Serena

Founded 2008
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
$11M
Portfolio companies 55
Rounds per year 4.23
Lead investments 35
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.29
Exits 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Norbert Health

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Personal Health
Seed
5M03 Jun 2021 United States, New York

Late Stage Venture
140M31 Mar 2021

Seed
3M04 Mar 2021

Libeo

B2B
Billing
Financial Services
FinTech
Payments
SaaS
Early Stage Venture
23M11 Feb 2021 France, Paris

Powder

Gaming
Media and Entertainment
Video Games
Early Stage Venture
14M09 Feb 2021 France, Paris

Kili Technology

Computer
Software
Seed
6M26 Jan 2021 France, Paris

Odaseva

Big Data
Business Information Systems
Cloud Security
Compliance
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
SaaS
Software
Early Stage Venture
25M27 Oct 2020 United States, San Francisco

Descartes Underwriting

FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
Risk Management
Early Stage Venture
18M10 Sep 2020 France, " France"}

Piepacker

Casual Games
Cloud Data Services
Online Games
Video Games
Seed
550K25 Aug 2020 United States, " United States"}
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 t... Read more
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 A... Read more

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