Nicolas Celier is a partner at Alven Capital Partners, the French early stage Venture Capital firm specializing in information technology and internet ventures. [He led Alven Capital’s investments in Qosmos, Ercom,, TextMaster, Gemmyo, MyFab, Splendia, Monshowroom, Smallable, Happy View, Liligo, Commerce Guys and Socloz.]
He started his career at Paribas M&A Department in France and in Hong Kong. In 1999, he sailed 14,0000 miles between Hong Kong and Brittany on a 40 ft sailing yacht. In 2000, he cofounded Crédit Lyonnais Venture Capital.
Nicolas graduated from HEC, Paris and holds a CEMS master's degree from Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.
Nicolas is also co-founder and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Investir&+, a French Social Impact Venture Capital Fund financing and supporting social entrepreneurs, and Board Member of France Digitale, the French startup & venture capital association.