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.
/ 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.
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.
Our areas of investment and involvement
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.