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The low-no collectif has just been launched, bringing together numerous players in the sector, from production to distribution. Its aim is threefold: to federate, promote and advise.
The HAPIK family has just opened its 30th center! This new opening took place in Manchester, England, under the Rock Up Ltd brand. The coming year will be a busy one, with numerous openings in France, Germany, the UK and the US.
To accompany you back to school, the editors of ELLE have designed a beauty box in which you’ll find everything you need to get back on track. You’ll find a two-month online subscription to OLY Be, France’s leading yoga community along with products from brands such as Bobbi Brown, Gas Bijoux and Holidermie.
Tediber launched 7 years ago in what had become a highly competitive mattress market. However, the French startup has managed to carve out a niche for itself by staying true to its values. Today, Tediber aspires to become the Patagonia of mattresses.
Finance is a useful tool, and it was with this conviction that Eutopia was created: to finance businesses that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. This week, our co-founder Antoine Fine was interviewed by Le Figaro to share our approach and our desire to reconcile impact and profitability.
On Wednesday August 30, Vincent Justin, co-founder of NOUS anti-gaspi grocery stores, was with Céline Géraud on Europe1 to share his vision on new consumer habits, including the fight against food waste, to counter inflation.
Renowned for its demanding, cutting-edge selections, Juliette Lévy’s flagship brand for eco-responsible beauty unveils a hand-picked range of products dedicated to feminine pleasure that gives new meaning to the sometimes overused word “holistic”.
Louis Marty shares insights on how and why he created the magical brand Merci Handy. Louis talks about the future challenges for this “love brand” but also about what is is being a father, his personal life goals etc.
Yellowpop showcases their YP’s Andy Warhol & Keith Haring LED neon signs collections at the MoMA Design store on Spring Street NYC
Avril acquires a stake in HARi&CO to accelerate the company’s development. HARi&CO is one of the market leaders with a range of 100% plant-based, legume-based delicatessen and ready-cooked meals for a more sustainable diet.
By integrating Oh My Cream !’s concept and online stores, Violette_FR, the beauty brand launched in 2021 by make-up artist Violette Serrat, has seen a major boost to its development.
An invigorating morning yoga, helping our minds to activate and our bodies to wake up. Laure Bouys, yoga teacher and communications director at OLY Be shares a few morning yoga tips on Marie Claire
In addition its iconic table legs, Tiptoe has recently expanded its product range to garden furnitures and shelves, all while respecting the philosophy of durability and practicality. The B Corp-certified company is well recognized for its environmental and social commitment.
The incredible new-look world map for 4-7 year olds is on pre-order! For subscribers or future subscribers: this is the must-have accessory! Your kids will be able to keep track of their world tour thanks to the stickers included in the magazines, which can be stuck onto the map.
French wine is officially having its Revolution, as moderato makes its UK debut with four of its low-no variants, Red, White, Rosé and Sparkling. Grab yours now at Club Soda UK or Wise Bartenders!
Refurbishement campaigns isn’t just limited to smartphones and high-tech! Murfy, founded in 2018 and specializing in the repair and reconditioning of major household appliances, has just launched a vast communication campaign to publicize its offer of reconditioned products.
Every year around the world, nearly a billion tonnes of food is wasted according to the UN. It’s thanks to this strategy of making the most of “ugly” products, those that expire too quickly or have reached the end of their life, that NOUS anti-gaspi is able to fight against food waste while offering competitive prices.
A few weeks ago, P&L organized their very first in-house workshop, on a roof terrace at the Banque de France @banquedefrance. This initiative marks the start of a beautiful collaboration during the summer season!
Eutopia is proud to be a partner of 2023 edition of Westfield Prizen that is offering the most creative and eco-conscious consumer brands the chance to win a free retail space at one of our leading, UK retail destinations.
Polène’s new collection of jewellery is now live! Go and check their website
For the first time, Tiptoe will be present at 3daysofdesign that will take place in Copenhague. They will be on site from June 7 to 9 with their B2B team.
The opening of the new store in Nantes has been made possible thanks to a public fundraising on Miimosa platform.
The legendary Dynamo challenge ic back for its 2023 edition! The objective : To complete 20 sessions between June 1st and 30th to win this iconic dynamo community challenge. The prize is 2 credits and a surprise.
Les Mini Mondes treasure hunt is back for the second time of the year with a brand new concept. It will take place on May 27-29th, and players will have to find the heroes’ grandfather, who’s hidden somewhere in France or around the world…!
All the LED neon signs are going to be numbered, engraved and delivered with a certificate of authenticity
In a context of inflation and purchasing power crises, the subscription model seems to be a good deal for shopping.
Manal Salah, who is one of our Partner at Eutopia, attended SISTA Demo Day and was part of the jury of the B2C Impact category.
In Paris, since the end of the pandemic, the queue outside the boutique of Polène has been phenomenal.
French wine industry remains one of the country’s jewels. Sustainability, environment, traceability, changes in consumption: Maddyness has selected 7 startups that are bringing wine into a new era. Among them, Moderato, that sold more than 50,000 bottles in 2022 and intends to quadruple its revenue this year, especially through export.
On April 18th, Manal Salah attended an event organized by French Founders in Madrid around responsible consumption. Sustainability is a subject that is close to our hearts at Eutopia and we were very happy to share this vision in a discussion around the responsible economy and the role of each company in its development.
With 200,000 units already sold, Tediber is now organizing its future growth through diversification, starting with new ranges of sofas, both fixed and convertible. The other major challenge for Tediber is to expand its network of stores, which already counts 4 “Nightclubs” across France. It is also ambitioning to open up to B2B through its Tediber Pro offer, dedicated to hotels.
Hapik is celebrating its one-year anniversary of mission-driven company. Its purpose: “To participate in quality education via the development of self-confidence, sport values and learning through play.” They are proud to publish today their first mission report which gives an account of their objectives, actions and results.
After 6 months of work, Les Mini Mondes are proud to unveil their first animation test totally “home-made”, to show broadcasters around the world that they must produce the series.
We are very proud to announce the acquisition of our participation MÊME by Pierre Fabre Group, a shareholder and partner of the company for over five years. This is a very special moment for Eutopia, as MÊME was the first investment made by Otium Consumer, which is at the origin of our thesis on emerging and committed consumer brands.
The start-up that relies on organic and local legumes to gain a foothold in the meat-alternative market is continuing to expand. It is now joining Naturalia in France and is crossing the Alps to menter 250 Carrefour stores in Italy.
Camille Kriebitzsch, our Founding partner at Eutopia, was invited to an Inclusive Hour organized by SISTA fund, together with Juliette Lévy, founder of Oh My Cream. They came back on their entrepreneurial adventure, both personal and common, and shared their tips on a sucessful fundraising.
To celebrate Easter, Oh My Cream has teamed up with Carrés Sauvages to combine beauty and delicacy, and to offer a unique product: “The Selfcare Eggs”
Last week,Beaudy’s co-founders, Laure & Philippe, pitched their brand at the 7th edition of the Indies Days Cosmétiquemag, and received the Golden Award and the Prize for the best business model.
BAM Karaoké honors the music of the 2000s with the “Generation 2000” evening scheduled on Tuesday, May 9th at BAM Parmentier.
For a more ethical finance, LITA.co allows people to invest online in companies with a social, societal or environmental vocation as of €100. Investing in TIPTOE means supporting the transition of the furniture and design industry.
The European Commission has laid out another piece of its Circular Economy Action Plan — adopting a proposal to set common EU rules which are intended to make it easier for consumers to get faulty products repaired.
One year after the opening of the first store in Nantes, Nous Anti Gaspi is opening a second one in the center of the city.
Because our houseplants need special care, Charles Senaux, By Charlot’s co-founder, gives us some tips on how to optimize their life expectancy.
Presented as one of the best storytellers for children, and especially the most educative one, Joyeuse is inspired by the Montessori method and contributes to the awakening of children by helping them to grow up without waves and without screen.
Noémie Wira from BFM Business welcomed Emmanuel Brehier, co-founder of HARi&CO. He talked about French legume-based products coming from organic agriculture with the aim of decarbonizing the plate and having a healthier diet.
The network of solidarity grocery stores NOUS Anti-Gaspi has won the Eco-Responsible Prize of the Favor’i 2023 Grand Prix. It became the reference retailer dedicated to reducing food waste, each grocery store saving over 12 tons of products per week, the equivalent of 100,000 meals per month.
Kate Middleton was spotted carrying a Polène handbag, not once, but twice—and in the same week. It was already bubbling up as the Instagram “It” bag, carried by a slew of internet influencers.
Fully independent from Otium Capital since last December, Eutopia is now operating three funds, and keeps growing its brand portfolio. Still focusing on B2C and responsible consumption, it is progressively moving towards an “early capital development” with the desire to create value through growth rather than financial engineering.
After a launch in London last November, OMC! opens a new store in the French surfing capital; Biarritz. The clean cosmetics brand accounts now 23 shops accross France and aspires to open in Belgium in the second semester.
Ultra Premium Direct has teamed up with Julien Doré and more specifically with the singer’s two Swiss shepherds, to offer a limited edition, with 100% of the profits given to the SPA.
Specialized in premium food for dogs and cats with an original concept of online sales, Ultra Premium Direct appears in second place with a 268.74% growth between 2018 and 2021.
In this episode of Bienvenue Au Capital, Antoine shares his background and the future of DNVBs as well as some anecdotes from his prepa studies. Discover Eutopia’s Preferred fund in this episode on the evolution of responsible consumption and brands.
Coming from Asia, karaoke rooms are now proliferating in Europe, and offer private boxes dedicated to groups of friends or colleagues. Founded in 2014, Bam Karaoke Box already has 8 locations in France and Spain.
During the ELLE Active event dedicated to promote female entrepreneurship, Camille held a masterclass on “Dare to talk about money and invest”. From the originality of the product to the right partner, she shares with us today 5 tips to raise funds successfully.
The start-up, which offers children magazines, toys and board games based on travel, organized a big treasure hunt in a dozen cities in France and Belgium in January.
moderato raises €1.5M round to back their transition towards a more sober consumption of alcohol and also signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Carrefour to boost their growth
The program “la vie en vrai” on Sud Radio, hosted by Benjamin Glaise, interviews Hari & Co’s co-founder, Emmanuel Brehier, to talk about legumes and French agriculture.
The New Year is always a good time to set new resolutions for us, but it should also be for our pets. Let Ultra Premium help you with its range of petfood!
Ho Karan offers a wide range of products based on hemp and its wellness benefits. Here are four tips from Laure Bouguen on how to transform your idea into a profitable business
Located in the Haut-Marais on boulevard Beaumarchais, the decorative indoor plants specialist displays its product range combining plants, candles, herbariums and terrariums.
Tediber is known for its online-sold mattresses. The brand wants to develop in the comfort univers with its range of Made in France couches and also bets on B2B strategies.
Quentin Ory founded, in 2019 with Marine Bocabeille, Les Mini Mondes that publishes children’s magazines and manufactures its toys in France. The company will accelerate in 2023 with an animated series and an indoor park.
After two store openings in London in October and November 2022, Oh My Cream!, the French concept store dedicated to “clean” beauty continues its European deployment.
The two founders received the “Personality of the Year” award in the food distribution category at the LSA Innovation Awards. It is only a further proof of their efforts and achievements Congratulations to the whole team!
“To succeed in Social Commerce, the brand has to stay authentic to itself” says Louis Marty, Merci Handy’s founder and CEO. “You have to build a community around your fundamental values”
With an annual average of 10M tons of food waste in France, NOUS anti-gaspi shares how its business helps reduce this number.
Specialized in dog and cat foods, Ultra Premium Direct has shown a new growth record this year and has just opened a second physical store in Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques)… before new openings next year.
Julien Sylvain co-founded in 2015, with Juan Pablo Naranjo, Jean-Christophe Orthlieb and Aude du Colombier, Tediber, a brand dedicated to home comfort. He shares future priorities in Challenges, including its path to B2B
Read Camille’s new interview in an article of La Décade where she shares her vision of entrepreneurship and of what can be done to accompany the development of tomorrow’s businesses.
Antoine Fine shares his journey and the challenges of a VC fund dedicated to emerging brands on new podcast les Samouraïs du Business
HARi&CO’s founder Emmanuel Brehier shares insights and new collaboration with the association L214 on BFM Business
TIPTOE who has been on a mission to make sustainable furniture obtains B Corp certification and strengthens its CSR commitments.
moderato appears in Le Parisien in an article about alcohol-free drinks
SPRiNG launches Beaudy, a clean beauty brand starting with solid shampoo, shower gel, face wash and baby soap
Yellowpop introduces latest collab with Andy Warhol, shining light on iconic pop art pieces
After Herbarium, By Charlot expands its business by acquiring Green Factory, a terrarium brand.
Parisian cultivated meat startup Gourmey has raised €48m in new funding — the world’s largest Series A round for a company in the sector.
Manal Salah joins the Eutopia team as Lead Partner for Eutopia Preferred, which supports more mature, responsible consumer brands.
Dynamo, indoor cycling studios takes it place in GQ’s top 10 best Parisian gyms alongside with Punch Boxing
Paris-based leather goods brand Polène has established a new home in New York City, with the opening of the brand’s first-ever international flagship.
Groceries store network which fights against food waste raises 8M€ and launches e-commerce
On an episode of Réelles with Estelle Abbou, Antoine discusses his view on the consumer society but also topics that are more personal to him
Hapik, which has 15 fun climbing sites in shopping centers in France and two in the US, closed a 15M€ fundraising to acquire 7 new sites in the UK.
By taking up the French concept of the modular table leg, a useful and sustainable product, Matthieu Bourgeaux wishes to accelerate the awareness of environmental issues in the furniture industry.
Laboté appeared alongside aesthetic doctor Catherine de Goursac and a dermatologist to highlight natural and effective techniques in the prevention of skin aging.
Laure Favre highlights the path to creating a winning formula, Spring’s unique subscription model and recent range expansion.
Anthony Bourbon, Feed’s founder, integrates the jury of the show which connects entrepreneurs and investors.
Spotlight on Les Mini Mondes’ adventure 1 week away of Christmas : “60% of toys come from Asia, but a French startup wants to change the game”
Tech entrepreneurs are putting guilt-free foie gras on the menu and Gourmey’s cell-based foie gras is mentioned as one of the best.
Joyeuse co-founders explain that there is no shortage in sight for Christmas at Joyeuse: the storytellers are ready to be put under Christmas trees.
Antoine, managing partner, describes how finance can contribute to the renewal of our economy by being an enabler to “boost” sustainable investments.
Marine Bocabeille and Quentin Ory founded Les Mini Mondes two years ago with the vision to shake the toy and kids content industry to make it greener, foster kids curiosity and entertain them with compelling stories.
Tediber, the French mattress and sleeping products brand, is closing its first LBO with Parquest Capital and Eutopia.
By Charlot is announcing its first fundraising with Eutopia to develop its omnicanal strategy and its first build-up with Herbarium
Eutopia is announcing the first closing of its new fund “Eutopia Preferred” dedicated to more mature consumer brands.
Antoine and Julien were interviewed by Bpifrance to share their experience, what it takes to build a sustainable company and how, as an investor, we can help to make this ecological transition.
In this podcast, Camille explains how Eutopia defines its culture and what it means for an investment firm to be an “entreprise à mission”.
Founded in 2018, Yellowpop plans to use the capital to continue its global expansion through 2021 and further develop as a lifestyle and home brand, providing consumers with a unique means of decorating their homes with thoughtful and trendy LED neon designs.
Freshly graduated, Judith Levy launched Même with her partner Juliette Couturier. She comes back on her mother’s cancer, her encounter with Juliette, the brand’s successful launch and future endeavors.
Camille and Gaëlle are interviewed together to explain how a startup and an investment fund word together.
Eurazeo has completed its majority investment in Ultra Premium Direct, alongside cofounders Sophie and Matthieu Wincker and Eutopia, existing minority shareholder via Otium Consumer, which would reinvest in the transaction via its new fund.
After years working for the detergent industry, Laure, co-founder of Spring, explained how she realized she wanted to create a better for the health, better for the environment and more convenient experience.
As transparency is one of our core values at Eutopia, Antoine, managing partner, recorded a “no-filter” podcast with Generation Do It Yourself where he goes back on his journey to Eutopia, the ups and the downs, and why he is so passionate about his job now. A story of resilience, introspection and passion.
It is an understatement to say that 2020 was challenging for many companies. Eutopia explains what it takes to build a successful and sustainable startup.
Created in 2014 by Emmanuel Brehier & Benoît Plisson, Hari&Co is developping a new plant-based offer made out of pulses. Initially designed for food service, their products are now available in supermarkets in the frozen and fresh aisles.
Three questions to better understand Eutopia thesis, how they want to bring together ambition and impact, and the importance of gender diversity within the team.
Eutopia has completed its final closing at € 100m and announces that its management company is now a B-Corp company.
We are very happy to have been invited as an expert for “The Good Pitch” podcast. In each episode, you can listen to the pitch of a startup working to make the world a better place.
Monday 9th, Oh My Cream’s Founder was awarded with the Bold Woman Award from Veuve Clicquot. It took her boldness to talk about transparency and to launch physical stores at a time when the term “clean beauty” did not yet exist and digital was key.
While 10 million tones of food is thrown away every year in France, this new retailer is contributing significantly to reduce food waste (35 tones every month in each store) while providing an affordable offer to its customers.
Food for thought to easily change our consumption pattern, following the path of inspiring startups. French version only.
In this podcast, Louis comes back on the story of Merci Handy, the importance of its team, the challenges he has faced, and why companies’ social mission matters so much.
Investor and former entrepreneur, Antoine Regis is looking at fashiontech as a special animal in the world of startups. He is betting on digital native brands to build the future of fashion.
Launched in 2015, the company has just closed a new round amid the coronavirus crisis. Dealing with the lockdown, it has developped a new online model which will be an add-on to its offline business.
I Make is selling more than 50,000 products to make at home any kind of products from cooking, clothing, home decoration, cosmetics and jewellery.
French direct-to-consumer startups are having a momentum with their customer centric model. The so-called “DNVBs” are using creativity and quality to change their markets. Interview with Julien Sylvain, founder of Tediber, one of the best example of the model.
Antoine Fine explains the creation of Eutopia, its vision on impact investment and on direct to consumer brands
See, taste, feel, touch: a consumer VC has to have a strong product sense to make it work. In this podcast, Camille explains her story and what she is looking for while hiring someone to join the team.
Eutopia, a spin-off of Otium Capital, is closing a first fund of 40 million euros to invest in consumer brands startups. Interview with its founder Antoine Fine.
Every consumer brand need to build a model aiming to “do well, with a few things, for many people”, a precept that the architect Jean Prouvé tried to democratize in the 50s after WW2.