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Cap Digital est le pôle de compétitivité de la filière des contenus et services numériques. Ses 9 communautés de domaine regroupent : 620 PME, 20 grands groupes, 50 établissements publics, écoles, et universités ainsi que 10 investisseurs en capital. Cap Digital oeuvre à faire de la Région Île-de-France l’une des références mondiales du numérique, tant d’un point de vue industriel que stratégique.

Fondé par cinq avocats issus d’un prestigieux cabinet d’affaires parisien, Solferino Associés propose à ses clients des solutions sur mesure et des prestations juridiques d’excellence dans le domaine du droit des affaires.

ISART DIGITAL  is a leading Institute, speis based in Paris and has developed strong links with the best international Video Game and CG animation studios : Blizzard, Ubisoft, Pixar, cialised in Video Game and CG Animation. The School Double Negative, Mikros, Buf... The School's reputation is also based on its students’ projects (44 awards in 7 years and many commercialisations) and its international partnerships with the best Japanese schools, NCC and Tokyo University of Technology.

L’Atelier is – and has been for 30 years – the BNP Paribas tracking and analysis centre for trendsetting technology. Its purpose is to help transform innovative ideas into real projects that enable companies to optimize the way they operate within their various environments.


Fall 2011 Paris Semester

When is it realistic to raise capital for a brand new company? How should you calculate the amount of money to raise? How should you define the use use of proceeds? What materials are required to fundraise? How do you identify and qualify target angel and seed stage investors? How do you find a lead investor? What do investors expect from the company? What are typical investment structures and deal terms for seed-stage financing? How do you negotiate terms?

Plan to raise your first round.
2012-01-17, 06:30 PM


Mark Bivens
Directeur Associé, Truffle Capital

Mark Bivens is passionate about reggae music, triathlons, and sumo wrestling. For his day job, Mark pretends to be a VC, investing in promising digital media, mobile, and software ventures with Truffle Capital based in Paris, France. Mark currently sits on the board...

Jean Marie Chauvet
Managing Partner, LC Capital

Jean-Marie is a co-founder of Neuron Data in Palo Alto, CA where he served a a CTO. He co-designed and co-authored NEXPERT, the leading Macintosh, PC and workstation-based Artificial Intelligence and expert system tool. The company went public in 2000 and was later acqu...

Francois Lavaste
CEO & President, NETASQ

Francois Lavaste is currently the CEO & President of NETASQ, a pioneer and the largest security software company in France. He began his career in technology in 1992 as a co-founder of Eneide, a CRM software company, publisher of CONSO+ (acquired by COHERIS); in 1996, h...

Audrey Soussan
Principal, Ventech

Audrey Soussan joined Ventech in 2011 where she is in charge of the deal-flow IT and manages more particularly the cross-section analysis within the framework of due diligences. She benefits from a first experience in venture capital at DN Capital in London. Audrey is als...

Claude Rameau
President , France Angels

Claude is the president of France Angels, which brings together 80 networks of seed capital professionals and business angels to form economic dynamism in facilitating the growth and business development leaders. He holds degrees from Ecole nationale supérieure des Téléco...

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