Founders Future is a venture studio,

providing creativity, network,

support and productive capital.

WHO WE ARE

OUR STORY

Founded by the serial European tech entrepreneur, Marc Menasé, Founders Future is a venture studio, providing creativity, network, support and productive capital. We’ve built an investment platform dedicated to entrepreneurs, funded and managed by entrepreneurs, bringing high value and an ambitious mindset.

We aim to build partnerships with inspiring entrepreneurs, align all stakeholder’s interest and create a true operational relationship.

Our mission is to become a sparring-partner and continuously try to impact the business on the product, go-to-market, business development and talent acquisition. We’ve hired top-notch operating partners coming from the best entrepreneurial ventures to cover the key functions of the company.

While sourcing off-market deals and keeping a high flexibility on our investment criteria, we are entrepreneur-friendly and do our utmost to create synergies between start-ups and our network of tier one investors.

Our sweet-spot: a A+ team, a scalable business (platforms, marketplace and SAAS), a market in transformation with significant opportunities.

We focus on investing at 4 different stages: startup studio, pre-seed, seed and series A.

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Manifesto

1. As entrepreneurs, we want to partner with personalities and not profiles. We aim to work on everyday bases with authentic founders who are the best at what they do.

2. Of course we love ideas (we are all dreamers), but we care more about converting them to reality.

3. Studio and Seed are our focus. As lead investor and partner, we see our relationships with entrepreneurs longterm - whether it is up or down - and we know what we’re talking about.

4. We work as entrepreneurs, being next to founders to co-create and invest in exceptional ventures. We help accelerate and structure the fundamentals to put the rocket on the launch-pad.

5. We believe in:
Humility - action pays more than marketing
Respect - interact and listen will always be more productive
Ambition - entrepreneurs and visionaries are often synonymous, so we are doing everything we can to make their projects a reality
Performance - improving product, numbers or quality bring us everyday happiness

6. We don’t buy hypergrowth for hypergrowth. Building and scaling a great company takes time. This is why we particularly care about client satisfaction, staff motivation and proudness.

WHO WE ARE

TEAM

MARC MENASÉ

Founding partner

Marc Menasé is a French serial entrepreneur.

Entrepreneur and early stage investor, he created and participated in many European successes including, Kelkoo (acquired by Yahoo Inc), Nextedia (acquired by Lagardère Group), TEADS (acquired by Altice), Mensquare (acquired by group Le Figaro), Le Petit Ballon (acquired by Vente-Privée.com), Tiller Systems (acquired by Sumup), October, Yuka, Lydia, Taster, Molotov.tv,…

Marc is very involved in the European Tech industry, he co-founded France Digitale (French digital and venture association) and was elected French E-commerce personality of the year in 2012.

Marc is graduated from HEC Paris.

SARAH CORNE

SARAH CORNE

Partner

Before joigning Founders Future, Sarah Corne spent 6 years working at Ulule, the European crowdfunding platform as Associate and Business Development Director. 

She started her career at the French NGO Positive Planet, founded by Jacques Attali and lauched the Positive Planet Foundation. 

Sarah is very involved in impact ecosystem. She is Board Member of Tech For Good France and Fight for Dignity, the NGO created by the French Champion Laurence Fisher. 

She also co-founded the new media So Good with Sopress (Society, SoFoot, SoFilm…). 

Sarah is graduated from ESSCA.

Thibault MAGNEN

THIBAULT MAGNEN

Investment team

After several entrepreneurial ventures, more specifically in B2B SaaS, Thibault worked in mergers and acquisitions at Credit Mutuel Arkea. He then pursued his career in growth investment at Revaia.

Thibault is an engineer from ECE Paris and graduated from ESSEC Business School.

MAXIME DE VARINE-BOHAN

Investment team

Before joining Founders Future, Maxime was Investment Associate at Groupe Labruyère, the private equity investment holding of the eponymous family. He started his career at Skylar within the Hedge Fund department and then joined the M&A branch.

Maxime is graduated from of Ecole Polytechnique Féminine and Paris Dauphine university.

PAUL VARRASSO

PAUL VARRASSO

Analyst

Before joining Founders Future, Paul worked in investment banking at Ader Finance. He started his career at EY in Financial Audit.

Paul is graduated of Kedge and is completing a master at CentraleSupélec.

Sophie Duval

SOPHIE DUVAL

Head of Legal

Before joining Founders Future, Sophie worked as a lawyer in M&A and private equity at Coblence Partners.

Sophie is a graduate of Toulouse Capitole University.

GABRIELLE FOUREY

GABRIELLE FOUREY

Office Manager

Before joining Founders Future, Gabrielle managed creative teams and projects for 20 years in a communications agency and then on her own.

Today, Gabrielle holds the key position of office manager. She assists the team on all cross-functional issues and runs the Future House venue.

PORTFOLIO

COMPANIES

Merci Handy creates clean, practical and colorful cosmetics that brighten up the everyday life of Gen Z and Millennials.

Merci Handy creates clean, practical and colorful cosmetics that brighten up the everyday life of Gen Z and Millennials.

I MAKE is a DIY marketplace that connects professional sellers of DIY supplies with buyers by promoting do-it-yourself as a true philosophy of life.

I MAKE is a DIY marketplace that connects professional sellers of DIY supplies with buyers by promoting do-it-yourself as a true philosophy of life.

Alma, the simple and guaranteed fractional payment for SMEs and ETIs.

Alma, the simple and guaranteed fractional payment for SMEs and ETIs.

900 is a brand of clean, efficient and single-use-plastic-free personal care products.

900 is a brand of clean, efficient and single-use-plastic-free personal care products.

Conduktor is the all-in-one friendly Saas interface to work with the Kafka ecosystem. It is a dev tool allowing developers to develop and manage Apache Kafka with confidence.

Conduktor is the all-in-one friendly Saas interface to work with the Kafka ecosystem. It is a dev tool allowing developers to develop and manage Apache Kafka with confidence.

Abyssale is a powerful design platform that helps creative teams to automate visuals production at scale.

Abyssale is a powerful design platform that helps creative teams to automate visuals production at scale.

Jungle develops and operates vertical farms and produces aromatic herbs, salads and flowers dedicated to the food as well as the fragrance and flavor industries.

Jungle develops and operates vertical farms and produces aromatic herbs, salads and flowers dedicated to the food as well as the fragrance and flavor industries.

Silvr helps e-commerce founders to succeed by financing those who do not have access to bank credit or do not desire to raise funds.

Silvr helps e-commerce founders to succeed by financing those who do not have access to bank credit or do not desire to raise funds.

Acquire is transforming e-commerce by creating the unforgettable checkout.

Acquire is transforming e-commerce by creating the unforgettable checkout.

Swan is a DIY Banking Platform that allows any company to offer branded accounts, cards, and IBANs in minutes.

Swan is a DIY Banking Platform that allows any company to offer branded accounts, cards, and IBANs in minutes.

Metafore designs inspiring and sustainable spaces to host your meetings, seminars and events.

Metafore designs inspiring and sustainable spaces to host your meetings, seminars and events.

Webdrone is a cyber investigation platform using AI and technology to tackle cyber illicit activities.

Webdrone is a cyber investigation platform using AI and technology to tackle cyber illicit activities.

Zei helps the brands to improve their impacts on the planet and the society and aims to show new sustainable alternatives to citizens.

Zei helps the brands to improve their impacts on the planet and the society and aims to show new sustainable alternatives to citizens.

CibleR is a Customer Marketing SAAS to turn purchase experience into new relations and proximity thanks to 1o1 targeted reward engine (yc. voucher, gift, reward)

CibleR is a Customer Marketing SAAS to turn purchase experience into new relations and proximity thanks to 1o1 targeted reward engine (yc. voucher, gift, reward)

BetOnYou is a mobile application that offers video game enthusiasts the ability to bet for free on their own games of  Fortnite, FIFA, Clash Royale, Brawl Stars and other trendy games. Good performance allows players to accumulate points, which they can then convert into prizes offered by partners.

BetOnYou is a mobile application that offers video game enthusiasts the ability to bet for free on their own games of Fortnite, FIFA, Clash Royale, Brawl Stars and other trendy games. Good performance allows players to accumulate points, which they can then convert into prizes offered by partners.

Pickme takes logistics to the next level by turning neighbors into local and social pickup-points, for a seamless, efficient and sustainable post-purchase experience.

Pickme takes logistics to the next level by turning neighbors into local and social pickup-points, for a seamless, efficient and sustainable post-purchase experience.

Kard is a mobile bank built for teens and families, empowering and bringing financial literacy to the next generations.

Kard is a mobile bank built for teens and families, empowering and bringing financial literacy to the next generations.

Omi is a powerful video technology designed for brands to transfer their products in the virtual world and place in the video environment of their choice.

Omi is a powerful video technology designed for brands to transfer their products in the virtual world and place in the video environment of their choice.

Riot develops of a security platform designed for fighting phishing attempts.

Riot develops of a security platform designed for fighting phishing attempts.

Plume App is the innovative and fun tool that makes writing a playful experience for kids.

Plume App is the innovative and fun tool that makes writing a playful experience for kids.

Qovery operates as a container as a service platform that enables anyone to develop and deploy an application.

Qovery operates as a container as a service platform that enables anyone to develop and deploy an application.

The organic feminine hygiene brand.

The organic feminine hygiene brand.

Scale designs and produces eco-sourced and compostable materials and objects made of Scalite, a component made from fish scales.

Scale designs and produces eco-sourced and compostable materials and objects made of Scalite, a component made from fish scales.

MyGreenGo is a turnkey consignment service dedicated to restaurants and enterprises.

MyGreenGo is a turnkey consignment service dedicated to restaurants and enterprises.

Lydia develops a peer to peer payments platform intended to make payments easier.

Lydia develops a peer to peer payments platform intended to make payments easier.

Dancefloor is a dance studio adopting the DtoC codes.

Dancefloor is a dance studio adopting the DtoC codes.

Memo Bank is a new bank for small & medium-sized businesses.

Memo Bank is a new bank for small & medium-sized businesses.

Zenride is a B2B solution that provides with electric bicycle and associated services for employees.

Zenride is a B2B solution that provides with electric bicycle and associated services for employees.

Mansa is a platform that finally allows freelancers and self-employed professionals to have access to a bank loan within 24 hours.

Mansa is a platform that finally allows freelancers and self-employed professionals to have access to a bank loan within 24 hours.

Bandit is a lifestyle brand dedicated to pet accessories.

Bandit is a lifestyle brand dedicated to pet accessories.

FoodMeUp is the application dedicated to helping food professionals manage their recipes and their orders.

FoodMeUp is the application dedicated to helping food professionals manage their recipes and their orders.

Epycure is a D2C brand that offers subscription-based vitamin, mineral and plant supplements, tailored to users’ diet, lifestyle and needs

Epycure is a D2C brand that offers subscription-based vitamin, mineral and plant supplements, tailored to users’ diet, lifestyle and needs

Connect brands with their consumers through innovative digital audio advertising

Connect brands with their consumers through innovative digital audio advertising

Dr. EJ is a science-backed premium skincare DNVB for sensitive skin

Dr. EJ is a science-backed premium skincare DNVB for sensitive skin

Collection of delivery-only food brands made to be delivered

Collection of delivery-only food brands made to be delivered

Softn crafts team experiences and offsites that matches their values, needs and objectives to improve cohesion and performance

Softn crafts team experiences and offsites that matches their values, needs and objectives to improve cohesion and performance

Saas for employee benefits

Saas for employee benefits

Enriches your water with fruit and plant extracts as well as valuable vitamins and helps you to drink more water

Enriches your water with fruit and plant extracts as well as valuable vitamins and helps you to drink more water

Innovative lifestyle brand creating stationery items for both individuals and pros, with a unique and strong DNA

Innovative lifestyle brand creating stationery items for both individuals and pros, with a unique and strong DNA

A subscribers-only home delivery platform focusing on organic non-fresh food and personal care categories

A subscribers-only home delivery platform focusing on organic non-fresh food and personal care categories

An HR Tech using big data, cognitive sciences and gamification to support corporates in the recruitment process

An HR Tech using big data, cognitive sciences and gamification to support corporates in the recruitment process

Databricks accelerate innovation by unifying data science, engineering and business

Databricks accelerate innovation by unifying data science, engineering and business

AI software for early cancer detection

AI software for early cancer detection

Software connecting brands and e-retailers

Software connecting brands and e-retailers

Visual discovery social media for inspiration

Visual discovery social media for inspiration

App to scan any food or cosmetic product to get

App to scan any food or cosmetic product to get

Dating app for senior

Dating app for senior

Marketplace for Tech and Data freelancers

Marketplace for Tech and Data freelancers

Deep learning AI technology on video surveillance

Deep learning AI technology on video surveillance

Platform to help Tech startups in their fundraising

Platform to help Tech startups in their fundraising

High-end bed linen DNVB at an affordable price

High-end bed linen DNVB at an affordable price

Bank account service opened to anyone

Bank account service opened to anyone

Producer and creator of contents for startup

Producer and creator of contents for startup

InsurTech developing a disruptive way of granting rental security deposit

InsurTech developing a disruptive way of granting rental security deposit

First geolocalised app for future and young mums

First geolocalised app for future and young mums

Box gardening selected each months

Box gardening selected each months

Unlimited fitness classes in NYC

Unlimited fitness classes in NYC

Media agency

Media agency

Cash register from your iPad

Cash register from your iPad

Bike delivery of wild bouquets

Bike delivery of wild bouquets

Dynamic paywell for premium publishers

Dynamic paywell for premium publishers

Meals prepared and delivered in Paris

Meals prepared and delivered in Paris

Personalized beauty shopping service

Personalized beauty shopping service

Voice controlled speaker

Voice controlled speaker

Africa neobank

Africa neobank

Contract management platform

Contract management platform

Plateform to deliver groceries from your neighborhood merchants

Plateform to deliver groceries from your neighborhood merchants

Plateform to watch television

Plateform to watch television

Connected light to save lives of bikers

Connected light to save lives of bikers

B2B plateform for freight shipping

B2B plateform for freight shipping

Air miles program generated by online purchases

Air miles program generated by online purchases

Crowdfunding platform dedicated to companies.

Crowdfunding platform dedicated to companies.

Structure that invest and works with entrepreneurs

Structure that invest and works with entrepreneurs

Online medicine marketplace

Online medicine marketplace

Digital influencers and bloggers agency

Digital influencers and bloggers agency

Monthly wine boxes (acquired by vente privée)

Monthly wine boxes (acquired by vente privée)

Lifestyle marketplace for men

Lifestyle marketplace for men

Brand publishing and social media agency (acquired by Le Figaro)

Brand publishing and social media agency (acquired by Le Figaro)

Dating website (acquired by eDarling)

Dating website (acquired by eDarling)

N°1 Video advertising marketplace (acquired by Altice)

N°1 Video advertising marketplace (acquired by Altice)

Credit comparator (acquired by BlackFin Capital Partners)

Credit comparator (acquired by BlackFin Capital Partners)

Specialized in digital marketing, interactive and transformation (acquired by Lagardère)

Specialized in digital marketing, interactive and transformation (acquired by Lagardère)

FUTURE HOUSE

THE FUTURE HOUSE

future-house

The Future House is a place dedicated to entrepreneurship. In the heart of the 10th arrondissement of Paris, these 300 m2 offices are a place of exchanges where entrepreneurs, investors and partners meet. It is a space for creation, collaboration and collective intelligence.

FUTURE HOUSE

FOUNDERS FUTURE FAMILY

EVENTS
A good entrepreneur is a curious entrepreneur. We organise exclusive events for the founders of the FF Ecosystem on a variety of practical topics. A focus on a specific thematic and expert guests on the subject. A 1h30 intervention and Q&A with actionable advices.
COMMUNITY
The Founders Future club brings together a network of high value-added investors.
TOOLS AND BENEFITS
Founders Future provides its network, expertise and a whole range of tools and benefits negotiated especially with our partners for our startups.

FUTURE HOUSE

WE LOVE PARIS

WE LOVE PARIS

The French scene points some impressive stats: there are now more than 10,000 startups in France, while VC investments continue to grow (over €5.1bn in 2019), putting France just behind the UK in Europe.

French startups raised on average €7.5M in 2019 (+43% vs 2018)

With more than 120 VC operating, and some of the best universities in the world, the French capital has many of the ingredients necessary for the startup alchemy to take place.

37,000 engineers graduate every year, with very good software engineering that can be much more accessible than in the Silicon Valley.

Paris is also a hotspot for international companies (CAC40, Fortune 500) that are now involved with the startup ecosystem. Buying companies is not the only target, it’s also about having the best talents.

A VIBRANT PARISIAN ECOSYSTEM

In the last decade, parisian entrepreneurs have breathed a renewal with ambitious initiatives: first with France Digitale, then with the French Tech and more recently with Ecole 42 and Station F.

France Digitale is a French association of general interest that brings together digital entrepreneurs and investors (angels investors and VC) to promote the digital economy with public authorities.

Ecole 42 is a parisian school, free of fees, that creates the next generation of coders (3,000 students each year, without backgrounds prerequisites). It is backed by Xavier Niel, as well as Station F, the world’s biggest startup campus that gather a whole entrepreneurial ecosystem under one roof (incubator, accelerators, VCs, corporates and associations).

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A PRO-STARTUP GOVERNMENT

The French government tries to have a positive impact on companies all over the world. They attract young businesses to France and participe to investments thanks to the Banque Publique d’Investissement.

The main goal is to dynamize this growing ecosystem and to attract international entrepreneurs.

The French Tech Ticket is a good example: it offers to startup founding teams of two or three English-speaking foreigners up to 45,000 a year plus 12 months in an incubator if they will set up in France

In September 2019, the government launched the Next40 index to groups together the 40 most promising French startups, 40 French corporate prodigies with high prospects of becoming global tech leaders. This is a driver for raising the international profile of these businesses and enabling them to grow more quickly.

CONTACT

LET’S MEET

FOUNDERS FUTURE

Future House
6 rue Pierre Chausson
75010 Paris

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