G. Ventures Story
G. Ventures is born from two Student Founders, Julie Leroy and Maxime Paradis.
Since 2016 Julie and Maxime have supported +100 startup founders launch their projects from university or right after graduation.
In 2021, Maxime & Julie decided to go a step further in supporting the Next-Gen Founders by creating the 1st Student VC in France, G. Ventures.
We bring together the most talented, innovative, and passionate students from every background and university campuses in France.
We believe that students are in a unique position to challenge the status quo.
We support our founders with an intense 5-months program and help them raise their seed round.
We accelerate student founders potential and ideas through the support of world-class mentors, a portfolio of resources, and a robust training process.
We back student founders with a game-changing investment of €50,000.
We’re closing early-stage financing gap by backing student founders with an early game-changing investment of €50,000, with founder-friendly terms. Many of our founders have a minimum viable product, but we also invest in brilliant ideas that need our help to become a reality.
We are building
the most extensive and diverse network of young leaders across France
Our approach at G. Ventures
Student Investors are carefully selected.
With diverse background and expertise they are uniquely positioned to find the most promising startup founders.
Student Investors are rigorously trained.
Sourcing, conducting diligence, VC maths, competitive analysis, make investment decisions, and more.
Sourcing and Incentives
Student Scouts and Student Investors are incentivized on the carried interest of the startup G.V end-up investing in.
Each investor is responsible for finding the best deals on their university campus and recommending them to the fund.
Meetings and Evaluation
Startups that reach Investment Committee have been approved by two sets of Student Investors with relevant expertise.
Student Investors have clear evaluation criteria, however we allow them to push startups forward outside our criteria if they have deep convictions.
Investment memo are sent to the full G. Ventures network of students and advisors.
Everyone can share their perspectives.
Investment committee is composed by the G. Ventures HQ team, technical student experts and our Advisory Board.
Our Strategic Value at G. Ventures
We help startups get to MVP as fast as possible.
We help you build your MVP and test it with early adopters.
We help startups to positioned and accelerate commercially.
Define your go-to-market strategy, build a competitive positioning, and pricing model.
We help startups bring the best experience to their customers.
Defining the idea at the core of your brand and your competitive differentiation in the market.Build the best experience to keep your customers and becoming viral.
We help you build your market strategy.
Whether you're building a product or a service, you will get support on growth and customer acquisition across channels to be well-positioned and attract users.
We help startups raise their Seed Round.
Raising money as a student is hard, we're here to help by supporting them alongside their program with us: from pitch decks to pitch training to VC introductions following the demo day as well as negotiations, contracts, term sheets.
We help startups to compete on international market
That's why we look for students startups that are global from day one. We help them focus on becoming international and thinking about their culture and attracting the best talents to grow.