04 October 2018
Olivier Younès was on a panel about M&A @DécideursMagazine: "The vision of LBO is being rebalanced between that of the bankers looking at the world through EBITDA, and that of the VC wondering how the industry will be disrupted".

DEAL: TagPay raises €2,5M

19 July 2018
TagPay has developed a next-generation, mobile-centric, core banking system that powers financial services in 20 countries, with a strong footprint in Africa.TagPay just completed its third round of funding for €2,5M including its historical investor Société Générale and various business angels.To get more information about the... Read more

DEAL: Fundvisory raises €1,8M

09 July 2018
Robo-advisory startup Fundvisory has raised €1.8m from Aviva France and Macif Group, to accelerate the development of digital savings in France.Aviva supplied 60 per cent of the capital through its Innov ‘Now fund, while Macif supplied the remaining 40 per cent via its Macif Innovation Fund. Both organisations are already customers of... Read more

DEAL: Crème de la Crème raises €3M

27 June 2018
Crème de la Crème raises €3 million to become the leading community of freelancers in Europe The Paris-based startup crème de la crème today announced a new funding round led by Alto Invest and joinded by exsiting investors like Alain Thibaut and Loic Le Meur. Founded in 2015, the startup’s objective is to confirm its European... Read more

DEAL: EDF Nouveaux Business acquieres Oreka Solutions

26 June 2018
EDF, on 26 June, announced the acquisition of Oreka Solutions, a company specialising in digital 3D simulation solutions for nuclear decommissioning. The EDF group, through its subsidiary EDF New Business, bought Oreka Solutions in May, becoming the majority shareholder with 89.7%. EXPEN is advisor to the transaction.For more information... Read more

Presentation @ HAX: Startup Exit Masterclass 2018 

12 June 2018
Olivier Younès contributed to the Startup Exit Masterclass 2018 organized by HAX on June 12. He presented the role of an investment bankers to advise startup exits, focusing on EXPEN’s proprietary approach, ie. VCaaS “VC as a Service” to maximize trade sales’ terms and conditions. More information: click here. Read more

DEAL: Enyo Pharma raises €40M

04 June 2018
Enyo Pharma, a clinical stage biotech company developing innovative drug candidates by mimicking virus strategies to modulate host cellular functions, today announced that it has completed a €40 million Series B round of financing from US and European investors. This new funding will enable the company to finance the two first Phase II... Read more

Masterclass @ RBC: Private Equity Summit

31 May 2018
Olivier Younès, founding CEO of EXPEN, organized together with RBC the RBC's Private Equity Summit on May 31. He presented the impact of Artificial Intelligence on Private Equity and Venture Capital alongside salient VCs ie. Serena Capital, Kreaxi and Alven. Related discussions: click here. Read more

DEAL: Adyoulike acquires Pulpix

23 March 2018
ADYOULIKE, a leading in-feed native ad platform and pioneer in native advertising, announced today the acquisition of video technology platform Pulpix, a company that helps deliver better engagement for brands combined with a powerful recommendation engine for the world's leading brands and publishers. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. To... Read more

DOCUMENTARY: Becoming an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley

22 February 2018
How is it to start a company in Silicon Valley today? How to pitch to a VC? How to boost your company? How does companies valuation work? How to get the right mindset? How to sell your company to Facebook or Apple? This documentary provides with answers to those questions thanks to the interview of majors of the Silicon Valley... Read more

DEAL: Heetch raises $20 million

25 January 2018
French ride-sharing startup Heetch raises just raised $20 million from Felix Capital, Via ID, Alven Capital, Idinvest Partners and InnovAllianz. This is the same funding round as last year’s $12 millions round, but new investors joined the round. The company wants to become the second ride-sharing service in France and in the other... Read more

DEAL: Staffme raises €3 million

09 January 2018
Staffme is a startup that connects employers with temporary staff. It has raised €3 million in a Series A round from Turenne Capital and M Capital Partners.Its algorithms connect workers with available temporary work posts in areas like sales, administrative tasks, events, and logistics.Staffme already has around 1,000 clients in France, and... Read more

MASTERCLASS @ NUMA: Corporate Venture Capital

20 December 2017
Olivier Younès, founding CEO of EXPEN, gave a training on NUMA on the topic: an introduction to investment and value creation with startups.More information about the training:

ITW @ FRANCE 24: "Venture Capital, small business will get big"

23 October 2017
Olivier Younès, founding CEO of EXPEN, was invited on Myriam Mascarello’s TV report on France 24: “Venture Capital, small business will get big”. He explains us what is the venture capital strategy: “Venture Capital is a very specific way to finance companies that can’t be financed through traditional banking. It can be tech... Read more

DEAL: Papernest raises €10 million

18 October 2017
Papernest (ex- Souscritoo) is platform of simple underwriting of insurance, electricity, gas, internet, TV, phone, etc. The company received 10 million euros in first funding from Partech Ventures (lead investor), Idinvest Partners and Kima Ventures in order to  target the european market. EXPEN is advisor to the transaction. More... Read more

DEAL: Inbox raises €1,5 M

13 September 2017
Inbox raises €1,5 M from Sofiouest advised by Arkea Capital to support its innovation and growth. This capital increase will allow Inbox to enlarge its research and development program and marks the beginning of a new period for the company. Inbox decided to increase its investment capacity in “new generation” tools to... Read more


11 September 2017
EXPEN will participate to the largest european event for entrepreneurs, Bpifrance Inno Generation (BIG), on Thursday 12 Oct 2017 at AccorHotels Arena Paris.EXPEN will give a Master Class on “Disrupt your Business Model” at 12:30pm. Happy to meet with you there!To see a 2-minute extract of the intervention: click here Read more

DEAL: Vekia raises € 12 million

07 September 2017
Vekia, a key player in machine learning in the Supply Chain market and an expert in forecasting demand and supply management, raises € 12 million to accelerate its international expansion in the United Kingdom, the United States and China, as well as to boost its technological progress. Leading this round have been Serena Capital... Read more


01 August 2017
Discover the interview of Olivier Younès, Founding CEO of EXPEN, in the magazine Decideurs - Guide Financial and Fiscal Strategies 2017 to be published in September 2017. Upload the onepager: Read the interview: Read more

DEAL: Envie de Fraise joins the MK Direct Group

31 July 2017
Established in 2006 in Paris by Anne-Laure Constanza, ENVIE DE FRAISE was one of the first fashion brands in the world to have been developed exclusively on the Internet, and the first to cater to expecting mothers. The company developed a disruptive business model based on control of value chain as well as digital agility. ENVIE DE FRAISE... Read more

AWARD: International Tech Transactions Advisory of the Year 2017

27 July 2017
Established in 2013, EXPEN, with its team of 10 consultants and 100+ industry experts worldwide, advises 5+ deals per month in fund raising, M&A, due diligence and company’s valuation. Its recent track-record showcases a unique expertise in entrepreneurial finance and in innovation: In digital, EXPEN advised Bridgepoint leading a major... Read more

CONFERENCE @ SYNTEC: "The first meeting on consulting"

29 June 2017
Olivier Younès, PhD, founding CEO of EXPEN and professor at HEC Paris, will participate to the conference : "Digital: Is consulting becomming an algorythm?" The digital transition in our society brings up questions about our relationship to work, services innovation and other people. This transition opens up new opportunities, but it also... Read more

REPORT @ FRANCE 24: "Investment funds: the cash machine"

17 May 2017
Olivier Younes is an affiliated professor at HEC Paris and founding CEO of EXPEN. He answers the questions of Myriam Mascarello, business reporter at France 24, about investment funds:  "An investment fund is created by pooling together money from various investors. The investment fund can invest in public companies but also... Read more

DEAL: Showroomprivé Completes the Acquisition of Beauteprivee

15 March 2017
Showroomprivé, an innovative European player in the online private sales industry, specializing in fashion, is happy to announce today that it has completed the acquisition of Beauteprivee.Showroomprivé successfully acquired a 60% stake in Beauteprivee, valuing the company at an enterprise value of €18 million for its entire capital, with... Read more

DEAL: TrustInSoft raises €1,2 million

09 March 2017
TrustInSoft raises €1.2M from Idinvest Partners to change the rules in software development and automate code vulnerability detection at a wide scale.TrustInSoft is the first company to offer developers a guarantee on the quality of their code, a significant breakthrough for the software industry. After 10 years of R&D at CEA, the... Read more

DEAL: Medday raises €34 million

09 April 2016
The French Startup MEDDAY, specialized in the treatment of neuro-metabolic diseases, received 34 million euros in second funding to start commercialisation in the US. This 34 million euros round was led by Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, Sofinnova Partners, InnoBio, Large Venture. EXPEN is advisor to the transaction. Read more

HEC SEED: "Connecting with venture capitalists"

08 April 2016
"Entrepreneur and former VC Olivier Younès, who is also a professor at HEC Paris, said there is often a taboo around VCs but that entrepreneurs just need to have empathy for venture capitalists, if they are to provide you with the money you need to kick start a business. "If you don’t understand how a VC works, you won’t make it,"... Read more

CONFERENCE @ HEC PARIS: "In the shoes of a VC"

01 April 2016
"Oliver Younès, besides being an HEC Affiliate Professor focusing on entrepreneurship, private equity and venture capital – and after a ten-year successful track-record as a VC -  is also the founding CEO of EXPEN, an advisory company for entrepreneurs and private equity. Leveraging his experience, Olivier Younès considers a VC needs... Read more

GLOBAL VENTURE LAB SUMMIT: "Turn students into brave entrepreneurs"

26 February 2016
Prof. Olivier Younès, Founding CEO at EXPEN and Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris, and visiting scholar at Berkeley. presented the philosophy and achievements of the HEC Entrepreneurs program: Turning Students into Brave Entrepreneurs: The 45-year Experience with the HEC Entrepreneurs Method. Based on the idea that... Read more

ITW @ ATLANTICO: "BlaBlaCar, Airbnb, Shazam: the secrets of a unicorn"

21 September 2015
“All those company have something in common: their model can be replicated everywhere in the word, at the same time and at a very low marginal cost” explains Olivier Younès, affiliate professor at HEC Paris and founder of EXPEN. “This economy of scale strategy, driven by the absence of material contingencies, is at the center of... Read more

ITW @ FRENCH TECH HUB : "The VC is the third pillar of the company"

24 July 2015
Olivier Younès, Founding CEO of EXPEN, is also a mentor at the French Tech Hub and a major speaker at the bootcamp programs organized in San Francisco."The entry of a VC (him, his money, his influence…) in the company will create an artifact of stimulation and everything will become bigger “the day after” (the deal): more money, more... Read more