It's never too Early to talk with us

We partner with few companies at their inception
When we do, we roll up our sleeves and bring massive operational and hiring power

We invest from €100k to €1m at inception or seed stage

Come meet us if you are a duo in a garage or looking for angel investors. We've invested in half of our start ups (e.g. Doctolib, Malt, etc.) at the incorporation of the company.

Our approach is laser-focused on a limited number of entrepreneurs - we do in average 2 new investments per year.

We invest exclusively in France and focus on tech businesses: SaaS, marketplaces, data, AI, Tech Enable Services.

We're generally the first and lead (or co-lead) investor.

Our investment mindset is a long-term partnership and we don’t include exit clauses in our term sheets.

We're insanely focused on bringing massive strategic and operational support to our entrepreneurs

TALENT

The first batch of top talents joining your start up is critical. We back you to build a powerful recruiting strategy and execute it.

We've been directly involved in 100+ recruitment processes of C-level positions (CPO, CMO, etc.) over the last 4 years, and have access to a proprietary talent pool through our network first20.club.

We share the heavy load of sourcing the best candidate, building targeted score cards, walking through compensation strategies and helping close game-changing talents.

7 KEY HIRINGS ORIGINATED PER STARTUP

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A UNIQUE HIRING METHODOLOGY

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT

As entrepreneurs and founding investors, we have built a unique know-how in managing hypergrowth, from launch to reaching hundreds of employees internationally (Lafourchette, Doctolib, Evaneos, etc.). 

We've helped Doctolib, Malt, Privateaser and others tackle their first customers, first product, review their sales processes, set up their KPIs, etc. and share best pratices accross our portfolio.

We massively back our entrepreneurs in the following main areas: hiring, management, organisation, sales, marketing, fundraising, business plan & cash management.

Ultra concrete support dna

Learnings from the launch of 2 unicorns

RISING STARS

Since 2015, 100% of Kerala-backed startups have gone on to raise Series A financing partnering with "Tier 1 investors" (e.g. Accel, Eurazeo, Idinvest, General Atlantic, GFC, Serena, ISAI etc.).

Kerala startups experience one of the highest success rates in the market. Half of our portfolio is now at a Series B/C/D stage, expanding globally and going over 100 employes.

We have been involved in 13 A/B/C fundings, helping our founders draft their equity story and set the right fundraising strategy.

1€ from Kerala =>
€30 invested by later stage VC in following rounds

Portfolio cumulative valuation of 2.5B€

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