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How to secure your slice of Partech’s €400m tech pie

Romain Lavault Partech Ventures

Imagine a time without iPhones, iPads or MacBook Pros. It’s hard, isn’t it?

That’s exactly what the world was like when Partech Ventures, formerly Paribas Technologies, sprung into existence in 1982.

Fast-forward a couple of decades and Partech Ventures has established itself as one of the go-to venture capital firms for tech entrepreneurs across the world.

“We are one of the oldest VCs,” Romain Lavault, general partner at Partech, told Tech City News. “We started at a time when Microsoft was practically still in a garage,” he joked.

Although not specifically focused on UK-based technology companies, Partech has made significant investments in the space.

In May last year, it co-led Kantox’s €10m funding round. Two months later, it was announced that Partech Ventures was the lead investor in Made.com’s $60m financing deal. Other known UK deals include Brandwatch and Push Doctor....

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