For more than 5 years, Bleu Capital has been investing in early-stage companies in the US and Europe, founded by ambitious, humble, transparent and execution-oriented entrepreneurs. We leverage our operating experience to work with founding teams towards securing profitable growth and financial independence.
Bleu Capital is the venture arm of Jean Pierre Chessé's family office. Prior to Bleu, Jean Pierre was the founder and CEO of Sinodis, a $200M business operating in China, which he built from the ground-up with no external capital. Our objective is to invest into doers that want to have a positive impact on the world we live in, and distribute our know-how to our portfolio. We are structured as an evergreen fund, with no pressure on time to exit.
Reduced focus on dealflow
We seek to minimize the footprint of our deal-flow processes in order to dedicate the bulk of our bandwidth to our portfolio. Bleu Capital does not have a capital deployment timeline and can therefore focus on building companies. As a rule of thumb, we invest into 2-5 startups each year.
Progressive capital deployment timeline
We deploy our capital over time, with a continuous and growing participation in follow-on rounds, as soon as the team hits pre-determined execution milestones.
We help founders assemble the necessary building blocks to turn ventures into profitable businesses. These blocks are derived from our own operating experiences as well as the collective intelligence of our portfolio.
SETTING LONG-TERM VISION
EXECUTING ON STRATEGY
Performance and data transparency
We generally have a deeper access to your performance data than traditional VC funds. This helps us accurately identify and understand your pain points.
Coachability and humility
As advocates for financial and management best practices, the Bleu Capital team seeks founders who are willing to learn and implement these principles.
We fundamentally believe in being present for founders through both the best and toughest times. To build a strong relationship that will unlock positive business outcomes, we strive to maintain frequent communications.
Jean Pierre Chessé
Founder and Managing Partner
Focus: General strategy, management
Focus: Portfolio management & deal-flow analysis