Idinvest Partners is a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm. With $4B under management, Idinvest Partners is active across different segments, including direct investments (growth equity, venture capital, and LBO), mezzanine, secondary transactions, and primary commitments to funds. Founded in 1997 as AGF Private Equity, Idinvest Partners was a subsidiary of Allianz until May 2010, when it became independent. In venture capital, Idinvest Partners is a lead investor of Criteo, Talend, Meetic, Viadeo, Dailymotion, Scality, Deezer along with more than 60 other startups in IT and CleanTech.
Tugboat Ventures is an early stage, mentor capital firm dedicated to serving the highest potential entrepreneurs and business innovators today. Tugboat invests significant time, energy and money behind these selected entrepreneurs to assist them in building market leading companies. Tugboat’s active involvement starts as early as concept stage and continues through public offering and beyond. Tugboat invests primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area and focuses on capital efficient companies in the areas of software infrastructure, enterprise software-as-a-service, consumer internet, mobility and cloud computing. Current and prior companies served by Tugboat’s team include Blue Nile, Drugstore.com, Good, Imperva, PGP, RepairPal, rich relevance, ShopItToMe and SuccessFactors.
This fund was created in 2010 by 2 serial entrepreneurs: Xavier Niel and Jeremie Berrebi. Kima Ventures partners with established investors, funds and corporations worldwide to provide seed capital and networks necessary for optimal growth of innovative startups. Kima has already invested in over forty Internet companies including Freshplanet, Paper.li, Rapportive, Labotec and Status.net.
Founded in 1949, the Otto Group is now a worldwide-operating retail and services group with 49,721 employees (as per February 2011). The Group has 123 companies of primary significance and operates in 20 countries in Europe, North America and Asia. It is organised into three business segments: Multichannel Retail, Financial Services and Services. In financial year 2010/11, the OttoGroup generated revenue of 11.404 billion euros. It is the world’s biggest online retailer for fashion and lifestyle products, second only to Amazon overall. It is the undisputed number one in Germany. Catalogue business, e-commerce and over-the-counter retail are the three pillars of the OttoGroup’s Multichannel Retail strategy.
Jaina Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in Internet, information technology, communications technology, and environment; including biotechnology and renewable energy. Jaina Capital was founded in 2010 and is based in France.
Quest Venture Partners
Quest Venture Partners believes in entrepreneurialism and the magnificent achievements the right team of individuals can accomplish. They invest in early stage seed and A round companies with great ideas, and even greater people behind them. They typically are the first institutional money in, investing between $25k-$1.5mm, with the sweet spot being around $300k.
SFR Développement SAS is a venture capital arm of SFR SA specializing in seed, start up and early venture investments. The firm invests in technology including telecommunications and information technology, Internet, television, distribution, robotics, healthcare and software. SFR Développement SAS was founded in 2006 and is based in Puteaux, France.