Our Vision

"I'm humbled to have founded Origins, the first-of-its-kind venture capital fund in Europe bringing together fantastic athletes, their strong and valuable community of followers, and great tech and business LPs."
Blaise Matuidi, co-founder @Origins

The team

Between Paris, New York, and Miami, we’re a globally distributed team bringing together a breadth of perspectives and experiences to support founders across Europe and North America.
Blaise Matuidi, Origins

Blaise Matuidi

Co-founder & General Partner - Miami, FL
Blaise is a 2018 World Champion with the French football team! Fascinated by tech and with very strong relationships with many top athletes (NBA, soccer, tennis) and influential celebrities (DJs, artists). Blaise has started investing in tech a little while ago and quickly understood the power of his influence for these consumer companies. Blaise is touching the end of his football career at Inter Miami and sees tech investments as his next big thing, together with the right team.
Ilan Abehassera

Ilan Abehassera

Co-founder & GP
New York, NY

Ilan Abehassera

Ilan is a 3-time tech entrepreneur and investor in over 50 companies over the past 8 years. He notably co-founded Willo, a hardware company that raised $17M with Kleiner Perkins and just launched to the families in the US. Before,

Ilan founded Producteev who was acquired by public company Jive Software in 2013. Ilan has also co-founded Diaspora Ventures where he invests in pre-seed startups founded by French entrepreneurs in the US, building an incredible portfolio of 17 companies in a year.
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Salomon Aiach

Salomon Aiach

Co-founder
Paris, France

Salomon Aiach

Salomon was the Head of Startups & VC at Facebook France. Given his role, he saw companies spending 20% to 40% of VC money on growth. Origins wants to help that by bringing influential LP's and their social media influence to consumer startups.

Salomon has built very strong relationships with many of the top VCs in Europe and the US. Prior to Facebook, he was one the early employees of Marcus, the consumer & fintech arm of Goldman Sachs in New York.
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Yohan Benalouane

Yohan Benalouane

Co-founder & Investor
Milan, Italy

Yohan Benalouane

Yohan Benalouane is a world famous soccer player, premier League champion with a business driven mindset. He’s a successful investor, entrepreneur and business mentor.

Yohan also gets involved in numerous philanthropic activities. he is an important asset to the team, bringing his expertise in business as well as his a-list network to the table.
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Lara Fakhry

Lara Fakhry

Investor
New York, NY

Lara Fakhry

Lara is an investor in the New York office where she focuses on consumer technology across social, fintech, gaming, web3, health, and more. Prior to joining Origins, Lara began her career at Mindshift Capital in Dubai, where she supported gender-lens investing across the Middle East and North America.

Most recently, she was an investor at Spacecadet, an early-stage generalist tech fund based in New York. Lara graduated from Sciences Po Paris, where she earned a degree in political science with a concentration in law.
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The Crew

Origins is bringing a fantastic investor base together to back global consumer startups. Here are some of our LPs...
Maurice Lévy
Maurice Lévy
Founder @Publicis Group
Sébastien Borget
Sébastien Borget
Co-founder & COO @The Sandbox
Nicolas Santi-Weil
Nicolas Santi-Weil
Founder @AMI Paris
Alexandre Yazdi
Alexandre Yazdi
Co-founder & CEO @Voodoo
Roxanne Varza
Roxanne Varza
Director @Station F
Miralem Pjanic
Miralem Pjanic
Player for @Barcelona & Bosnia
Antoine Dupont
Antoine Dupont
Player for @StadeToulousain & @XVFrance
Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud
Player for @MilanAC & @EDF
Presnel Kimpembe
Presnel Kimpembe
Player for @PSG & @EDF
N'Golo Kante
N'Golo Kante
Player for @Chelsea & @EDF
Kinglsey Coman
Kinglsey Coman
Player for @BayernMunich & @EDF
Paulo Dybala
Paulo Dybala
Player for @ASRoma & @Argentina
Miralem Pjanic
Miralem Pjanic
Player for @Barcelona & Bosnia
Antoine Dupont
Antoine Dupont
Player for @StadeToulousain & @XVFrance
Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud
Player for @MilanAC & @EDF

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