Three funds will be created, to be organized as follows:
Both OP Ventures Growth and OP Ventures Global will be immediately operational, while the third fund, OP Ventures Early Stage, will open for business in the course of the second quarter of 2012. All three funds will be dedicated exclusively to companies involved in creating value within the digital economy.
Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of France Telecom-Orange said, “I’m delighted by today’s launch of OP Ventures. This joint initiative with Publicis Groupe and Iris is a pioneer in its field. It complements Orange’s considerable effort in terms of research and development, and it will encourage the emergence of future leaders of the digital economy by bringing them funds at several stages of their development. I would also like to thank both the European Investment Fund and CDC Entreprises for contributing to this project to create one of the leading players in Europe in digital venture capital”.
Orange (NYSE: FTE)