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Financière Saint James

Investor type Family Investment Office
Founders Michael Benabou


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Total investments 62
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 45
Rounds per year 6.89
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Real Estate

Financiu00e8re Saint James appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2005. The venture was found in Europe in France. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Paris.

The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2018. The average startup value when the investment from Financiu00e8re Saint James is 10-50 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The fund was created by Michael Benabou. The overall number of key employees were 4.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are B2B, Mobile Apps. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 1 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Spendesk, Shadow, Copper. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - France.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Financiu00e8re Saint James, startups are often financed by Wilco, Kima Ventures, eFounders. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are GUIBOR, Kima Ventures, XAnge. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Idinvest Partners, XAnge, Serena.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$23M27 Sep 2022 -


$7M27 Jun 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Financial Services
$135M10 Feb 2022 France, Ile-de-France, France


Financial Services
$38M09 Feb 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Jus Mundi

Legal Tech
$10M21 Sep 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


$8M01 Sep 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Video Games
$7M08 Jul 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Building Maintenance
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
Real Estate
Smart Building
$35M29 Jun 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Financial Services
$1M16 Jun 2021 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


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