Co-Founders: Romain and Mathieu Nouzareth
Two web entrepreneurs, Mathieu and Romain started their career at respectively, 23 and 20 years old, by co-founding WebConcept, one of the first e-business consulting company in France in 1995. WebConcept was later sold to IconMedialab of Sweden in 1999, still today one of the largest internet consultancy company in the world (NYSE-Euronext : LBI).
The brothers became subsequently President and CEO of IconMedialab France until 2001. In 2001, they decided to start Boonty.com, which quickly became one of the leading game digital distribution company in the world. Operating in more than 30 countries with over 180 co-workers in New-York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo and Beijing, the company has been sold to Nexway of France in 2008. They also founded cafe.com in 2006, a leading social casual game web site and social network game publisher pioneering the micro-transactions model. Cafe.com went public on the NYSE-Alternext market in June 2010.
Mathieu and Romain have now started another game company, FreshPlanet, based in New York.
Their goal: Make fun games for smart people.
SoftTech VC is an early stage venture capital firm managing a $15M seed stage fund, SoftTech VC II. Jeff Clavier, one of the most active Web 2.0 early stage investors – often dubbed a “super angel” or “micro-cap VC”, announced the fund and its four initial investments, at the TechCrunch40 conference in September 2007. SoftTech VC II is backed by a mix of institutional and private investors. In its 30 months of activity, the fund has invested in 40+ companies, most of them still operating in stealth/pre-launch mode.www.softtechvc.com
Kima Ventures is the fund created by Jeremie Berrebi, a serial entrepreneur and Xavier Niel, the founder and CEO of Free.fr, one of the largest ISP in France and one of the most famous CEO/billionaire in France.www.kimaventures.com/home.html
CapISF is an investment holding company based in Paris. The fund has been created by VC professionals. www.capisf.com
Other Business angels include Jacques-Antoine Granjon and Ilan Benhaim, two founders of Ventes-Privees.com, one of the largest and most successful European start-up. It also includes Pierre Gerard and Laurent Kratz, the two founders of Jamendo.