Our team

Ai.VEN team of partners grew from a shared passion for artificial intelligence and robotics, and a strategic vision for investment opportunities in these fields. The team is bound by the deep conviction that responsible investment is a mean to ensure long-term development.

Together, we combine complementary skills and first-hand expertises in financial and geographical analysis, financial structuring and engineering, as well as in emerging technologies, data science, marketing and communication across a wide array of sectors related to artificial intelligence and robotics. 



Philippe Nacson and Antoine Mallard, respectively Chairman and CEO of Ai.VEN each have extensive applicable experience (20-25 years each) working with some of the world’s most respected organizations (Apax, RBS, Aberdeen Asset Management, Credit Suisse, HSBC) with an ingrained entrepreneurial fibre. They both run the global activity of Ai.VEN and lead the operations for Ai.VEN Europe. They are supported by a team of recognized experts.

Philippe Nacson - Chairman
25 years of Investment Banking and Private Equity. Sat on Boards of companies and Board advisor to CAC 40 companies. Founder of The Robot of the Year and Founder of HUMaiN Foundation. Graduated from HEC Paris, London School of Economics and NYU STERN. Based in Paris and Toronto. 

Antoine Mallard - CEO
23 years experience in deal sourcing, execution, monitoring, fund raising as well as M&A, IPO. Sat on the board of high-growth tech companies . Graduated from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech & Business School. Based in Paris and Toronto. 

Guy Mouyal - Company Secretary
30 years experience in biotech, education and renewable energy. Consultant in international expansion, asset transfer at some Big 4 and board member. Dauphine University graduate. Based in Paris. 



The advisors of Ai.VEN bring diverse and highly complementary skill sets : both technical (due diligence, artificial intelligence, digital marketing…) and international (London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Toronto). 


Sofiane Belgadi
15 years experience in capital-raising, M&A in technology. Speaker and serial entrepreneur. Graduated from HEC and Babson College.
Based in Toronto.

Marcus Benayon
25 years experience in Healthcare. Graduated from Colombia University and Toronto University.
Based in Toronto.

Gilles Folin
20 years experience in digital and marketing communication. Consultant in marketing strategy, digital transformation and innovation. Graduated from Paris Dauphine University.
Based in Paris.

Laurent Papiernik
25 years experience in telecom and AI sectors. Chief Data Officer, Director of Strategy and Regulation. Graduated from Polytechnique and Telecom Paris.
Based in Paris.