Categories investment and innovation

How VCs create value


Venture Capitalists create value

VCs are in risky business as mentioned in a recent article where I talked about how the Venture Capital business operates. Yet the world’s top seed investor, Fabrice Grinda is developing a systemic approach to generating a steady 68% realized Internet Rate of Return. I’ll talk about my conversation with Fabrice in an upcoming article. In this article, I’ll talk about how VCs create…

Categories investment and innovation

Introducing the Venture Capital Business


How does the Venture Capital Business operate? Most would agree that innovation investments come with high risks especially compared other asset classes like real estate and publicly traded indexes. Yet, in a recent conversation with the world’s top seed investor, Fabrice Grinda, I learned of his systemic approach generating a steady 68% realized Internet Rate of Return across 540 deals since 2009. I’ll get…

Categories Financing Innovation, In english

Invest in France – 2/2


Emmanuel Delaveau - General Partner - Partech Ventures

Why invest in France? This is a question I addressed with Emmanuel Delaveau, General Partner at Partech, a leading VC. I/ Invest in strong demand France is a country of choice for innovation and investment because of strong demand. In France, incumbent corporates have long minimized the impact of the Internet on traditional industries. Too many established corporates once believed that Facebook was only a…

Categories In english

Invest in France – 1/2


Emmanuel Delaveau - Partech - Invest in France

Why should a large IT company decide to invest in France? This is a question that Emmanuel Delaveau, General Partner at Partech, a venture capital company based in Paris, Silicon Valley and Berlin, addressed in a recent presentation. In his view, France is a country of choice for innovation and investment for at least four reasons.   I/ Introducing Partech Partech is a transatlantic…