Yann LAGALAYEGeneral Partner
Yann joined Demeter in January 2020 as Partner. He is in charge of the fundraising and management of the new venture scale-up fund so called Green European Tech (“GET”), focused on building a sustainable future and investing in smart building, smart transportation, smart industry, resources management, smart energy, sustainable communities, and climate risk resilience solutions leveraging Smart City tech enablers (IoT, WPLAN, 5G, …) and sustainability criteria (SDGs, profitability, resilience, ..)
Before joining Demeter, Yann created and managed the Energy Transition Capital fund of BNP Paribas that invested in 10 start-ups and 3 funds in North America and Europe.
He has previously held the position of Managing Director within the Private Equity team E&C Capital at BNP Paribas.
Yann also worked with the structured finance team of BNP Paribas where he has held the position of Deputy Head for EMEA. He started his carrier as reservoir engineer at Total specialized in naturally fractured reservoirs after a research period at Stanford University for Elf.
Yann holds an engineering diploma of School of Mines and an MBA of ESCP.
Current board: Outsight (3D semantic camera)
Past boards: Metron (AI energy efficiency for industrials), Heliatek (OPV), Aquion (Battery),
Other VC deals: Stem (DERMS) , Scoop (Carpooling for corporates), Ridecell (White label fleet mgt), Depsys (Smart grid), Sunna Design (Solar street lighting), Sierra Energy (Fastox gasifier)