Founded 2015
Founders Marie Ekeland Mathieu Daix Pierre-Eric Leibovici Pierre-Yves Meerschman Willy Braun


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Total investments 42
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 23
Rounds per year 3.83
Lead investments 17
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Food and Beverage
  • Internet
  • Marketplace
  • Software

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, Butterfly.ai, Keakr Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, Internet.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Back Market

Consumer Electronics
Late Stage Venture
335M18 May 2021 France, Paris

Early Stage Venture
20M04 May 2021

Holberton School - Crunchbase School Profile & Alumni

Higher Education
Software Engineering
Early Stage Venture
20M24 Mar 2021
United States, San Francisco


Financial Services
Early Stage Venture
18M19 Jan 2021 France, Paris

Memo Bank

Financial Services
Early Stage Venture
23M23 Jun 2020 France, Paris

Back Market

Consumer Electronics
Late Stage Venture
120M04 May 2020 France, Paris

1M30 Jan 2020 France, Paris

hemea (ex-Travauxlib)

Early Stage Venture
5M01 Oct 2019 France, Paris


Search Engine
Travel Accommodations
Venture - Series Unknown
4M27 Jun 2019 France, Paris


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