Jean-Manuel founded Adelie in 2018. He has more than 15 years of experience advising and investing in financial services and technology companies. He worked in particular for Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan in London where he was an advisor to lending platforms, fintech companies and leading tech investors such as DST Global and Rocket Internet.
Previously, Jean-Manuel worked with the founders of Clipperton at NetsCapital, a tech-focused corporate finance boutique.
He graduated from Centrale Supelec in Engineering and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
Prior to joining Adelie in 2020, Quentin worked as right-hand to the CEO & COO at SpaceFill, a B2B SaaS logistics startup, and as junior consultant at Accenture Strategy in the Financial Services practice.
He graduated from ESSEC Business School (Master in Management) and followed the Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship track.
Hugo joined Adelie in 2023. Previously, he worked at Quadrille Capital in Venture Capital, in large cap M&A at Crédit Agricole CIB in the P&U division and in FP&A at Worldline.
He is a graduate of the GETT triple degree program from EDHEC Business School during which he studied in France, in South Korea at SungKyunKwan University and in California at UC Berkeley.
Prior to joining Adelie in 2023, Rayann worked at La Javaness, a company that offers AI solutions for the public sector in France, and RedPill Studio, a Paris-based incubator helping companies maximize their growth through the use of digital, data, and AI tools.
He holds a Master's in Management with a specialization in Digital Business from IE Business School in Madrid, and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in International Business from Concordia University in Montreal.
Nicolas co-founded Clipperton in 2003 and participated in many of the transactions completed by the firm since then. Prior to this, he was a strategy consultant for Mars & Co and an investment banker for Nets Capital, a tech focused corporate finance boutique.
Nicolas is an HEC alumnus and holds a post-graduate degree in Finance and Economy from Paris School of Economics.
Deals: Aramis Auto (M&A sell-side), Dailymotion (SeriesA, M&A sell-side), Glovo (Series B), iAdvize (Series C), Packlink (M&A sell-side), Sendinblue (Series B)...
Thibaut joined Clipperton as a Managing Partner in 2009. Before this, he was a Project Manager at strategy consulting firm Mars &Co, where he worked for 9 years for large TMT blue chips in Paris and London.
Thibaut graduated from École Polytechnique (X 1993), ENSAE and holds a Master of Science in Finance & Economics from the London School of Economics.
Focus: Big Data, Cybersecurity, HR tech and Food tech
Deals: Botify (Series A), Glovo (Series B), Greenweez (M&A sell-side), Leetchi (M&A sell-side), Odoo (Series B), Webedia (M&A sell-side), Welcome to the Jungle (Series B)...
Antoine joined Clipperton in 2010. He began his career at Mars & Co, a leading strategy consulting firm, where he participated in various projects for Fortune 500 clients in the Consumer Electronics industry. He then worked at Apple EMEA Headquarters in London.
Antoine is an HEC alumnus and holds a Master in Digital Business Strategy from Telecom Paris (ENST) and HEC Paris.
Focus: SaaS, Health tech, Consumer Applications
Deals: Gastrofix (M&A sell-side), Sendinblue (SeriesB), Withings (M&A buy-side, Series B)...
Thomas joined Clipperton in 2013 and is now a partner. Before this, he spent over four years with Jefferies as part of the technology investment banking team based in London.
Thomas holds a MSc in Finance from Edhec Business School.
Focus: Travel, E-commerce, E-learning
Deals: MeilleursAgents (Series B), Odoo (Series B),Photoweb (M&A sell-side), Webedia (M&A buy-side, M&A sell-side),Team Vitality...
Stéphane co-founded Clipperton in 2003. He has led the company's efforts in Germany with the opening of its first office in Berlin in 2013. Previously, Stéphane worked for eight years in consulting at CDC Consultants and Mars & Co (in Paris and London) and in investment banking at NetsCapital (as a Partner in Paris).
Stéphane graduated from Ecole des Mines de Nancy.
Focus: IT Services
Deals: Gastrofix (M&A sell-side), Aramis Auto (M&Asell-side), Vestiaire Collective (Series B, C & D)...
Thomas joined Clipperton in 2006, where he is a Managing Partner. Prior to that, Thomas worked as a Senior Strategy Consultant with Mars & Co.
Thomas graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, and obtained an M.S. in Economics and Corporate Management at the ENSPM/IFP-School. He also holds a B.A. in General Economics.
Focus: Clean tech and Hosting / Infrastructure
Deals: Food Chéri (M&A sell-side), Foodles (Series A),Vestiaire Collective (Series D)...