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Qonto raises a record-breaking fund of €486 million bringing its valuation to €4.4 billion.
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Ankorstore reaches unicorn status in only two years with its last €250 million Series C funding round
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Kaiko closes $24 million Series A to scale crypto financial data services for institutions
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We believe straightforward honesty is the best support a VC can bring. To better react, to execute faster. To keep going in the face of adversity while avoiding the pitfalls. To build to last, in an often cyclical ecosystem.

We partner with the heart-led, away from the ephemeral glory of an entrepreneurship star system: those who crave to leave a legacy and define the markets they shape.

Working With Alven

« Quand tu fais rentrer Alven dans tes investisseurs, si à un moment donné c’est plus dur, tu sais qu’ils sont là et qu’ils ne vont pas te pousser dans le virage »

Nicolas Cohen

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« Le choix pour Alven s’est surtout fait sur une préférence humaine avec qui je me sentais en phase pour les ambitions de Typology »

Ning Li

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« Le VC n’est pas uniquement une question de lever des fonds, mais aussi d'avoir des personnes qui vont nous aider sur le long terme quand ça ira bien quand ça ira mal »

Romain Lapeyre

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« Alven c’est le bon équilibre entre être présent et savoir s'effacer. Leader une levée de fond et accompagner sur des sujets précis via sa platform mais ne pas être trop intrusif et laisser les entrepreneurs faire ce qu’ils savent faire de mieux »

Steve Anavi

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« Je trouvais que le fit était vraiment parfait à la fois en terme de valeurs et en terme de scope »

Carole Juge-Llewellyn

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« Je voulais avoir un board qui soit mes coachs, des personnes qui me challengent, qui soient derrière moi mais avec qui je n’ai pas besoin d’instaurer un filtre »

Come Fouques

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« They are mainly here to help you and to listen to you. This is very important when you are a founder to have an investor that brings you solution like Alven is doing »

Sacha Lazimi

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« Pouvoir tout se dire, pour de super bonnes nouvelles ou pour des moments de doute - cette constance et cette confiance sont extrêmement importantes »

Jean-Nicolas Vernin

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Our team

Alven is an independent venture investment firm with a successful track record of 5 successive funds backing more than 130 startups over 20 years.

Our team consists in seasoned investors and functional experts with significant startup experience, to identify promising startups and accelerate their growth.

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Qonto and Penta join forces to strengthen European leadership in digital business finance

Qonto, the leading European business finance solution, announced today its intent to acquire German fintech champion Penta.

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Venture Capitals and AI-powered startups

When investigating an AI startup for a funding round, it is often difficult to distinguish impactful AI solutions from ideas that only use AI as a buzzword or marketing catalyst. We had the chance to work on the review of more than 100 academic references on AI startups, in the context of Maxime Lhoustau’s Master Thesis for HEC Paris and TU Munich. In this article, you will find the key takeaways.

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Kaiko announces a $53M Series B

The funding will enable Kaiko to further consolidate its position as the global industry reference for centralized and decentralized digital assets data services.

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Less than a year after raising its seed round, Stoïk completes an €11M Series A round

The company is announcing its Series A from prestigious investors to support its growth and expansion plans. Andreessen Horowitz, founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, is one of the world’s largest and pre-eminent venture capital funds. Known for investments in companies such as Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Airbnb, and more recently Pinterest and Slack, a16z is joining the Stoïk journey alongside existing investors Alven and Anthemis Group.

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