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Our DNA

We are Resonance,

a €150m VC fund investing between €500k and €10m at Pre-seed, 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 support founders

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

We are the tech investment vehicle of Otium Capital,

Pierre-Edouard Stérin’s family office, operating as an evergreen fund.

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Animaj
AI
Consumer

AI publishing platform and studio for kids animation IPs

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MatX
AI
Deeptech

Hardware tailored for the world’s best AI models

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Okomera
Deeptech

Deeptech personalising cancer treatment and drug discovery

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Tomorro
SaaS
AI

AI contract management platform

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Revibe
Consumer
Marketplace

Leading marketplace for refurbished electronics in the MENA region

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Zeliq
SaaS
AI

AI platform that helps sales team optimize outreach

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Flagcat
Consumer

Innovative studio shaping the future of webtoons

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Metomic
SaaS
AI

Protect sensitive data in your SaaS applications

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Piloc
Fintech

B2B neobank dedicated to real estate organizations

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Our team

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

Maxime Le Dantec
Maxime Le Dantec
Co-founder and Partner at Resonance

Maxime has been partnering with the most ambitious tech entrepreneurs since 2016. Before founding Resonance, Maxime was a Principal at $5b AUM VC fund Balderton, leading their efforts in France and investing in successful companies like GitGuardian, Kili Technology, Sweep, Photoroom or Numeral. Prior to that he was the CTO of Conv.ai, a conversational AI startup for customer support and graduated from Centrale Paris with an MSc in Data Science.

Mathieu Sacchi
Mathieu Sacchi
Analyst

Mathieu joined Resonance as its first employee in early 2023, aiming to partner with ambitious founders and make Resonance one of the leading European early-stage VC funds. A self-taught “citizen developer”, he spends his spare time tinkering with AI, giving him a penchant for opportunities in the space.

François Durvye
François Durvye
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.

Pierre-Édouard Stérin
Pierre-Édouard Stérin
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.

Founder Testimonials

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

The Resonance team has played a crucial role in assisting us with sourcing, evaluating, and recruiting our executive team. They were involved in the recruitment process and helped us persuade key members to leave their positions at rapidly expanding unicorns to join us at Tomorro.
Antoine Fabre
CEO Tomorro
Resonance was instrumental in our Series A fundraising effort. They acted as true advisors, helping us connect with leading funds in Europe and the US, crafting the most compelling narrative to pitch to investors, spending countless hours reviewing our data room, and persuading new investors to come on board.
Hamza Iraqui
CEO, Revibe
The Resonance team has played a key role since the very beginning of the company, helping me find the right positioning for Animaj and making key introductions to potential co-founders. I consider Resonance not only a simple investor but rather a co-founder. They have skin in the game and are the first ones I call whenever I have a pressing issue with the company.
Sixte de Vauplane
CEO, Animaj
Resonance stands out in its support for founders by offering more than just financial backing; it also provides mentorship and connections to a network of specialists. The team at Resonance is highly professional and experienced, showing a genuine commitment to the success of the entrepreneurs with whom they collaborate.
Dorian Ciavarella
CEO, Zeliq
Resonance knows how to empower founders to reach ambitious milestones and open their network (VC, Big Pharma) not only in Europe but also in the US and Asia. Working with Resonance is key in the acceleration of our techbio startup.
Sidarth Radjou
CEO, Okomera
When Resonance invested they also brought in an amazing community of former entrepreneurs and operators. They helped us convince the former CEO of Aircall, a 100m ARR SaaS business to join as an independent board member.
Richard Vibert
CEO, Metomic
The Resonance team has played a key role since the very beginning of the company, helping me find the right positioning for Animaj and making key introductions to potential co-founders. I consider Resonance not only a simple investor but rather a co-founder. They have skin in the game and are the first ones I call whenever I have a pressing issue with the company.
Sixte de Vauplane
CEO, Animaj
Resonance knows how to empower founders to reach ambitious milestones and open their network (VC, Big Pharma) not only in Europe but also in the US and Asia. Working with Resonance is key in the acceleration of our techbio startup.
Sidarth Radjou
CEO, Okomera

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

Introducing Resonance, a new €150m VC fund supporting pioneers in building the future
AI
Introducing Resonance, a new €150m VC fund supporting pioneers in building the future
Alban Oudin and I met 10 years ago while studying at Centrale where we shared the same passion for entrepreneurship and technology, and soon
Maxime Le Dantec
April 29, 2024
Our investment in Metomic, the employee-centric cybersecurity solution
SaaS
Our investment in Metomic, the employee-centric cybersecurity solution
Today, we are proud to announce our investment in $20m Metomic’s Series A, alongside prominent cyber-focused US VC Evolution Equity, and wit
Maxime Le Dantec
April 29, 2024
Zeliq : Dorian is (probably) the best sales I’ve met.
AI
Zeliq : Dorian is (probably) the best sales I’ve met.
I met him four years ago when he was still leading Hivency, an influencer-brand matchmaking platform. Even if I hadn’t invested in that vent
Alban Oudin
April 29, 2024
Why Okomera will be a game-changer in personalized medicine and drug discovery for cancer treatments.
Deeptech
Why Okomera will be a game-changer in personalized medicine and drug discovery for cancer treatments.
What an exciting time we’re living in! Ambitious entrepreneurs in medtech and digital health are giving us all extraordinary hope to conque
Alban Oudin
April 3, 2024
Our investment in Flagcat, a studio redefining the future of webtoon!
Consumer
Our investment in Flagcat, a studio redefining the future of webtoon!
Today, we are proud to unveil our investment in Flagcat’s €2m Seed round alongside our friends at Seedcamp, Purple, Motier Ventures, Super C
Maxime Le Dantec
April 3, 2024
Our investment in Tomorro: the AI platform for contract management
AI
Our investment in Tomorro: the AI platform for contract management
Today, we are thrilled to announce our investment in Tomorro’s €11m Series A round. Tomorro, previously known as Leeway, is a B2B platform r
Maxime Le Dantec
April 3, 2024
The state of the Gen AI ecosystem
Mapping
The state of the Gen AI ecosystem
Over the past few months, the field of generative AI has gained substantial traction as startups and incumbents alike are harnessing the tec
Mathieu Sacchi
April 3, 2024
Our investment in Revibe, the MENA marketplace for refurbished electronics
Marketplace
Our investment in Revibe, the MENA marketplace for refurbished electronics
Today we are proud to announce that Resonance is leading a $2.3m pre-seed round in Revibe, the Middle East’s leading marketplace for refurbi
Maxime Le Dantec
April 3, 2024