Elaia Partners launches a new investment fund and recruits Marc Rougier
He had gone to the United States to undertake, he is returning to France to invest. Marc Rougier, the co-founder of Scoop.it will join Elaia Partners in early 2016 as partner. The venture capital company, specializing in the digital economy, wanted to complete its teams with an entrepreneurial profile. Elaia Partners made the checklist of all their know-how that they had and of those that they should have ”, explains to Frenchweb Marc Rougier.
This move comes as Elaia Partners prepares to launch a new investment fund, Elaia Delta, which is expected to reach a target size of 120 million euros. This is intended to invest in seed and in series A in technological start-ups, with tickets of the order of 500,000 to 1 million euros in seed and up to 10 million on its best lines. “The idea is not to have a very large sample (…) on a range that plays the mass, but to focus on relatively few companies – between 20 and 30 – to be able to follow them in the long term” , continues Marc Rougier.
In Scoop.it, Guillaume Decugis, the other co-founder, will continue to lead the activity. The San Francisco-based company has operated a pivot in its activity: from a B2C content aggregation platform, it now offers sourcing and distribution of branded content. The company, which now claims 4,000 customers, has set itself the goal of reaching $ 10 million in revenue. More details with Marc Rougier.
Activity: capital risk
Assets under management: 135 million euros
Number of investments: 44 companies financed and 10 exits (November 2015)
Wallet : Zenchef (ex-1001Menus), Criteo, Sigfox, SmartAngels …