Like France’s pioneering business leaders, we are passionate about innovation and new technologies and seek to share our extensive experience and complementary skills in the digital economy. As committed partners to entrepreneurs, we offer hands-on support for every step of your entrepreneurial adventure.

A propos

Elaia Partners was founded in 2002 as an independent venture capital fund specialising in the Digital Economy.

Elaia Partners now manages over €250m, invests in high-growth startups offering ground-breaking technologies, products and services, from the initial financing rounds through to their emergence as global leaders and supports its best performers to reach a massive scale. Elaia Partners aims to lead the initial financing round and to play a hands-on role in supporting entrepreneurs, notably by joining the Board of Directors.

Elaia Partners is currently deploying Elaia Delta Fund, a early-stage investment vehicle which is still in the fundraising process after gathering €120M in early 2017.

Elaia Partners got the support of Bpifrance and EIF, through the InnovFin mandate and expanded its Limited Partners base with numerous French and international investors with complementary profiles (institutions, funds of funds, insurance companies, corporates, family offices) including Sabadell Asset Management, MGEN, BNP Paribas, EDF, Nexity, Financière Saint-James, Groupe ADP, CEPAC Investissement & Développement, BRED Banque Populaire.

Elaia Delta is supported by InnovFin Equity, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) set up under the Investment Plan for Europe. The purpose of EFSI is to help support financing and implementing productive investments in the European Union and to ensure increased access to financing.

Through this vehicle, Elaia Partners invests initial tickets of between €500k and €2.5m but may deploy up to several million euros to a single investment during follow-on financing rounds.

Elaia Delta has already invested in 7 companies since its first closing early 2017.

Notre mission

Elaia Partners is strongly committed to the digital ecosystem having been a cofounder of France Digitale, the independent VC and startup association in the digital economy.

We play a highly proactive role alongside entrepreneurs, supporting them for the duration of their entrepreneurial projects. Elaia Partners brings together over fifty years’ experience of venture capital and the digital economy, and can draw on an extensive network of contacts. Our ambition is to leverage our expertise and networks to support innovative startups and contribute to the success of tomorrow’s leaders.


Elaia Partners is launching a new line of funds dedicated to technology transfer initiatives.

The first fund in this new line is PSL Innovation Fund, launched in partnership with PSL university. The investment sectors cover the whole scope of PSL’s domain of expertise such as Energy, Materials, Computer Sciences, Cognitives Sciences, Healthcare, Biotechnologies, Social Sciences, Finance and many more.

In November 2017, Elaia and IT-Translation announced their strategic partnership, which results in a 21% minority stake acquisition of  IT-Translation by Elaia, which will lead in the middle term to IT-Translation integration in Elaia, and then the creation of a following INRIA fund. On this occasion, Elaia and INRIA have signed a cooperation agreement, which enables Elaia to have access to startups coming from the best French research in digital deep technology to support even sooner the very high technological projects.




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