Discover the members of the Paris Jury
Lucas DE LA VEGA
Lucas began his professional career at Morgan Stanley, where he worked in the Equity Capital Markets department. After leading the business project of Global E-Accelerator, he joined the BNP Paribas investment banking team, where he had the opportunity to structure credit operations with the most important Corporates in Iberia.
Lucas joined the Venture Debt team at Inveready in early 2018 and has participated in the investment of IVF II (SamyRoad, Prontopiso) and the exits of IVF I (iSalud, Parclick).
He obtained a double diploma in International Business Studies at the Pontifical University of Comillas and Reims Management School.
Patrick Lord joined Truffle Capital in 2015. He is a Partner in the FinTech/InsurTech team.
Patrick also worked as Managing Director and Program Manager at QuantumWave Capital, an investment banking firm specialising in mergers and acquisitions, investment management, and strategic innovation.
Prior to these positions, he worked for 8 years as an Entrepreneur-Consultant in digital, web and mobile M&A in Paris.
Previously, he was a strategy and business transformation consultant at Accenture and A.T. Kearney (London).
Patrick holds a Master’s degree in Engineering (Cambridge University) and a Master’s degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ESCP Europe).
César Chanut is Venture Catalyst at OneRagtime since 2017. OneRagtime is a venture fund which backs early-stage start-ups in Europe with investment tickets between 500k€ to few million. We have backed 17 companies including onoff, +Simple, Make.org, JellySmack.
Prior to joining OneRagtime, César worked as a consultant at PwC to support corporate in the digital transformation.
César graduated from the Arts et Métiers Paristech and holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Christophe is the founder and CEO of 5M Ventures, which is a french accelerator of startups. 5M Ventures has invested in 15 French and Sspanisch companies so far, and helped to finance 27 other companies in the last 18 months, with a focus on BtoC, CtoC, BtoBtoC, pre-serie A, or Serie A. Prior to that Christophe, who fluently speaks french, english and german, was CEO of renowned Media Companies in France and Germany, and started his career as an investment banker.
Eric Pilat is founding partner of AltaVenture, a corporate finance firm specialized in Mergers & Acquisitions and strategic advisory on specific sectors, including yachting, ship building, sport, luxury, digital, High-Tech, Fintech, blockchain.
Eric Pilat is a former banker from Lazard Frères and SG Corporate & Investment Banking. Prior, he spent 4 years at Thalès Group corporate Strategic Planning, as Director, responsible for M&A transactions across the world.
Eric is a graduate from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées, as Naval Architect (ENSTA), Paris and holds an MBA from HEC, Paris and The Wharton School of Pennsylvania
Guillaume holds an engineering degree (ECE Paris – Ecole Centrale d’Electronique) and a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance from emlyon business school.
He began his career as a DCM analyst at Natixis and later at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (MUFG), where he joined the Coverage department.
In 2018, Guillaume joined the Digital Technologies team at Seventure Partners as an analyst.
Thibaut holds a DUT in Gestion des Entreprises et Administrations (IUT Nîmes) and the Skema Business School diploma. Thibaut started his carrer at the Banque de France as a financial analyst, and at bpifrance as an innovation analyst.
Thibaut joined Seventure Partners in 2016.
Jacques is passionate about people and what they can achieve when working together as a team.
His undeniable belief that 2 is better than one has seen Jacques push himself and others to constantly better themselves at work and in life. When it comes to his work, Jacques is passionate about partnering with businesses and helping them to grow and expand.
As if his 10 years of consulting experience weren’t enough, Jacques continues to practice his support through various board member roles, not to mention partaking in non-governmental organisations and associations.
After heading Polyglot Group's Australian operations for 7 years, Jacques is now leading their global Market Development efforts from Spain. Not deterred by time zones, Jacques works with the teams across borders to provide clients with constant support.
As a French-Australian living in Spain, Jacques speaks fluent French, English and Spanish. Not one to settle, Jacques’s burning self-incentive has also seen him study German and Mandarin.
Paul is part of daphni investment team since 2016. Prior joining daphni, Paul has worked on several research and tech projects on robotics, artificial intelligence and embedded systems.
Paul has engineering degrees from ESIEE Paris and London Brunel University and acquired an entrepreneurial focus at EMLyon. Paul is following 9 portfolio companies so far, including Agricool, Another brain, BackMarket or Pazzi.
Charles-Antoine started his professional career in 1996 as an Auditor at Arthur Andersen and then joined 3i’s venture arm as Investment manager in 1999.
In 2004, Charles-Antoine co-founded Cinetroc, a collaborative cultural Internet platfom, eventually sold to French media group M6.
In 2006, he joined Arkeon Finance (an M&A firm) where he stayed 3 years originating and executing private placements and IPOs.
In 2009, Charles-Antoine joined the VC fund Newfund and became its third partner. He invested in more than 20 companies, including Medtech Surgical, MobPartner, Monbento, In2Bones, V-Motech, Tageos or Edicia.
In 2017, he set up Karot Capital with Pascal de Thomasson.
Juliette Mopin is an Associate in the ISAI seed team, which funds start-ups in their seed strategy.
In parallel with her studies, Juliette was part of the STATION F team and the Numa team in India, and worked a year at Microsoft.
She is a graduate of Paris-Dauphine University and LUISS Guido Carli.
Pierre-Alexis de VAUPLANE
Pierre-Alexis joined Entrepreneur Venture in 2016.
He is a member of consulting firms in the following areas: Software and consumers.
He participated in the Mailjet and Onatera investments. Before joining Entrepreneur Venture, Pierre-Alexis worked on the of Charles Beigbeder's portfolio, in seed.
He is graduated from Centrale Lyon and HEC Paris.
Marouane joined Entrepreneur Venture in 2012.
He is a Board member of 12 companies in the following sectors: Software, MarTech and Media.
Before joining Entrepreneur Venture, Marouane worked at CAPGEMINI on European space projects, then at NATIXIS within the structured product portfolio management team.
He is graduated of ESSEC and ENSEIRB in Bordeaux.
Victoire joined Kerala to lead dealflow operations after starting her career in strategy consulting at L.E.K. Consulting (3y) and in the Ardian Growth investment team (1,5y).
At L.E.K. she executed numerous strategic due diligences for various private equity funds and several corporate strategy assignments.
At Ardian Growth, Victoire has participated to more than 5 deals and reinvestments in the digital and IT sector including Planiware, Clever Age, TabMo and Uptoo.
Victoire graduated from Telecom Paristech, and holds a MSc in Applied Mathematics from the London School of Economics.
Alexandre Pelletier is a General Partner at CAP HORN, a French Venture Capital Fund with €180M AUM that invests in European B2B Technology startups, at series A and B stage. CAP HORN relies on a broad network of entrepreneurs and business leaders to provide their portfolio with connections to decision makers.
Prior to joining CAP HORN in 2017, Alexandre worked in Consulting and tech companies (IT and telecoms) for close to 20 years, in roles ranging from international Business Development to Sales Management, Corporate Strategy and Innovation management.
With his dual experience in large corporations and startups, he understands both sides of the table when it comes to startups/corporates collaboration.
While Alexandre loves technology, he likes to dig into product, go-to-market strategy, and associated talent hunt with the startups he supports in order to build execution moats.
Alexandre is a graduate of McGill University (Canada) and holds an MBA from HEC (France)
Marion joined Cap Horn in 2016 as part of the investment team. She sits on the board of Antvoice, Boxtal, Captain Contrat, Cenareo, Procsea and Wizbii. Before joining Cap Horn, she started her career as an analyst in Valuation & Strategy at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Marion then co-founded and managed Smart Flows, a software providing real time data (via Wifi signals) aiming at analyzing visitors behavior in shops, malls, airports, train stations. Marion holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and Management from Paris Dauphine University and a M. Sc. In Finance from EM Lyon.
Max began his career at the management consulting firm, Beijaflore, focused on the Telecoms sector. After launching Tele2’s ADSL Triple Play offer, he left corporate life to become a founder, starting Titane Conseil in 2006, a consulting company specializing in digital transformation. He led his company for seven years before co-founding Breega In 2013 with the aim of helping founders to succeed and overcome the same challenges he faced whilst building his company.
Mona Manaï is an Analyst with Iris Capital early stage team. She joined Iris Capital with a strong entrepreneurial and business culture acquired by working in operations at Frichti, in account management at Sodexo and by co-founding the start-up Marivot while studying.
She graduated from EM Lyon business school, where she specialized in entrepreneurship.
Karim W. OUMOUSSA
Karim started his professional career in 2001 within the legal department of Orascom Telecom Group. After leveraging on experience acquired in a cross border M&A boutique as well as Lazard Frères in the compliance department, Karim joined the Paris based law firm Reinhart Marville Torre within the Private Equity and M&A practice. Serial-entrepreneur, he co-founded several digital startups.
Karim joined M Capital in January 2012 in order to create the Venture Capital department. He is since 2016, Investment Director in charge of Venture Capital.
Nicolas joined Newfund in 2019. He began his career in Caisse des Dépôts , where he held various positions, notably as a investment director in infrastructures before joining the Inspection Générale des Finances in the French Ministry of Economy. In addition, he launched a specialized firm in CRM.
Nicolas holds a master's degree in political science and a master's degree from ESSEC. Passionate about entrepreneurship, he sits on the boards of several companies.
Thomas is Investment Manager in the Venture team of Demeter. He seats on the board of Pony, Upciti, Wattsense and Qualisteo. he joined Demeter in October 2014 as an analyst after experiments in financial and risk analysis for the international management of BRED Banque Populaire (Groupe BPCE) and the Institut de France.
Thomas holds a Master’s degree in Finance & Banking from Business School Strasbourg Business School and a MSc from Tulane University.
SR CAPITAL INVEST
Dimitri a une double compétence en e-business et finance :
*E-Business : Master en Management de l’innovation GEM à Grenoble & Expériences dans des startups digitales à Paris et Barcelone
*Finance : Msc Finance LSBF à Londres & Fonds d’investissement à Paris
SR Capital Invest est la société d’investissement de la famille Romanyszyn qui investit dans l’immobilier, les sociétés cotées en bourse et dans les startups :
Exemples de participations vendues : iGraal revendue à M6 en 2013, Semantiweb revendue à Webedia en 2016, Pretty Fun Therapy revendue à Match Group en 2016 et Videdressing revendue à Schibsted France en 2018.
Exemples participations actuelles : Yescapa, Yoopies, MISM et Artsper
Matthieu is an Advisory Associate at Eldorado.co - the platform connecting startups with the largest collection of private investors and public fundings.
Matthieu has a large experience in startup financing strategy - advising dozens of startups on their capital fundraising and public financing, previously in the french M&A boutique LFE Partners and now at Eldorado. Before getting into Venture Capital, Matthieu started as a Business Analyst in Coca-Cola Entreprises.
Céline started her career at Bpifrance, and was financing innovative companies.
Céline is part of 50 Partners' investment team since 2018.
50 Partners is one of the main French accelerators, founded by 50 successful entrepreneurs (Blablacar, LeBonCoin, ShowRoomPrivé, PriceMinister..) with the goal of supporting the best entrepreneurs at the seed round. 50 Partners supports projects in a variety of innovation fields: Fintech (ProcessOut, Silkpay), Deeptech and AI (Pandascore, Hull, Woleet), HR (Supermood, Brigad), Retailtech (Simplifield, Tokywoky, Qopius), Cyber-security (Sqreen, Datadome, Seald), etc.
Céline is graduated from the engineering school INP Toulouse and ESCP.