Our DNA

We are Resonance,
a €150m VC fund investing between €500k and €10m at Seed and Series A stages in European tech firms.

We're entrepreneurs turned investors,
who understand how difficult it is to build a tech business.

We are the new tech investment vehicle of Otium Capital,
Pierre-Edouard Stérin’s family office, operating as an evergreen fund.

We support founders
from their first key hires, to fundraising advice and strategic positioning.

We’re an agile team of two investors,
who therefore take quick decisions, often offering a term sheet in less than two weeks.

We don’t care about your background,
first time or repeat founders, crazy scientists, sales gurus, introverted geeks, young or old… we want to be part of your journey!

About our launch

Our team

We're a team of entrepreneurs and engineers turned investors with experience in startups, leadership and fundraising.

Maxime Le Dantec

 Co-founder and Partner at Resonance

Maxime is focused on Fintech, Enterprise Saas, and Web3 businesses.

Before Resonance, Maxime was Principal at Balderton, with investments in GitGuardian, Kili Technology, Numeral and Request Finance.

He co-founded Conv.ai, an AI-powered chatbot startup for customer support and graduated from Centrale Paris with an MSc in Data Science.

Alban Oudin

 Co-founder and Partner at Resonance

Alban has expertise in SaaS, fintech and consumer businesses.

Before Resonance, he was Principal at XAnge, with investments in Cajoo, silvr, Animaj, Vertuoza, Join Stories, Treefrog Therapeutics and Workmotion.

He was a co-founder of Shapeheart, which created smartphone sports accessories and is a graduate of ESSEC and Ecole Centrale Paris.

Pierre-Edouard
Stérin

Otium Founder & Resonance Co-founder

Pierre-Edouard is a serial entrepreneur. He started with BlackOrange selling software and video games online. He then brought the gift box concept to France with Smartbox. Today, Smartbox is the sector leader, present in 11 countries and with a turnover of 500 million euros.

Pierre-Edouard founded his family office Otium Capital, which invested in successful startups such as Payfit or Owkin. He supports a variety of charitable causes through his foundation, Le fonds du Bien commun.

François Durvye

Otium CEO and Resonance Co-founder

François is CEO of Otium Capital. He first worked with the oilfield services major Schlumberger where he served in line management roles and as group Chief Economist. He then joined BCG as Principal in Paris, working with energy, private investment and private equity clients. Prior to joining Otium he was Group Director of Strategy and M&A at Hager.

François graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and is an Engineer of the Corps des Mines.

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Team investment record

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Global employment platform for remote employees - XAnge investment

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Cybersecurity platform to detect and remediate threats in source code - Balderton investment

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Stem-cell production technology - XAnge investment

AI platform to identify new treatments and better diagnose patients - Otium Capital investment

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Invoice management and payment platform built for finance teams dealing with cryptocurrencies - Balderton investment

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Training data platform for Enterprise AI - Balderton investment

Payroll and HR software - Otium Capital investment

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French leader in RBF - XAnge investment

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Verticalized Saas for construction SMEs based in Belgium - XAnge investment

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Modern bank payment automation platform - Balderton investment

Logo Workmotion whiteLogo Workmotion color

Global employment platform for remote employees - XAnge investment

Logo Gitguardian whiteLogo Gitguardian color

Cybersecurity platform to detect and remediate threats in source code - Balderton investment

Logo Treefrog whiteLogo TreeFrog color

Stem-cell production technology - XAnge investment

AI platform to identify new treatments and better diagnose patients - Otium Capital investment

Logo request white

Invoice management and payment platform built for finance teams dealing with cryptocurrencies - Balderton investment

Logo Kili whiteLogo Kili color

Training data platform for Enterprise AI - Balderton investment

Payroll and HR software - Otium Capital investment

Logo Silvr white
Logo silvr color

French leader in RBF - XAnge investment

Logo Vertuoza whiteLogo Vertuoza color

Verticalized Saas for construction SMEs based in Belgium - XAnge investment

Logo numeral whiteLogo numeral color

Modern bank payment automation platform - Balderton investment

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