Investors

Qosmos is a privately held company backed by venture capital firms Alven Capital and DFJ Esprit, the GfK Group, one of the world’s largest market research companies, and the public investment bank, Bpifrance.

Alven

Alven Capital is an independent venture capital firm that invests in high-potential technology, services and media companies. With over $250 million under management, Alven Capital has already invested in more than 70 companies in Europe, including Aquarelle, Liligo, Wanimo, Splendia, MonShowroom.com, MyFab.com, SeLoger.com, Webhelp, Newsweb, Companeo, Metaboli, Prowebce and Qosmos.

GFK

GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s 80 years of data science experience. This allows GfK to deliver vital global insights matched with local market intelligence from more than 100 countries. By using innovative technologies and data sciences, GfK turns big data into smart data, enabling its clients to improve their competitive edge and enrich consumers’ experiences and choices.

DFJEsprit

DFJ Esprit is one of Europe’s most experienced venture capital investors, helping entrepreneurs build ground-breaking technology companies. In recent years, DFJ Esprit’s exits have generated more than $3 billion in combined enterprise value. Portfolio companies include Achica, Apatech (sold to Baxter Healthcare), Conversocial, Datahug, EVE (sold to Synopsys), Graze, Greenpeak, Horizon Discovery, Icera (sold to Nvidia), LOVEFiLM (sold to Amazon), Lyst, Neul, Oxford Immunotec (IPO on NASDAQ), SportPursuit, StrikeAd, The Cloud (sold to BSkyB), ZBD Displays and Zeus (sold to Riverbed).
DFJ Esprit is the exclusive European member of the Silicon Valley-based DFJ Global Network which has 30 offices around the world, $7bn in funds under management, and portfolio companies including Baidu, Box, Skype, Space X, Tesla, Twitter, Yammer and other leading innovators.

bpifrance Bpifrance is a €21 billion public investment bank whose two equal shareholders are the French State and the Deposits and Consignment Fund (Caisse des Dépôts). Bpifrance finances businesses from the seed phase to transfer to stock exchange listing, through loans, guarantees and equity.