Final Close NEWFUND2 - 130M€ - 09/24/2018
Newfund raises €130 million for its second fund Newfund2
Newfund - Final Close Newfund2 - 130M€

Newfund raises €130M ($150M) for early stage investments in France and the USA.

  • The largest gathering of entrepreneurs in a French VC
  • The only French-American VC 100% early stage

 

Paris, September 24, 2018

Newfund announces the completion of the €130M Newfund2 fundraising campaign dedicated to investing in innovative companies in France and the United States.
Newfund now has a total of €230M assets under management (AUM).

 

Newfund is proud to have brought together in this fund the largest subscription base of entrepreneurs and HNW individuals for a French VC. Thus, 95% of subscriptions come from entrepreneurs, a certain number of whom were themselves accompanied by the founders of Newfund in the past. 65% had already subscribed to the Newfund1 and the Newfund team is heavily invested in the fund. 

 

Newfund2 is the only 100% early stage Franco-American fund.
Since 2014, Newfund has invested in 20+ American companies. Henri Deshays is partner since 2017. He is based in Palo Alto, CA.

 

A 360° "people driven" investment strategy

Newfund's strategy is above all people driven and industry agnostic.
This strategy is reflected in the great diversity of investments: 

  1. Variety of sectors of activity: from Aircall, which is revolutionising company telephony, to Camping-Car Park, which is deploying a network of motorhome areas, to the surgical robots of Medtech SA, the nugget of online job search Jobijoba and FlexyBeauty, which is digitizing hair salons,
  2. Variety in geographical location: 25% of investments are made in the United States; 40% of French investments are made outside the Ile-de-France region.
  3. Variety of entrepreneur profiles well beyond the young graduates of the business schools.

Newfund2 will invest tickets of between €500k and €2m in what is generally the first round of funding for the start-up open to a financial investor. 

 
François Véron, co-founder of Newfund: "The team is very pleased with the reception given to our second fund by our historical subscribers as well as by the new ones who have joined us. The very entrepreneurial profile of our subscriber base allows us to implement an iconoclastic strategy with non-formatted investment theses. Newfund is thus intended to be a fund of entrepreneurs at the service of other entrepreneurs. It is past successes that fund future successes."

 


How to break old rules - Fireside chat with Ilan Koskas - 09/4/2018
No Bullshit Conference #3

Ilan Koskas is the co-founder of FlexyBeauty, the start-up that is driving a revolution in hair salons in France.

Launched in 2014, his company now has 40 employees and has convinced more than 4500 customers in record time. Now market leaders, Ilan and his partner, Sébastien Baujard, have had the audacity to digitize a world that is not or only slightly connected, starting from the inside. In May 2018, FlexyBeauty closes a new Series A round at 7M€ with Serena Capital and Newfund.

Some themes addressed during this session :

  • How to set up a inbound marketing war machine?
  • Pragmatism or strategy? What are the choices to make in a phase of accelerated growth?
  • How and when to conduct financing rounds?
  • What pricing policy to attract customers?
  • How to break codes to go faster than the competition?

Ilan shares with us his inspiring journey and the steps that led him from the idea to becoming a must-have in his category!

Welcome to the No Bullshit Conference by Newfund #3.

 

 

On a regular basis, the Newfund team organizes conferences around a promising topic that makes sense for your profession, with ideas and convictions and without any political language or commercial motivation. That's why we call these events "No Bullshit Conference".

Watch the full No Bullshit Conference Series.


Will Green Finance really save the planet? - 09/4/2018
No Bullshit Conference #2
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At the One Planet Summit in December 2017, heads of state expressed their desire to reorient finance towards sustainable investments. But will they come up against the principle of reality, "business as usual"?

Rodolphe Bocquet is the founder of Beyond Ratings, a start-up on the way to creating the first financial rating agency that systematically integrates environmental, social and governance criteria into its methodology. Rodolphe is also a member of the PRI's Fixed Income Advisory Committee, the international programme for the development of sustainable investment principles, and one of Europe's leading experts on the subject.

You want to understand what is behind sustainable finance, without bullshit?
Looking to see how to invest responsibly?
Would you like to get involved in a "Finance for Good" entrepreneurial project?
Are you trying to understand what concrete reality this can have on your daily life?
This No Bullshit Conference by Newfund is made for you.

 

 

On a regular basis, the Newfund team organizes conferences around a promising topic that makes sense for your profession, with ideas and convictions and without any political language or commercial motivation. That's why we call these events "No Bullshit Conference".

Watch the full No Bullshit Conference Series.

 


How crypto-currencies will change the world - 09/3/2018
No Bullshit Conference #1
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On the occasion of the first No Bullshit Conference organized by Newfund in February 2018, Pierre Noizat, CEO of Paymium, gives his vision of the future of crypto-currencies.

Paymium is the first platform for Bitcoin's trading launched in France in 2011. In 2018, Paymium starts Blockchain.io (BCIO), the first European exchange of crypto-currencies.  

 

 

 

On a regular basis, the Newfund team organizes conferences around a promising topic that makes sense for your profession, with ideas and convictions and without any political language or commercial motivation. That's why we call these events "No Bullshit Conference".

Watch the full No Bullshit Conference Series.

 

 


CEO Day - Reaching New Heights - 09/3/2018
One afternoon to get insights from some of the best current speakers

Each year, Newfund brings together the founders of all its participations for a joint working session. 

This year, CEO Day was held on June 20 at Lafayette Plug&Play in Paris.

 

Program

  • CRM and Programmatic Ad Spending: Delphine Rigollier, DG Mille Mercis/Numberly
  • Intro : Agora Place / Apitic / Dejamobile
  • Interface/Product Design : François Le Pichon, Founder [email protected], MIT, design speaker at Station F
  • Intro : Shotgun / Ad Vitam / Roofstreet
  • SEO : Olivier Gourdin, Director SEO Webedia
  • Inbound Marketing : Ilan Koskas (FlexyBeauty)/Alexandre Giofreddy (Greenkub)
  • Intro : Luckey Homes / CetteFamille
  • Keynote : Xavier Caïtucoli, Founder of Direct Energie