Founder & CEO
KEYNOTE #1: Investments Trends in France and in Europe.
Stéphanie Hospital is the CEO and Founder of OneRagtime, the disruptive
venture fund which backs early-stage start-ups in Europe in their full journey to
success. Operating as a “fund-as-a-platform”, OneRagtime is the next generation
of venture capital funds thanks to its the technology, its international community
of over 500 qualified investors and corporates as well as its hybrid fund & crowd
equity model. OneRagtime invests tickets from 1 to 4 m€ and has already 17
companies in its portfolio such as onoff, +Simple, Make.org, JellySmack to name
Before launching OneRagtime, Stéphanie was at the head of the Orange Digital
Business Unit where she led the acquisition of Dailymotion, among others, and
major partnerships with key internet players (Google, Facebook, Wikipedia,
Twitter, Microsoft…). Stephanie graduated from Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Stéphanie was recently selected as part of the 50 most inspiring women in tech
in Europe 2019 and as one of the “40 Femmes Forbes”, a list paying a tribute to
the 40 most influential French women.
Lucas de La Vega
KEYNOTE #2: Beyond Equity, using Venture Debt to finance growth
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.
KEYNOTE #3: Investment strategy at a family office
Kanira joined SPDG in 2018 as an Investment Manager focusing on investments in India as well as early stage investments into the mobility, IoT and industry 4.0 verticals in Europe.
Prior to joining SPDG, Kanira worked at DN Capital in London as an Investor Relations Manager/Associate, successfully helping DN Capital raise its fourth fund of €200 million and looking at investments in the mobile app, marketplace and SaaS space. Before that, she worked as an Associate at Praefinium Partners, a boutique Private Equity firm in London, focused on Clean Technology in emerging markets. She was also an active entrepreneur for a few years in the creative industry in India and the UK.
Kanira holds a Masters in Information Systems Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Technology, both from Imperial College London and an MBA from INSEAD. She has also published her MSc thesis via NHH, Norway.
Jean de La ROCHEBROCHARD
KEYNOTE #4: Progress beyond success.
Jean runs Kima Ventures, the venture capital arm of Xavier Niel, which invests in 100 new startups every year and counts more than 785 in its portfolio. He serves at the board of companies such as Payfit, Impala, Side, Sourced, Dice, Doctrine, Forest, Ibanfirst. He exited Captain Train to Trainline in 2016 and Zenly to Snap in 2017.
Head of SMEs France
KEYNOTE #5: How European exchanges are becoming Tech friendly
Guillaume Morelli rejoint Euronext en mai 2013 après huit années passées au sein de banques de financement et d’investissement où il conseillait des valeurs moyennes européennes et des investisseurs institutionnels de premier rang sur l’utilisation des marchés de capitaux.
Guillaume est désormais en charge de l’accompagnement des PME-ETI cotées et non cotées du territoire Français.
Guillaume est diplômé du magistère Banque/Finance de l’université Paris II Panthéon- Assas et titulaire du diplôme de la SFAF (Société française des Analystes Financiers).
KEYNOTE #6: "Uncapping valuations of French Startups upon exiting: creating unicorns"
Marc started his first company in 1995, providing translation and English teaching services to large advertising agencies and consulting companies. After selling it to the Institut Français de Gestion in 1997, Marc was involved in the development of several Internet companies in the Silicon Valley, such as 12 Degrees, an online travel website. Marc also contributed to the first rounds of financing of several technology companies. Marc has been active in venture capital since 2000. He
co-founded the incubator Kangaroo Village in 2000, which was later purchased by Société Générale in 2002 at which point Marc took over the venture capital activity of Société Générale. Marc has followed investments and was board member for several successful digital companies such as Ekinops, Aquarelle, SI Automation, Sarenza, La Fourchette, RSI Video Technology, Selectron Systems... Additionally, Marc is an Affiliated Professor at ESCP Europe in a Master program dedicated to Entrepreneurship and sits on the board of the American Section of the Lycée International.
He is a graduate of Tufts University where he double majored in Political Science and International Relations. He also graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe) where he majored in Entrepreneurship.
KEYNOTE #7: Why France is creating Unicorns?
Charles Letourneur co-founded Alven in 2000. Alven is a Venture Capital fund with 500 M€ under management. Alven invests in early stage companies in digital consumer as well as tech companies in France and the US. Alven has invested in more than 120 companies and realiezed more than 50 exits. Investments include Sézane, Seloger.com, Webhelp, Peopledoc, Captain Train, Open Classroom, Drivy, Meero, Joone, Frichti, Heetch, Bime, Dataiku, Algolia, Qonto, .... He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE, and IEP Paris. Charles joined the M&A department of Lazard in 1991 in New York, and then Paris. He was appointed Executive Director at Lazard in 1999. He was also member of the Executive Committee of Eurazeo.
CEO & Foudner
Jerome Masurel started in the Venture Capital industry in 2000 at NextStage Ventures, and Rothschild&Cie private equity (now Keensight Capital). He helped launch the Agregator entrepreneurs network in 2004.
He founded 50 Partners in 2012, a leading accelerator supported by 50 successful IT entrepreneurs (Blablacar, LebonCoin, PriceMinister, Dataiku, Showroomprive etc) dedicated to support the selected Startups. The organization provides the founders with mentoring, offices and connections with an accurate network to impact the developpement of early-stage projects.
KEYNOTE #8: Early-Stage Investing - Getting involved in future tech success stories
KEYNOTE #9: Corporate venture in 2019 and VC & CVC relations
Cyril is a managing partner at XAnge, a franco-german VC fund managing €400M. Prior to XAnge, Cyril was a Partner at Deutsche Venture Capital (€300M) in Germany and learnt the VC business in Silicon-Valley at Telesoft Partners ($700M). Prior to that, Cyril was a director at Alcatel in charge of the first generation of Wifi products. Cyril graduated from TelecomParisTech and an MBA from INSEAD.
Cyril has invested in Chauffeur Privé (now Kapten, acquired by Daimler), Ledger, Odoo, AB Tasty, Lydia, NewsRepublic (acquired by Bytedance) and more recently Shine, Ouihelp and Skello. He has also made a bunch of failed investments which he will only disclose on a beer.