Orange Digital Investment, Orange’s investment holding company dedicated to innovation

Orange has committed more than €750 million to Capital Investment through its Orange Digital Investment holding company. Orange Digital Investment is used to finance and support innovative projects, explore new business ventures and contribute to the Group’s transformation. It also helps create value in a responsible manner for Orange and our wider ecosystem.

 

 

Our mission

 

Orange Digital Investment holds the Group’s commitments in terms of Capital Investment. These commitments enable the Group’s entities to seize opportunities for commercial, technological and strategic partnerships with portfolio companies, while supporting innovation, improving our access to various ecosystems and creating synergies with innovative young business ventures.

Marc Rennard, Chairman and CEO, Orange Digital Investment

 

 

 

How our investments help create sustainable value

 

Orange Digital Investment holds Orange’s €350 million contribution to the internal Orange Ventures fund and has committed an additional amount of over €400 million in funds managed by external management companies.

These 20 or so external funds mainly focus on technology-related investments but also cover the environment and nature, in line with the Group’s purpose.

Over the 15 years to 2021, nearly 500 companies have been directly or indirectly financed by Orange.

 

 

Investment types

 

Internal funds, mainly Orange Ventures

 

Funds managed by external management companies

 

 

 

 
  • "Legacy" funds

Our « legacy » funds are those managed by a management company in which Orange has or has had an active role in their governance or capital. Most of these funds are managed by Iris Capital, with which Orange and Publicis launched the Orange Publicis Ventures fund in 2012. Since then, Orange Digital Investment has been involved in the OPV Global, OPV Early Stage, OPV Growth, Iris Next and the new Iris Venture IV funds. Orange is also an investor in funds managed by Innovacom, which was created within the Group in 1988.

  • "Strategic" funds

These funds have received €100 million from Orange Digital Investment and help the Group develop privileged relationships within certain ecosystems. These funds include LAC 1 de Bpifrance as well as  within the RAISE ecosystem.
 
 

  • "Themed" funds

Orange Digital Investment has also committed more than €100 million on behalf of our various Business Units to support their operational and strategic development. These funds include Digital Health II de LBO France, VR Fund II de Venture Reality, and Move Capital from Kepler Cheuvreux Invest. We are also engaged in funds such as LCF III de Livelihoods and Orange Nature in collaboration with Mirova, helping us achieve a key commitment of our Engage 2025 strategic plan: Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement objective.
     
     

 

 

 

 

In this way, Orange Digital Investment has participated in the financing of the development of several unicorns

 

 

 
 

French specialist in robotics and software for warehouse management
(unicorn in 2022)

 

 

 

French company focused on automating and improving the experience of insurance policyholders through AI
(unicorn in 2021)

 

 

 

French sports entertainment specialist, providing fantasy football and NFT platforms using Blockchain technology
(unicorn in 2021)

 

 

 

German digital logistics and container transport company
(unicorn in 2021)

 

 

 

English company providing an all-in-one virtual events management platform for planning, producing and replaying immersive events and experiences
(unicorn in 2021)

 

 

 

French company and global leader in cloud-based treasury and finance solutions
(unicorn in 2019)

 

 

  

Franco-American software publisher specialized in the integration, governance and real-time availability of data
(unicorn in 2017)

 

 

 

Israeli company offering Marketing Technology (MarTech) services based on AI, data and cloud solutions
(unicorn in 2017)

 

 

The Orange Digital Investment team

 

Our Capital Investment team brings together financial and technical experts from the world of telecommunications and innovation, leveraging on internal Group teams (Legal, Financial and Technical).

 

Marc Rennard
Chairman and CEO

Eric Le Riguier
Finance Director

Cionaith Cullen
Director of Partnerships

 

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