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ABOUT OTIUM CAPITAL

      
Otium Capital is the family office of Pierre-Edouard Stérin (also founder of SmartBox), composed of several specialist investment teams:

Otium Venture: 
- €0,5m to €5m on Seed/Series A rounds, with significant follow-on capacity (up to €10-15m per venture)
- Focus on SaaS, marketplaces and scalable media business models (B2C/B agnostic)
- Current portfolio:
     • Balinea: #1 online booking platform for beauty/wellness/hairdressing salons in France (€6m+ business volume)
     • Camping and co: #1 pure player OTA specialised on campsite booking in Europe (€5m+ business volume)
     • Octoly: Data-driven platform helping brands to connect with thousands of YouTube influencers and monitor their online video footprint
     • Shippeo: Management and tracking of road freight transportation
     • Stratumn: Platform as a service allowing developers to leverage the Blockchain technology easily

Otium Consumer: 
- €0,5m to €5m on Seed/Series A rounds, with significant follow-on capacity (up to €10-15m per venture)
- Focus on consumer startups disrupting their markets through product innovation, customer experience or community engagement
- Current portfolio:
     • SmartBox: #1 gift box operator in Europe (€500m+ business volume)
     • Weekendesk: OTA specialised on short break hotel packages in Western Europe (€70m+ business volume)
     • Merci Handy: personal care brand created in 2014 by millennials, for millennials

Main exit: We have backed Lafourchette as majority shareholder and lead investor, from 2009 (when it realized only 20 bookings / day) to May 2014 when it reached 20.000 bookings / day, just before its trade sale to TripAdvisor
    
Organization founded in France.

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