Antoine MallardCEO and Co-Founder at AiVEN Partners
Antoine Mallard is the CEO and Co-Founder of AiVEN Partners, a finance-first impact fund focusing in deeptech along three main verticals namely health, education and the environment. AiVEN is part of an ecosystem that includes The Robot of the Year, an international competition in ethical AI and HUMaiN, a foundation striving to make the latest innovations available to the less-privileged part of the population. Antoine is also an investor and board member in deeptech start-ups aiming to make a difference and teaches VC/PE and M&A at a few leading European business schools.
He was the Founder of D’Alembert Capital, an event-driven fund that capitalized on little-known market inefficiencies and incorporated elements from game theory and behavioral finance. Before founding D’Alembert Capital, Antoine was managing Concordia Advisors’ Event-Driven Fund, in which MAN Group invested. Before that, he was Head of Research at Systeia Capital Management (then the largest Paris-based multi-strategy hedge fund and a subsidiary of Amundi).
Prior to that, Antoine was a Senior Associate in the European offices of Apax Partners as a member of the global Technology and Telecom Groups. He executed a number of transactions and sat on the board of portfolio companies advising them on various operational and corporate finance issues.
Prior to that, Antoine was an Analyst in the M&A Group at Credit Suisse in New York advising on a number of domestic and transatlantic transactions in a variety of sectors. He was then appointed as the only analyst in the newly-formed New York Technology M&A Group, headed by Frank Quattrone.
Antoine graduated from the Ecole des Ponts (a leading French Grande Ecole and a member of the Paris School of Economics and Paris Tech) with a dual major in Quantitative Finance and Economics as well as an MBA.