Serena

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Marc Fournier Philippe Hayat Xavier Lorphelin

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Total investments 92
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$12M
Portfolio companies 62
Rounds per year 7.08
Lead investments 32
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.33
Exits 10
Key employees 12
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS
  • Internet
  • Artificial Intelligence
Summary

In 2008 was created Serena, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Paris. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in France.

The average startup value when the investment from Serena is 10-50 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The real fund results show that this VC is 18 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. Opposing the other organizations, this Serena works on 17 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

Besides them, we counted 7 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Serena, startups are often financed by Isai, Wilco, Partech. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Bpifrance, Partech, Isai. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Partech, Idinvest Partners, Bpifrance.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Analytics, SaaS. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - France. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Launchmetrics, WorldStores, FINALCAD. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Lifen

Computer
Health Care
$59M15 Nov 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Kili Technology

Computer
Software
$25M27 Jul 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Wecasa

Home Services
Internet
Mobile Apps
$17M08 Jul 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Monisnap

$11M01 Jul 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Electra

Electric Vehicle
Renewable Energy
$17M28 Jun 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Memo Bank

Banking
Finance
Financial Services
$15M15 Jun 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Acheel

Insurance
InsurTech
$34M18 May 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Shadow

Apps
Cloud Computing
Cloud Data Services
Communities
Computer
CRM
Education
Gaming
Hardware
Information Technology
Mobile
Software
$159M22 Mar 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Silvr

E-Commerce
Financial Services
FinTech
$3M10 Mar 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France
News
Wecasa raises $17.7 million for its home care and wellness marketplace

– French startup Wecasa has raised a $17.7m funding round.
– Blisce is leading the funding round with existing investors Serena, ISAI and Frédéric Mazzella also participating.
– The company has been building a marketplace for home care and wellness.
– The startup originally specialized in hairdressing at home. It then added massage, beauty treatments, housekeeping, babysitting and sports coaching.
– The company is mostly active in France, it expanded to London in April 2021. Up next, Wecasa expects to launch its service in a couple of new European markets as soon as next year.

Uniphore Secures $140M in Series D Funding

– Uniphore from Palo Alto develops a Conversational Service Automation (CSA) platform.
– Series D $140m funding round brings the total funds invested in the company to $210m.
– The round was led by Sorenson Capital Partners with participation from Serena Capital, Sanabil Investments, Cisco Investments, March Capital Partners, National Grid Partners, Chiratae Ventures, Iron Pillar Fund, and Sistema Capital.
– The new investment will be used to extend the company’s technology and market leadership in AI, Automation and Machine learning across the enterprise.

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