Partech is a global investment platform for tech and digital companies, led by ex-entrepreneurs and operators of the industry spread across offices in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin and Dakar.
The firm brings together capital and resources to support entrepreneurs at all stages in Europe and North America, with a growing presence in Africa and Asia.
We invest from €200K to €75M in a broad range of technologies and businesses for enterprises and consumers, from software, digital brands and services to hardware and deep tech, across all major industries.
The teams we look for have a winning combination of deep technology or market expertise, business acumen, structure, drive, ambition, honesty, generosity and excellence. We admire founders who are always learning and ready to explore new frontiers. They show us the way, we try our best to help them, sometimes by challenging them but always supporting them.
Our investors have trusted us to make good use of their capital to fund the best entrepreneurs who use existing or new technologies to disrupt large markets — as well as those who are developing new disruptive technologies that will create the next large markets!
Who we are
Partech started way back in 1982 in Silicon Valley thanks to a group of European pioneers and ambitious entrepreneurs. These traits have stuck through the years, as today we are a team of passionate people who share the same ambition to help the most impactful founders across multiple continents. Most of us have been entrepreneurs, some have been involved in building large tech groups, while others are former consultants or M&A professionals who grew up immersed in tech.
We act and invest as a single global partnership, driving dedicated teams and funds to best serve the needs of entrepreneurs at each stage:
Partech Africa - Partech Africa I, a $143M pan-African fund, and Partech Africa II, a $263M pan-African fund (first close);
Seed - Partech Entrepreneur IV, a $124M global early-stage fund, and Paris Saclay Seed Fund, a $53M campus fund dedicated to Europe’s largest tech cluster;
Venture - Partech International Venture VII, a $450M global fund;
Partech Growth - Partech Growth I, a $450M pan-European fund, and Partech Growth II, a $750M pan-European fund.
Think Entrepreneurs First
Night and day, we commit our time, energy and passion to the founders and CEOs of our portfolio. We strive to be the first person they call!
Challenge and Support
We challenge people, ideas, and status quo, but are always supporting, in good and bad times
Explore New Frontiers
We are not afraid to venture where others don't go
Always Be Learning
We always seek opportunities to learn and improve
Strive for Excellence
We expect from ourselves as much as we expect from our partners
As a firm born decades ago, we lived through both good times — more than 20 IPOs and 50 M&A sales — and bad times. We know things rarely go as planned. That’s why we strive to provide the best support, no matter how tough things can get.
We have assembled dedicated portfolio support and business development teams, working every day to connect people and partners, foster growth synergies and make long-lasting partnerships happen. Our daily mission is to provide advice and coaching on strategy, operations, executive hiring, board structuring; help prepare M&A and build-ups; and leverage the networking effect across our global portfolio.
We can also count on the active support of our investors to help companies grow. Our community includes 100 entrepreneurs, business angels, family offices and executives from large technology groups, always ready to help. In addition, we have built unique partnerships with 30 major corporations from around the world to foster business relationships between entrepreneurs and large industry decision-makers.
Compliance with the ESG Principles
All investments made by Partech are based on the Environmental, Social and Governance principles (ESG). In 2012, Partech signed the PRI, the Principles for Responsible Investments, promoted by the United Nations. Compliance with these principles reflect our will to align our actions with the best practices of the industry. We have also made the commitment to adopt an ESG-compliant approach within the management company and the portfolio companies.