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Our structure

A solid 4-pillar governance and strict legal compliance

A General Partner (GP) founded by successful entrepreneurs bringing their expertise to scale business and improve exit values.

A club of qualified Investors (LPs) offering investment and expertise to A4 selected companies.

LP/GP master agreement between A4 and the management company (see opposite).

A senior advisory board (among investors) with strong track records in entrepreneurship and/or business experts.

About the management company

Accurafy 4 is an Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) under Luxembourg law constituted as a Special Limited Partnership Company (SCSp). The fund is administered with Grant Thornton Luxembourg, a regulated PSF by CSSF.

The AIF A4 whose operating rules are set by the articles of association, is officially declared but not regulated by the regulator CSSF.

Accurafy Advisory, GP of A4, has been registered as an AIFM by the CSSF under N° A00002801.

The company aims to provide qualified investors the opportunity to achieve optimized returns by investing in creative value-added operations.

Meet the investment team

A team of serial investors and entrepreneurs in fast growing businesses

Frédéric CARON

Co-founder and CEO

20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and investment within the FinTech industry.

Sustaining the growth of Traderforce, AM Fine and many others as entrepreneurs in the Regtech arena.

Also co-founder of Maslow Capital Partners: M&A transactions and secondary takeover of private equity funds.

Graduate of Ecole Centrale Lille.

As a cofounder, CEO but also senior advisor, I am bringing my experience to fast growing companies to define business development strategy and execute sales & marketing plans.

I am also accompanying executive managers in delivering valuable business plan and managing their fund raising and exit strategy.

Areas of expertise

Finance, M&A, Deal structuration
FinTech & RegTech
Sales execution & International Expansion

Michael PRIEM

Co-founder

12 years of experience in Asset Management and 15 years’ experience in FinTech, business development and private equity mentoring.

CEO and founder of AMfine services & software.

Co-founder of Fortia, MCP Prod, ZeniSphère.

Partner by Evidency, Legtech, SMO.

Doctorate degree in Corporate and Market Finance, IAE Grenoble.

I developed a deep expertise in the Asset Management industry in the UK and in France where I managed several IT system project implementations in Market Finance. I founded from scratch one of the first Fintech company in 2006, AM fine, that I sold in 2016 as it reached €7m revenues and 70 employees. Then, the idea behind setting up Accurafy was to bring not only capital but also entrepreneurship expertise to Early-Stage companies and contribute to their development and success. We invest in a great benevolence approach which I strongly believe leads to great financial returns!.

Areas of expertise

Asset Management & Private Equity
FinTech & RegTech
Business Development

I developed a deep expertise in the Asset Management industry in the UK and in France where I managed several IT system project implementations in Market Finance. I founded from scratch one of the first Fintech company in 2006, AM fine, that I sold in 2016 as it reached €7m revenues and 70 employees. Then, the idea behind setting up Accurafy was to bring not only capital but also entrepreneurship expertise to Early-Stage companies and contribute to their development and success. We invest in a great benevolence approach which I strongly believe leads to great financial returns!.

Christophe PECHOUX

Managing Partner

Christophe brings 20 years of experience in C&I Banking, as a senior executive and serial private investor.

Acting as senior advisor for some large Tech corporations and developing a large network in the Tech space, he has launched the first regulated tokenized Venture capital fund.

He runs the Singularity University Chapter in London and has a master degree in Computer Science & Maths.

I spent a large part of my career in the financial industry as a senior executive and gained a wide experience managing several business units. My diversified background display a strong interest on managing the value of financial assets in commercial ventures. I am at a stage of my life where I want to leverage this knowledge and share it with wider community of entrepreneurs. The chance to be associated as a member of the executive team of Accurafy4 companies, is therefore exciting.

Areas of expertise

FinTech, InsurTech, Prop Tech
Distribution & International Expansion
Business Development & Risk Management

Rodolphe SEYNAT

Managing Partner

Founder and CEO of LYRIS GROUP.

20 years of professional experience in the construction of large industrial and logistics projects for international brands.

Solid experience in the management of companies and the structuring of teams dedicated to the management of large-scale projects.

Co-founder of Everbim specializing in artificial intelligence applied to the real estate industry from design to maintenance.

In 2020, I decided to join Accurafy 4 because I wanted to diversify my activities beyond real estate, which is my core business, with entrepreneurs whose values and passions I shared. We have strengthened the team with the partners to integrate very strong skills in technology and CSR in order to reinforce A4's strategy in the Tech for Good market and to take stakes in very promising start-ups. This very enriching journey in a world I didn't know completes today my vision as a business leader.

Areas of expertise

Construction and logistics
Real State
Structuring of teams & management of large-scale projects

In 2020, I decided to join Accurafy 4 because I wanted to diversify my activities beyond real estate, which is my core business, with entrepreneurs whose values and passions I shared. We have strengthened the team with the partners to integrate very strong skills in technology and CSR in order to reinforce A4's strategy in the Tech for Good market and to take stakes in very promising start-ups. This very enriching journey in a world I didn't know completes today my vision as a business leader.

Candice BAUDET

Principal - IR, Communications & CSR

12 years of professional experience.

Former M&A analyst and consultant in financial communications & investor relations.

Graduate of ESCP-EAP (Corporate Finance) and Paris-Dauphine University (Master's degree in Sustainable Development).

Teaming up with Accurafy Advisory offers me the opportunity to have a foothold in the tech & start-up universe, as well as to benefit from its very flexible model. I can bring my know-how and share my network to entrepreneurs & their teams, whose business model have convinced me and that I want to support. With AA, I can be an active investor and make a difference.

Areas of expertise

Distribution
PR & Financial Communication
Social, Societal & Environmental Responsibility

Work with our experts

We provide our startups an active and tailored operational support mobilizing various key areas of expertise within our network.

Product development & innovation Consulting and implementation of technological improvement (AI), development of a new range (financiarisation), monetization.
Finance Help in structuring the financial management function, support in reporting and financial communications.
Social, societal and enviromental responsibility Advice in the context of obtainng the B-Corp label, assistence in the development of a transversal CSR policy.
Distribution & international expansion Provision of the professional network of associates and other A4 investors, procreative approach to B2B prospects.
Marketing & communications Construction of communication strategy, implementation of press relations.
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Delvis HERRERA
OPUSDREAM
CEO

Founder and CEO of OpusDream, a company specialized in digital transformation, which has launched OpusLink, a Multi-Bank e-Banking platform.

Founder and CEO of Indep-It, a digital platform whose main objective is to connect freelancers in the field of information technology with companies.

Before that, spent 20 years at BNP Paribas, in Switzerland, Dubai, Spain and the US, as Head of e-Banking, Cash Management and Business Solutions.

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Areas of expertise
Innovation & Digital Transformation
Banking solutions
Distribution & International Expansion
About his role within AA

I immediately embraced the style of Accurafy Advisory founders, who position themselves as business facilitators. The dynamism and flexibility of the teams, as well as the economic and social role played by the fund, convinced me to join the adventure. I am delighted to be able to make good use of the network I have developed over my 20 years of career, particularly in Switzerland, with potential investors and entrepreneurs.

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Pierre QUINTARD
President
JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE FRANCE

After spending part of his career in banking and finance, Pierre Quintard is a multi-recidivist entrepreneur working in software technologies.

In parallel with its activities, he has worked to develop solutions to preserve areas of biodiversity in Africa.

Founder and former CEO of Invoxis, a company that develops solutions to fight against illicit networks, he is today President the Jane Goodall Institute for France and Francophone Africa.

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Areas of expertise
Finance
Software Technology
Biodiversity
About his role within AA

Pierre has a very strong expertise in the software industry as well as in the green business. At A4, we are very happy to count on his network and strategy support.

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François MINEC
Managing Director
BASF 3D PRINTING SOLUTIONS

François spent almost 15 years in VELOX, a leading pan-European distributor of raw material specialties and solution provider for the plastics, composites, additives, rubber, paints and coatings industries, in Germany, first as Business Manager then as General Manager.

In 2015, he joined Advanc3D Materials which has been acquired by BASF 3D Printing Solutions since then.

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Areas of expertise
Sales & Marketing
Product Development
Plastics and Additive Manufacturing
About his role within AA

François has a very strong expertise in sales, marketing and chanel management within the industry (3D printing, chemicals, etc.). At A4, we are very happy to count on his EMEA & DACH network.

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Marc GOLDBERG
Founding Partner
MASLOW CAPITAL PARTNERS

Founding GP of Occam Capital (sold to Bryan Garnier in April 2009) and a GP and CTO of RVC, the manager of the Reuters Greenhouse Fund, the Corporate VC arm of Reuters.

Before that, he was involved both as an entrepreneur and senior executive in Technology and Product Management in large and small technology companies.

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Areas of expertise
Business Strategy
M&A
Tech start-up Development
About his role within AA

Thanks to Mark, we have a very good relay in the US M&A & fund raising market.

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Ismail EL ALAOUI
Founding Partner
FIDBAK.CO

Founding partner of Fidbak.co, an agency specialized in market research on the main social medias, and of Eurobridge Partners, which advises companies in their internationalization strategy.

Before that, he has worked in Financial Services and Advisory at PwC in Paris and Europe Arab Bank in London respectively, for 5 years.

He started his career in Global Transaction Banking CIB at BNP Paribas in NYC.

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Areas of expertise
Digital
Corporate Innovation
International strategy
About his role within AA

The idea of creating an ecosystem where start-ups can team up with senior executives to bring value to the market is more important than ever, especially in the current context. My role at AA is to help companies grow their market share by understanding clients needs and showcasing their unique value proposition through the right content.

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Benjamin GRIFFOUL
Co-Founder
MA LEVÉE DE FONDS

Co-founder of Ma Levée de Fonds, which assists young, innovative and fast-growing companies, as well as more mature companies in all sectors, in their equity transactions.

Partner of C&B CONSEILS, an independent company specialized in the strategy of development and optimization of the professional and private assets of company managers and executives.

Founder of DVI COURTAGE, a credit and Loan Insurance Broker, subsidiary of the DV Immobilier real estate group.

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Areas of expertise
Private equity and Asset Management
Financial transactions
Commercial strategy
About his role within AA

I am used to working with a large range of Venture Capital funds but Accurafy4 is different.It is a unique investment model. Accurafy4 is an active investor funded by successful entrepreneurs. It is not about the money, it is about sharing the knowledge of the success.That’s why I am excited being a part of the team.

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Jean-Charles SPANELIS
CEO, Founder & Head of Sales
FINELIS

Jean-Charles has founded Finelis 12 years ago, a one-stop SaaS Adviser for new and emerging markets. His customers are are mostly software vendors looking for an additional sales force with a good ratio [new sales /cost of sales].

Before that, he spent 2 years at TIC SunGard (now part of FIS) and 3 years at Altran as a business analyst.

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Areas of expertise
Sales
Marketing
FinTech
About his role within AA

I help small and medium-sized B2B companies to sell more in less time by aligning their Sales and Marketing (SMarketing) with a CRM for faster revenue growth and higher profitability

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Karl AESCHBACHER
Former CEO Warwyck Private Bank Founder Manager
KASAL Ltd

25 years of experience in private banking and wealth management by leading banks in Europe and Africa.

He invested in Fintech companies and graduated from Oxford twice (Fintech and Blockchain strategy programs).

Karl has been the CEO of Warwyck Private Bank Ltd.

He started his career at BNP Paribas in private banking.

Acting as an investor in various companies operating in Africa and Europe.

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Areas of expertise
Private banking Wealth management
FinTech
Asset management
About his role within AA

As an investor but also senior advisor, I’m bringing my experience to fast growing companies thanks to a large network of investors and professionals based in Africa and Europe. I spent my professional career to advise UHNW Entrepreneurs to optimize and to secure their wealth but also by accompanying EM to raise funds.

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Dr. Boglarka SZELJAK LL.M.
Owner
SZELJÁK ÜGYVÉDI IRODA

Bogi is registered at the Budapest Bar Association as a Barrister.

She has 10 years of experience in international and EU law with a large number of cross-border transactions.

She studied at King’s College London (Masters in Transnational Law, LLM), the University La Sapienza in Rome, and the ELTE Faculty of Law Budapest.

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Areas of expertise
Intellectual Property
Corporate / M&A law
Commercial / Consumer law
About her role within AA

I bring my passion of advising companies and helping start-up entrepreneurs turning their ideas into legally compliant business successes. Being the sole owner and decision-maker in the law firm, I understand entrepreneurship. Not afraid of challenges and never give up to find the best solution for clients, I enjoy collaborating in diverse legal environments.

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Annabelle Thieffine
Delta
Lawyer

Annabelle is registered at the Paris Bar Association as a Lawyer.

She has 20 years of experience in French laws including 10 years in large international M&A operations, and 10 years as counsel for startups and founders.

She studied at ESSEC (France), and Paris II university (“Assas” - Paris).

She is more particularly at ease with complex legal environments, requiring the combined expertise of entrepreneurs/financiers and lawyers, in the context of either fast growth or structural difficulties.

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Areas of expertise
M&A and investment operations
Restructuring laws
About her role within AA

I’m proud to help Accurafy4 share its in-depth business knowledge, in a positive, straight to the point and multi-faceted approach, allowing startups to fully benefit from their growth potential and strategy.