Invested in your vision

Your VC should work for you, not the other way around

Top tier investment partner

Top tier investment partner

Starting only 10 years ago in a market of established brands, we have quickly assembled a strong track record of exits, including 5 exits valued at over €100 million in total, and one portfolio company reaching unicorn status.

Your VC should work for you, not the other way around

Your VC should work for you, not the other way around

Our Operating team, dedicated to empowering founders and their teams on their paths to success, represents 50% of Serena’s headcount and is led by four serial entrepreneurs.

Exceptional performance in European venture capital, together

Exceptional performance in European venture capital, together

Join the most active peer-to-peer platform in Europe and grow faster through 1-1 support, templates, and expert workshops.

Serena in essence

We back bold entrepreneurs who think big and are committed to becoming the next major tech players.

Investment strategy

We handpick on average four to five teams per year and focus on helping them reach their maximum potential. We are not looking for early exits. We back Europe-based entrepreneurs willing to build continental or worldwide category leaders. We strongly prefer to lead or co-lead rounds.

Stage

Seed to Series B, with check size ranging from €200K to €15 million for our first ticket.

Industry

We are not industry-specific as long as your business model is scalable and your product is digital. We have a special affection for DeepTech, enterprise software, marketplaces, and entertainment. We usually do not consider cleantech, MedTech and BioTech investment unless there is a special twist.

Location

Our focus is primarily in France, although we are able to invest (and have already done so) in exceptional teams from Europe and the US.

Dataiku team
LaFourchette team
AramisAuto team
Evaneos team
iBanFirst team

Dataiku

Leader in Enterprise AI, Dataiku reached unicorn status in 2019, four years after our investment in their seed round.

LaFourchette

Leading European online restaurant reservation platform, TheFork (La Fourchette) was acquired in 2014 for $140 million by TripAdvisor.

AramisAuto

AramisAuto is a leading online car dealership in Europe. The company was acquired by Peugeot in 2016, and is, to this day, one of the largest French B2C exits of all times.

Evaneos

Europe’s first online marketplace that allows travelers to book their vacations directly with local travel agents, Evaneos raised over $108M in three rounds.

iBanFirst

Founded by the former CEO of Saxo Bank, iBanFirst revolutionizes international payments for companies. The company has raised over $51 million to date.

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