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Building impactful technologies

Our mission

Building industrial Deep Tech startups with positive societal and environmental impact

Technofounders takes action on a daily basis by bringing together the best researchers, entrepreneurs and investors with a common vision: to provide cutting-edge industrial answers to today’s major challenges. Technofounders is active in a number of strategic sectors: healthcare, agriculture, materials chemistry, space, security and AI.

 

Technofounders ensures the efficient launch of each project towards a global industrial deployment by testing, improving and proving each technology before developing it on the market. A particularly demanding environment, pragmatic and hands-on entrepreneurs who share a collective goodwill, make Technofounders the ideal venture builder to achieve and build great human adventures.

 

Technofounders is today more than 150 women and men entrepreneurs and 9 active Deep Tech startups.

Our values

We undertake everyday

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We bring together the best scientific researchers, entrepreneurs and investors with a common vision: to change the world! Not all adventures will be successful, but each one is conducted with method, professionalism and kindness to maximise its chances of success.
  • Engaged
    We are committed entrepreneurs, creators of meaning, who work for the useful and move forward.
  • Humans
    We all take part in the same adventure by valuing exchange and meetings.
  • Optimists
    We look at every difficulty as a new challenge to change the world together.
Discover the opportunities to join the adventure
Our themes

Create new products that impact today's issues

Agriculture

Address climate and ecological emergency by offering innovative technological solutions and rethinking agricultural models in a sustainable, profitable and efficient way.

Green chemistry & New materials

Offer sustainable and responsible alternatives for key industrial sectors such as chemicals in order to reduce their environmental impact and offer healthy and effective solutions to consumers.

Santé

Deploying new technological and industrial solutions to healthcare professionals to improve the well-being of patients and the daily lives of practitioners.

Our team

They make Technofounders every day

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After graduating from Ecole Polytechnique and MIT in Boston, Yves joined McKinsey & Company and then the American startup Local Motion to launch and develop their European subsidiary before its resale to the AVIS / ZIPCAR group.

In 2014 he joined Pierre and Olivier to launch Technofounders to transform the technological potential of our national research labs into job creation and investment opportunities.

Cofounder

Yves Matton

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After training at Ecole Polytechnique and Columbia in New York, Pierre joined McKinsey & Company. In 2014 he launched the venture builder Technofounders.

Extremely vigilant about his carbon footprint, Pierre wants his 2 children to thrive in an optimistic and responsible world.

Cofounder

Pierre Le Blainvaux

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After graduating from Ecole Polytechnique and Columbia University in New York, Olivier started his career with McKinsey & Company in Paris.

He then joined Rocket Internet to launch digital startups in France and Africa. He co-founded Jumia, which became the leader in ecommerce on the African continent before launching Technofounders in 2014.

He is passionate about issues related to the use and renewal of our resources, with agriculture at the forefront!

Cofounder

Olivier Le Blainvaux

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After training as an engineer at ESTP, Sébastien joined the currency options trading business in 1994 at Rothschild and then at Citi and continued at Société Générale for 15 years on equity derivatives. He joined Technofounders in 2018 where he is in charge of Venture Builder project financing as well as investor relations.

His favorite motto: Don’t limit your challenge, challenge your limits.

Managing Partner - Financial

Sébastien Wuidart

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A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and the University of Tokyo, Jonathan began his career in engineering for new nuclear construction projects before joining the strategy consulting firm Boston Consulting Group.

He joined Technofounders after 10 years of professional experience to support the development of startups in the Green Chemistry and New Materials theme.

Venture Partner

Jonathan Maisonneuve

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After studying at the EPFL in Switzerland and discovering the fascinating world of biotechnology at Moderna, Sébastien started his career in consulting at Deloitte working on numerous missions in the healthcare field.

He then completed his studies with an MBA at INSEAD focusing on entrepreneurship before joining Technofounders as a Venture Partner in the healthcare field.

Venture Partner

Sébastien Balas

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Déborah holds a degree from the Magistère Européen de Génétique and a joint Master’s degree from HEC Paris – Ecole Polytechnique. She is the author of the book Genome Hacking, which presents the major applications, innovations, and challenges of human genetics in a popularized manner. She works as an Analyst at Technofounders since 2019.

Her mission: to identify and analyze potential nuggets and fields of action for the venture builder.

Business Analyst

Déborah Levy

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After studying biology in Canada and corporate finance at Audencia, Nicolas began his career with the Theodo group where he structured two subsidiaries specialized in Data Science and Fintech. He joined Technofounders in 2022 to ensure the excellence of the financial processes of the Venture Builder projects.

Just before joining the studio, he challenged himself to walk to Compostela from Paris, a distance of 1800 km.

Administrative and Financial Director

Nicolas Barbier

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With a double degree in law (Master 2 – Business Law – University of Paris 2 Panthéon Assas) and in finance (Essec Grande Ecole course), Verena first worked as a lawyer for the law firm Jeausserand-Audouard and then as legal counsel for the portfolio management company Demeter Partners.

She joined Technofounders in 2021 where she is in charge of the Venture Builder’s legal issues.

Legal Manager

Verena Kuhn

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After starting out at the Systematic Paris-Region competitiveness cluster for three years, where she was in charge of communications for various events related to innovation in general, she naturally joined Technofounders to develop the tools needed to create startups within the Venture Builder.

Her watchwords: creativity, rigor and good humor!

Communication manager

Constance Laumone

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Self-taught, Cyril has worked in many fields: from the management of profit centers to the world of writing, via operations, sales, or even the accompaniment of autistic people. Since 2020, he is in charge of the Office Management of the Technofounders group: administrative and HR of the companies, management of the venture builder in Boulogne-Billancourt.

Among many passions, he is currently renewing his love of kung fu and is secretly campaigning for the installation of a secret dojo / games room under the offices.

Office Manager

Cyril Dolmatoff

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