Creation of the Seed Fund
In 2016, Audencia, Audencia Alumni and the CCI Nantes St-Nazaire created an investment fund to help finance young innovative companies in their seed phase and managed by an Audencia student or graduate.
The objective of the Fund is to provide a "helping hand" to companies in their first stage of fundraising, helping them to convince other investors to accelerate their development. This participation takes the form of an equity investment.
Since 2016, the Allocation Committee has invested €160,000 in 9 companies. The funded companies have raised on average an additional €150,000 to €400,000, thanks in part to the guarantee provided by the Audencia Fund.
To date, 5 companies have exited the fund for €162,000, generating a capital gain of €57,000.
Two committees, organized in March and June 2022, have validated equity investments in 5 new companies and one that is benefiting from a second round.