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About Orange Ventures

Discover the team, investment scope and portfolio support proposition

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In our own words

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"The best of two worlds"

Orange Ventures offers the best of two worlds, coupling the independent and quick decision-making scheme of classic VCs with the access to the unique technological and commercial expertise of the Orange Group. We have reshaped our governance to invest swiftly, and we have thoroughly processed the way we unlock value with agility for the start-ups we invest in, thanks to Orange ecosystems. We are 200% dedicated to efficiently creating value for both our portfolio start-ups and Orange.

Jérôme Berger, CEO

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"Leveraging Orange group resources and strengths"

We believe we have assets to share beyond the investment act: through simple streams of support, tight collaboration with portfolio companies, and a full leverage on the Orange Group resources. We benefit from a dedicated team working with each startup post investment, and a commitment of the whole management company to adding value. We then find ways to best leverage our direct access to Orange’s vast ecosystems, technical expertise and customer reach in helping our portfolio achieve and exceed their goals

Mathieu Berthelot, Head of platform and partnerships

Investment streams

The stream looks primarily at American and European software tech startups with hypergrowth potential in core areas of expertise of Orange and beyond. This includes mature startups looking for access to European/MEA markets, scale up startups showing vast potential for synergies with the group or earlier stage disruptive startups already identified within Orange ecosystem

Geographies: France, UK, Rest of Europe, US and Israel
Sectors: Networks & IT, Digital enterprise, Cybersecurity, Fintech and Consumer
Stages: raising Series B and above and in some cases earlier stage startups already identified within Orange ecosystem

Global Champions

The stream looks primarily at American and European software tech startups with hypergrowth potential in core areas of expertise of Orange and beyond. This includes mature startups looking for access to European/MEA markets, scale up startups showing vast potential for synergies with the group or earlier stage disruptive startups already identified within Orange ecosystem

Geographies: France, UK, Rest of Europe, US and Israel
Sectors: Networks & IT, Digital enterprise, Cybersecurity, Fintech and Consumer
Stages: raising Series B and above and in some cases earlier stage startups already identified within Orange ecosystem

Middle East and Africa Champions

Middle East & Africa Seed Challenge

The team

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Jerome Berger

CEO

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Yann Kandelman

Head of Investments

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Remi Prunier

Investment manager

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Marieme Diop

Investment manager

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Antoine Maurel

Investment manager

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Etienne Moreau

Investment manager

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Mathieu Berthelot

Head of Platform & Partnerships

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Gregoire de Padirac

Investment manager

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Alexandra Chernyshova

Marketing and Communications

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Takfarinas Chabane

Investment manager

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Bilal Djelassi

Investment associate

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Emilie Termignon

CFO

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Ouis Abdessadok

Investment associate

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Sami Machta

Data analyst

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Maël Röhrig

Investment analyst

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Sarah Lefranc

Business analyst

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Souleymane Bamba

Investment analyst

Value creation for portfolio startups

We believe each investor should focus on its key strengths, adapt to each portfolio company’s rhythm and priorities, and present a simple offer. With the ultimate objective of contributing to your growth, we’d like to highlight three key levers

Access to experts

Connectivity, cloud, contactless payment, blockchain, IoT depending on your activity, we’ll leverage on the experts from the Orange Group and its network of partners to bring you focused support, on your request

Orange as a customer

Having one of Orange’s business units or affiliate as a customer can be both a source of revenue and an important proof point for the ecosystem. Each time this is relevant, we’ll work with you to achieve this target

Go to market/scaling

Reaching external customers is the fastest way to scale: starting discussions at the time of the investment and with your consent, we’ll work with you and the Orange Business Services team to define a joint Go to Market strategy

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Key figures

350 million euros

Total assets under management

20 up to m€

ticket size of investment

  • Annual dealflow

    1200+

  • Average response period to funding requests

    30 days

  • Average investment period

    5 years

  • Events and business development meetings annually

    200+

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