Bernard Maitre

Venture Partner at Demeter Ventures SA

Bernard Maitre

Bernard Maitre

Venture Partner at Demeter Ventures SA

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Galileo Partners SA
Blue SA

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425

Number of Boards

7

Birthday

1954

Age

66

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General Partner at Demeter Ventures SA

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Partner at Demeter Ventures SA

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Partner at Demeter Partners SA

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Senior Investment Director at BPIFrance Investissement SAS

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Managing Partner at Demeter Partners SA

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Chief Operations Officer & Director at Ÿnsect SAS

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Ÿnsect SAS

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Fermentalg SA

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Partner at Demeter Ventures SA

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Partner at Demeter Ventures SA

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Bernard Maitre
Venture Partner at Demeter Ventures SA
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Venture Partner
2018 - Current

Demeter Ventures SA 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.Demeter Ventures SA 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.

Chief Executive Officer
1998 - 2002

Galileo is an active venture capital investment manager specialized in high-technology industries. The firm invests in expanding sectors such as information technology, software, electronics, semi-conductors, telecommunications, new media and specialized e-commerce, as well as in medical technology. They avoid biotechnology companies. Galileo invests in Europe across development stages, including early-stage, expansion financing, turnarounds, spin-offs, leveraged buyouts and special situations, with a strong focus on French companies with international growth potential.Galileo's investment philosophy emphasizes flexibility, reactivity and diversification. The firm follows a hands-on investment approach, usually acquires minority stakes and systematically seeks board representation. Their initial investments range from 1 to 5 million Euros, up to 10 millions over several financing rounds. Galileo invests both as the lead investor and in syndication. All investment decisions are collegiate and unanimous. The firm's exit strategies include IPOs and trade sales.

Director
1996 - 1998

Innovation Capital is an active manager which specializes in technology venture capital, investing in both early- and late-stage businesses with distinctive technology and high-growth potential, within the information technology and life sciences industries. They have invested in sectors including information and communication technologies, clean technologies, advanced materials, robotics, healthcare, biotechnologies and medical technologies.The firm seeks to invest in companies with a dynamic management team with execution capacity, a sizeable growth market, immediate user relevance, competitive advantages, reasonable development cost, intellectual property potential, and a sustainable business model.Innovation Capital aims to foster the growth of their investee companies through advisory consulting and networking opportunities. They lead the first and subsequent financing round or co-invest in re-financing rounds. They follow a pragmatic investment approach, are actively involved in the management of their investee companies and seek board representation.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current
Director
1996 - 1998
Chairman
Prior
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