Invested in your vision

Your VC should work for you, not the other way around

Top tier investment partner

Top tier investment partner

Starting 10 mere years ago in a market of established brands we have quickly assembled a strong track record of exits, including 5 over 100m€ and 1 portfolio company reaching unicorn status.

Your VC should work for you, not the other way around

Your VC should work for you, not the other way around

The Operating team, dedicated to empowering founders and their teams in their path to success, represents 50% of Serena’s headcount and is led by four serial entrepreneurs.

Exceptional performance in European venture capital, together

Exceptional performance in European venture capital, together

Join the most active peer to peer platform in Europe and grow faster through 1-1 support, templates and expert workshops.

Serena in essence

We back bold entrepreneurs who think big and are committed to building the next major tech players.

Investment strategy

We handpick on average four to five teams per year and focus on helping them reach their maximum potential. We are not looking for early exits. We back entrepreneurs willing to build continental or worldwide category leaders from Europe. We strongly prefer to lead or co-lead rounds.


Seed to Series B, with check size ranging from 200k to 15m€ for our first ticket.


We are not industry specific as long as your business model is scalable and your product digital. We have a special affection though for deeptech, enterprise software, marketplaces and entertainment. We usually do not consider cleantech, medtech and biotech investment unless there is a special twist.


Our focus in primarily France although we are able to invest (and have already done so) in exceptional teams from Europe and the US.

Dataiku team
LaFourchette team
AramisAuto team
Evaneos team
iBanFirst team


Leader in Enterprise AI, Dataiku reached unicorn status in 2019, four year after our investment in their seed round.


Leading European online restaurant reservation platform, TheFork (La Fourchette) was acquired in 2014 for 140 million$ by TripAdvisor.


AramisAuto is a leading European online car dealership. The company was acquired by Peugeot in 2016, and is still to this day one of the largest French B2C exits of all times.


Europe’s first online marketplace that allows travelers to book their vacation directly with local travel agents, Evaneos raised over 108M$ in three rounds.


Founded by the former CEO of Saxo Bank, iBanFirst revolutionizes international payments for companies. The company has raised over 51m$ to date.

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