Meet Antoine, Partner & Co-Founder
Antoine Fine is Founding Partner of Eutopia, a role that for the first time connects the dots between his diversified background and his willingness to make an impact. After graduating from HEC Paris, Antoine kicaked off his career in private equity in 2003 as an Analyst for the Midcap LBO funds at Lazard. He was promoted to Investment Director in 2006 where he worked across fifteen deals and monitored two companies up to exit.
After taking a year off in 2010 to travel across the Mediterranean on his vespa, he then designed, launched and successfully sold a healthy snack brand before founding Financière Avanti, an investment & business development structure. Here he managed several projects across the FMCG, sports & leisure and education sectors for active investors in France and abroad before co-founding Otium Brands in 2015 and serving as Partner until 2018 when Eutopia took its independence. Always up for pioneering a new way, Antoine's forte lies in building and tapping into strong advisor networks. Forever listening and asking questions, it’s no wonder he gives the best speeches at the office party. When he’s not rallying the team around a vision, Antoine can be found hiking in the Alps with his family.
Meet Antoine, Partner & Co-founder
Antoine is Partner at Eutopia, having joined Otium Brands as Principal in 2017. Prior to that, he co-founded ChicTypes, a curated shopping service for men. Under his management, the startup served 20,000 clients and employed up to 60 people. Antoine started his career as a strategy consultant at BCG after graduating from HEC Paris. With a strong background in e-commerce and growth, Antoine certainly knows a thing or two about day-to-day operational issues. Known for his intuition and empathy, Antoine throws transparency, care and ambition into everything he does. When he’s not discovering a new daily productivity hack for the team, you’ll find Antoine practicing yoga, surfing or doting over his wife and kids.
Meet Camille, Partner & Co-founder
Camille is Partner & Co-Founder at Eutopia, after starting her career at Otium Brands as an analyst in 2015. She graduated from ESCP-Europe business school where she specialized in entrepreneurship. Within Eutopia, Camille is in charge of the investments in the wellness space (beauty, fitness, food) and made a dozen of deals in those industries. She believes branding and customer experience are key success factors to build tomorrow sustainable brands. Care is the most important value to her and she lives by it with her team and with the founders she works with every day. When she is not working on a new project, you can find her taking a spinning class at Dynamo or baking a brioche for the team.
Meet Cyrille, Operating Partner & Co-founder
Cyrille joined Eutopia in 2018 as Operating Partner. Based in New York, he oversees the American Market, guiding portfolio companies’ expansion to the US. Prior to this, Cyrille was responsible for launching the European omni-channel CPG brand Palais des Thés in the US.
Under his management and in only five years, Palais des Thés became the #1 tea brand in 5-star hotels and in major US department stores including Macy’s, Saks, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. The brand’s DTC strategy included e-commerce and brick-and-mortar stores. Cyrille graduated from HEC Paris before working as a strategy consultant at BCG for six years. Obsessed over new ways to grow revenues, Cyrille is forever identifying the latest market trends and spotting the best entrepreneurs. A strong believer in people being a company’s key asset, Cyrille takes pride in coaching and growing a team. When he’s not working with startups to overcome an operational challenge, Cyrille can be found travelling the globe with his wife and three children or discovering the latest trend in New York.
Meet Marion, Partner
Marion joined as Partner at Eutopia in 2021. Graduated from ESCP Business school, Marion started her career as an M&A analyst at Goldman Sachs in London. Then, she gained experience spending 7 years in Private Equity, first at Bridgepoint in London, and lately at FrenchFood Capital in Paris where she specialised in the Food sector as one of their first Fund’s Investment Director. Known for her patience and foresight, Marion is a caring person, always here to support the team in achieving greater goals. When she is not working on discovering new food trends, Marion loves spending time cooking a great meal for friends and family, or skiing in the Alps as soon as winter comes.
Meet Myriam, Chief Financial Officer
Myriam has been the CFO at Eutopia since 2019. Prior to Eutopia, she worked as an Auditor, where she gained experience from an external point of view, as the CFO and Head of Compliance and Internal Control, where she learned to work on internal topics, and as a Consultant where she helped companies on their global strategies.
Myriam is very observant and dynamic, and has a strong sense of intuition. When she does not have to be seated in front of her computer, Myriam loves being outside (even in wind and rain), and connecting with nature. She lives in the countryside in The Tarn where she cultivates her own vegetables with her husband and their two daughters.
Meet Clémence, Principal
Clémence joined Eutopia in 2020 as a Principal. Prior to that, she worked for over 5 years at leading international executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, mostly focusing on Private Equity and Investment Banking.
Clémence graduated from ESCP Europe and relies on her diversified background combining finance & recruitment, to spot new investment opportunities as well as support our portfolio companies in their People projects and ambitions. Recognized for her energy and positive attitude, Clémence is passionate about sport and also curious to discover new cultures and ways of life. When she is not connecting with people or exploring new fitness trends, she can be found spending quality time with her family.
Meet Alizée, Associate
Alizée joined Eutopia in 2019 as Analyst. Prior to this, she worked at Deliveroo France where she participated in the development of a new activity and at Orange Digital Ventures as a VC analyst.
After completing an MSc in Entrepreneurship at Grenoble Ecole de Management, she first started at Eutopia through an internship. Curious, empathic and strong-willed, she is the best to spot new opportunities as well as new tools to improve the team productivity. When she’s not diving into consumer sectors, meeting with founders or organizing team-building events, you’ll find her on her bike or experimenting new arts and crafts activities.
Meet Étienne, Analyst
Etienne joined Eutopia in 2021 as an Analyst. Prior to this, he worked at Danone Manifesto Ventures and Raise funds, and conducted entrepreneurship training missions for OSCE in Uzbekistan.
He graduates from ESCP with a major in Circular Economy. Passionate and optimistic, Etienne enthusiastically challenges our founders' plans to future-proof their businesses. When he’s not hunting for new brands, you’ll find him wandering in the Alps with skis and a paraglider.
Meet Julie, Assistant to the CFO
Julie joined Eutopia in 2020 as Assistant to the CFO. Prior to that, she held various back-office positions within the banking group Arkea where she developed strong financial skills and a real capacity to build trustful relationships. She is enjoying her new life in the South of France (Tarn) and when she is not working alongside Myriam she can be found exploring nature and spending quality time with her husband and kids.
Eutopia is Fund General Partner, B-Corp certified, dedicated to emerging consumer brands with a purpose. Eutopia’s investment thesis is driven by current shifts in consumer behavior and we back founders who are rethinking the way we eat, shop, sleep and feel.
Our mission is to be a kind, transparent, and ambitious economic player supporting high-potential projects with a “good for me, good for the communities and good for the planet” approach.
Founded in 2015 inside Otium Capital, Eutopia is an independent investment firm since 2019 with a presence in Paris, Amsterdam and New York. The team manages 235 million euros through 3 vehicles covering the early and later stage segments of VC (Otium Brands, Eutopia II and Eutopia Preferred), and has invested in approx. 30 companies in various consumer sectors (food, beauty & wellness, lifestyle/leisure, home, etc.).
Eutopia is keen to meet ambitious, caring and highly motivated talents from diverse backgrounds to grow its "family" (investment team as well as portfolio companies' teams).
Eutopia is looking for people with real entrepreneurial mindset, positive energy and personal values to accompany consumer brands with a purpose and shake things up.
Eutopia's mission is to be a kind, transparent, and ambitious economic player supporting high-potential projects with a “good for me, good for the communities and good for the planet” approach.
Eutopia has already taken action in these essential areas :
Governance : Eutopia is an “entreprise à mission” and a B-Corp certified company, a guide towards the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
Gender Equality : Eutopia is proud that more than 50% of the investment team and 38% of portfolio companies have female or mixed founding teams. Eutopia has signed a variety of agreements to maintain that standard (Sista, Parental Act, Charte France Invest).
Responsible Investing: Eutopia incorporates environmental, social and corporate governance issues into investment practices (signatory of UN’s PRI - the world’s leading standard for responsible investment; member of the International Climate Initiative).
Philanthropy : Eutopia is committed to donating 1% of capital gains generated by the fund to make.org and will contribute to other philanthropic projects.