We help you build a profitable business

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.

WHO WE ARE

We're an evergreen fund rooted in an entrepreneurial success story

Bleu Capital is the venture arm of Jean Pierre Chessé's family office. As a founder, Jean Pierre has scaled his company to hundreds of millions of revenue and 1000+ employees. We bring this know-how to our portfolio and help you build all the necessary fundamentals to become a profitable business. And we give you time to do it. Bleucap is structured as an evergreen fund, with no pressure on time to exit.

HOW WE INVEST

We move quickly and double-down on winners

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. Decisions are communicated within 20 days and we commit to transparency on our decision-making.

Progressive capital deployment timeline
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. 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.

Sourcing
1-3 days
We mainly consider ventures that come through direct referrals from our network.
As ex-founders, we pledge to give feedback to every founder we talk to, regardless of the answer.
Vetting-process
10-15 days
We conduct an in-depth diligence process with a focus on your team, product, market dynamics, and early-product traction.
Decision-Making
1-3 days
We move fast once conviction is built. Our family office structure gives us the necessary flexibility to do so. We expand our capital involvement through our network of VC funds.
HOW WE SUPPORT YOU

We dedicate 80% of our bandwidth to you

Our goal is to 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. To do so, we generally have a deeper access to you and your performance data than traditional VC funds. This helps us accurately identify and understand your pain points, and we'll get our hands dirty to actively build alongside you.

SETTING LONG-TERM VISION

Mission alignment
Support setting quarterly roadmaps
Team alignment
Implement OKRs across the organization
Strategic advisory
Your partner through good and tough times
Network access
Connect with advisors and VCs we know

EXECUTING ON STRATEGY

Go-to-Market
Structure, deploy and grow your mkt efforts
Reporting
Create financial reports and business reviews
Shared insights
Collective intelligence from our portfolio
Talent network
Access vetted contractors / agencies
WHAT WE LOOK INTO

We specialize in the tools, brands and platforms that will disrupt the way we consume

Circular consumption
Mission driven companies that seek to unlock zero-waste ecosystems through circular models.
Frictionless commerce
Companies that unlock friction-less  experiences through unique elevated interactions with the consumer.
Supply-chain optimization
Ventures that help develop greener, shorter and more capital efficient supply-chain processes to reduce waste and improve forecasting.
Future-of-food
Brands working at the forefront of nutritional research to decrease the over consumption of natural resources.
Better consumption
Brands that offer simple, healthy and organic products that consumers fall in love with.
New marketplaces
Tools and brands that tackle Amazon, Shopify and other 3P marketplaces.
Data intelligence
Tools that enable businesses to better understand their experience and improve the digital and in-store customer experiences.
HOW WE WORK

Our relationships with founders are based on trust, transparency, and humility

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.

Frequent communication
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.

MEET THE TEAM
Jean Pierre Chessé
Founder and Managing Partner
Focus: General strategy & management
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Julien Lepleux
Investment Associate
Focus: New investments and portfolio support
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