Venture Capital firm since 2006.
Focused on disruptive new technologies.
€400m+ managed since inception.
Orkos Capital is a private equity management company created in 2006. The members of the Orkos Capital team started working together in the early 1990’s and have been acting as an independent team since 1999.
Our approach is to offer long-term support to management teams with a deliberate innovation-based value creation strategy in the sectors of information and communications technologies.
Since 1990, we have invested around 400 M€ through the funds ETMF I, ETMF II and Orkos III. These funds’ portfolio comprises more than 50 companies of 10 nationalities with subsidiaries active in more than 30 countries, mainly in the European Union. We believe that this experience brings us a genuine expertise which is recognized by the market.
In 2014, we have launched Robolution Capital the first private equity fund exclusively dedicated to service robotics in the world. Robolution Capital's mission is to invest in innovative companies of the fast growing service robotics market, mainly within Europe. Robolution Capital aims to invest in professional and personal service robotics companies (including integrated products, hardware, software, components, services, smart products, etc.) from seed to expansion capital run by outstanding entrepreneurs (more info: robolutioncapital.com).
After having founded Infogrames and Infonie during the 80’s and 90’s, Bruno took the virage of service robotics in the years 2000 with Robolpolis, the current leading service robotics distributor in Europe. Bruno serves as Board Member of numerous companies. He decided to launch Robolution Capital alongside Orkos Capital to sustain service robotics development in Europe.
Bruno graduated from CPE Lyon.
After initial experiences in Portugal in cross border M&A operations in the ICT sector, Christian joined the ICT department of Banexi in Paris and then the management team of the ETMF II LP fund (ICT). He then co-founded Orkos Capital, the management company of Orkos III FCPR and Robolution Capital I.
Christian graduated from ESCP.
After having acted in numerous positions at BNP Paribas (sales branch manager, general inscpection, M&A and investments), Dominique created ETMF II LP fund (ICT). He then co-founded Orkos Capital, the management company of Orkos III FCPR and Robolution Capital I.
Dominique holds a diploma from the Université de Paris Dauphine (Masters of econometrics and monetary economy).
After having held various operational positions in the both public (France Telecom, Prime Minister office and Ministry of culture of communication) and private sector, Jean-Jacques became director of the ICT department of Banexi, with both M&A and investments activities. He created ETMF II LP fund (ICT). He then co-founded Orkos Capital, the management company of Orkos III FCPR and Robolution Capital I.
Jean-Jacques Bertrand holds diplomas from the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), the Ecole Superieure des Telecommunications (Paris) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris).
Aplio was an Internet applicance maker.
FirstMark Communications was a broadband communications network.
Infogrammes was a French leader in video games creation.
Infonie was an Internet service provider.
Legende Films was a movies production and trading company.
Omnicom le 5 was an indirect access telephony provider.
Zandan was a software and service provider for wireless operators.
Paris - July 2014
When talking about drones, or UAVs (unmanned aircrafts vehicles), one often thinks about military drones. But drastic cost reductions of components have recently allowed civilian drones to gain a lot of traction. And beyond some marketing operations, like Amazon’s announcement of allegedly soon-to-happen drone delivery, the UAV market is currently booming. The application fields are numerous, from video/photo to agriculture, inspection, search and rescue or security. This study written by Robolution Capital gives an overview of what is currently happening in the drone market.
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