arver is an independent venture capital investment company that finances the growth of innovative technology companies founded or co-founded by ambitious women. ARVER was born out of the strong desire and ambition of Delphine Remy-Boutang, founder of Journée de la Femme Digitale (JFD), to accelerate the careers of women entrepreneurs in order to create a new generation of leaders who will change the world. She has brought to the fore women entrepreneurs who are now among the leading names in the tech ecosystem in Europe and Africa.
arver gives visionary and ambitious women entrepreneurs the resources they need to accelerate their growth. Although there are fewer companies run by women, they are more profitable than those run by men. Despite this, access to finance remains a major obstacle for start-ups founded or co-founded by women. In Europe, 1.1% of all venture capital funding is allocated to start-ups run by women, and 8% to mixed teams.arver aims to tackle these inequalities through a militant investment approach. If we really want to change the world, we must first change the way it is financed.
arver invests in high-potential impact companies leading to technological advances that benefit our societies, our planet and people. The company must have a female founder or co-founder, to enable it to meet the challenges of tomorrow responsibly and equitably. arver also acts as co-manager of funds dedicated to its core investment area with management companies. arver finances companies with strong growth potential in dynamic markets capable of international expansion and seizing new breakthrough opportunities. arver seeks out emerging talents who put performance at the service of people and the planet.
ARVER integrates the companies it funds into its active community in Europe and Africa. ARVER’s ability to have a significant impact on the international influence of its portfolio is based on the expertise of Journée de la Femme Digitale teams, which mobilise public, private, media and investor players around three pillars (Education, Role Models and Financing) to improve the representation of women in tech. Impact and performance are the values that drive us at ARVER. Access to an influential international community of family offices, business angels, funds and corporates, leading to new investments and key commercial relationships.
“As an entrepreneur, over 10 years ago I created Digital Women’s Day (Journée de la Femme Digitale) and the Margaret Awards to honour and celebrate the ambitious women in tech who are changing the world. Today, many of them have succeeded. Our tech ecosystem is teeming with the leaders of tomorrow. I decided to raise the profile of these women managers, investors, media players and political leaders, to encourage them to share their experiences and make connections.
More than 10 years later, JFD has achieved its objective: we have accelerated more than 500 start-ups, built a benchmark community of more than 50,000 managers, entrepreneurs, investors, media and political leaders, all committed to the development of tech that paves the way for women. Driven by this momentum, I now want to go even further by investing money and time in those who are thinking and making the future.ARVER’s mission is to be a springboard for female tech entrepreneurs.We identify, finance and provide long-term support for the companies we select. Our aim is to contribute to the emergence of a new economic, environmental and social order. We support companies with a difference, led by exceptional teams who can draw on unrivalled collective experience. By combining the strength of investment with the power of an international community, ARVER has tenfold leverage in the service of high-potential female entrepreneurs. Combining the short and the long term, we are as ambitious as the women we support. We do everything we can to turn their audacity into success. We are committed to being exemplary in creating value that makes sense for our planet, for a better future.”