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, Nicolas Rousset, Chairman of Evolem, and all the family office teams uphold Bruno Rousset’s entrepreneurial culture, to which they have added new convictions.

Portrait de Bruno Rousset fondateur d'Evolem
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.

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
10
Transactions carried out
35000
m² in tenants
2000
Hosted employees
46
Projects supported in 2023
€3.7M
distributed in 2023
276
hours of skills sponsorship in 2023
500 T
Carbon footprint 2021 in CO²e
8 113
Jobs created in our companies
2,9M€
Donations distributed in 2022
11
Supported Platforms
6,608
Jobs
€1105m
Total aggregate sales
58
Shareholdings to date
1,505
Created jobs
€300m
Raised through our portfolio
Key Property figures since 2005
Key philanthropy figures at 12/31/2023 (including Domorrow)
Key figures Engagement Directorate
Key Platform figures at 12/31/23 (April included)
Key Start figures at 12/31/23

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.