About us

BRUNO ROUSSET, AN ENTREPRENEUR’S CAREER

Founded in 1997, EVOLEM is the investment organisation of entrepreneur Bruno Rousset, founder of APRIL.

His entrepreneurial approach to investment is based on a long-term strategic vision, shared with the management, and active assistance without any imposed exit horizon.

EVOLEM’s success was built on Bruno Rousset’s vision of business.

  • Making life easier for customers
  • Pushing the boundaries and innovating
  • Creating jobs
  • Investing in the workforce
  • Making societal commitments

Today, we uphold Bruno Rousset’s entrepreneurial culture, to which we have added new convictions.

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Our convictions

/ Sustainable entrepreneurial initiatives are what push boundaries and present us with opportunities to transform the world.

/ Involvement as a shareholder or philanthropist is an important way of securing and guiding these initiatives towards responsible decision-making.

/ Governance, environmental and social responsibility represent a virtuous approach to ensure the projects supported are effective and long-lasting.

Our ambition : to develop 100 new sustainable initiatives to promote entrepreneurship, employment, education and the environment by 2030..

What sets us apart

/ Entrepreneurial roots

We understand the great entrepreneurial adventure and ensuing emotional roller-coaster, the journey undertaken by these people who are utterly devoted to their endeavour. Therefore, we are perhaps more aware than others of their issues, and offer undogmatic support.

/ Family roots

Our approach is not solely a financial one, above all else it is a human one.  First and foremost, we give priority to the quality and continuity of our relations over time and foster the ambition to go further together.

/ Community roots

Since the beginning, meaning and societal impact have driven our choices and actions. This is the sense of our original model, which demonstrates our ambition to make a concrete contribution to the economy and to projects which serve society.

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Projects supported
200
Young beneficiaries of programmes supported by Evolem Citoyen
20
Evolem employees involved in skills patronage
23
Shareholdings to date
637
Employees
€257 m
Raised through our portfolio
14
Supported Platforms to date
5200
Jobs
€644 m
Total aggregate sales
10
Transactions carried out
35000
m² in tenants
2000
Hosted employees
Key philanthropy figures at 10/01/2021
Key Evolem Start figures at 04/08/21
Key Evolem Platform figures at 01/01/21
Key Evolem Property figures since 2005

Our team

Portrait de Bruno Rousset
Bruno ROUSSET
Founder of Evolem and Chair of the Supervisory Board
Chair
Photo portrait de Nicolas Rousset
Nicolas ROUSSET
Chairman of Evolem and Member of the Supervisory Board
Chair
Photo portrait de Marie-Christine Varnier
Marie-Christine VARNIER
Chief Financial Officer
Cross-cutting role
Photo portrait de François Noir
François NOIR
Managing Partner
Evolem Platform
Photo portrait de Christophe Broguière
Christophe BROGUIÈRE
Property Director
Evolem Property
Photo portrait de Ségolène de Montgolfier
Ségolène DE MONTGOLFIER
CSR Director
Evolem CSR
Photo portrait de Sandrine Escaleira
Sandrine ESCALEIRA
Partner
Evolem Platform
Photo portrait de Samuel Saucourt
Samuel SAUCOURT
Director
Evolem Platform
Photo portrait de Magali Page
Magali PAGE
Investment Manager
Evolem Platform
Photo portrait de Alice D'Hervé
Alice D'HERVÉ
Investment Manager
Evolem Platform
Photo portrait de Maxime Boyer
Maxime BOYER
Partner
Evolem Platform
Photo portrait de Victor D'Hérouville
Victor D'HÉROUVILLE
Investment Manager
Evolem Platform
Photo portrait de Jules Burigana
Jules BURIGANA
Investment Manager
Evolem Platform
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Théo DEJOURS
Associate
Evolem Platform
Photo portrait de Thomas Rival
Thomas RIVAL
Partner
Evolem Start
Photo portrait de Nadia El Idrissi
Nadia EL IDRISSI
Investment Manager
Evolem Start
Photo portrait de Ulysse Laroche
Ulysse LAROCHE
Associate
Evolem Start
Photo portrait de Bérangère Tardits
Bérangère TARDITS
Finance and Property department policy officer
Cross-cutting role
Photo de David Denonfoux
David DENONFOUX
Financial controller
Cross-cutting role
Photo portrait de Lucile Exartier
Lucile EXARTIER
Chair & Patronage Assistant
Chair / CSR
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Julie VILOING
Project Manager Patronage
Evolem CSR
Photo portrait de Peggy Desoutter
Peggy DESOUTTER
Investment & Communications Assistant
Cross-cutting role
Photo portrait de Hervé Lometti
Hervé LOMETTI
Head of Communications
Cross-cutting role

Our Supervisory Board

Portrait de Bruno Rousset
Bruno ROUSSET
Founder of Evolem and Chair of the Supervisory Board
Chair
Photo portrait de Nicolas Rousset
Nicolas ROUSSET
Chairman of Evolem and Member of the Supervisory Board
Chair
Portrait d'Ingrid Rousset
Ingrid ROUSSET
Member of the Supervisory Board
Governance
Portrait de Guillaume Rousset
Guillaume ROUSSET
Member of the Supervisory Board
Governance
Portrait de Loic Rousset
Loïc ROUSSET
Member of the Supervisory Board
Governance
Portrait de Raphaël Rousset
Raphaël ROUSSET
Member of the Supervisory Board
Governance

Our areas of investment and involvement

EVOLEM, A FAMILY OFFICE, THE IMPULSE BEHIND RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEURIAL INITIATIVES.

Our background, our culture and our entrepreneurial convictions give meaning to our unique position as an associate over the long-term, ever respectful of the ambitions, the values, and the cycles of the shareholdings and projects which we support.

As a shareholder or partner, we invest and are involved in an array of areas, with companies and projects of variable sizes, shapes and levels of maturity. We offer support to small businesses in their growth, we help start-ups establish their model and, more broadly, we support projects which help entrepreneurs, encourage employment and professional inclusion, and promote environmental causes.

Our work is guided by a responsible mission, based on the common denominators of entrepreneurial initiatives and the capacity to engage people.