The Investors


About ACE Management:

ACE Management is a private equity investor who focuses on technology companies predominantly in the Aerospace, Maritime, Defense and Security sectors

ACE Management manages directly 8 funds accounting for more than € 300M under management. ACE Management acts on behalf of prime rank limited partners such as EADS, Airbus, DNCS, Louis-Dreyfus Armateurs, Thales, Safran, CEA, Areva, GICAN (Groupement Industriel des Constructions et Armements Navals), CDC Entreprises (filiale de la Caisse des Dépôts), Fonds de Solidarité des Travailleurs du Québec (FSTQ), Société Générale, Crédit Agricole, CIC, AXA, Région Pays de la Loire, Centre. The investment in MultiX has been made by FCPR Sécurité and FCPR Financière de Brienne.


ALTO INVEST is an independent management company approved by the French financial authorities (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) under number GP 01-039 and dedicated to private equity investments.

ALTO INVEST proposes a range of mutual funds approved by the Authority of Financial markets and intended for an institutional and private clientele. ALTO INVEST manages several FCPI, FIP and FCPR, that is about 350 million euro invested in more than 100 participations representing an accumulated turnover of 6 billion euro and 40 000 employees. ALTO INVEST paid off in 2009 its first 2 funds with increase in value (FCPI Alto innovation: 51,9 % and FCPR Microcaps Alto: 49,4 %).

To know more about Alto Invest:
Contact: Benoît Thiédey +33(0) - [email protected]


At the heart of the MINATEC innovation campus, Leti is an applied research centre for microelectronics and for information and healthcare technologies. Providing a unique interface between industry and academic research, it is responsible each year for the development and transfer of innovative technologies in a wide variety of sectors. In addition to Leti’s 1,500 employees, there are more than 250 students involved in research activities, which makes Leti a mainspring of innovation expertise. Leti’s portfolio of 1,500 families of patents helps strengthen the competitiveness of its industrial partners.

About EurekaP:
Contact: Guy Rigaud - [email protected]

About Expansinvest:

Société par Actions simplifiée with a capital of 9,5 M€, Expansinvest is the subsidiary of Banque Populaire des Alpes for local investments in capital. Expansinvest invests in stockholders’ equity in SME from Rhône-Alpes in phases of innovative creation (technological start-up), development and transmission.

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About Rhône-Alpes Creation:

For more than 20 years, Rhône-Alpes Creation finances projects of innovation by occurring with a capital of young companies, to finance their first phases of development. Endowed with a 44 million Euros under management, thanks to the support of la Région Rhône-Alpes and several banks of Lyon, Rhône-Alpes Creation occupies a central position in the seed capital. It is composed of an active team of 7 persons that manages a portfolio of 63 participations.

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About Thales Corporate Ventures:

Thales Corporate Ventures, company with a capital of 15 million Euros, is the subsidiary of the Thales group for equity investment risks, world leader in high technologies for the domains of aeronautics, space, defence, security and transport. Thales Corporate Ventures invests in stockholders’ equity and manages an investment portfolio in innovative companies. TCV supports in particular technology spin-off of the group Thales.