Serena Capital Launches Serena Data Ventures, the 1st European Fund Dedicated to Big Data & Artificial Intelligence

Serena Capital, a major player in financing and accompanying high growth digital companies, has launched its 3rd fund in 8 years; Serena Data Ventures, dedicated to Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

Institutional investors and large corporate groups have committed close to 80 million Euros to Serena Data Ventures which just closed its first investment in Heuritech, a French startup specialized in deep learning technologies.

Serena Capital reinforces its start-up support with the arrival of 3 new Venture Partners and Amélie Faure hired as Operating Partner.

At the end of 2016 Serena Capital published a study focused on the “Data Revolution” and the great dynamism of European start-ups in the field of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. In the coming years identifying and leveraging data will disrupt all business sectors including banking, insurance, health, energy, manufacturing, trade, logistics, etc.

This is why Serena Capital chose to devote its new fund to this massive scale disruption; the largest of its kind since the arrival of the internet. Several innovative players (large groups, tech companies, start-ups, research centers, accelerators etc.) joint forces for the launch of this fund.

The Serena Data Ventures team, backed up by their reputation for efficient and added value support and their experience with the first two funds in software and Big Data, will facilitate the rise of future data champions in Europe. The new fund will invest between 500,000 and 3 million Euros in the first financing rounds.

Serena Capital has also teamed up with the American VC firm Firstmark to launch “Data Driven Paris” on the same model as the not-to-miss New York event which each month brings together tech experts who are passionate about Big Data, AI and data science.

Serena Capital reinforces its start-up support with the arrival of 3 new Venture Partners and Amélie Faure hired as Operating Partner

Three serial tech entrepreneurs will bring their expertise to Serena Data Ventures:

Bertrand Diard, President of Tech in France and Founder of Talend, a recent French success story listed on the Nasdaq and leader in Big Data,

Sylvain Gauthier, CEO of Easy Vista, worldwide technological company (ALTERNEXT Paris),

Jamal Labed, COO of Easy Vista and former President of Tech in France.

Amélie Faure, serial software entrepreneur, joins Serena Capital in the role of Operating Partner to structure and reinforce the operational support provided to portfolio companies.