As a group of entrepreneurs, Innovacom combines demonstrated success in digital and deep tech with extensive experience in startup partnership and development.

As a key player in the French and European digital startup community, Innovacom has been funding innovative entrepreneurs in science and digital technology for over 30 years. Created by France Telecom in 1988 and associated with the private equity group Turenne Capital since 2018, Innovacom’s domain expertise has continued to evolve – from the digital revolution to the inception of deep tech.

With more than 1,000 patents filed by our companies, Innovacom’s foundation is based on :

  • A history of investment and commitment to pioneers that include true digital, technological and industry champions – emblematic of French and European innovation across multiple industries
  • An investment philosophy guided by our belief in ambitious entrepreneurs and their capability to create lasting impact on our futures
  • Our focus on being a catalyst investor that supports open innovation through networking and securing the best industrial partners for our startups

Innovacom is the natural partner for entrepreneurs and startups looking to leverage innovation as a disruptive agent for growth.

1 billion euros invested

300 financed startups

150 trade sales

12 funds raised and managed

Supporting transformations for the Future

Digital technology is being applied in new ways that create profound changes for our society and economy. By reinventing our interactions and redefining societal priorities, these transitions are the main value and growth drivers for companies, start-ups and innovative projects.

With our investors, entrepreneurs and partners, we aim to create sustainable growth potential for the French and European economies.

the INNOVACOM story since 1988

  • world
  • techno
  • startup

1988

birth of innovacom

1987

black monday

1988

Gemplus, smart-chip card creator, starts-up

1988

european HDTV

1989

SOITEC
1st unicorn

1991

1st IPO COM1

1991

Tim Berners Lee's World Wide Web

1991

1st European GSM mobile phone network

1991

1Plan de travail 1

photo digital camera

1992

1st investment abroad: Micronas (AT)

1994

the Channel Tunnel

1994

Digital satellite DirecTV launched.

1994

1st au Nasdaq introduction (Business Objects)

1995

Netscape launched

1995

MPG4 by Apple

1998

Technocom1 launched

1998

Lancement launched

1st French Priming Fund dévoted to financing public and private research laboratories

97-99

Financial crisis 97 Asia98 Russia99 Argentina

1997

"Deep Blue" computer beats Kasparov

1998

LAST MINUTE

1999

Bluetooth

1999

aufeminin.com

2000

innovacom 4
launched

2000

Corvis Algety's IPO : 28b$

2000

Internet bubble

2000

1st Livebox for France Telecom-Wanadoo

2000

Innovacom becomes Innovacom Gestion

2000

GPS

2000

6 milliards de terriens

2001

Artificial heart

2001

Wikipedia

2002

Mozilla
Firefox

2003

innovacom 5
launched

2003

WIFI

2003

Human Genome fully sequenced

2004

Facebook

2004

Digitick

2004

Yahoo Inc. buys Kelkoo

2005

European Constitution refusal

2005

Sabre buys lastminute

2005

Bitcoins

2007

innovacom 6
launched

2006

Spotify

2006

Twitter

2007

Deezer

2007

Netflix

2008

Sub-primes crisis

2008

4G

2008

Beijing's Olympic Games

2008

iPhone

2009

Crowdfunding

2009

Google's autonomous car

2012

technocom 2
launched

2010

European sovereign debt crisis

2010

IBM's Ai Watson wins Jeopardy!

2010

Nissan Leaf becomes world's best-selling electric car.

2011

Ubisoft buys Owlient

2011

Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP

2011

21Net High speed Wifi for trains

2012

fund management company independency

2012

Aix's offices

2012

AVIWEST unveils DMNG PRO180, "uplink"'s video portable transmitter

2012

G2mobility Smart Charging

2012

Olea Medical - innovative MR and CT imaging

2017

Partnership with
Turenne Capital

2013

Bionic eye

2013

Pre-natal DNA's sequencing

2013

Hyperloop

2014

Augmented reality

2015

Olea Medical bought by Toshiba

2016

Tesla Autopilot

2016

Trump president

2017

Apple's facial recognition

2017

Macron president

2017

Quantum computers

2017

Space X

2017

1Plan de travail 1

Heptagon-AMS latest unicorn

2017

CaiLabs : world record via multimode fiber optics

2017

Gene therapy 2.0

2018

Partnership with
Turenne Capital

2018

Omniprésence des drônes

2018

2ème étoile pour la France

2018

Dimelo racheté par RingCentral

2018

ECG sur Apple Watch

2018

21net racheté par Alstom

2018

G²mobility racheté par Total

2019

technocom 3
launched

2019

Nez intelligent d'Aryballe

2019

Iten : 1er site de production de micro batteries

2020

Avenir Numérique
launched

2020

Covid-19 bouleverse le monde

2020

Rachat d’Exagan par ST Microelectronics

2021

Aura Aéro, nouveau constructeur aéronautique numérique et éco-efficient

2021

Atterrissage sur Mars du rover Perseverance

2021

Premier vaccin contre le Covid-19

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