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Karen Noel, Partner at Gide, joins Partech Ventures as General Partner, Legal & Operations

Karen Noel, Partner at Gide, joins Partech Ventures as General Partner, Legal & Operations


 

Karen was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1998. A Partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel until 2016, she was one of the leaders in venture capital operations in digital and life sciences in France, Europe and the United States, in addition to providing consulting services for entrepreneurs and investment funds.

 

Karen has played a decisive role in numerous recent financing rounds and IPOs in new technologies. She has advised JP Morgan, Citigroup and William Blair during Talend's debut on the Nasdaq, after having provided support for the IPOs of Gensight and Cerenis Therapeutics on Euronext, as well as DBV Technologies' listing on the Nasdaq. She also advised Vestiaire Collective during its last financing round of 58 million euros, as well as MedDay Pharmaceuticals in its latest 34 million euro round. The numerous funds that she has regularly supported include Versant Ventures and Sofinnova Partners. Karen was already very close to Partech, having advised the seed and venture capital funds during investments in ManoMano, Teads, Sigfox, Lendix and LaFourchette.

 

"Partech Ventures has rapidly become one of the most active European VCs. Its investment capacity, the number of deals each year and its international base give it a global perspective and agility that are unrivalled on the market," explains Karen Noël, General Partner, Legal & Operations at Partech Ventures.

 

Karen’s arrival is part of Partech's multi-stage international development strategy that Partech has been pursuing for several years. Its portfolio currently includes more than 130 companies in 15 countries. Partech strives to provide its portfolio entrepreneurs – regardless of maturity – with unique resources for accelerating their global growth.

 

"We believe that Karen Noël is the best expert in France on tech deals. We are thrilled about her arrival, which is a great vote of confidence in Partech's growth strategy and the efforts that we undertake every day to support our entrepreneurs," says Philippe Collombel, Co-Managing Partner of Partech.

 

To accelerate the growth of its global platform, Partech Ventures has surrounded itself since 2013 with the best talents in each field. The partnership was opened to 10 General Partners in the company's three offices in San Francisco, Paris and Berlin.

 

"Partech has been significantly strengthened in 2016 with the appointment of two new General Partners: Emmanuel Delaveau in charge of business development, who brings his great knowledge of international investors, and Reza Malekzadeh in Venture, who provides his expertise in infrastructure and software companies in the Silicon Valley. Karen now joins as a Partner and will give us an additional advantage to help further establish our leadership," says Jean-Marc Patouillaud, Co-Managing Partner of Partech.

 

 
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