About us

Scientipôle Capital is an early stage investor, which takes advantage of 10 years’ experience in the Paris Saclay area. Paris Saclay is located on the west part of the Gross Paris.

Our coordinates :

503 Rue du Belvédère

91400 Orsay

Mission

Scientipôle Capital invests in the innovative tech-based startups, at early stage. Team keeps a close relationship during the entire investment period to help entrepreneurs to succeed in all areas of management
Scientipôle Capital is focused on innovative technologies developed in the Paris-Saclay area:
• Solutions for the industry 4.0 : digital technologies, industrial technologies
• Green tech applications to support energy and ecological transitions - smart grid, smart city
• Health / medtech (except drugs) ...

History

Scientipôle Capital, created in 2006, is a holding compliant with French Autorité des marchés financiers, with the objective to become an evergreen fund , thanks to a special French tax status (SCR - venture capital company).

Scientipôle Capital shareholders are institutional shareholders, involved in the economic development of Paris Saclay area and Ile-de-France area : Region Ile de France, regional banks (Banques Populaires Rives de Paris et Val de France, Crédit Agricole, Caisses d’épargne Ile-de-France), BPI France, Revital Emploi, Malakoff Mederic and Alizé Innovation.

So far, Scientipôle Capital has invested in 34 innovative tech based startups based in Ile de France area (of which 17 are growing) , and sold 9 of them to European industrial or financial partners.

Investments

Scientipole Capital invests alone or alongside other investors (financial or corporate funds, business angels, …)
Our investments range from of K€ 200 to M€ 1 (in equity or convertible bonds), issued in single or multiple rounds.
Our evergreen strategy is tailored to fulfil the specific needs of young technological companies.
The team has an active participation in the company’s management governance (board of directors / supervisory boards) in order to provide operational guidance.
Thanks to its network of experts, Scientipôle Capital is able to provide expertises and advises in certain specialized fieldsof interest.

Team

The team has a solid background to finance   innovative startups and to provide taylored support (finance, sales, engineering, marketing, IP, HR, …). It has developed close and steady relationships with a very supportive ecosystem in Paris Saclay  (incubators, accelerators, clusters, university and R&D centers, banks, business angels …). Scientipôle capital has a competitive advantage to source the best innovative projets and can provide support in almost all components  to lead entrepreneurs to success.

The team is also supported by key figures from the territory and the business communauty, wishing to contribute to the development of an entrepreneurial hub in Paris-Saclay

Jean-Noël de Galzain
President of the board

Founder and CEO of Wallix Group, a public software company offering privileged access management solutions for large and medium sized enterprises, public organizations and cloud service providers.
Vice President of System@tic Paris Region, French competitiveness cluster specialized in the Internet Communication and Technology development.
President of “Association du Label Entreprise Innovante des Pôles”.
Founder and President of Hexatrust, a Cluster of the French Software Editors leaders in Cybersecurity and Digital trust.
Administrator and Treasurer of Revital'Emploi, a private equity fund focused on young innovative companies in Paris Region.

Jean-Noël de Galzain
President of the board
Nathalie Ricoeur-Nicolaï
Executive Director

Co-founder of Scientipôle Capital.
Former project manager at Scientipôle Initiative.
Former Deputy Director of and economic and financial resarch at CDC IXIS (Caisse des dépôts).
PhD in economy.
AMF Certification.

Nathalie Ricoeur-Nicolaï
Executive Director
Frédéric Zampatti
Investment Director

Deputy CEO of Nutrivercell.
Project manager at Genopole.
Graduated from Toulouse Business School.
Certification AMF

Frédéric Zampatti
Investment Director
Florence Cadereau
Head of the back office

Florence Cadereau
Head of the back office
Jean-Pierre Humbert
Venture Partner

Jean-Pierre Humbert
Venture Partner
Franck Lévèque
Senior Advisor

Consultant Collectivités

Franck Lévèque
Senior Advisor
Jean Ferré
Senior Advisor

General manager and entrepreneur

Jean Ferré
Senior Advisor

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A territory

Nearby Paris, Scientipôle Capital benefits from the exceptional environment of the Paris-Saclay area (west side of the Great Paris).

This scientific and technical cluster concentrates 15 % of the french academic research (12000 researchers and 70000 students) and appears as one of the top 8 “innovation clusters” in the world, defined by the MIT Technology Review.

This area gathers the best research institutions, engineering schools, universities (Université Paris Saclay, Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Centrale-Supelec and  Ecole Normale Supérieure,…) and R&D centers of large high-tech companies (CEA, Renault, PSA, Air Liquide, Thalès, Safran, Sanofi, Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent, Danone, EDF…).

A side, growing fast, a network of 25.000 small and mid-size companies interact with the ecosystem (technology clusters, accelerators, incubators,…).

This expansion is just starting : many companies are created each year in the area, amongst them a large proportion of innovative startups.

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Our office

503 Rue du Belvédère
91400 Orsay

Email us

contact@scientipolecapital.fr

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