Our programs

You want to join our programs?

TO JOIN OUR PROGRAMS, THE STARTUPS MUST ALREADY:

Have

sizeable and growing

SALES FIGURES

Have an

ESTABLISHED
TEAM

Have

GROWTH
CHALLENGES

Since 2014, the RAISESHERPAS Endowment Fund
has created philanthropic tools and programs
to support the growth of startups
that are in the post startup development phase.

The RAISESHERPAS Endowment Fund
offers startups to:

FIND FINANCING

The RAISESHERPAS Endowment Fund
finances the growth of startups

that are in the POST STARTUP DEVELOPMENT PHASE.

Through three different loans ranging from € 100,000 to € 500,000.

€ 100,000 LOANS

These €100,000 loans at zero percent interest are
repayable over 6 years, with the option of a 2 year deferral.
They are provided to the company, a legal entity.

THE RAISE LOAN

on the equity of the RAISESHERPAS Endowment Fund

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be eligible for the RAISE Loan, the startup must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have its headquarters in France
  2. Be in existence for a minimum of 18 months
  3. Be majority founding members or holders of 50% of the voting rights
  4. Sales of more than €250,000 in the last fiscal year and an objective of more than €500,000 in the current fiscal year.
Learn more about our winners
  • Artsper
  • Bird Office
  • Click & Boat
  • Des Bras en Plus
  • Datapred
  • Coucoo Cabanes
  • Early Metrics
  • Legal Start
  • Learn Assembly
  • Natural Grass
  • Meero
  • ManoMano
  • Magic Makers
  • Oncovia
  • Chez Nestor
  • Bescent
  • Selency by Brocantelab
  • Shopîles
  • Phenix
  • Realytics
  • JAM
  • Toucan Toco
  • Le Chocolat des Français
  • Hubstairs
  • Message in a Window
  • MonPetitGazon
  • Supermood
  • Heuritech
  • Exotec Solutions
  • Staycation
  • Yespark
  • MÊME
  • PlayPlay
  • Foodvisor
  • Lifeaz
80

Honor Loans
awarded

80

Honor Loans
awarded

100 000

euros

100 000

euros

0%

interest rate

0%

interest rate

6

repayable
over 6 years

6

repayable
over 6 years

THE REVITALIZATION LOAN

that the RAISESHERPAS Endowment Fund manages for third parties.

THE RAISESHERPAS ENDOWMENT FUND COMMITS ITSELF TO THE REVITALIZATION OF REGIONS BY OFFERING ADDITIONAL FINANCING TOOLS IN CONNECTION WITH PUBLIC AUTHORITIES AND LARGE GROUPS. THESE PROJECTS ARE GEOGRAPHICALLY LIMITED AND HAVE TIME LIMITS.

This financing allows us to support the creation and maintenance of jobs in predetermined regions using 0 percent loans to startups located in these regions that are in a growth phase.

The allocation criteria are similar to RAISE loans, with the possibility of additional geographic criteria and the presentation of a hiring plan.

Learn about our winners:
  • Qarnot Computing
  • Short Edition
  • Fitle
  • Artips
  • Castalie
  • C2Corner
  • Jenji
  • Myre
  • Laboté
  • Mon Banquet
  • Transaction Connect

LOANS FROM € 200,000 TO € 500,000

Participative loans ranging from € 200,000 to € 500,000, at 5 percent interest, without any personal guarantee ;

THE EXPANSION LOAN

Launched by RAISE, through a subsidiary named RAISE Expansion of the Endowment Fund RAISESHERPAS and Crédit Agricole Ile-de-France,

The Expansion Loan supports the acceleration of the development of Parisian startups by setting up a PARTICIPATIVE fund. The amount allocated by the regional bank to this fund is 10 million euros, which will be deployed over 3 years. The selected startups will thus be able to benefit from a loan ranging from € 200,000 to € 500,000 for a period of 7 years with the possibility of early repayment without penalty and one year of partial deferral.

To respond quickly to the financing needs of young entrepreneurs, RAISE and Crédit Agricole d’Île-de-France are committed to accelerating the financing process by giving an answer in a few weeks. This speed and the flexibility of the execution process make it one of its main assets for entrepreneurs.

Learn more about our winners
  • Chefclub
  • Tediber
  • Andjaro
  • Welcome to the Jungle

BE MENTORED

The RAISESHERPAS Endowment Fund supports
startups at the strategic and operational level,

THROUGH CUSTOMIZED SUPPORT PROGRAMS
IN PARTNERSHIP WTIH LARGE COMPANIES AND CONSULTANCIES.

Over the course of these programs, experts from large companies and consultancies
donate their time pro bono and contribute their skills and expertise
to help the entrepreneurs grow.

CORPORATE SUPPORT

The RAISESHERPAS Endowment Fund offers these entrepreneurs personalized long term coaching programs (from 6 to 18 months),

LED BY MANAGERS AND DIRECTORS OF LARGE COMPANIES (HIGH POTENTIALS, MANAGERS, DIRECTORS OF BUSINESS UNITS, MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, ETC.)

The objective of these programs is to bring technical and strategic competencies to the entrepreneurs and to find concrete solutions to their growth problems. This also allows the collaborators from the large companies to adapt to the world of startups, which represent a source of innovation and disruption, by transferring their knowledge.

CORPORATE SUPPORT
OUR PAIRING SUPPORT
PROGRAM

IN AN INTUITU PERSONAE AND PRO BONO MANNER, WE CREATE A MATCH BETWEEN AN ENTREPRENEUR AND A REPRESENTATIVE FROM A LARGE COMPANY

to study a strategic or operational problem encountered by the young company in the scope of its development.

57

pairs have
been created

57

pairs have
been created

OUR TEAM SUPPORT
PROGRAM

IN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNAL TRAINING OFFERED BY THE LARGE COMPANIES, WE OPERATE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HR AND INNOVATION TEAMS

to implement support programs for startups for periods of from 6 to 18 months, with monthly meetings.

18

support programs
launched

18

support programs
launched

These large companies trust us

EXPERT SUPPORT

The RAISESHERPAS Endowment Fund
offers to the startups of its network
pro bono support programs

conducted by recognized consultancies or
independent experts.

28

experts
invested in RAISESHERPAS

28

experts
invested in RAISESHERPAS

three support formats

« Flash diagnostics »

We offer entrepreneurs an audit of the operational levers of their startup, in the form of a one week intensive training.

Themed workshops

bringing together several startups
in small committees on the topic of
their growth determinants:

190

working hours offered by the consulting firms

190

working hours offered by the consulting firms

  • 1The legal problems of raising funds
  • 2Cash and treasury management
  • 3The growth of human capital
  • 4Hiring
  • 5The business and investor pitch
  • 6Sales efficiency
  • 7Surveys and market studies
  • 8Digital tools
  • 9International growth
  • 10And many others...

Support for entrepreneurs

by experts, through regular monitoring over several months

These experts invest themselves
in the RAISESHERPAS Endowment Fund

GROW YOUR NETWORK

The RAISESHERPAS Endowment Fund is
above all a unique network,

composed not only of startups, but also of small, medium and large companies, of investors and experts.

Because one of the missions of RAISESHERPAS is to create synergies between all of the actors,

THE ENDOWMENT FUND MAKES ITS NETWORK AVAILBLE TO STARTUPS TO:

Find customers

especially large accounts, by steering them towards the right people to sign contracts and increase their business' opportunities;

Find financing

be it dilutive through investment funds, family offices or business Angels or non dilutive (loans or grants) with banking

Integrate support structures

especially corporate accelerators, to test possible partnerships.

Participate in events

In order to stimulate our community,
the RAISESHERPAS Endowment Fund regularly organizes
events that bring together
the members of our ecosystem:

RAISE Tuesdays

Each month, RAISESHERPAS organizes a « RAISE Tuesday »,

« a conference focused on a critical challenge to entrepreneurs and presented by
three speakers : an entrepreneur, a manager of a medium size business
and a CEO of a large corporation.

These conferences, followed by cocktails, let the RAISE community
meet each other for an evening and
exchange ideas in a warm
and informal setting.

RAISE Tuesdays
+3000

participants

+3000

participants

43

events

43

events

+150

speakers

+150

speakers

Our most recent RAISE Tuesdays

DAVID WITH GOLIATH, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BAIN & COMPANY

DAVID WITH GOLIATH, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BAIN & COMPANY

The annual gathering
of all of the ecosystem
The annual gathering <br />
of all of the ecosystem

Since 2015, and in partnership with Bain & Company, the RAISESHERPAS Endowment Fund has organized an annual gathering of the entire ecosystem

– leading corporate figures, successful entrepreneurs and political and public personalities – to promote the startup/large company relationship.

The growth and dynamism of the young companies in France is considerable: over the last five years, an average of 330,000 companies were created per year.

Unfortunately, half of them disappear during the first five years of life.

However, the alliance of a « David », a small, vulnerable entity, with a « Goliath », one with an international stature, often proves to be indispensable for young entrepreneurs to avoid the inherent pitfalls that often prove fatal in the passage from a startup to a sustainable business.

The baseline study of
startup/large company relationships

In 2016, we decided to review the current status of the relationships of large companies and startups

in order to create a precise map of the ecosystem and to formulate recommendations for improvement.

This study is updated each year:

« Supporting startups »
in 2015, on the need to support startups in the post startup development phase (a period of from 2 to 5 years).

« David with Goliath, the alliance of large companies with young companies » in 2016 and 2017

« Let’s Change Together » in 2018

« 1+1 = Better! » in 2019

« A moment of truth for alliances between youth and large companies » in 2020

« Allies for Action – How Impact Collaborations Transform the Ecosystem » in 2021

The first practical guide
to a successful collaboration

In 2017, we published the first practical guide for the collaboration between young companies and large companies

to identify and gather in a guide the stumbling blocks, brakes, levers and best practices of a creative collaboration of shared values

For the 2017 edition, RAISESHERPAS and Bain & Company also launched the David with Goliath Award, which rewards the greatest alliance between a large company and a startup.

The first edition of this prize, granted on November 15, 2017, to the Maison de la Mutualité, was a memorable occasion that more than 600 people attended.

Therefore, in three years, the David with Goliath initiative has become the not to miss event of the startups/large company ecosystem.

Read the opinions page of our founders Clara Gaymard and Gonzague de Blignières on the initiative, published in Les Echos.

The RAISE rendez-vous

The RAISESHERPAS
Endowment Fund organizes
breakfasts, after work meetings
and cocktail parties
to bring its community together.

THOSE WHO GIVE their TIME TO HELP THE VARIOUS PARTNERS

These conferences, followed by cocktails, let the RAISE community meet each other for an evening and exchange ideas in a warm and informal setting.

The RAISE rendez-vous

Contact us

Are you a startup who would like
to join our ecosystem?
Complete the form below and send us your pitch:

    14 Décris-nous
    en quelques mots ta startup

    *

    * champs obligatoires

    24 Donne-nous
    quelques chiffres sur ta startup

    *

    *


    * champs obligatoires

    34 Quels sont tes besoins ?
    Comment pouvons-nous t’aider ?

    44 envoie-nous
    ton pitch deck !

    contact us

    39, boulevard de la Tour Maubourg 75007 Paris