Luxembourg-based global venture capital firm Runa Capita has opened a Paris office. Max Corbani, who recently joined Runa Capital as a Senior Associate, will lead the growth of its investment focus in the French startup ecosystem.
Luxembourg-based global venture capital firm Runa Capital has opened a Paris office. Max Corbani, who recently joined Runa Capital as a Senior Associate, will lead the growth of its investment focus in the French startup ecosystem.
Runa Capital, which has more than €400 million in funds, has previously invested in multiple successful French startups such as Capptain, which was sold to Microsoft in 2014, as well as Pasqal, Weling, BigBlue, Forest Admin, Open Replay.
Before joining Runa, Corbani founded two companies, including Dashblock, a dev tool backed by Y Combinator. Prior to Dashblock, he founded a tech consulting firm called Symolia and was part of the team that launched Apple Pay in France. He focuses on B2B companies building developer tools, open-source software, AI-based solutions, and deep tech projects and will work from the firm’s Paris office.
Runa Capital made exits from Nginx, which was acquired by F5 for $700 million, Ecwid – acquired by Lightspeed for $500 million – Acumatica, which was acquired by EQT, and Drchronom, acquired by EverCommerce.
Runa was founded in 2010 by a team of entrepreneurs behind global tech companies Acronis, which raised a $147 million round by Goldman Sachs in 2019, and Parallel, which was acquired by Corel.
In total, Runa Capital made over 100 early-stage investments in Europe and North America, including Mambu – valued at $5.5 billion – as well as Brainly, Zopa, Pasqal, MariaDB, Lendio, and Smava.