Paris, 26th February, 2018 – Jolt Capital SAS, an independent Private Equity firm specialised in Growth Capital Technology Investing that is authorised & regulated by the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) has announced the appointment of Antoine Trannoy as Partner.
With more than 20 years of experience within international technology companies, Antoine Trannoy has been an Operational Partner with Jolt Capital since early 2017. Since then, he has conducted numerous due diligence and contributed significantly to the €10m investment in Interel, where he has joined the Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Jolt Capital, Antoine was most recently the Managing Director for Hoist Group France. Before this, Antoine had been serving as CTO & Director for Locatel whereupon it ultimately merged with Hoist in 2014. Antoine has also had various other top executive roles including; VP Operations for Completel, CIO for AVIP/Dresdner Group, CTO for Mentum (acquired by InfoVista), and CTO for Fileas (acquired by Telespazio).
An engineer by training – a graduate of Telecom Sud Paris – Antoine’s career initially began with nearly a decade of research working in top-tier research labs including CERN (CH), IBM (USA), CRS4 (IT) working on networking and grid computing projects. He was part of the SHIFT project at CERN which was awarded the “2001 Computer World Honors” (best scientific application of the decade). In addition, Antoine is the joint inventor of 3 patents, filed while he was CTO of Locatel.
With this latest announcement, Antoine Trannoy commented: “I am delighted to be continuing at Jolt Capital. It’s a management firm with an active investment philosophy and strategy that resonates with me, as does the vision and level of ambition for our portfolio companies. I’m looking forward to working very closely with more great companies and contributing to their global scaling.”
Jean Schmitt, Managing Partner at Jolt Capital, added: “We are happy to have Antoine on board, now as a Partner. His expertise and track record will enable us to accelerate our deployment, and enhance our ability to further support our portfolio companies in future-proofing their technologies, market positions, and international scaling, often with smart M&A strategies.”
- About Jolt Capital
Jolt Capital SAS is an independent Private Equity firm investing in fast growing, profitable, globally-oriented technology companies of European origin, with revenues between €10m and €100m. Jolt Capital has invested in and catalysed various champion technology companies, including Heptagon (now part of SIX:AMS), Inside Secure (EUR:INSD), Fogale Nanotech, Alpha Mos (EUR:ALM), Blackwood Seven and Skill&You. Jolt Capital is currently managing an excess of €150m. The firm is authorized and regulated by the AMF.
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