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.
Guillaume holds & has held over 30 board positions in wide range of companies including marketplaces, DNVB, Saas and Fintech companies
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.
Charles has been involved in all aspects of Alven’s development over the past 20 years, and focuses notably on opportunities in Saas, Fintech and Marketplaces.
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.
Rodolphe keeps an open mind on areas of investment, focusing on entrepreneurs with grit, passion and vision. He particularly enjoys helping entrepreneurs fine-tune their business model and unit economics. A VC since 2003, he has been active in consumer and BtoB marketplaces mostly, but also Fintech and SaaS.
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.
François focuses on new forms of consumer communication, education and entertainment – particularly on mobile and destined to Gen Z. Another area of focus: vertical next frontier technologies and applications – autonomy, robotics, brain, space..
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 e.ventures. 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.
Thomas focuses on both the financial services sector, and software companies in developer and IT infrastructure, in addition to collaboration and productivity tools.
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 spaces. Bartosz Jakubowski graduated from HEC and Ecole Polytechnique and joined Alven in 2019.
Bartosz spends most of his time exploring how software products make networks of consumers or SMEs more efficient and healthier, particularly in the fintech, healthcare and productivity spaces. He was also an early crypto hodler and believes strongly in decentralization technologies
Maria started her career in 2019 at a startup called CareOS, a Baracoda company where she was project manager. She then joined Alven on September 2021. Prior to that she had internships in strategy consulting at Oliver Wyman and as a supply chain manager at Danone. She graduated from HEC Paris & Polytechnique in 2019.
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.
As Head of Marketing and Community, Gaëlle is responsible for nurturing the Alven community by building connections, sharing knowledge, and supporting portfolio companies. She is also in charge of developing Alven’s wider presence online and in the news.
Gaëlle is a marketing and communications expert who co-founded 50inTech before joining Alven. Her extensive experience has enabled her to develop strong skills in content creation and community development. Gaëlle started her career at InterXion (now part of Digital Realty). She continued her journey with various digital and creative agencies, including WPP Group, where she advised major brands on leveraging digital technologies and transforming their marketing.
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.
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 advised 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.
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.
After 10 years in the hospitality field, she chose a career of the future by joining Alven as an Office manager. She defines her main goal as leading the Alven Family to its best team spirit.