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Robolution Capital is the first private equity fund in the world dedicated to service robotics. Robolution Capital's mission is to invest in innovative companies of the fast growing service robotics market, mainly within Europe. Robolution Capital is managed by Orkos Capital SAS, an experienced and well known private equity management company.

Robolution Capital aims to invest in professional and personal service robotics companies (including integrated products, hardware, software, components, services, smart products…) from seed to expansion capital run by outstanding entrepreneurs.

The Robolution Capital team intends to play a major role in propelling the service robotics industry forward, through its expertise and its wide-ranging connections provided to the investee companies, for the benefit of their development.

As a privileged partner, the mission of Robolution Capital goes further than simply supporting the entrepreneurs and industry's leaders financially.

  • Robolution Capital is a federator at the heart of the ecosystem of entrepreneurs, corporates, public organizations, universities and research centers.
  • Robolution Capital is a financial and strategic facilitator of external growth and industrial partnerships.
  • Robolution Capital is an accelerator through boosting financing growth, sustaining internationalization, and supporting any type of consolidation process.
Our team combines recognized successful entrepreneurs as well as seasoned private equity investors.
Bruno Bonnell
Dominique Rencurel
Jean-Jacques Bertrand
Florian Auban
Alexandre Mordacq
Bruno Bonnell, Partner

After having founded Infogrames and Infonie during the 80’s and 90’s, Bruno took the virage of service robotics in the years 2000 with Robolpolis, the current leading service robotics distributor in Europe. Bruno serves as Board Member of numerous companies. He decided to launch Robolution Capital alongside Orkos Capital to sustain service robotics development in Europe.

Bruno graduated from CPE Lyon.

Christian Borie, Partner

After initial experiences in Portugal in cross border M&A operations in the ICT sector, Christian joined the ICT department of Banexi in Paris and then the management team of the ETMF II LP fund (ICT). He then co-founded Orkos Capital, the management company of Orkos III FCPR and Robolution Capital I.

Christian graduated from ESCP.

Dominique Rencurel, Partner

After having acted in numerous positions at BNP Paribas (sales branch manager, general inscpection, M&A and investments), Dominique created ETMF II LP fund (ICT). He then co-founded Orkos Capital, the management company of Orkos III FCPR and Robolution Capital I.

Dominique holds a diploma from the Université de Paris Dauphine (Masters of econometrics and monetary economy).

Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Partner

After having held various operational positions in the both public (France Telecom, Prime Minister office and Ministry of culture of communication) and private sector, Jean-Jacques became director of the ICT department of Banexi, with both M&A and investments activities. He created ETMF II LP fund (ICT). He then co-founded Orkos Capital, the management company of Orkos III FCPR and Robolution Capital I.

Jean-Jacques Bertrand holds diplomas from the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), the Ecole Superieure des Telecommunications (Paris) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris).

Pierre-Eric Leibovici, Partner

After initial experiences in investment banking at Merril Lynch and Banexi, Pierre-Eric joined the management team of the ETMF II LP fund (ICT). He then co-founded Orkos Capital, the private equity management company of Orkos III FCPR and Robolution Capital I.

Pierre-Eric holds an MBA in entrepreneurship from Babson College (Boston) and a MS in financial engineering from Panthéon Sorbonne.

Pierre-Yves Meerschman, Partner

After initial experiences in audit at Ernst & Young and investment banking at Société Générale, Pierre-Yves joined the team managing the ETMF II LP fund (ICT). He then co-founded Orkos Capital, the management company of Orkos III FCPR and Robolution Capital I.

Pierre-Yves graduated from HEC Paris.

Renaud Champion, Partner

After initial experience in capital markets at BNP Paribas, Renaud has then focused his research on valuing technologies and sourcing companies operating in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems in collaboration with Bruno Bonnell. He then joined Orkos Capital as a partner and launched Robolution Capital I. He is also Secretary-General of Syrobo, the French Federation of Service Robotics, and Director of euRobotics aisbl, the European Association of Robotics.

Renaud holds a MS degree in electrical engineering with emphasis on mathematics and signal processing (Supelec and University of Michigan).

Alexandre Mordacq, Associate

Prior to joining Orkos Capital, Alexandre worked as a financial modeling consultant with Finance 3.1, where he designed business plans and valuation models for several blue chip companies and private equity firms. Before that, he did an internship as a junior CFO with Moleac, a Singapore-based biopharmaceutical company.

Alexandre graduated from HEC Paris business school, with a major in the Management and New Technologies master, jointly organized with Telecom ParisTech.

Florian Auban, Associate

Before joining Orkos Capital, Florian previously worked at Clipperton Finance, a European Corporate Finance boutique dedicated to the High Tech and Media industries, where he was involved in several fundraising and M&A operations. Prior to that, he worked as an intern at Producteev, a NYC startup acquired by Jive Software in 2012.

Florian is a Telecom ParisTech Engineer and holds a Master of Digital Business Strategy from HEC Paris.


Robolution Capital releases its Research Paper #1

Paris - July 2014
When talking about drones, or UAVs (unmanned aircrafts vehicles), one often thinks about military drones. But drastic cost reductions of components have recently allowed civilian drones to gain a lot of traction. And beyond some marketing operations, like Amazon’s announcement of allegedly soon-to-happen drone delivery, the UAV market is currently booming. The application fields are numerous, from video/photo to agriculture, inspection, search and rescue or security. This study written by Robolution Capital gives an overview of what is currently happening in the drone market.


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