led by visionary leaders.
We help tech startups to scale by financing POCs developments and connecting them with value-creating executives, partners and mentors. We support Tech Initiatives with real-world applications and positive impact.
We believe in entrepreneurs with cutting edge vision willing to use advanced technologies to build a positive, sustainable and inclusive future for everyone.. .
Robolution Capital is the first private equity fund dedicated to service robotics in the world. Robolution Capital’s mission is to invest in innovative companies of the fast growing service robotics market, mainly within Europe.
Robolution Capital is managed by Orkos Capital SAS, an experienced and well known private equity management company. Robolution Capital aims to invest in professional and personal service robotics companies (including integrated products, hardware, software, components, services, smart products…) from seed to expansion capital run by outstanding entrepreneurs..
We support private investors so called business angels by providing them with a professional and confidential services like searching investment opportunities, negotiating deals, investing with the right legal tools, following investments and finding exit opportunities. We can serve both new business angels or experienced ones, private individuals who want to invest directly with entrepreneurs, or group of individuals like family offices who want to share the experience.
We are always looking for some good investment opportunities, so if you are an entrepreneur, do not hesitate to send us your executive summary ! It’s free, efficent and confidential…. .
CDC Enterprises is a French Government (French treasury) owned â‚¬150 million fund of funds, that encourages more early-stage co-funds. Very little information can be found on the internet for this financial organization.
If you have more information, please update this profile.. .
Combining corporate finance applied and sector expertise challenge the project of our clients to operate transactions with good key factors, right support, powerfull negociation to optimyze the transaction’s value. We have a deep understanding of digital & health sectors, and cumulate a serious expereriences in transactions in others industries as tourism, retail, IT services, BtoB consulting and more.
Justify in a credible and well-argued way a valuation with the right counterpart. Good timing, good metrics, good market dynamic …
our approach securises the process with an information controlled, any qualified contreparties and an enlightened and precise negotiation.. .
FundQuest Incorporated is a registered investment advisor based in Boston, MA. FundQuest Inc.
is a leading provider of managed account programs, overlay portfolio management, mutual funds, institutional asset management, and investment consulting to RIAs, independent advisors, broker-dealers, banks, and trust organizations. FundQuest Inc.’s services are employed by more than 100 financial advisory firms.
Since 1993, FundQuest Inc. has delivered innovative and flexible open architecture investment solutions.
FundQuest Inc. distinguishes itself from the FundQuest businesses in Europe (France and the United Kingdom) by its focus on TAMP (Turnkey Asset Management Provider), whereas the European businesses are more focused on advisory and funds of funds management.
This transaction will have no impact on the European activities of the FundQuest businesses. FundQuest Inc.
is part of BNP Paribas Investment Partners which has assets under management and advice of $777 billion (June 30, 2011). FundQuest Inc.
Another Ventures Is A Start-Up Advisory And Venture Firm We partner with the world’s most influential companies to explore, support and invest strategically in start-ups. Explore: We continually scan and analyse the start-up market, set-up innovation outposts and source the most innovative companies.
Support: We foster the next wave of cutting edge start-ups through adapted and tailored corporate innovation structures such as hybrid incubators. Invest: We assist companies in taking direct minority or majority equity stake in start-ups, making our European ecosystem more liquide and mature.
Start-ups, Join our Portfolio! We are working closely with hundreds of start-ups from mentoring, investing to strategic exit. If you are a growing start-up, join us for an amazing journey..
The Partech Shaker is a startup campus designed for tech companies from all over the world. Launched in 2014 by global tech investment fund Partech, it welcomes startups and scaleups, backed or not by Partech, in a nine-story building in the heart of Paris.
The campus also hosts intrapreneurial projects from Enterprises and SMEs and the American accelerator Techstars Paris. The Partech Shaker works in close collaboration with Enterprises and SMEs involved in a digital transformation or in innovation more broadly.
The place welcomes & designs numerous events about innovation, entrepreneurship and growth. Since 2016, its solution Europe Made Easy has helped non-French tech companies conquer the European or French markets, from Paris.
Among its clients, partners and alumni are Accorhotels, Air Liquide, Amazon, Dentsu Aegis Network, Dropbox, Econocom, FDJ, Gefco, Groupama, Haworth, Hired, HotelTonight, Hunteed, Influans, Kantox, Liftoff, Made.com, Microsoft, Pinterest, PriceMatch (acquired by Booking.com), Renault, Siemens, Sigfox, Sunrise (acquired by Microsoft), Total, Tribe, Zify. .
Equitis is a Private Equity management company incorporated by three professionals in fund management has developed a well-known practice in trust and fund management. Its main assets are a strong expertise based on the setting up and management of more than 30 private equity funds as well as the sale of more than 300 investments.
The wide range of its offer in regards to private equity funds and trust allows Equitis to meet the needs of private equity companies, bank investment teams and national and international institutional investors.. .
Shapr Ventures is a Seed Fund targeting tech startups in any sector (except biotech) & post-revenue. We invest tickets ranging from €300k to €1M as lead investor.
We are a startup financing startups, raising with Shapr Ventures gives access to the whole Shapr ecosystem. #UnderstandingEachOther – Scale, Process, Recruit… It is our day-to-day life.
We speak the same language. #Recruitment – Free and unlimited access to Shapr Talent.
#Advisory – Access to our advisors’ community among the best tech entrepreneurs, via Shapr Founders. #BusinessDevelopment – Intros to potential clients in the Shapr Networking community..
Cambon Partners is a venture capital firm that offers financial services to its clients. The company offers disposal, acquisition, fundraising, and engineering expertise services to its clients.
In terms of disposal, the company offers counterparty presentation, media material production, financial evaluation, price negotiation, mounting research, and agreement negotiation services. In terms of acquisition, the company offers research targets, approach, presentations, offer development, financial evaluation, audit assistance, and agreement negotiation.
In terms of fundraising, the company offers production assistance, private placement, trading valuation, data room preparation, and agreement negotiation. In terms of engineering expertise, the company offers diagnosis, DCF implementation, peer comparison implementation, comparable transactions implementation, and evaluation services.
Cambon Partners was founded in 2003 by David Salabi and is based in Paris.. .
MyFrenchStartup is a data-driven platform with enhanced information about the French Startups Ecosystem MyFrenchStartup provides Governments, Corporates, Investors, Medias, Entrepreneurs,… with deep data to optimize Startups tracking, Due Diligence, DealFlow, Open Innovation.
MyFrenchStartup aims to become The Startups Benchmark Group by providing the Startups Ecosystem with Data Monitoring Tools and by delivering regular reports and surveys about startups investments and Innovation Market Intelligence:. .
Entrepreneurial Coaching & Consulting – Marketing, IR & Capital Raising for Impact – I help Mission Driven Founders, Intrapreneurs, Asset Managers & Leaders Grow Ventures & Assets & Forge Professional Pathways that Matter – We are: Partners in Scale for Mindful Impact Profile : I serve as Marketing Director for Europe and Global Head of Impact Investment at Crito Capital, a Placement Agent boutique (Capital Raising ) Headquartered in NYC and with presence in London. I also founded and lead *Business4People, a consulting, coaching, investor relations and marketing company dedicated to serving mission-driven entrepreneurs, asset managers & investors.
Our transformative coaching services (coach4ppol.com) are designed to support a broad community of Entrepreneurial Minds and Inspired Leaders as they Iterate to Awesome. In July 2020, I became a Mentor, Faculty & Global Partner at the Entrepreneurs Institute and their GeniusU online education platform for entrepreneurs committed to igniting their Genius and finding their Flow.
#Entrepreneurship # Entrepreneurial Education #Impact Investment #Mindful Leadership #Founders #coaching works #Change Agents #Entrepreneur mindset #fundraising *Business4People is a Consulting , Coaching, Marketing & Investor Relations platform designed for Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs, Asset managers & Investors. We focus on the small to mid-cap segment of the market & the early to growth stages.
Our platform capacity is now almost fully dedicated to a specific group of investors & their curated initiatives which are supported to scale. Our in-house coaching practice exclusively supported the platform’s activity until the end of December 2017 when we decided to expand the scope of our coaching services & structured “Coach4ppol.com” as a fully stand alone & independent line of service designed to serve Entrepreneurial Minds & Inspired Leaders onto a Sustainable/Desirable Path.
Coach4ppol.com launched its first two fully- digital coaching packages early 2018.. .
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