If you follow our incredible adventures or simply the ecosystem, we’re sure you heard about Marc Simoncini before! Marc is a serial entrepreneur: he founded Meetic and more recently Angell Bike, and joined daphni as a partner.
But today we’ll focus on his investor’s hat as he invested in dozens of start-ups with his family office Jaïna (which has merged with daphni by the way!).
His last investment was made in the famous TV show Qui veut être mon associé, showcased since the 5th of January on M6. The 1st episode of season 2 was a huge success as it gathered more than 2M viewers, which shows people’s interest in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
At daphni, we mostly enjoy this show as it puts the lights (partly, but that’s a good start!) on what’s behind the reality of being an entrepreneur looking for investments to grow its project. It also shows that an investor is not only bringing cash to a startup but also his expertise, experience, and support.
We remind you the concept: entrepreneurs from various backgrounds have 3 minutes to pitch their project and seduce one or more investors to accompany them in their adventure. In exchange for a sum of money, they offer company’ shares. The fields are numerous, food industry, funeral sector, education…
If you don’t watch the show, let’s remind you that Marc invested in BOB during the first episode, the mini dishwasher (as it’s a hardware company, we easily understand why it matched Marc’s expertise and what he is creating with Angell 😉) and in organic juices company Le Magicien Bio during the second one!
👉 Next episode on Wednesday 26th, on M6!