02 7 / 2012

Conference - How to raise funds in France? (FR)

Fund Raising is a hard thing for most entrepreneurs, but for innovative startups, it is often a required path on good time-to-market and success. A fresh talk from Pascal Mercier about the best practices to raise funds in France… and beyond !
He will discuss best practices in terms of fundraising, according to the maturity of the company, the type of fundraising and project field.

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30 4 / 2012

Thursday morning : Actors investing in startups in France

  • The panel :

In the french digital economy, many actors are contributing to the startup investment. Who are they ? Has the recent arrival of new investment funds initiated by the previous generation of well known french entrepreneurs really changed the landscape of investing in french startups? Guilhem Bertholet will manage this panel composed of Jeremy Uzan (Alven), Paul Degueuse (360 Capital), Michel de Guilhermier (Inspirational Stores), Patrick Robin (24h00) and Pascal Mercier.

  • Who ?

Jeremy Uzan, Paul Degueuse, Michel de Guilhermier, Patrick Robin and Pascal Mercier speaking ! - in french

After beginning his career in the venture team of SGAM, Jeremy Uzan spent 3 years at Clipperton Finance, a consultancy in fundraising and M&A specializes in growth companies in new technologies and media fields. Since 2008, Jeremy is working for Alven Capital as Investment Manager, coaching several societies, some in the digital area to increase their development. Some of them have become national and international leaders.

Michel de Guilhermier is a serial entrepreneur, well-known in France. He is co-founder and CEO of L’Accélérateur, a coaching company supporting startup as well as the Y incubator from Silicon Valley. Also, Michel co-founded Inspirational Stores, a company that supports the financing, creation, management and development of e-commerce channel for luxury brands.

Patrick Robin is a kind of Internet pioneer and sometimes business angel. In the 95’s, he launched the first magazine devoted to the Internet (Internet Reporter) and one of the first french low cost ISP called Imaginet. In 2006, Patrick founded 24h00.fr, an online sales events site now converted into a digital agency, and more recently Boosket, an innovative F-Commerce and Facebook Ads optimization tool.

Pascal Mercier co-founded Aelios Finance and then joined Global Equities in 2010 to create a 360-degrees offer dedicated to innovative entrepreneurs. Pascal Mercier and his teams have driven directly over 100 fundraisings successful, otherwise he is / was a member of the board of many companies financed by private equity. Graduated from the MBA Institute-IMIP, Pascal was a member of the finance committee CroissancePlus, and is a professor at HEC Entrepreneurs.

  • Where & When ?

Thursday morning, May 31st, from 12:00 AM to 1:00 PM, in the Maxi Hall !

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See also all the schedule here. See you soon in Nantes !