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Portfolio Exits

1

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Holnest invests in startups and real estate.

Holnest Headquarter Location

10 rue des Archers

Lyon, 69002,

France

+33 0482290983

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French defense and security scaleup CerbAir secures €5.5M, wants to become a European leader in anti-drone solutions

Feb 6, 2020

CerbAir , a French defense, and security company that was launched in 2015 , has secured €5.5 million in funding recently. Back in December 2017, CerbAir secured €1.5 million in a funding round with the help of several investors include Denis Gardin from MBDA, Jean-Michel Aulas, with his family office HOLNEST and Technofounders, the French accelerator that kick-started CerbAir. With an estimated 10 million consumer drones in circulation today, the market is expected to rise to over 50 million by 2025. More than just a toy, these off-the-shelf UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are now being used for more sinister actions. Ditt and NDI offer their Amsterdam WTC office to anyone Are you an innovator of office-spaces? Would you dare to create the office space of... Show More Are you an innovator of office-spaces? Would you dare to create the office space of tomorrow? Show Less As per the company claims, drones are easy to purchase over the counter at affordable prices, and the threat is becoming ever more present. However, CerbAir, with its state-of-the-art radio-frequency technology embedded in mobile or fixed anti-drone solutions, civilian drone threats can be detected from far away (up to 5km/3 miles). Once detected and characterized, counter-measures can immediately neutralize the drone by forcing it to land through a mix of advanced jamming and hacking technology. The company successfully commercialized its Anti-Drone Solutions at the beginning of 2017, notably within special forces worldwide, Prisons, VIP Villas, or Security Companies. Lucas Le Bell, CEO of CerbAir: The aim of CerbAir is to become the go-to anti-drone solution in this ever-evolving industry. Our tailor-made toolbox approach means that we can deliver cost-effective solutions that adapt to all client needs. One of our main selling points is our capacity to detect and pin down a drone before it even takes-off, even from several miles away. We couldn’t be happier with today’s funding round. We will enhance our offer with more features – ever more innovative ones –, boost commercial development while we stay in touch with the needs expressed in the field. Main image credits: CerbAir

Holnest Investments

12 Investments

Holnest has made 12 investments. Their latest investment was in Pixyl as part of their Series A on April 4, 2021.

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Holnest Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/29/2021

Series A

Pixyl

$2.66M

Yes

Bpifrance, Elaia Partners, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

3

4/7/2021

Series A

Smartway

$11.91M

Yes

3

9/18/2020

Seed

TwicPics

$1.42M

Yes

50 Partners, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

1

6/30/2020

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

6/19/2020

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

4/29/2021

4/7/2021

9/18/2020

6/30/2020

6/19/2020

Round

Series A

Series A

Seed

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

Pixyl

Smartway

TwicPics

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Amount

$2.66M

$11.91M

$1.42M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Bpifrance, Elaia Partners, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

50 Partners, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

Sources

3

3

1

10

10

Holnest Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Holnest has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Merito on December 18, 2019.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/18/2019

Acquired

1

Date

12/18/2019

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Sources

1

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