Emertec is an early-stage venture capital investor focused on industries based on engineering sciences. The firm targets innovative high-technology companies and invests in sectors including microelectronics, microsystems, embedded software, electronic design automation, advanced materials such as semiconductors, metrology and monitoring equipment, robotics, energy and environmental sciences.Emertec provides seed capital in the first round of financing and later participates in subsequent rounds over several years of the company's early expansion. The firm invests in France and in neighboring EC countries, either as sole investor or in syndication, in which case they favor deals including a local co-investor. They generally acquire minority stakes and do not use leverage. The firm's deal flow originates from incubation structures, in particular divisions of CEA, and from private or publicly-funded research institutions in France and Europe.