Serena Capital is a management company launched in 2008 by a trio of entrepreneurs turned venture capitalists - Marc Fournier, Philippe Hayat and Xavier Lorphelin. All three were entrepreneurs during the 1990s, founding, growing and selling a variety of businesses in both France and Silicon Valley. In 2000, they founded a French incubator called Kangaroo Village, sold to Société Générale Asset Management (SGAM) in 2002. Between 2002 and 2008, they managed SGAM's venture capital activity.
Serena Capital is focused on early growth capital investments of €3 million to €8 million in a variety of technology sectors including internet and media, software, telecom and mobile, consumer electronics, IT services . The geographical focus is primarily France but we also make investments throughout Europe.
With nearly €100 million under management, Serena Capital has received financial backing from French, European and US institutions. The investor base is ideally balanced among established institutional investors such as Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) and the European Investment Fund, large family offices such as Société Caille, one of Serena’s founding investors, and successful entrepreneurs.