Our philosophy

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.

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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Gorgias & Alven: an interview with Gorgias CEO Romain Lapeyre and François Meteyer

A +300% growth company in 2020 enhancing customer support worldwide: insights from Gorgias’ CEO and its investor

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Gorgias raises $25m Series B to enhance e-commerce customer support

Gorgias, whose growth exceeded 200% in 2020, just announced that is has raised a $25 million Series B to double its global workforce

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Ankorstore raises €25m in a Series A round to boost independent retail across Europe

The B2B marketplace, with Alven since its 2019 seed round, will use the funds to accelerate its reach and expand in Europe

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Yubo & Alven: an interview with Yubo CEO Sacha Lazimi & François Meteyer

From Seed with Alven to GenZ social space leadership: insights from Yubo’s CEO and its investor

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