Founded in 1986 as part of the Caisse des Depots group at the instigation of Henri de Lapparent, and investing internationally as early as 1991, the team became independent at the end of 2003 as Iris Capital. The team has always coherently and exclusively held a sector-specialisation covering media, telecoms, IT and Internet, or as it is known today, the digital economy.
We proactively look for companies which have the potential to be leaders in their domestic and international market. We invest in experienced teams, cutting edge technologies, high-growth markets and business models that are viable and sustainable. We can invest at different stages: from effective start of revenue generation to growth capital for profitable companies.
We are interested in product and service companies as well as enabling technologies in our areas of interest: digital economy, and among others, social and new digital media, Internet and mobile services, Cloud Computing, new networking and softwware technologies, etc.