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Studio

A combination of financial, strategic and expert resources to ensure the growth of startups

Studio, is an investment fund for start-ups and a strategic and operational support program. It was founded in January 2017 by Sia Partners with the ambition to support a small number of start-ups, enabling them to benefit from experts in various fields and from the firm's network in France and abroad.

Studio's primary objective is to help entrepreneurs in the development of their company, by investing in them, advising, and supporting them in their growth phases, in addition to building relevant business synergies.

Target startups

Studio invests into Startups that must:

  • Have a head office in one of Sia Partners' locations
  • Be led by founders who are 100% dedicated to their entrepreneurial project
  • Have strong potential and strong growth even if revenue is not yet very significant
  • Primarily obtain their revenue in B2B
  • Are able to create synergies with consulting professions (strategy consulting, management, data science consulting, project support, digital projects, communications agency...).

Studio tickets are between EUR 50k and EUR 500k per company, depending on level of maturity, the startup needs, and possible co-investors.

Investment & support conditions

Studio targets investment tickets between €50,000 and €500,000, and supports start-ups at different stages of their development (incubation, acceleration, turnaround).

 

Specifically, Studio provides startups with the following benefits:

  • Strategic, operational, and business support: help in defining the value proposition, the business model, the operational roadmap, product prototyping, coaching on specific subjects, etc...
  • Assistance with numerous sectorial and functional expertise (marketing, revenue modelling, logistics, energy sector, banking, retail...)
  • Assistance with providing access to a network of partners and customers, and Sia Partner’s experience within large groups
  • Logistical assistance (office space in Paris) and assistance from our support functions (recruitment, communications, press relations, etc.).

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