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Venture Capital Paris

daphni, Paris-based Venture Capital (VC) firm, is a VC as a platform that invests in user-oriented startups with European DNA and strong international ambitions like Back Market, Swile or Made.com.

daphni is supported by the daphnipolis, a closely-knit community of +300 persons and a digital platform to ensure both efficiency and full transparency.
Created in 2015, daphni has +500€ million assets under management.

Our portfolio

The founders we support are building products that can change the way we all live. Curious on what the future might look like? Check it out right here our portfolio companies ! And discover “Living DA life!”

health

Lifen wants to deploy the first open Patient Relationship Management Platform

Proptech

Witco is a B2B2C SaaS platform centralizing dozens of internal & external building services in a single app.

foodtech

Swile reinvents the corporate lunch time experience

nutrition

ZOE is a nutritional science company on a mission to help everybody eat with confidence

circular economy

Backmarket allows customers to buy quality secured, refurbished electronic products.

transportation

Fretlink connects shippers and carriers over a trustful, efficient and innovative platform

hr

Comet offers a freelance marketplace for engineers, connecting companies with qualified tech talent

EXIT

Mobile App / edtech

Challenging games that improve your cognitive skills

food

The egg that doesn't kill the chicken!

insurance

Leocare is the first multi-service, fully-mobile and fully flexible neoinsurance for housing, car, motorbike and smartphone.

EXIT

tv

TVTY is a software platform enabling advertisers to measure TV's impact in real-time and access cross-channel digital activation to unlock full business potential.

Food

The 1st discount card dedicated to restaurants

personal care/home care

Agua Blanca is a marketplace for clean HomeCare and PersonalCare products

traveltech

CozyCozy offers an unbiased solution to book accommodation with a wider market offering

culture

Keakr offers an app for urban music lovers; a music and video pocket studio and social network

retail/fashion/e-commerce

Stockly connects e-commerce websites with a global inventory so that they never run out-of-stock

EXIT

ecommerce

The finest selection of luxury and designer accessories

foodtech

Pazzi offers fully-automated robots cooking tasty pizzas in less than four minutes

EXIT

media

foodtech

Coravin is manufacturing a preservation system for wine drinkers

ecommerce

Jane de Boy is a multi-channel boutique embodying a casual high end vision of fashion within 4 physical shops and an e-commerce website

fintech

A consumer payment service enabling consumers to use credit card rewards points, cash rewards and hotel points to pay online

ecommerce

Adore Me is an e-commerce startup that disrupted the lingerie industry by creating fast-fashion, affordable, inclusive intimates

adtech

Mediarithmics offers a full stack trading platform to capture data marketing value for advertisers, media publishers and data owners

EXIT

IoT

Home and professional alarm, digital video security and home automation solutions

EXIT

ecommerce / AI

Global general online classifieds platform

second hand

Popsy is a free mobile app to buy and sell second hand products

mobility

Trusk offers seamless delivery of heavy items for retail shops and end-customers

EXIT

gaming

Winamax is an online platform where users can bet on sports and play poker.

ai chip

AnotherBrain drives the third generation of AI

music | ai

Antescofo enables you to play any instrument as if were in a concert hall, with an orchestra accompanying you and following your rhythm

EXIT

Arts Live is a show producer and distributor

EXIT

fintech

Zooz provides a data-driven payment platform that consolidates and analyzes all payment data to provide valuable information to merchants, enabling them to personalize customer experiences online and in-store

AI / blockchain

Starton is building the tools to enable any developer, individual and company to build blockchain applications at scale, simply and fast, without any expertise of blockchain technologies.

social network

Gabsee offers the app July, which allows teenagers to enter a virtual world and build real friendships

ai/health

Epigene allows smart aggregation of genomic data for drug discovery in oncology

Entertainment

IPO

e-commerce / furniture

Made.com disrupts high-end furniture stores by integrating the value chain from manufacturing to online retail platform in order to avoid third-parties sticking points.

upcycling

Hubcycle avoids huge wastage by converting plant-based industrial side-streams into competitive, innovative & strategic raw materials for personal care and food.

food

Innovative healthy « slow food » quick service and catering concept in Europe & the Middle East offering 100% organic, plant-based, gluten-free and vegan food & beverages

edtech

Holberton trains the next generation of full stack software engineers, which is paid for once the graduate enters the workforce

AI

Modjo increases sales teams performance with its conversational analysis platform

sound systems

Devialet is an innovative provider of amplified audio solutions with cutting-edge technologies

EXIT

OTT

Medical

green mobility

Fifteen (ex-Zoov) offers a sustainable, data driven and connected e-bike sharing solution

EXIT

fintech

Shine offers the perfect freelance co-pilot with the mission of making it easy to be an independent worker

circular economy

Save market provides a Platform for buying back computer equipment from companies, gives electronic products a second life and fights against waste.

Medtech

Wandercraft develops and manufactures an autonomous exoskeleton to help weelchair users walk again

Finance

hr | gaming

Goshaba offers an HR tool to qualify candidates’ soft skills through gamified and cognitive tests

quantum

Pasqal develops Quantum Computer based out of Neutral atoms. Quantum Computers are one of the cornerstone in the transition towards a carbon neutral economy.

Web3

Ethnic Food

Waysia (ex-Alorsfaim) is a food delivery platform founded in France. It‘s a platform created in order to make asian food and consumers life easier and more convenient.

ecommerce / adtech

Create your online boutique

food

Popchef is a new generation digital canteen offering solutions for all corporate catering needs: digital canteen, connected fridges, meal trays, breakfasts.

ecommerce

Typology is a skincare and bodycare DNVB that wants to deliver what consumers are craving for : ethics, authenticity and transparency

circular economy

Geev offers a marketplace for people to give away and find goods for free, based on geolocalisation

agritech

Agricool offers healthy and locally produced fruits and vegetables in urban areas through highly efficient vertical farming solutions

proptech

Masteos is a full-stack real estate agency that focuses on all the steps of rental investment for investors, from finding the housing to managing the rental process.

fintech

Memo Bank develops banking services for SMBs with an offer built around data and management of financial flows

EXIT

Less optimizes city transportation by developing a short distance C2C carpooling solution (EXIT. Acquired by Blablacar)

EXIT

ai video

Context is able to decrypt any video media and turn it into homogeneous, granular and verified data at scale

proptech

Hemea connects homeowners wishing to renovate their homes with top architects and contractors and supports them throughout the process

hr

Butterfly offers real-time leadership training to managers based on team feedback and surveys

Impact Marketing

Captain Cause is a marketing tool for companies that wish to build loyalty or reward their customers, employees or partners, through the support of positive impact projects.

AI

Enables businesses to leverage AI by turning the latest academic machine learning research into scalable products

EXIT

foodtech

La Ruche qui dit Oui gives everyone the means to better feed themselves and to support farmers who cultivate a better world

EXIT

edtech

Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under considered as the “Netflix for books”

hr tech

Hunteed is an online platform that reinvents recruitment by connecting companies with a global headhunters community

assistance

Double gives busy people back 2 hours of their time every day, and empowers them to focus on what they do best.

EXIT

Cybersecurity

Signifai is an artificial intelligence platform for IT infrastructure that offers a full system approach and active data collection to offer predictive analytics and automated knowledge management and remediation

foodtech

Beendi offers easy to make, plant-based meals to customers aiming to eat healthy food with a vegetarian orientation

edtech

Ornikar is the first French online driving school providing tutorials for the traffic laws and offering a platform to connect candidates with independent driving teachers

HR tech

Enables brands to reward their audiences with digital gifts

EXIT

mobility

Ouicar is the leading C2C car rental platform in France

IPO

marketing

Numberly is a Marketing Technologist helping its clients to transform their marketing expenses into long-term investments in order to boost performance

EXIT

data intelligence

Foxintelligence offers real-time, transaction based intelligence for retailers, based on electronic receipts

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We are an alliance of mutants: our Venture Capital is composed with investors, community builders, platform makers and content producers. Our diversity offers a unique multi-angles perspective. Our common ambition: make you succeed worldwide.

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Marc
Simoncini

Managing Partner

WD

Weindé
Dieng

CFO

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Pierre-Yves
Meerschman

Co-founder & Managing Partner

SP

Sophie
Percheron

CPO

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