Stanislas Lot

Partner at daphni

Stan is a partner at daphni. He has experience in consulting and startups in China before creating his own startup where he developed a real empathy for entrepreneurs. He joined the VC industry at Eurazeo (ex-Idinvest) before joining daphni in early 2018. He studied engineering at CentraleSupelec and management at UCL in London.

"You don't know until you know…"

Stan's fun facts

Super power

He can make food disappear

Smile when

He is awake

He can teach

How to draw a sheep

Why did he join the VC world ?​

Entrepreneurship required to be too much focus

Soft skills

Caring, reliable, committed


Just mention cycling or poker


Insurtech, Real estate, Web3, Saas-enabled Marketplaces, Saas

How he acts for good

He comes to the office on foot

Mission at daphni

Sourcing startups to invest, supporting portfolio companies, board follow up, updating LPs, entrepreneurs caring, VC networking, organising, cycling and poker events

financing, refinancing
and exist in 2021
meeting in 2021
daphni poker nights organized
+ 0
km of bike

Stanislas's track record

Stanislas's news

Revealing the Truth about the European Insurtech Industry

Public metrics from startups are mostly not to be trusted: exaggerated round announcements, projected year-end revenues, crazy hiring plans forecast… The good thing about a regulated industry is that you have to provide accurate metrics. Here is an overview of the main players in Europe from their SFDR filings. [...]

Insurtech State of the art: 4 years later

4 years ago, I published Dealing with the Burger Dilemma, it was the opportunity to share my vision of the market and to develop our thesis. Since this event, things have evolved a lot. We have backed Leocare, insurtechs have raised tons of cash, B2C insurtechs IPOs has been disasters, inflation and interest rates have risen, and some champions have emerged. [...]

Augmented VC, when the old fantasm is becoming the new normal

Recently a lot of founders I am in contact with confessed that they received calls from VC just after they incorporated their company or after they updated their Linkedin [...]

Exits part 3: How To Make Things Work With Your Acquirer

Last but not least on the series covering exits: how to make things work with your acquirer. Of course, selling your company is a huge step, but most of the time the [...]