Our investment strategy

Augesco Ventures selects and invests in the most promising startups

We focus on startups :

  • Based in France or willing to expand to France
  • In all business sectors, with specific focus on sectors with high growth potential (services to companies, health, environment, technology, digital…)
  • Managed by great teams with deep execution skills
  • With first market traction (turnover, number of users) and high market potential

We take minority stakes in the companies, in exchange for media and/or consulting services :

  • We agree with the founders on the services fee, according to the startups needs (media and/or consulting)
  • We invest in Seed or Venture Capital round alongside with or without other cash investors
  • We take equity tickets ranging from EUR 300k to EUR 1m

OUR TRACK RECORD

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Cornerjob

Who are they ?

CornerJob focuses on low-skill, high-turnover recruitment, aiming to streamline the hiring and job-search process via a lightweight mobile app that lets employers advertise jobs via its location-based app platform, as well as shortlist and chat with potential recruits. It’s also building SaaS tools for employers aimed at speeding up the hiring process and ultimately resulting in successful hires.

How we supported them in finding clients and investors
Lendopolis is a French initiative aiming at helping French SMEs to find fundings through the launching of a crowdfunding platform.

How we are supporting them:

Media campaign in Le Parisien online and offline: 2017

Advertising in newspapers through multiple formats

Online advertising

Regional Targeting

Targeting by Age Classes

 

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Maintool

Who are they ?

MainTool offers watchmakers a B2B solution to make all their classic wristwatches “smart” without changing their industrial processes

  • Smart straps for classic watches, integrating buttons & sensors (vibration, connect, heart, pedometers…)
  • Mobile app and platform processing data according to each brand needs

Their vision is to apply their technology to other large markets such as Insurance – HealthCare – Senior care for seamless health monitoring

  • Already partnering with insurance companies, leading research institutions and senior residential homes

 

How we supported them in finding clients and investors

  • Media campaign in Les Echos online and offline for crowdfunding fund raising – July 2016
  • Review of investor and client pitch – September / October 1016
  • Introduction to large Watch makers and Insurance companies CEOs and top-executives – September / October 2016
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Lendpolis

Who are they ?

Lendopolis is a French initiative aiming at helping French SMEs to find fundings through the launching of a crowdfunding platform.

 

How we supported Lendopolis crowdfunding platform in finding clients and investors

Media campaign in Les Echos online and offline: 2015-2016

  • Targeted emails to C-Suite executives and other potential individual investors – Q1 2016
  • Brand content to illustrate the story of successful entrepreneurs funded by Lendopolis – Jan-17
  • User tests to measure the impact of the media campaign – 2016

Key results*:

  • Brand recognition: + 26%
  • Identification as the reference brand in crowdfunding: +32%

*Source : Teamedia – Campaign assessment January 2016, survey involving about 10 000 individuals suscribers or ex-suscribers of Les Echos

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