Founders Future launches ACT

One million euro dedicated

to impact entrepreneurs during

this COVID-19 Period !

WHO WE ARE

OUR STORY

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 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.

Who whe are
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.

WHO WE ARE

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.

VALENTINE BARBELIVIEN

Partner

Before joining Founders Future, Valentine Baudouin Barbelivien spent more than a decade as a lawyer in private practice, investment fund or private bank in the field of capital markets, private equity and investment banking advising regulated companies, particularly in the field of innovation (marketplace, blockchain, ICOs, Fintech, IA). Valentine is also an active business angel who is involved alongside entrepreneurs in their development.

Valentine is graduated from Paris Assas and Paris Dauphine.

HADRIEN MANSOUR

Investment team

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

He graduated from Sorbonne and IE Business School.

VICTOIRE DE LAVIGNE

Investment 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.

CHLOÉ FABERT

Office manager

Chloé has been working with startups for about ten years in office management, human resources and quality of life at work.

As part of the Founders Future team, Chloé is in charge of Future House, events and provide day-to-day support to the team.

PIERRE FLOURENS

Operating Partner

Pierre started his career at Ueni (a London-based tech startup) where he created the Operations team. He then co-founded InvoPayer, an invoicing and payment network still used by major French delivery and logistics players. In 2018, he became CEO of QuotaTrip, a comparator of local travel agencies, whose development he accelerated in Spain and England. He joined Founders Future as an operating partner and focuses  on issues on client acquisition, sales and customer support.  

Pierre is a graduate of Université Panthéon Assas and ESSEC Business School.

WHO WE ARE

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.

VALENTINE BARBELIVIEN

Partner

Before joining Founders Future, Valentine Baudouin Barbelivien spent more than a decade as a lawyer in private practice, investment fund or private bank in the field of capital markets, private equity and investment banking advising regulated companies, particularly in the field of innovation (marketplace, blockchain, ICOs, Fintech, IA). Valentine is also an active business angel who is involved alongside entrepreneurs in their development.

Valentine is graduated from Paris Assas and Paris Dauphine.

HADRIEN MANSOUR

Investment team

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

He graduated from Sorbonne and IE Business School.

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.

VICTOIRE DE LAVIGNE

Investment 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.

CHLOÉ FABERT

Office manager

Chloé has been working with startups for about ten years in office management, human resources and quality of life at work.

As part of the Founders Future team, Chloé is in charge of Future House, events and provide day-to-day support to the team.

PIERRE FLOURENS

Operating Partner

Pierre started his career at Ueni (a London-based tech startup) where he created the Operations team. He then co-founded InvoPayer, an invoicing and payment network still used by major French delivery and logistics players. In 2018, he became CEO of QuotaTrip, a comparator of local travel agencies, whose development he accelerated in Spain and England. He joined Founders Future as an operating partner and focuses  on issues on client acquisition, sales and customer support.  

Pierre is a graduate of Université Panthéon Assas and ESSEC Business School.

FOUNDERS FUTURE CHARITY

 

Faced with the covid-19 health crisis, which has hit us strongly, we decided to support associations working to reduce the pandemic or improve the daily lives of caregivers and all those confined to their homes.

COLLECTIF SOLIDAIRE

Delivery of chef meal trays for caregivers

MINUTE PHARMA

The pharmacy delivery man, a new profession in the pharmacy of tomorrow.

FOUNDERS FUTURE CHARITY

 

Faced with the covid-19 health crisis, which has hit us strongly, we decided to support associations working to reduce the pandemic or improve the daily lives of caregivers and all those confined to their homes.

COLLECTIF SOLIDAIRE

Delivery of chef meal trays for caregivers

MINUTE PHARMA

The pharmacy delivery man, a new profession in the pharmacy of tomorrow.

FOUNDERS FUTURE CHARITY

 

Faced with the covid-19 health crisis, which has hit us strongly, we decided to support associations working to reduce the pandemic or improve the daily lives of caregivers and all those confined to their homes.

COLLECTIF SOLIDAIRE

Delivery of chef meal trays for caregivers

COLLECTIF SOLIDAIRE

Delivery of chef meal trays for caregivers

COLLECTIF SOLIDAIRE

Delivery of chef meal trays for caregivers

MINUTE PHARMA

The pharmacy delivery man, a new profession

 in the pharmacy of tomorrow.

FOUNDERS FUTURE CHARITY

 

Faced with the covid-19 health crisis, which has hit us strongly, we decided to support associations working to reduce the pandemic or improve the daily lives of caregivers and all those confined to their homes.

Les Visières de l’espoir 

Les Visières de l’espoir is a solidarity initiative initiated by 3Dnatives following a call for help from the Caen University Hospital in need of protective visors. Very quickly, requests for visors from hospitals flooded in. To meet them, many partners, SMEs, industrial flagships and major brands, joined the operation in order to produce visors on a massive scale for our nursing staff.

Collectif Solidaire 

The association  was created in March 2020, in order to face the epidemic alongside the carers. The association and its volunteers plan to remain committed in order to multiply solidarity actions even in the aftermath of the epidemic. The objective: to build today the solidarity-based world of tomorrow. For its first solidarity action, the association is delivering 3,500 meals a night.

EMMAÜS DÉFI 

Faced with the current emergency situation, they decided to answer the call of the Resilience project. The objective of the project is to manufacture masks in large quantities mainly for associations in contact with the public, public services and some companies afterwards. In a second stage, they plan to extend the production to over-blouses or charlottes.

Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) 

JOGL is the first research and innovation laboratory operating as a distributed, open and massive mobilisation platform for collaborative task solving. JOGL helps humanity to sync onto fixing our most urgent and important problems using Open Science, Responsible Innovation and Continuous Learning.

FOUNDERS FUTURE CHARITY

 

Faced with the covid-19 health crisis, which has hit us strongly, we decided to support associations working to reduce the pandemic or improve the daily lives of caregivers and all those confined to their homes.

Les Visières de l’espoir 

Les Visières de l’espoir is a solidarity initiative initiated by 3Dnatives following a call for help from the Caen University Hospital in need of protective visors. Very quickly, requests for visors from hospitals flooded in. To meet them, many partners, SMEs, industrial flagships and major brands, joined the operation in order to produce visors on a massive scale for our nursing staff.

Collectif Solidaire 

The association  was created in March 2020, in order to face the epidemic alongside the carers. The association and its volunteers plan to remain committed in order to multiply solidarity actions even in the aftermath of the epidemic. The objective: to build today the solidarity-based world of tomorrow. For its first solidarity action, the association is delivering 3,500 meals a night.

EMMAÜS DÉFI 

Faced with the current emergency situation, they decided to answer the call of the Resilience project. The objective of the project is to manufacture masks in large quantities mainly for associations in contact with the public, public services and some companies afterwards. In a second stage, they plan to extend the production to over-blouses or charlottes.

Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) 

JOGL is the first research and innovation laboratory operating as a distributed, open and massive mobilisation platform for collaborative task solving. JOGL helps humanity to sync onto fixing our most urgent and important problems using Open Science, Responsible Innovation and Continuous Learning.

FOUNDERS FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS

 

Face à la crise sanitaire du covid-19 qui nous a fortement touchés, nous avons décidé de soutenir des associations qui oeuvrent pour faire reculer la pandémie ou améliorer le quotidien des soignants et de tous les confinés

Les Visières de l’espoir 

Une initiative solidaire initiée par 3Dnatives suite à un appel au secours du CHU de Caen en manque de visières de protection. Très rapidement, les demandes de visières des hôpitaux ont afflué. Pour y répondre, de nombreux partenaires, PME, fleurons de l’industrie et grandes marques françaises, ont rejoint l’opération pour répondre à une demande massive. Founders Future a décidé de s’associer à l’opération pour encourager tous les bénévoles qui travaillent sur le projet pour offrir ces visières à coût zéro y compris les frais de transport aux personnels soignants.

Collectif Solidaire 

L’association Collectif Solidaire a été créée en mars 2020 pour faire face à l’épidémie du covid-19 et aider les soignants à bien se nourrir. Depuis le début de l’opération, ce sont plus de 50 000 repas qui ont été cuisinés par une centaine de chefs bénévoles et livrés à plus de 20 hôpitaux d’Ile de France. Tous les jours, les bénévoles de l’association livrent environ 3 500 repas. Le soutien de Founders Future a permis de fournir 400 repas aux soignants.

EMMAÜS DÉFI 

Emmaüs Défi a décidé de répondre à l’appel du projet Résilience, un groupement d’ampleur nationale rassemblant des PME du textile, des entreprises d’insertion et des entreprises adaptées comme APF France handicap afin d’assurer la fabrication de millions de masques lavables. Emmaüs Défi les distribuera au personnel d’associations en contact avec le public et aux services publics en priorité. Le soutien de Founders Future a permis à l’association d’investir dans une machine à coudre professionnelle, qui va permettre d’assembler près de 2 000 masques par jour.

Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) 

JOGL est le premier laboratoire de recherche et d’innovation fonctionnant comme une plateforme de mobilisation massive, ouverte et distribuée pour la résolution collaborative de problématiques d’intérêt général.  L’initiative OpenCovid19, soutenue par Founders Future est un programme dont le but est de développer collectivement des outils et méthodes open-source et bas-coût qui sont sûrs et faciles à utiliser pour combattre la pandémie de Covid19. 7 projets ont déjà été financés dont des tests de diagnostic open source et du hardware medical.

NOS ENGAGEMENTS

 

Face à la crise sanitaire du covid-19 qui nous a fortement touchés, nous avons décidé de soutenir des associations qui oeuvrent pour faire reculer la pandémie ou améliorer le quotidien des soignants et de tous les confinés.

Les Visières de l’espoir 

Une initiative solidaire initiée par 3Dnatives suite à un appel au secours du CHU de Caen en manque de visières de protection. Très rapidement, les demandes de visières des hôpitaux ont afflué. Pour y répondre, de nombreux partenaires, PME, fleurons de l’industrie et grandes marques françaises, ont rejoint l’opération pour répondre à une demande massive. Founders Future a décidé de s’associer à l’opération pour encourager tous les bénévoles qui travaillent sur le projet pour offrir ces visières à coût zéro y compris les frais de transport aux personnels soignants.

Collectif Solidaire 

L’association Collectif Solidaire a été créée en mars 2020 pour faire face à l’épidémie du covid-19 et aider les soignants à bien se nourrir. Depuis le début de l’opération, ce sont plus de 50 000 repas qui ont été cuisinés par une centaine de chefs bénévoles et livrés à plus de 20 hôpitaux d’Ile de France. Tous les jours, les bénévoles de l’association livrent environ 3 500 repas. Le soutien de Founders Future a permis de fournir 400 repas aux soignants.

EMMAÜS DÉFI 

Emmaüs Défi a décidé de répondre à l’appel du projet Résilience, un groupement d’ampleur nationale rassemblant des PME du textile, des entreprises d’insertion et des entreprises adaptées comme APF France handicap afin d’assurer la fabrication de millions de masques lavables. Emmaüs Défi les distribuera au personnel d’associations en contact avec le public et aux services publics en priorité. Le soutien de Founders Future a permis à l’association d’investir dans une machine à coudre professionnelle, qui va permettre d’assembler près de 2 000 masques par jour.

Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) 

JOGL est le premier laboratoire de recherche et d’innovation fonctionnant comme une plateforme de mobilisation massive, ouverte et distribuée pour la résolution collaborative de problématiques d’intérêt général.  L’initiative OpenCovid19, soutenue par Founders Future est un programme dont le but est de développer collectivement des outils et méthodes open-source et bas-coût qui sont sûrs et faciles à utiliser pour combattre la pandémie de Covid19. 7 projets ont déjà été financés dont des tests de diagnostic open source et du hardware medical.

Le Rire Medecin 

Depuis bientôt 30 ans, l’association le Rire Médecin aide les enfants hospitalisés à mieux lutter contre la maladie, la douleur et l’isolement. En 2019, ce sont 83 000 enfants et leur famille qui ont pu bénéficier de la visite des clowns. En cette période de confinement et grâce au soutien de ses partenaires comme Founders Future, une solution alternative numérique a été mise en place pour garder le lien avec les enfants, plus isolés que jamais, ainsi que les soignants que nous soutenons également.

 

NOS ENGAGEMENTS

Notre mission sociétale

Notre mission chez Founders Future est de donner les moyens d’entreprendre pour un monde plus durable et d’accompagner les grandes mutations de notre société. 

 L’entrepreneuriat est un levier puissant pour accélérer le changement. Les entreprises les plus profitables seront celles qui réinventeront des secteurs entiers de l’économie avec un impact positif afin de réconcilier impact et succès financier. Aussi, nous sommes convaincus que les investisseurs ont un rôle à jouer pour accompagner le développement de ces entreprises et les inscrire dans une croissance verte et durable.

Founders Future ACT

En avril 2020, avec le lancement de notre initiative “Founders Future Act“, nous sommes passés de l’idée à l’action pour accompagner et faire grandir ceux qui agissent et s’engagent à faire reculer la pandémie du covid-19 et améliorer le quotidien des confiné.e.s. 7 projets d’entreprises à impact ont été sélectionnés dans ce cadre et nous nous nous sommes engagés à reverser une part de nos bénéfices à 5 associations venant en aide aux soignants et aux plus fragiles pendant cette crise.

Pour découvrir les 5 projets d’associations soutenus: lien vers la page dédiée de présentation des projets dans FF Act.

Notre trajectoire d’impact

En tant qu’entreprise engagée, Founders Future s’est associé à la plateforme de référence Zei pour piloter sa trajectoire d’impact et celle de ses participations et s’inscrire dans une courbe de progression. Nous avons participé au développement d’un référentiel adapté pour les fonds d’investissement et leurs participations à impact positif. 

Pour consulter notre profil sur Zei et suivre la trajectoire d’impact du fonds ainsi que de nos participations à impact positif: https://zei-world.com/fr/pro/1500/investments

 

Notre partenariat So good

Pour aller encore plus loin dans nos engagements, nous sommes devenus partenaires de So Good, un nouveau média imaginé par Ulule et Sopress (groupe de presse indépendant – Society, SoFoot, SoFilm…), dédié à ceux qui font bouger les lignes.

Nous partageons pleinement les convictions de So Good: l’entrepreneuriat est une source d’inspiration pour encourager le plus grand nombre à passer à l’action !

Pour en savoir plus sur le projet: https://www.sogoodstories.com/

 

Face à la crise sanitaire du covid-19 qui nous a fortement touchés, nous avons décidé de soutenir des associations qui oeuvrent pour faire reculer la pandémie ou améliorer le quotidien des soignants et de tous les confinés.

Les Visières de l’espoir 

Une initiative solidaire initiée par 3Dnatives suite à un appel au secours du CHU de Caen en manque de visières de protection. Très rapidement, les demandes de visières des hôpitaux ont afflué. Pour y répondre, de nombreux partenaires, PME, fleurons de l’industrie et grandes marques françaises, ont rejoint l’opération pour répondre à une demande massive. Founders Future a décidé de s’associer à l’opération pour encourager tous les bénévoles qui travaillent sur le projet pour offrir ces visières à coût zéro y compris les frais de transport aux personnels soignants.

Collectif Solidaire 

L’association Collectif Solidaire a été créée en mars 2020 pour faire face à l’épidémie du covid-19 et aider les soignants à bien se nourrir. Depuis le début de l’opération, ce sont plus de 50 000 repas qui ont été cuisinés par une centaine de chefs bénévoles et livrés à plus de 20 hôpitaux d’Ile de France. Tous les jours, les bénévoles de l’association livrent environ 3 500 repas. Le soutien de Founders Future a permis de fournir 400 repas aux soignants.

EMMAÜS DÉFI 

Emmaüs Défi a décidé de répondre à l’appel du projet Résilience, un groupement d’ampleur nationale rassemblant des PME du textile, des entreprises d’insertion et des entreprises adaptées comme APF France handicap afin d’assurer la fabrication de millions de masques lavables. Emmaüs Défi les distribuera au personnel d’associations en contact avec le public et aux services publics en priorité. Le soutien de Founders Future a permis à l’association d’investir dans une machine à coudre professionnelle, qui va permettre d’assembler près de 2 000 masques par jour.

Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) 

JOGL est le premier laboratoire de recherche et d’innovation fonctionnant comme une plateforme de mobilisation massive, ouverte et distribuée pour la résolution collaborative de problématiques d’intérêt général.  L’initiative OpenCovid19, soutenue par Founders Future est un programme dont le but est de développer collectivement des outils et méthodes open-source et bas-coût qui sont sûrs et faciles à utiliser pour combattre la pandémie de Covid19. 7 projets ont déjà été financés dont des tests de diagnostic open source et du hardware medical.

Le Rire Medecin 

Depuis bientôt 30 ans, l’association le Rire Médecin aide les enfants hospitalisés à mieux lutter contre la maladie, la douleur et l’isolement. En 2019, ce sont 83 000 enfants et leur famille qui ont pu bénéficier de la visite des clowns. En cette période de confinement et grâce au soutien de ses partenaires comme Founders Future, une solution alternative numérique a été mise en place pour garder le lien avec les enfants, plus isolés que jamais, ainsi que les soignants que nous soutenons également.

 

OUR COMMITMENTS

 

Faced with the covid-19 health crisis, which has hit us strongly, we decided to support associations working to reduce the pandemic or improve the daily lives of caregivers and all those confined to their homes.

Les Visières de l’espoir 

A solidarity initiative initiated by 3Dnatives following a call for help from the Caen University Hospital in need of protective visors. Very quickly, requests for visors from hospitals flooded in. In response, many partners, SMEs, industrial flagships and major French brands, joined the operation to massively produce visors for our healthcare staff. Founders Future has decided to join the operation to encourage all the volunteers working on the project to offer these visors at zero cost including transport costs to healthcare staff.

Collectif Solidaire 

The association Collectif Solidaire was created in March 2020 to deal with the covid-19 epidemic and help caregivers to eat well. Since the beginning of the operation, more than 50,000 meals have been cooked by a hundred volunteer chefs and delivered to more than 20 hospitals in the Ile de France region. Every day, the association’s volunteers deliver around 3,500 meals. The support of Founders Future has made it possible to provide 400 meals to the caregivers.

EMMAÜS DÉFI 

Emmaus Défi association decided to respond to the call from the Résilience project, a nationwide grouping of textile SMEs, integration companies and adapted companies such as APF France handicap, to urgently ensure the manufacture of millions of washable masks in France. Emmaus Défi will distribute them to the staff of associations in contact with the public and to public services as a priority. Founders Future’s support has enabled the association to invest in a professional sewing machine, which will make it possible to assemble almost 2,000 masks per day.

Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) 

JOGL is the first research and innovation laboratory operating as a massive, open and distributed platform for the collaborative resolution of issues of public interest.The OpenCovid19 initiative, supported by Founders Future, is a program whose goal is to collectively develop low-cost, open-source tools and methods that are safe and easy to use to combat the Covid19 pandemic. 7 projects have already been funded including open-source diagnostic tests and medical hardware.

LES PROJETS ACT

LES PROJETS ACT

BougeChezToi 

Des cours de sport à domicile à travers les réseaux

CibleR  

Saas marketing qui a lancé le bon d’achat solidaire sur Sauve ton Commerce et qui digitalisera le petit commerce post-covid!

Marmelade app

Un organisme de formation 100% mobile avec une formation Covid (bureaux, CHR, Retail) créée en partenariat avec PWC. La société est dans les 100 start-up sélectionnées par Challenges.

 

Minute Pharma 

La plateforme de livraison de médicaments (partenaire des pharmacies)

 

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NOS ENGAGEMENTS

La genèse de l’initiative

 

Le 16 avril dernier, le Venture Studio Founders Future lance l’initiative “Founders Future ACT”, pour encourager les entrepreneurs à impact qui développent des solutions pour faire face à la crise du Covid-19.

Les premières semaines de confinement se sont révélées être une véritable déferlante d’initiatives nouvelles, multiples et locales visant à apporter du soutien au personnel soignant, à aider les commerçants, artisans et autres professionnels à l’arrêt ou encore à améliorer le sort des parents, enfants, et tous les autres confiné.e.s.

Cette crise sans précédent est la preuve par l’exemple que, même lorsque nos libertés de mouvement sont limitées, l’élan entrepreneurial demeure l’un des meilleurs alliés de la société. 

L’initiative Founders Future ACT s’inscrit dans la mission de Founders Future: donner les moyens d’entreprendre pour un monde plus durable et accompagner les grandes mutations de notre société. Au-delà de la crise actuelle, Founders Future ACT veut offrir une réponse pérenne dans l’avenir pour contribuer à dessiner et construire le monde d’après. 

Founders Future ACT s’adresse à tous les doers, entrepreneurs en devenir ou en activité, dès lors qu’ils sont porteurs d’une solution ou d’un projet destiné à contribuer au recul de la pandémie ou à améliorer le quotidien des confiné.e.s en matière de santé, d’éducation, d’alimentation, de mobilité, de sécurité.

La genèse de l’initiative

 

Le 16 avril dernier, le Venture Studio Founders Future lance l’initiative “Founders Future ACT”, pour encourager les entrepreneurs à impact qui développent des solutions pour faire face à la crise du Covid-19.

Les premières semaines de confinement se sont révélées être une véritable déferlante d’initiatives nouvelles, multiples et locales visant à apporter du soutien au personnel soignant, à aider les commerçants, artisans et autres professionnels à l’arrêt ou encore à améliorer le sort des parents, enfants, et tous les autres confiné.e.s.

Cette crise sans précédent est la preuve par l’exemple que, même lorsque nos libertés de mouvement sont limitées, l’élan entrepreneurial demeure l’un des meilleurs alliés de la société. 

L’initiative Founders Future ACT s’inscrit dans la mission de Founders Future: donner les moyens d’entreprendre pour un monde plus durable et accompagner les grandes mutations de notre société. Au-delà de la crise actuelle, Founders Future ACT veut offrir une réponse pérenne dans l’avenir pour contribuer à dessiner et construire le monde d’après. 

Founders Future ACT s’adresse à tous les doers, entrepreneurs en devenir ou en activité, dès lors qu’ils sont porteurs d’une solution ou d’un projet destiné à contribuer au recul de la pandémie ou à améliorer le quotidien des confiné.e.s en matière de santé, d’éducation, d’alimentation, de mobilité, de sécurité.

Déroulé et mise en place de l’opération

Pour faciliter, accélérer et multiplier ces projets essentiels dans le contexte de crise, Founders Future a débloqué une enveloppe d’1 million d’euros pour investir en equity jusqu’à 75 000 euros par entreprise sélectionnée. 

 Un accompagnement opérationnel de l’équipe d’experts de Founders Future et du mentoring à travers le soutien de Parrains et Marraines engagés sont aussi proposés: Alexandre Arnault (Rimowa/LVMH) Ronan LeMoal (ex Arkea), Julie Chapon (Yuka), Cyril Chiche (Lydia),  Thierry Gillier (Zadig & Voltaire), Fanny Picard (Alter Equity), Alexis Bonillo (Zenly), Marion Darrieutort (Elan Edelman), Severine Gregoire (ex Mes Docteurs).

 Pour candidater, rien de plus simple: il est demandé aux entrepreneurs de remplir un formulaire court (ACT). Une réponse du comité de pré-sélection est donnée en moins de 48H et une proposition d’investissement est faite si le projet est validé dans 24H qui suivent. 

Les critères de sélection des projets sont les suivants:

  • apporter une solution efficace à la crise du covid-19
  • potentiel de longévité de l’entreprise post-crise
  • équipe full-time sur le projet
  • produit ou service déjà lancé 
  • caractère innovant du projet
  • impact sociétal fort

 

Un mois seulement après le lancement, les résultats sont là:

  • +450 dossiers reçus
  • 90 projets pré-sélectionnés
  • 6 investissements
  • De très nombreuses retombées presse

 

 Face aux nombreuses actions engagées d’associations pendant la crise, Founders Future a également décidé de soutenir exceptionnellement 5 associations qui visaient à faire reculer la pandémie et améliorer le quotidien des soignants et confiné.e.s (Emmaüs Défi, JOGL, les Visières de l’Espoir, Rire Médecin, Collectif Solidaire).

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COMPANIES

PickMePickme 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

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.

KardKard is a mobile banking alternative for the new generation, offering a never-seen-before customer experience that is cool, social & free.

Kard

Kard is a mobile banking alternative for the new generation, offering a never-seen-before customer experience that is cool, social & free.

OmiOmi 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

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.

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

Riot

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

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

Plume

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

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

Qovery

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

jho  The organic feminine hygiene brand.

jho

The organic feminine hygiene brand.

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

Scale

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

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

MyGreenGo

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

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

Lydia

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

DancefloorDancefloor is a dance studio adopting the DtoC codes.

Dancefloor

Dancefloor is a dance studio adopting the DtoC codes.

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

Memo Bank

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

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

Zenride

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

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

Mansa

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

French BanditBandit is a lifestyle brand dedicated to pet accessories.

French Bandit

Bandit is a lifestyle brand dedicated to pet accessories.

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

FoodMeUp

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

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

epycure

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

audi onConnect brands with their consumers through innovative digital audio advertising

audi on

Connect brands with their consumers through innovative digital audio advertising

elsiElsi is a science-backed premium skincare DNVB for sensitive skin

elsi

Elsi is a science-backed premium skincare DNVB for sensitive skin

tasterCollection of delivery-only food brands made to be delivered

taster

Collection of delivery-only food brands made to be delivered

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

softn

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

leetoSaas for employee benefits

leeto

Saas for employee benefits

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

waterdrop

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

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

papier tigre

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

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

la fourche

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

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

goshaba

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

databricksDatabricks accelerate innovation by unifying data science, engineering and business

databricks

Databricks accelerate innovation by unifying data science, engineering and business

ezraAI software for early cancer detection

ezra

AI software for early cancer detection

stocklySoftware connecting brands and e-retailers

stockly

Software connecting brands and e-retailers

pinterestVisual discovery social media for inspiration

pinterest

Visual discovery social media for inspiration

yukaApp to scan any food or cosmetic product to get

yuka

App to scan any food or cosmetic product to get

passionsDating app for senior

passions

Dating app for senior

cometMarketplace for Tech and Data freelancers

comet

Marketplace for Tech and Data freelancers

veesionDeep learning AI technology on video surveillance

veesion

Deep learning AI technology on video surveillance

eldoradoPlatform to help Tech startups in their fundraising

eldorado

Platform to help Tech startups in their fundraising

bonsoirsHigh-end bed linen DNVB at an affordable price

bonsoirs

High-end bed linen DNVB at an affordable price

bnextBank account service opened to anyone

bnext

Bank account service opened to anyone

KronikProducer and creator of contents for startup

Kronik

Producer and creator of contents for startup

cautioneoInsurTech developing a disruptive way of granting rental security deposit

cautioneo

InsurTech developing a disruptive way of granting rental security deposit

yoomum!First geolocalised app for future and young mums

yoomum!

First geolocalised app for future and young mums

pousse pousseBox gardening selected each months

pousse pousse

Box gardening selected each months

fithouseUnlimited fitness classes in NYC

fithouse

Unlimited fitness classes in NYC

my media groupMedia agency

my media group

Media agency

tillerCash register from your iPad

tiller

Cash register from your iPad

pampa parisBike delivery of wild bouquets

pampa paris

Bike delivery of wild bouquets

pooolDynamic paywell for premium publishers

poool

Dynamic paywell for premium publishers

nestorMeals prepared and delivered in Paris

nestor

Meals prepared and delivered in Paris

jolimoiPersonalized beauty shopping service

jolimoi

Personalized beauty shopping service

whydVoice controlled speaker

whyd

Voice controlled speaker

zazu africaAfrica neobank

zazu africa

Africa neobank

hyperlexContract management platform

hyperlex

Contract management platform

epiceryPlateform to deliver groceries from your neighborhood merchants

epicery

Plateform to deliver groceries from your neighborhood merchants

molotov tvPlateform to watch television

molotov tv

Plateform to watch television

cosmo connectedConnected light to save lives of bikers

cosmo connected

Connected light to save lives of bikers

everoadB2B plateform for freight shipping

everoad

B2B plateform for freight shipping

miles boosterAir miles program generated by online purchases

miles booster

Air miles program generated by online purchases

lendixCrowdfunding platform dedicated to companies.

lendix

Crowdfunding platform dedicated to companies.

the familyStructure that invest and works with entrepreneurs

the family

Structure that invest and works with entrepreneurs

1001 pharmaciesOnline medicine marketplace

1001 pharmacies

Online medicine marketplace

talent agencyDigital influencers and bloggers agency

talent agency

Digital influencers and bloggers agency

le petit ballonMonthly wine boxes (acquired by vente privée)

le petit ballon

Monthly wine boxes (acquired by vente privée)

menlookLifestyle marketplace for men

menlook

Lifestyle marketplace for men

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

mensquare

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

attractive worldDating website (acquired by eDarling)

attractive world

Dating website (acquired by eDarling)

teadsN°1 Video advertising marketplace (acquired by Altice)

teads

N°1 Video advertising marketplace (acquired by Altice)

kredityCredit comparator (acquired by BlackFin Capital Partners)

kredity

Credit comparator (acquired by BlackFin Capital Partners)

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

nextedia

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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