Start

EVOLEM Start’s philosophy
Evolem Start helps entrepreneurs implement their vision. We invest in start-ups which are consistent with our values and on which we can make an impact. Our family office organisation enables us to make decisions quickly and to be a stable and ambitious partner with a long-term vision (evergreen).
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Our portfolio

Logo Luko
Luko is a B Corp which has reinvented the home insurance market by offering simple, transparent, fair insurance combined…
Logo Ocus
Ocus offers brands a technological platform to help facilitate the production of visual content.
Logo de Innovorder
Leader in digital solutions for catering: Omnichannel orders, transactions, preparation, customer loyalty & data.
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Indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring through a unique association of micro-sensors, proprietary algorithms and ar…
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Monisnap provides citizens living abroad who wish to offer their families financial support with a quick and simple mone…
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Data Galaxy offers the first data governance and mapping agile platform.
Logo de Smartrenting
Smartrenting pays your rent when you go on holiday.
Logo de Smile & Pay
Smile & Pay is an independent, French solution for mobile transactions.
Logo des Opticiens Mobiles
Leading national network of opticians specialised in delivering eyecare to the working population at their workplace as …
Logo de Comptoir de campagne
Comptoir de Campagne is a social and solidarity economy organisation which offers a multi-service range as a franchise t…
Logo de Virgil
The new way of becoming a home owner. Is your deposit insufficient? Virgil can top it up.
Logo de Bliink
By combining image recognition and semantic analysis, Bliink aims to develop targeted advertising without harvesting per…
Logo de Swikly
Swikly provides a fully automated online deposit or down payment request process.
Touch-Sell
Sales enablement Saas solution making it possible to line up marketing and sales messages and to improve the performance…
Logo de Reecall
Reecall has developed a conversational artificial intelligence SaaS solution which transcribes, qualifies and pre-proces…
Logo de Show you
SaaS solution aimed at property developers to help manage requests to make changes to new builds.
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Artificial Intelligence solution against food waste in mass distribution.
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First holistic mental health application dedicated to employees.
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Application that develops children's independence in written expression by offering them stories to complete.
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One Saas to rule them all.
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Platform for designing, deploying and managing cloud infrastructures
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Reusable container management solution for the restaurant industry.
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Fully digitalized legal and accounting services platform.
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Marketplace enabling insurers and reinsurers to optimize the placement of reinsurance risks.
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SaaS platform for employee civic engagement
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Planning 4.0 solution to improve the profitability of industrial sites
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Healthy and natural meat alternatives with Jackfruit
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Recruitment platform for Francophone Africa.
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Helps young people under 30 to move in with older people over 60 who have a spare room.
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Marketing assistant in SaaS mode for retail.
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School for the energy renovation of buildings
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Allows you to manage and protect your IT assets, users and their accounts from a single interface.
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SaaS platform facilitating local sourcing for the retail industry.
Logo de la startup Futurz
The non-dilutive alternative to employee share ownership…
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HR analytics tool to monitor all indicators with a single interface.
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Distance learning for jobs in shortage.
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Create realistic 3D visuals of your products, in minutes, without technical skills.
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Cookie consent management solution.
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Platform for subscribing and managing employee benefits.
Logo de la société Crealo
Copyright management SaaS.
Logo de la startup Carbonx Climate
The platform that provides access to a reliable and predictable supply of carbon credits.
Logo Popwork
SaaS application for managing relationship between managers and their teams
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Simplified management solution for construction companies.
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GreenOps platform to measure and monitor in real time the decarbonisation trajectory of IT in organisations.
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Augmented recruitment platform for a community of women in the tech industry
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Massively parallel processor for new generation data centres and driverless vehicles.
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Live Journey has developed an SaaS process mining solution in real time through log analysis.
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AI platform for sales, integrated into Salesforce, to help predict, steer and boost sales.
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Woonoz publishes the spelling revision solution, Projet Voltaire, which has over 6 million users.
Logo de Monsieur Gourmand
MonsieurGourmand.com is a platform which enables retailers to organise simultaneous events throughout France.
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Fluo can be used to compare and optimise insurance policies.
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Amoéba has developed a biological biocide from amoebas for industrial and agricultural waste water treatment.
Logo Luko

Luko is a B Corp which has reinvented the home insurance market by offering simple, transparent, fair insurance combined with sensors to help prevent accidents.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoC, InsurTech
CEO
Raphaël Vullierme
Linkedin
2017
Evolem co-led €2m seed funding round with Kima
2019
Evolem involved in €20m series A funding round
2020
Evolem involved in €50m series B funding round
Logo Ocus

Ocus offers brands a technological platform to help facilitate the production of visual content.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB
CEO
Thibaud Lemonnier
Linkedin
2018
Evolem involved in the series A funding round
2021
Evolem participates in the 20M€ Serie B
Logo de Innovorder

Leader in digital solutions for catering: Omnichannel orders, transactions, preparation, customer loyalty & data.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, FoodTech, SaaS
CEO
Jérôme Varnier
Linkedin
2019
Evolem involved in €10m series A funding round
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Indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring through a unique association of micro-sensors, proprietary algorithms and artificial intelligence used to identify problems.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
IOT, Smart City
CEO
Jean-Christophe Mifsud
Linkedin
2018
Evolem led the seed funding round (€2m)
2019
€7m series A funding round
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Monisnap provides citizens living abroad who wish to offer their families financial support with a quick and simple money transfer service at the fairest price.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoC, FinTech
CEO
Raphaël Rivière
Linkedin
2019
Evolem co-led €2.5m seed funding round
2021
Evolem participates in the €10M Series A
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Data Galaxy offers the first data governance and mapping agile platform.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, Data gouvernance, SaaS
CEO
Sébastien Thomas
Linkedin
2019
Evolem involved in €1.7m seed funding round
2022
Evolem participates in Serie A led by US fund AV8
Logo de Smartrenting

Smartrenting pays your rent when you go on holiday.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoC, PropTech, TravelTech
CEO
Thibault Martin
Linkedin
2019
Evolem co-led the series A funding round
Logo de Smile & Pay

Smile & Pay is an independent, French solution for mobile transactions.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, FinTech
CEO
Nicolas de Labarre
Linkedin
2020
Evolem co-led the €5m series A funding round
Logo des Opticiens Mobiles

Leading national network of opticians specialised in delivering eyecare to the working population at their workplace as well as vulnerable people in their homes (the elderly and disabled)

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoC, HealthTech
CEO
Matthieu Gerber
Linkedin
2015
Evolem led €2m seed funding round
2019
Evolem involved in €3.2m series A funding round
2021
Serie B of 7,5M€
Logo de Comptoir de campagne

Comptoir de Campagne is a social and solidarity economy organisation which offers a multi-service range as a franchise to bring life back to deserted villages.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoC
CEO
Virginie Hils
Linkedin
2020
Evolem involved in €3.4m series A funding round
Logo de Virgil

The new way of becoming a home owner. Is your deposit insufficient? Virgil can top it up.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoC, FinTech, PropTech
CEO
Keyvan Nilforoushan
Linkedin
2021
Evolem involved in Virgil’s initial fund raising
2022
Evolem participates in the €15M financing round led by Global Founders Capital
Logo de Bliink

By combining image recognition and semantic analysis, Bliink aims to develop targeted advertising without harvesting personal data.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
AdTech
CEO
Siham Fadili
Linkedin
Evolem involved in seed funding round (€2.5m)
2019
Logo de Swikly

Swikly provides a fully automated online deposit or down payment request process.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB Fintech Traveltech
CEO
Xavier Rouhaud
Linkedin
Target

Students

Evolem led €1.5m seed funding round
2019
Touch-Sell

Sales enablement Saas solution making it possible to line up marketing and sales messages and to improve the performance of sales teams.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, SaaS, Sales enablement
CEO
Guillaume Legendre
Linkedin
Evolem led the series A funding round (€2m)
2018
Logo de Reecall

Reecall has developed a conversational artificial intelligence SaaS solution which transcribes, qualifies and pre-processes customer requests.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
AI, BtoB, SaaS
CEO
Maxime Trouche
Linkedin
2020
Evolem led the seed funding round (€1M)
2022
Evolem participates in €3M seed round
Logo de Show you

SaaS solution aimed at property developers to help manage requests to make changes to new builds.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, PropTech, SaaS
CEO
Lionel Granier
Linkedin
2019
Evolem involved in €1.7m seed funding round
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Artificial Intelligence solution against food waste in mass distribution.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
AI, BtoB, Greentech, SaaS
CEO
Paul-Adrien Menez
Linkedin
2021
Series A (10M€)
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First holistic mental health application dedicated to employees.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, SaaS
CEO
Julia Néel Biz
Linkedin
2021
Seed (2M€)
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Application that develops children's independence in written expression by offering them stories to complete.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoC, EdTech
CEO
Aude Guéneau
Linkedin
2021
Seed (2,2M€)
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One Saas to rule them all.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, SaaS
CEO
Andréa Jacquemin
Linkedin
2021
Pre-Serie A
2022
Serie A
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Platform for designing, deploying and managing cloud infrastructures

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, SaaS
CEO
Chafik Belahoues
Linkedin
2021
Seed (1M€)
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Reusable container management solution for the restaurant industry.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
FoodTech, Greentech
CEO
Benjamin Peri
Linkedin
2021
Seed (7M€)
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Fully digitalized legal and accounting services platform.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
Legaltech
CEO
Racem Flazi
Linkedin
2021
Evolem takes a stake in the company following the seed round
2022
Evolem participates in the €20M financing round led by Eurazeo and Xange
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Marketplace enabling insurers and reinsurers to optimize the placement of reinsurance risks.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
InsurTech
CEO
Victor Moreau
Linkedin
2021
Seed
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SaaS platform for employee civic engagement

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Activity
Venture
Sector
Impact, SaaS
CEO
Félix de Monts
Linkedin
2022
Evolem involved in €4m series A funding round
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Planning 4.0 solution to improve the profitability of industrial sites

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, Industrie 4.0, SaaS
CEO
Thibaut Wilhelm
Linkedin
2022
Seed
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Healthy and natural meat alternatives with Jackfruit

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Activity
Venture
Sector
Alt Food, BtoC
CEO
Foucauld Peuchot
Linkedin
2022
Pre-Seed
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Recruitment platform for Francophone Africa.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
HRtech, SaaS
CEO
Samba Lo
Linkedin
2022
Pre-Seed
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Helps young people under 30 to move in with older people over 60 who have a spare room.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
PropTech
CEO
Alexandre Gosset
Linkedin
2022
Seed 3M€
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Marketing assistant in SaaS mode for retail.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
FoodTech, Retailtech, SaaS
CEO
Ludwig Jamet
Linkedin
2022
Evolem leads Serie A
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School for the energy renovation of buildings

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Activity
Venture
Sector
EdTech, Greentech
CEO
Ariane Komorn
Linkedin
2022
Pre-seed of €1.5M led by Evolem
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Allows you to manage and protect your IT assets, users and their accounts from a single interface.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, Cybersecurity, SaaS
CEO
Olivier Gaudéchoux
Linkedin
2022
Pre-Seed
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SaaS platform facilitating local sourcing for the retail industry.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, Greentech, SaaS
CEO
Martin Pennel
Linkedin
2022
Pre-seed of €2M
Logo de la startup Futurz

The non-dilutive alternative to employee share ownership…

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Activity
Venture
Sector
Blockchain, BtoB, FinTech, HRtech, SaaS
CEO
Arthur Dagard
Linkedin
2022
Pre-seed led by Evolem
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HR analytics tool to monitor all indicators with a single interface.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, HRtech, SaaS
CEO
Leopold Adam
Linkedin
2022
Pre-seed of €2M
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Distance learning for jobs in shortage.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
EdTech
CEO
Arnaud Gracieux
Linkedin
2022
Serie A
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Create realistic 3D visuals of your products, in minutes, without technical skills.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
Martech
CEO
Hugo Borensztein
Linkedin
2022
Seed led by Dawn Capital
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Cookie consent management solution.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, SaaS
CEO
Romain Bessuges-Meusy
Linkedin
2022
Seed
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Platform for subscribing and managing employee benefits.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
HRtech
CEO
Christophe Triquet
Linkedin
2022
Serie A of €7M
Logo de la société Crealo

Copyright management SaaS.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, SaaS
CEO
Najlae Zeitouni
Linkedin
2022
Pré-seed
Logo de la startup Carbonx Climate

The platform that provides access to a reliable and predictable supply of carbon credits.

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Activity
Venture
CEO
Sébastien Dewarrat
Linkedin
2022
Seed of €900k
Logo Popwork

SaaS application for managing relationship between managers and their teams

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Activity
Venture
Sector
HRtech
CEO
Quentin Demeestère
Linkedin
2022
Seed of €1.5m
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Simplified management solution for construction companies.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
ConTech
CEO
Franck Asseray
Linkedin
2022
Serie A
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GreenOps platform to measure and monitor in real time the decarbonisation trajectory of IT in organisations.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, SaaS, Saas BtoB
CEO
Jérémie Veg
Linkedin
2022
Pre seed
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Augmented recruitment platform for a community of women in the tech industry

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Activity
Venture
Sector
HRtech
CEO
Caroline Ramade
Linkedin
2022
Seed
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Massively parallel processor for new generation data centres and driverless vehicles.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
DeepTech, Microprocessor
CEO
Eric Baissus
Linkedin
2013
Series A funding round (€5m)
2017
Series B funding round (€23m)
2018
IPO
2021
Market capitalisation exceeds €200m
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Live Journey has developed an SaaS process mining solution in real time through log analysis.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, Process mining, SaaS
CEO
Simon Pioche
Linkedin
2020
Evolem led €2m seed funding round
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AI platform for sales, integrated into Salesforce, to help predict, steer and boost sales.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, SaaS, Sales enablement
CEO
Timothée Saumet
Linkedin
2018
Evolem involved in €3.5m series A funding round
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Woonoz publishes the spelling revision solution, Projet Voltaire, which has over 6 million users.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
EdTech
CEO
Mélanie Viénot
Linkedin
2011
Evolem led €1m seed funding round
2018
Evolem tendered its shares in an LBO
2021
Evolem sells part of its shares in a new LBO
Logo de Monsieur Gourmand

MonsieurGourmand.com is a platform which enables retailers to organise simultaneous events throughout France.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoB, FoodTech
CEO
Nathan Hallouin
Linkedin
2018
Evolem involved in €1.7m seed funding round
2020
Cessation of activity following Covid-19
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Fluo can be used to compare and optimise insurance policies.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BtoC, InsurTech
CEO
Jehan de Castet
Linkedin
2015
Evolem led €1m seed funding round
2017
Series A funding round (€2m)
2020
Sold to Magnolia Group
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Amoéba has developed a biological biocide from amoebas for industrial and agricultural waste water treatment.

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Activity
Venture
Sector
BioTech, Greentech
CEO
Fabrice PLASSON
Linkedin
2011
Evolem involved in €1m seed funding round
2014
Evolem involved in €3m series A funding round
2015
IPO
2016
Market capitalisation exceeds €200m

A family office established by an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs

INSPIRED BY BRUNO ROUSSET
In 1988 Bruno Rousset shook up the insurance market by creating a start-up in Lyon with a single focus: customers. In 2019, when we sold our majority stake, APRIL had operations in 28 countries, 3,900 staff members and a turnover of almost €1 billion.

We understand the great entrepreneurial adventure and ensuing emotional roller-coaster, the journey undertaken by these people who are utterly devoted to their endeavour. We are agile, pragmatic and rooted in the daily reality of entrepreneurs. We stand by their side with perspicuity, care and exacting standards of implementation. We always strive to create the most conducive conditions for a project’s success.
We make sure sustainable performance issues are taken into account in the development plans of these start-up projects.

Responsiveness and support

Aligning interests

  • Our primary motivation is entrepreneurial: we want to make projects grow; financial performance is only a consequence.

Long-term vision

  • We select projects whose vision we share and which we want to support, without any time constraints.

Responsiveness and flexibility

  • Our decision-making processes are simple and fast, and our structure (simplified joint stock company without external investors) offers us great flexibility.
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Shareholdings to date
1437
Created jobs
€300m
Raised through our portfolio
Key Start figures at 01/01/23

Our investment criteria

  • We invest in ticket sizes ranging from €100k to €3m
  • We take part in pre-seed, seed and series A funding rounds
  • We are agnostic in terms of sector and business model
  • We can be leader, co-leader or follower
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Photo portrait de Sandrine Escaleira
Sandrine ESCALEIRA
Managing Partner / Head of Private Equity
Private Equity Department
Photo portrait de Thomas Rival
Thomas RIVAL
Partner – Start
Private Equity Department
Photo portrait de Nadia El Idrissi
Nadia EL IDRISSI
Investment Manager – Start
Private Equity Department
Photo portrait de Ulysse Laroche
Ulysse LAROCHE
Investment Manager – Start
Private Equity Department
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Lancelot CADET
Associate – Start
Private Equity Department

Our co-investors

Our partners

And all the companies we support via Evolem Platform and those accompanied since the creation of Evolem.

Contact us

Our contact details

Evolem 
4 quai Saint-Antoine
CS 60026
69289 Lyon cedex 02
FRANCE
+33 472 689 800