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Jérôme Stioui


Operating Partner

I got into entrepreneurship at 23 when I was a student at HEC and since then I had the opportunity to be CEO and co-founder of 3 start-ups Directinet (acquired by IPT), Ad4Screen (acquired by ProDirect Group) & Accengage (acquired by Airship). And with all of them I went through fundraising roadshows, pivots, high growth phases, M&A, internationalisation… and finally exits! Following my first exit, in 2007, I was lucky to become an Executive Board Member of a company listed on the London Stock Exchange. I was in charge of to the acquisition of an e-mail marketing software company and discovered then the beauty of SaaS models.

After my third exit in 2019 came that existential question: “what’s next?”, so I decided to share the best practices as well as mistakes I had made along the way as independent board member or advisor of various start-ups and mentor at HEC Incubator & Wilco Accelerator. I was also pleased to serve as Member of 1st French National Digital Council.

I got to know Amelie Faure through a common connection and was impressed by “ the Operating Team Approach ” she had put in place at Serena. During my 20-years life as entrepreneur, I had worked with ten plus VC funds: all of them promised me support and operational help, but in practice it was not happening so actively..!

At Serena, I am in charge of providing operational support to the founders & C-levels of portfolio companies in order to help them become their best self when it comes to execution and operational efficiency.

Alumni of : @HEC

Investment Team


Eric Gossart Principal

Isabel Lavoura Office Manager

Kamel Zeroual Partner

Marc Fournier Managing Partner

Marie Brayer Partner

Olivier Martret Principal

Paul Moriou Associate

Philippe Hayat Managing Partner

Sébastien Le Roy Associate

Xavier Lorphelin Managing Partner

Operating Team


Alexandra André Head of Communication & Operating Partner

Alexandre Winter US Operating Partner

Amélie Faure Operating Partner

Bertrand Diard Venture Partner

Charles Rousset CFO & Operating Partner

Florent Thomas Financial & Data Analyst

Jamal Labed Venture Partner

Jérôme Stioui Operating Partner

Pascal Petit Venture Partner

Sylvain Gauthier Venture Partner