Studio, the investment fund
In January 2017, Sia Partners launched its investment fund, Studio. A consulting firm with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Sia Partners plans to invest in companies to which it can bring a significant added value. With 4 million euros and Sia Partners as the sole stockholder, this investment fund will accompany select start-ups over the next three years, through their incubation and acceleration periods. Studio targets investment tickets of approximately 500,000€ for a 25-45% stake in companies in a range of industries. The fund is directly overseen by Sia Partners’s partnership, and is bonded to the group’s own funds. There is no predetermined term of ownership.
What is a start-up studio? How does it work?
A start-up studio relies on financial and human capital. Studio by Sia Partners will allow start-ups to benefit from the group’s expertise, acquired by working with larger companies and networks, as well as with other start-up ecosystems. These start-ups will be able to pull from Sia Partners’ know-how in both industry and function (marketing, revenue modelling, logistics, etc.). The firm will also offer to help make connections with large corporations and develop concrete opportunities within the consulting industry. Start-ups could also be incorporated into the Sia Partners structure, permitting them to use the offices as well as support on recruitment, management, communication, press relations…
Each start-up will be followed by a dedicated team of consultants (up to ten according to the start-up’s project phase).
The selected start-ups will be from various industries and in differing stages of development (incubation, acceleration, shift, turnaround) and must be from one of the 15 countries in which Sia Partners has offices.
If you have a start-up and are interested in collaborating with Studio, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our committee reviews submissions regularly.
Studio by Sia Partners for my startup:
Every participation is followed by a permanent strategic and operational support thanks to an ad hoc team and the mobilization of consultants (up to 10 consultants depending on the project’s phase)
The startups’ teams get access to conferences, workshops and training sessions led by experts, entrepreneurs or group leaders
Brainstorming sessions are also organized between Studio's various startups to address common topics of reflection and help each startup take a step back from its challenges
Finally, Sia Partners offers Studio startups the opportunity to participate in fairs/events in France and abroad
About our current portfolio
Big Moustache - January 2017
Studio’s first investment is Big Moustache, giving it a capital increase of 500,000€. Also participating is Day One Entrepreneurs & Partners (formerly L’Accélérateur), which previously financed the start-up.
Founded in 2013 by Nicolas Gueugnier, Big Moustache is the hippest brand of men’s shaving products on the French market. In its disruptive and captivating manner, Big Moustache proposes quality products at reasonable prices and provides varied subscription formulas, express delivery, and spot-on service for its customers. Shaving has never been so fun!
Supported by Sia Partners, 2017 represented a year of successful transformation for Big Moustache (new web platform, renewed distribution network, brand new flagship in the heart of Paris...)
For more information, please visit www.bigmoustache.com
Livsty - December 2017
With Livsty, Studio is developing its activities on a project for their incubation period.
Livsty is an innovative and simple platform allowing everyone to invest in equity release, bringing an appropriate financing solution to senior citizens and creating a strong social and solidarity investment offer. Livsty is transforming equity release into a future asset strategy and is solving the financing problem of seniors by developing a standard property-linked investment product with a controlled risk for private investors. Investing in real estate has never been easier!
For more information please read our press release or visit www.livsty.fr
Cleep – April 2018
Cleep has entered Studio for its Acceleration Program to improve the functionalities of its application by making it intelligent, and to start its international deployment.
Cleep's mission is to simplify online shopping: a single platform to integrate all the steps preceding a purchase. Search, access to useful information according to the type of product (fashion, decoration, high-tech, ...) and search for the best price + stocks in real time. Cleep was conceived as a social network allowing users to share and exchange their shopping choices via "Cleeps", designed as wish lists. Cleep wishes to consolidate its integration with the purchase tunnel by strengthening its links with e-commerce platforms wishing to reach users before they arrive on their sites.
For more information, please visit www.cleep.io