We are the first believers

We are the
first believers

The world produces a handful of legendary entrepreneurs a year.

We are entrepreneurs too, and have designed from scratch the ideal partner for these unique people.

A meaningful check at Day One, often even before the company actually exists.

A responsive, reliable and knowledgeable counterpart with aligned interests.

A long-term relationship we hope will last a decade.

We are Frst.

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(Lower part: investments previously led by the team through Otium Venture)

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Pierre Entremont
Co-Founder & Partner
Pierre started as a Seed investor in 2015, when Bruno and him debuted Otium Venture together. In 2019, they doubled down on their partnership and started Frst.

Passionate about how companies are born, grow and die, Pierre previously approached the matter from many standpoints: entrepreneurship (DandyBox, exited while at school), company building (Efounders, Rocket Internet), Midcap Private Equity (IK Investment Partners), and Management Consulting (McKinsey). 
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Bruno Raillard
Co-Founder & Partner
Bruno launched Otium Venture in 2015 with Pierre, with the goal to bring the high-conviction mindset to seed investing in France. In 2019, they doubled down on their partnership and launched Frst.

Prior to that, Bruno has occupied various positions in financial consulting (EY, Eight Advisory), Private Equity investment (Otium Capital) and general management (Gault&Millau) with companies ranging from SMBs to large enterprises.
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Gabriel de Vinzelles
Gabriel joined Otium Venture in late 2016, attracted by the team high ambition and the opportunity to help build a new VC fund.

Prior to that Gabriel had the chance to be on both sides of the table: as an early stage investor (Serena Capital) and as a startup founder (Clicknsign).
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Louise Boucher
Senior Associate
Louise joined the Frst's team in 2021, driven by the ambition to create the best seed fund in Europe.

Prior to that, Louise had several experiences in early-stage VC, working at Xange and Verve Ventures.