Managing partner at Hi inov - Dentressangle Initiatives
Valérie Gombart, graduated from Audencia Nantes Management School, and holds a Master’s in financial engineering law. From 1997 to 2011, she founded and headed the Information and Communication Technologies investment Department at Seventure and was promoted Managing Partner in 2003. In 2012, she joined Pierre-Henri Dentressangle to co-found Hi Inov. She has 20 years professional experience in venture capital and funded 35 startups. Her portfolio has returned 116 M€ of net gross profits to LPs. Amongst the companies supported since their early days through to their IPO are Cimpress (formerly Vistaprint), Parrot, Bilendi (formerly Maximiles), Memscap, Xiring, Easyvoyage, and Emailvision.
About Hi Inov
Founded in 2012 by Pierre-Henri Dentressangle (President) and Valérie Gombart (Chief Executive Officer), Hi Inov SAS is the venture capital arm of Dentressangle Initiatives. Its first fund Hi Inov 1, which most of the € 40m of capital results from industry and service entrepreneurs targets innovative young companies of the digital economy in e-services, mobile Internet, industrial Iot, retail technologies and SaaS dedicated to the digitization of large corporations. Since 2015, Hi inov has been managing the € 30m SNCF Digital Ventures fund, to invest in start-ups accelerating the digital mutation of SNCF group.