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Hélène Falchier

Partner, Portage Ventures


helene falchier
helene falchier

Based In

Paris, France

Geographic Focus

Europe & UK


  • Insurtech
  • Regulated Businesses
  • Infrastructure of Financial Services


  • - I started my career in the insurance industry and I'm like Obelix. I fell into the pot when I was young!
  • - I practice sports regularly and really like to discover and try new sports.
  • - Reading something other than news of the sector and investment memos, if I can. I love 'The horde of counterwind' by Alain Damasio.

Hélène Falchier has served as Partner, Portage Ventures at Portage since 2019. As a member of Portage, Hélène invests in early-stage and growth-stage opportunities globally. Within the investment portfolio, Hélène is a board director at Hellas Direct, Pledg, Acheel, Listo, Tuum and Getquin. She is based in Paris, France.

Prior to Portage, Hélène founded and served as CEO of Open CNP, the corporate venture program of CNP Assurances (“CNP”). During this period, Open CNP supported startups such as Lydia, October and Alan. Hélène was also CNP’s Head of Private Equity, managing a €7.5bn AUM portfolio with investments in Europe and the US. Before joining CNP, she served as the Head of Investments in real estate, private equity and stocks for Ecureuil Vie. 

Hélène was the Chairwoman of the AFIC LPs club (French Association for Investors for Growth) and is part of Level 20, a not-for-profit organization founded to improve gender diversity in the private equity industry.

Hélène holds a Master’s degree in economics and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris.


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Acheel is a France-based full-stack insurance company aiming to provide simple, transparent, and innovative insurance coverage.

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view Getquin


Getquin is a developer of a social networking platform designed for investors to create and manage exchange-traded fund portfolios, and interact with a community of like-minded investors.

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view Hellas Direct

Hellas Direct

Hellas Direct is a digital first, full-stack insurance company offering home and auto coverage in Greece and Cyprus.

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view Pledg


Pledg provides a white-label buy-now-pay-later and installment payment service within France.

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view Tuum


Tuum is a developer of a modern cloud-native core banking platform designed for banking operations.

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view Mooncard


Corporate card and expense management company offering secure payment cards that automate business expenses for mid and large companies.

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