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In 20 years Alven has invested in over 130 early-stage startups. Here are some of of our portfolio companies.

Our team

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

Our mission at Alven consists in supporting the long-term success of European category-defining startups with global reach, starting at Series A or Seed stage.

Read our Manifesto to learn more about our values, and our investment thesis to learn more about what we look for.

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

Here are our backgrounds:

  • Guillaume Aubin Managing Partner

    Guillaume Aubin co-founded Alven with Charles Letourneur. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and IEP Paris. Guillaume joined Paribas in 1991 and worked successively in Paris, New York and London in the Corporate Finance department (M&A, IPO) for French and European companies, more particularly in the technology sector. He then developed an activity of investor in fast growing companies which led in 2000 to the creation of Alven.

  • Charles Letourneur Managing Partner

    Charles Letourneur co-founded Alven with Guillaume Aubin. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE, and IEP Paris. Charles joined the M&A department of Lazard in 1991 in New York, and then in Paris where he was appointed Executive Director in 1999. In 2000, he was also appointed member of the Executive Committee of Eurazeo. He then developed an activity of investor in fast growing companies which led in 2000 to the creation of Alven.

  • Rodolphe Menegaux Partner

    Rodolphe Menegaux holds a Master in Business Management from Paris IX Dauphine University and a Master in Finance from Brandeis University (Massachusetts). He started his career at Xange Private Equity, a prominent French VC firm, in 2003 and was promoted Partner in 2014. He was actively involved in numerous deals as principal investor and board member in the Internet and Enterprise Software fields. He joined Alven as Partner in 2015.

  • François Meteyer Partner

    François Meteyer started his career in technologies and Internet in 2010 in the Strategy & Innovation Department of Vivendi. In 2012, he created Decovery, a home design social platform that was acquired by Altice Media Group in 2014. François Meteyer then worked with HEC Group to foster entrepreneurship and advise young alumni founding teams. François Meteyer graduated from EDHEC and joined Alven in 2015.

  • Thomas Cuvelier Partner

    Thomas started his career in banking with Merrill Lynch, before moving into venture investing, joining JRJ Group in 2011, Global Founders Capital in 2016 in London, and then the growth investment team at Thomas hold an MBA from the Wharton School and a Computer Science degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. A dual British and Belgian national, Thomas also speaks fluent Mandarin, Japanese, German, French and Dutch. 

  • Bartosz Jakubowski Principal

    Bartosz Jakubowski started his career in banking with Goldman Sachs in London. He then switched to the startup world as a data analyst at digital marketing agency Fifty-Five in Paris, and joined Paris-based VC fund XAnge in 2015. His dedication to help entrepreneurs go big brought him to join EQT Ventures, where he focused with product-obsessed founders in the Consumer and Software space. Bartosz Jakubowski graduated from HEC and Ecole Polytechnique and joined Alven in 2019.

  • Victor Charpentier Associate
    Victor started his career as an entrepreneur and founder of B&BCare in the hospitality sector. He then joined Activa Capital, a Paris-based private equity fund before moving into venture investing joining XAnge in 2017. Victor Charpentier graduated from ESSEC and joined Alven in 2020.
  • Christelle Lécuyer – Weber Head of Talent

    Christelle has 10+ years experience in the startups/digital space. At Criteo first where she built the HR department from scratch in 2009, taking the company from 30 people to over 1,500 post IPO in 2015, and more recently at Tiller Systems as Chief People Officer. As Head of Talent, Christelle will help our portfolio companies on their main HR challenges.  Christelle graduated from Pantheon Assas University (CIFFOP) with a Master degree in Human Ressources and labor relations.

  • Judith Malka Legal Counsel
    Judith is Legal Counsel since December 2017. She is responsible for the fundraising’s legal aspects. She also assists the investment team on the refinancing and exit operations and helps portfolio companies. Judith started her career as a corporate lawyer at Dechert (Paris) LLP where she adviced start-up companies and investment funds in venture capital operations and other clients in M&A transactions. Judith graduated from University Panthéon Assas (Paris II) with a Master 2 in Tax and Business Law and from ESSEC Business School.
  • Pierre-Vincent Bouquet CFO

    Pierre-Vincent holds a Master of Management from EMLYON Business School. He started his career as a financial auditor at Mazars. He then spent +4 years at Arkadin, a fast-growing Unified Communications service provider, where he was in charge of the Financial Planning & Analysis practice for the Business lines. Tech enthusiastic and keen on entrepreneurship, Pierre-Vincent joined Alven in 2017.

  • Julie Barchilon Head of Investor Relations / Corporate Secretary

    Julie Barchilon joined the Asset Management / OPCVM practice of the audit firm Constantin Associates in 2002. In 2005, she joined Alven where she is currently in charge of Administration and Finance. Julie holds a Masters Degree in Financial Management and Taxation from La Sorbonne University in Paris.

  • Pierre Osdoit-Patrigeon Head of Marketing

    Pierre has 15+ years experience in marketing & communication in the startups/digital space. After spending 5 years at Capgemini Consulting, Pierre joined Criteo, initially as a Product Manager before launching Criteo’s Product Knowledge and Product Roll-Out teams, focusing on product Go-To-Market strategies. Pierre then joined TVTY, and more recently, Ledger to lead both companies’ MarComms teams. As Head of Marketing, Pierre assist Alven’s portofolio companies with their MarComms challenges. Pierre graduated from EPSCI (ESSEC BBA).

  • Céline Ribeiro Office Manager

    Celine Ribeiro joigned Alven in 2007 after studying Business and Administration.

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