Our mission is to EmpowerYoung Founders
Change the world

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G. Ventures Story

G. Ventures is born from Genius NGO, the first young entrepreneurship organization in France. 
Since 2013 the Genius Leaders have supported +100 startup founders launch their projects from university or right after graduation.
‍In 2021, Maxime & Julie from Genius decided to go a step further in supporting the young founders by creating the first Student VC in France, G. Ventures.

We
Gather

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
Accelerate

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
Invest

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 

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Our approach at G. Ventures

Selective Recruitment

Student Investors are carefully selected.
With diverse background and expertise they are uniquely positioned to find the most promising startup founders.

Advanced Training

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.

Extensive Diligence

Investment memo are sent to the full G. Ventures network of students and advisors.
Everyone can share their perspectives.

Investment Committee

Investment committee is composed by the G. Ventures HQ team, technical student experts and our Advisory Board.

Our Strategic Value at G. Ventures

MVP

We help startups get to MVP as fast as possible.
We help you build your MVP and test it with early adopters.

Commercial Strategy

We help startups to positioned and accelerate commercially.
Define your go-to-market strategy, build a competitive positioning, and pricing model.

Branding

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.

Marketing

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.

Fundraising

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.

Scaling

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.