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AVP hosted its Investors Event at Le Panthéon on October 18Th, gathering more than 60 investors and entrepreneurs. Introduced by Cédric O, French State Secretary of Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, the panel discussion then welcomed Karim Kaddoura (Virtuo), Brune Poirson (Accor), Abir Sen (Gravie) and Philippe Tibi (Polytechnique) around Growth challenges for entrepreneurs.

More details here in the short videos below:

Brune Poirson

We have announced the creation of a Strategic Advisory Council and welcomed our four first members: Heidi Messer, Brune Poirson, Bill Aulet and George Stansfield.

The goal of the Council will be to support the AVP management team in its strategic thinking and to provide advice, experience and networks to AVP portfolio companies. The Council will be made of renowned experts in diverse and complementary fields, both in Europe and in the US.

In this video, Brune Poirson explains why she joined AVP council

Philippe Tibi

Early this year, our Growth Fund (AVP Capital II) was selected by the TIBI committee. The “TIBI” committee brings together institutional investors committed to deploying more than €6 billion in French funds supporting technology companies. The “TIBI” initiative stems from a report commissioned by the President of the French Republic and published in July 2019, which highlights in particular the lack of Growth Equity financing (after the Venture Capital stage) for French technology companies. The aim of the “TIBI committee is thus to unlock financing available to such high-growth technology companies.

In this video, Philippe Tibi shares his views on the market and on the added value of AVP

Karim Kaddoura

Last May, Virtuo raised $96 million to provide a leading alternative to car ownership for over 1 million European drivers and we were proud at AXA Venture Partners (AVP) to be part of the journey by leading the Séries C.

A few months later, Karim Kaddoura, Co-founder of Virtuo shares his views and why he selected AVP to lead the round

Abir Sen

A few months ago, we led a $28 million Series D round of financing for Gravie and it was the first investment in the second Growth Fund.

Abir Sen, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Gravie shares a few messages on Gravie, on the health market in the US and on AVP.