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Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Marie Ekeland Mathieu Daix Pierre-Eric Leibovici Pierre-Yves Meerschman Willy Braun


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Total investments 70
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 39
Rounds per year 8.75
Lead investments 22
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Marketplace

In 2015 was created Daphni, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Paris. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in France.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Daphni, startups are often financed by Kima Ventures, The Family, Partech. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Partech, Kima Ventures, Idinvest Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Partech, Kima Ventures, XAnge.

The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Opposing the other organizations, this Daphni works on 26 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 31 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

This organization was formed by Marie Ekeland, Mathieu Daix, Pierre-Eric Leibovici, Pierre-Yves Meerschman, Willy Braun. We also calculated 6 valuable employees in our database.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - France. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 3 or 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Back Market,, Keakr Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, Internet.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$30M01 Dec 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


$5M09 Nov 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Captain Cause

Financial Services
Impact Investing
$4M06 Oct 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


$14M28 Sep 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Real Estate
Real Estate Investment
Rental Property
$47M13 Jun 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Human Resources
$4M10 Jun 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Hub cycle

Environmental Consulting
Professional Services
$4M20 Apr 2022 Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France


Medical Device
$6M16 Mar 2022 Besançon, Franche-Comte, France


Human Resources
Information Technology
$4M03 Mar 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Pasqal Raises €25M in Series A Funding

– Pasqal, a French maker of quantum processors, raised €25 M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Quantonation with participation from Runa Capital, Daphni and Eni Next and previously announced commitment by the European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund.
– The company intends to use the funds to advance the development of its analog and digital quantum processors, strengthen its applications co-design approach, build its Quantum Computing as a Service hybrid cloud offer as well as initiate international expansion.

Back Market Raises €276M in Series D Funding

– Back Market is a Paris, France-based premier refurbished marketplace dedicated to electronics.
– The company raised €276m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by General Atlantic with support from Generation Investment Management and existing investors Aglaé Ventures, Eurazeo, Goldman Sachs Growth Equity and daphni.
– The new investment will be used to consolidate the company’s position as a dedicated marketplace in refurbished electronics.


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