Founders Future is a venture studio,
providing creativity, network, support
and productive capital.


LET’S MEET

WHO WE ARE



Founded by the serial European tech entrepreneur, Marc Ménasé, Founders Future is a venture studio, providing creativity, network, support and productive capital. We've built a investment platform dedicated to entrepreneurs, funded and managed by entrepreneurs, bringing high value and an ambitious mindset. We aim to partner with outstanding personalities, to align stakeholder’s interest and to foster operational partnerships.

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 intent to be entrepreneur-friendly and to leverage synergies with our Entrepreneurial European 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 3 different stages: startup studio, pre-seed, seed and series A.

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
Performance - improving product, numbers or quality bring us everyday happiness
Ambition - entrepreneurs and visionaries are often synonymous, so we are doing everything we can to make their projects a reality

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.

TEAM



MARC
MÉNASÉ

Founding partner



Marc Ménasé is a French serial entrepreneur.

Entrepreneur and early stage investor, he created and participated in many European successes including nextedia (acquired by Lagardère Group), Kelkoo (acquired by Yahoo Inc), teads (acquired by Altice), Le Petit Ballon (acquired by Vente-Privée.com), Menlook, lendix, 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.

HADRIEN
MANSOUR

Investement Team



Before joining Founders Future, Hadrien worked in M&A at Rothschild in Paris. He began his career at Leonardo & Co as an analyst.

He graduated from Sorbonne and IE Business School.

VICTOIRE
DE LAVIGNE

Investement Team



Before joining Founders Future, Victoire was an Equity Analyst at Goldman Sachs in London. She started her career at Lazard Frères Gestion in Asset Management.

She is a graduate of ESSCA and ESCP Europe.



OPERATING PARTNERS

Hiring operating partners coming from the best entrepreneurial ventures
(coverage of the key functions of the company).



JORDAN
BONNET

Tech Expert



Previously, Jordan spent 7.5 years at Uber (San Francisco, Amsterdam and Paris). He was Uber's #5 employee and first mobile engineer (there is now more than 10,000 employees).

He also worked as a consultant on SAUV Life - a non-profit initiative - in collaboration with Uber France, a major sponsor to the project. He left Uber in March 2018 and is currently pursuing the SAUV Life adventure.

JERÔME
LIBESKIND

Communication Expert



Economic journalist on the radio and on television, Jérôme had been Chief Editor of BFM and head of economy at I-Télé (now CNEWS). He has decoded the French and European industrial ecosystem for nearly 20 years.

His intimate knowledge of the media, how to express himself, his skills in economics and his passion for entrepreneurship led him to create his agency in 2017.

COMPANIES



EZRA - 2018
AI software for early cancer detection 
SERIES A

STOCKLY - 2018
Software connecting brands and e-retailers
SEED STAGE

PINTEREST - 2018
Visual discovery social media for inspiration
LATE STAGE
YUKA - 2018
App to scan any food or cosmetic product to get
SEED STAGE

COMET - 2018
Marketplace for Tech and Data freelancers
SERIES A

VEESION - 2018
Deep learning AI technology on video surveillance
SEED STAGE

ELDORADO - 2018
Platform to help Tech startups in their fundraising
SEED STAGE

BONSOIRS - 2018
High-end bed linen DNVB at an affordable price
SEED STAGE

BNEXT - 2018
Bank account service opened to anyone
SEED STAGE

STARTUP BEGINS - 2018
Producer and creator of contents for startup
SEED STAGE

CAUTIONEO - 2018
InsurTech developing a disruptive way of granting rental security deposit
START UP STUDIO

YOOMUM! -  2018
First geolocalised app for future and young mums
SEED STAGE

POUSSE POUSSE - 2018
Box gardening selected each months
SEED STAGE

FITHOUSE - 2017
Unlimited fitness classes in NYC
SEED STAGE

MY MEDIA GROUP - 2016
Media agency
SEED STAGE

TILLER - 2017
Cash register from your iPad
SEED STAGE

PAMPA PARIS - 2017
Bike delivery of wild bouquets
SEED STAGE

POOOL - 2017
Dynamic paywell for premium publishers
SEED STAGE

NESTOR - 2017
Meals prepared and delivered in Paris
SEED STAGE

JOLIMOI - 2017
Personalized beauty shopping service
SEED STAGE

TASTER - 2017
Delivery-only restaurant concepts
SEED STAGE

WHYD - 2017
Voice controlled speaker
SEED STAGE

ZAZU AFRICA - 2017
Africa neobank
SEED STAGE

HYPERLEX - 2017
Contract management platform
SEED STAGE

EPICERY - 2016
Plateform to deliver groceries from your neighborhood merchants
START UP STUDIO

MOLOTOV TV - 2016
Plateform to watch television
SEED STAGE

COSMO CONNECTED - 2016
Connected light to save lives of bikers
SEED STAGE

EVEROAD - 2016
B2B plateform for freight shipping
SEED STAGE

MILES BOOSTER - 2016
Air miles program generated by online purchases 
SEED STAGE

LENDIX - 2014
Crowdfunding platform for companies
SEED STAGE

THE FAMILY - 2013
Structure that invest and works with entrepreneurs 
INVESTOR

1001 PHARMACIES - 2013
Online medicine marketplace
ANGEL ROUND

TALENT AGENCY - 2012
Digital influencers and bloggers agency
SEED STAGE

LE PETIT BALLON - 2012
Monthly wine boxes
SEED STAGE (acquired by vente privée)

MENLOOK - 2010
Lifestyle marketplace for men
SEED STAGE

MENSQUARE - 2010
Brand publishing and social media agency
SEED STAGE (acquired by Le Figaro)

ATTRACTIVE WORLD - 2008
Dating website
SEED STAGE (acquired by eDarling)

TEADS - 2008
N°1 Video advertising marketplace
SEED STAGE (acquired by Altice)

Kredity - 2004
Credit comparator
SEED STAGE (acquired by BlackFin Capital Partners)

NEXTEDIA - 2004
Specialized in digital marketing, interactive and transformation
FOUNDER (acquired by Lagardère)
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