Pioneering a new way of living

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We’re Eutopia.

A Paris and New York based early stage venture capital fund. We invest in consumer startups who are rethinking the way we eat, sleep, dress, exercise and feel.
We empower early-stage startups to grow through investment, in-house expertise and a network of global advisors. With Europe as our investment playground, and the US as our second home, we invest at seed/series A stage in rounds from €500,000 to €10 million. We join early and invest for the long haul.
The startups that we back have a strong value proposition, clear brand potential, a mastered production and supply operation and a proven scalable business model.
If you are developing a project in the following areas, you should give us a shout.

Beauty

Triggered by new muses and a more informed and demanding generation, the beauty space has radically changed over the last years. We believe that the future of beauty will be cleaner, safer and more personal.

Food & beverage

A new generation of entrepreneurs are driving transformation in the food industry to provide mindful buyers with healthier and more nutritious food, while increasing the levels of transparency, safety and sustainability.

Fashion & accessories

Traceability, personalisation, and a fair price are what matters. We believe that vertical and circular models will shape the future of the fashion & accessories sectors.

Home & garden

With more millenials having children and an ever aging population, home products are being redesigned. People are craving a living space that’s more personal, comfortable and safe.

Cities

By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. There is an urgent need for cities to tackle accessible transportation, urban farming and housing.

Recreation

In an ever digitalized world, we expect to see revolutionary new concepts and experiences which will advance how we spend our time in the real world.

Dear trailblazers…
We salute you.
We see you reshaping society.
Changing minds and tuning attitudes.
Pioneering a new way of living.
Rethinking how we eat, sleep, dress, exercise and feel.
Making everyone’s everyday better.
Healthier. Smarter. Happier.
Just like you, we don’t believe in the status quo.
We’re here to support projects that shake things up.
That solve a problem and share a purpose.
Projects that have a soul.
Gone is an idealistic and never-to-be-realised Utopia.
Welcome to Eutopia.

Sector

All

Beauty

Fashion & Accessories

Food & Beverage

Home & Garden

Recreation

Company

Ana Luisa

Dynamo

Feed

Hapik

Hari & Co

Kids Empire

Laboté

Même

Merci Handy

Oh My Cream !

Peas & Love

Polène

Tediber

Ultra Premium Direct

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Ana Luisa

Digital Native Vertical Brand specialized in jewellery.

“I trained in Paris, then came to New York and spent three years making jewelry for the world’s most coveted brands. But I always wondered why individual, inspirational jewelry couldn’t be available more widely. Why wasn’t it possible to deliver the same high quality without the high mark-up? It turns out it was possible. “

Founder

Adam Bohbot & David Benayoun

Sector

Fashion & Accessories

Year

2018

Website

analuisa.com

City

New-York
Dynamo

Indoor cycling studios.

“Dynamo is not just indoor cycling. It goes way beyond that. We’re building a lasting brand with a strong identity by establishing fashion, food and well-being partnerships.”

Founder

Nicolas Chabrier & Jonathan Garret

Sector

Recreation

Year

2016

City

Paris
Feed

A whole meal in a handy form with 100% natural ingredients that meets all your nutritional requirements.

“I’ve been an entrepreneur for a very long time. I was running multiple businesses in real estate and import/export in my early 20s. I never had the time to eat and had very little money to buy healthy food. So it made sense for me to start Feed, to give everyone the choice to have a whole, nutritious meal at an affordable price.”

Founder

Anthony Bourbon

Sector

Food & Beverage

Year

2017

Website

feed.co/fr

City

Paris
Hapik

An addictive vertical playground for all ages.

“I’ve been very passionate about climbing for the past 12 years. When I launched Hapik, I wanted to make climbing accessible to everyone. Together with my team we’ve designed six climbing centers in France that offer a fun and unique way to discover this great activity. We see a lot of families stopping by, but also work colleagues and bachelorette parties!”

Founder

Antoine Richard & Thibault de Blignières

Sector

Recreation

Year

2016

Website

hapik.fr

City

Grenoble
Hari & Co

Organic food made from French pulses.

“The food industry is undergoing a radical transformation. With both of us being food engineers, we realized that pulses were a great source of protein. That’s why we decided to launch a range of veggie, organic, healthy and sustainable products that cater today’s more conscious consumers.”

Founder

Benoît Plisson & Emmanuel Brehier

Sector

Food & Beverage

Year

2017

Website

hari-co.fr

City

Paris
Kids Empire

Indoor playground for children.

“Kids Empire is a nationwide leisure retail concept dedicated to families and children. I launched it to encourage children to be active whilst having fun, forever providing families with unforgettable moments.”

Founder

Haim Elbaz

Sector

Recreation

Year

2017

Website

kidsempire.us

City

Los Angeles
Laboté

Fresh, natural, custom-made cosmetics because every skin is unique.

“I launched Laboté because I believe that we can create healthy and effective cosmetics that are clean from A to Z. Laboté is a new way of designing cosmetics that is better for the skin and better for the planet, an alternative to the standard industrial cosmetics that sadly exist.”

Founder

Lucile Battail

Sector

Beauty

Year

2017

Website

labote.paris

City

Paris
Même

First beauty brand for women living with cancer.

“When we were both interning at L’Oreal, we realized that we had more than just the beauty industry in common: we had both been touched by cancer. We soon noticed how women kept fighting to maintain their femininity but not one single brand adressed their needs. It became obvious that we needed to build that brand from the ground up. With the help of Eutopia, Pierre Fabre and business angels, we’re proud to say that Même Cosmetics can be found online and in dozens of pharmacies in France. As one of our favorite customers once said: “Doctors take care of the inside, we have to take care of the outside” – “

Founder

Judith Levy & Juliette Couturier

Sector

Beauty

Year

2017

City

Paris
Merci Handy

Fun personal care products that cater to millenials.

“Life is great but but we know how your daily routine can suck the fun out of it.. At Merci Handy, we design colorful and handy cosmetics that make a nothing-out-of-the-ordinary day, extraordinary.”

Founder

Louis Marty & Roland Jais-Nielsen

Sector

Beauty

Year

2015

Website

mercihandy.com

City

Paris
Oh My Cream !

The go-to beauty concept store that offers cutting-edge, clean brands – from cult to confidential labels.

“I’ve always been obsessed with beauty. It’s pathological! One day – following my mum’s wise words of “Do what you love in life” – I decided to launch a new concept store with clean brands that adressed a new market segment. Our objective ? To reinvent the beauty shopping experience. That was 6 years ago. Today we have 10 shops in France and plan to continue expanding.”

Founder

Juliette Levy

Sector

Beauty

Year

2013

Website

ohmycream.com

City

Paris
Peas & Love

A new concept of urban farming in Europe.

“Peas&Love combine two of our passions: healthy food and nature. We are giving local communities access to a vegetable garden in their city, where they can pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, attend events and learn how to cook healthy recipes.”

Founder

Jean-Patrick Scheepers

Sector

Food & Beverage

Year

2017

Website

peasandlove.com

City

Paris & Brussels
Polène

Handmade leather goods for that effortlessly chic Parisian style.

“We’re brothers and we started Polène with a vision to create the prettiest high-quality yet affordable leather goods for our customers. It took us one year to convince a famous tanner in Ubrique, Spain to work with us but today we work with him and the best factories in the industry. We’ve got very discreet personalities so you can’t find us on social media. We only agreed to be quoted on this website because we like the Eutopia team so much!”

Founder

Antoine & Mathieu Mothay

Sector

Fashion & Accessories

Year

2017

City

Paris
Tediber

The only mattress that’s both firm and welcoming.

“Think back to the old days of buying a mattress. Boring right? I created Tediber to bring an exceptional experience to people looking for comfort and quality at an affordable price. We’re not just selling a mattress, we’re selling a lifestyle.”

Founder

Julien Sylvain

Sector

Home & Garden

Year

2016

Website

tediber.com

City

Paris
Ultra Premium Direct

Low grain and grain-free natural pet food.

“I lost my dog a few years ago – it was in part due to the food I was giving him. That’s when I realized there was a better way of doing things. If we care so much about what we eat, why shouldn’t we do the same for our pets? Ultra Premium Direct offers a natural and premium option for dogs and cats. We sell direct from the factory allowing us to keep our prices affordable. “

Founder

Matthieu Wincker

Sector

Home & Garden

Year

2016

City

Agean

Meet the team

We’re a group of like-minded trailblazers who care about the world and crave a new way of living. Fortunate to be living in a world filled with technological advancements and a wealth of data, we’re aware of just how much we can forge real change.
Together with our founders, we share a common set of values that drive us in our daily lives: Ambition, Care and Transparency.
Antoine Fine is Founding Partner of Eutopia, a role that for the first time connects the dots between his diversified background and his willingness to make an impact. After graduating from HEC Paris, Antoine kicked off his career in private equity in 2003 as an Analyst for the Midcap LBO funds at Lazard. He was promoted to Investment Director in 2006 where he worked across fifteen deals and monitored two companies up to exit. After taking a year off in 2010 to travel across the Mediterranean on his vespa, he then designed, launched and successfully sold a healthy snack brand before founding Financière Avanti, an investment & business development structure. Here he managed several projects across the FMCG, sports & leisure and education sectors for active investors in France and abroad before co-founding Otium Brands in 2015 and serving as Partner until 2018. Always up for pioneering a new way, Antoine's forte lies in building and tapping into strong advisor networks. Forever listening and asking questions, it’s no wonder he gives the best speeches at the office party. When he’s not rallying the team around a vision, Antoine can be found scooting through Paris on his vespa or travelling with his family.
Antoine Fine, founding partner
Antoine is Partner at Eutopia, having joined Otium Brands as Principal in 2017. Prior to that, he co-founded ChicTypes, a curated shopping service for men. Under his management, the startup served 20,000 clients and employed up to 60 people. Antoine started his career as a strategy consultant at BCG after graduating from HEC Paris. With a strong background in e-commerce and growth, Antoine certainly knows a thing or two about day-to-day operational issues. Known for his intuition and empathy, Antoine throws transparency, care and ambition into everything he does. When he’s not discovering a new daily productivity hack for the team, you’ll find Antoine practicing yoga, surfing or doting over his wife and daughter.
Antoine Régis, partner & co-founder
Camille is Principal at Eutopia, having co-founded Otium Brands in 2015. Prior to this, she worked as a business developer for Birchbox and an analyst for Alexandalexa, two pioneer startups in the beauty and childrenswear sectors, as well as at Ernst & Young where she was mostly focused on the LVMH account. She holds a Masters degree in Management from ESCP Europe. Curious and open-minded, Camille keeps an edge over the ever-changing market trends. Known as the external-hard drive of the team, her memory is second to none, as is her attention to detail and people. When she’s not listening to an entrepreneur’s pitch, reviewing a budget or writing an article, you’ll find her at a Dynamo spinning class or nomming away in one of Paris’ latest pop-up restaurants.
Camille Kriebitzsch, principal & co-founder
Cyrille joined Eutopia in 2018 as Operating Partner. Based in New York, he oversees the American Market, guiding portfolio companies’ expansion to the US. Prior to this, Cyrille was responsible for launching the European omni-channel CPG brand Palais des Thés in the US. Under his management and in only five years, Palais des Thés became the #1 tea brand in 5-star hotels and in major US department stores including Macy’s, Saks, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. The brand’s DTC strategy included e-commerce and brick-and-mortar stores. Cyrille graduated from HEC Paris before working as a strategy consultant at BCG for six years. Obsessed over new ways to grow revenues, Cyrille is forever identifying the latest market trends and spotting the best entrepreneurs. A strong believer in people being a company’s key asset, Cyrille takes pride in coaching and growing a team. When he’s not working with startups to overcome an operational challenge, Cyrille can be found travelling the globe with his wife and three children or discovering the latest trend in New York.
Cyrille Bessière, operating partner & co-founder
Gabriela is Chief Marketing Officer at Eutopia, having joined Otium Brands in 2017. Prior to Otium, she oversaw PR at BlaBlaCar and held the role of head of marketing at one of Rocket Internet’s e-commerce startups in Africa and Asia. She graduated from ESCP Europe before starting her career at M&C Saatchi as a brand consultant. Fluent in 4 languages, Gabriela is a known connector and builds relationships wherever she goes. With a clear eye for branding and an unrivalled dedication, she is launching a beauty product as a side hustle to understand just exactly what founders go through. When she’s not pitching journalists the latest story, you can find Gabriela spinning away at a Dynamo class with Camille, running a 5k or reading a classic novel on her Parisian balcony.
Gabriela Salord, chief marketing officer
Stella joined Eutopia as Head of Talent in 2018. Prior to this, she lead HR talent acquisition and development topics for French unicorn Showroomprive.com after spending 5 years as HR partner across CAC 40 companies including L’Oreal, Areva and Total. She holds a Masters degree in Human Resources from La Sorbonne. With a cool-headed attitude and a sympathetic ear, Stella has a real hands-on approach to understanding the portfolio's strategic needs. When she’s not scouting talent, she can be found hunting antiques at flea markets or satisfying her inner foodista, in Paris or on her travels.
Stella Walter, head of talent