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What are our selection criteria?

We focus our resources on startups / sectors that we understand and that will be of interest to our investment community.

These are some of the elements that should help you determine if you are entering our "investment scope".

The size of the round

We appreciate

Seed round (1st round)
between 300 and €800K
Series A (2nd round)
1M- €5M in co-investment
startups with part of that round secured

Sectors of activity

We are very generalists!

We appreciate: Fintech, Big Data, IA, VR, SaaS, Marketplace, Machine learning, Medtech, Cybersecurity, Greentech, Cleantech, Mobile, Robotics, 3D, E-commerce...


We appreciate

Complementary and full-time teams

We don’t appreciate

Diluted founders -[see why] (


We appreciate

Contractors open to negotiation on their valuation

Speaking of price, the mistake that founders make (corresponding to investors focusing too much on downside terms) is focusing too much on getting a high price. I have seen many founders price out good investors and put the company in a bad situation facing a down round a year later, all because they were obsessed with getting a high sticker price for their company. I think it's because it gives founders something quantitative to compete on - Sam Altman Y Combinator

We don’t appreciate

The chartered accountants appointed in your place to sell a valuation :)

Find out more about valuation[here] (

KPIS, metrics, track-records

This is where you have to impress us, by showing us that with few resources, a little growth-hacking, networking and common sense, you managed to generate interest in your solution / product.

It all depends on your startup and your sector, but here are some indicators to master

Number of "active" users ( DAU / MAU)
Analytics: pages viewed, number of visits etc...
Churn rate
Burn Rate
Conversion rate
Retention rate
Revenue Growth Rate [ ( (Revenue Month B)- (Revenue Month A)] / ($) Revenue Month A X 100= (%)
If there's one number every founder should always know, it's the company's growth rate. That's the measure of a startup. If you don't know that number, you don't even know if you're doing well or badly - Paul Graham, VC and Co-Founder of Y Combinator
To see more KPIS,[click here]( ( source: a16z)


We don’t appreciate

A poorly justified round: to finance the purchase of goods, stock, premises, etc.
Working with intermediaries on fundraising.

Bonus: Be recommended by one of our Business Angels or Alumni

Updated on: 15/04/2019

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