“HCVC”

ALEXIS HOUSSOU

Alexis founded HCVC in 2015 as a community-first venture firm to support hardtech founders. He's based in Paris and sits on the boards of Cowboy, Norbert Health, Twist and Remedee Labs.

Founder & Managing Partner

JERRY YANG

Jerry started his career in Taiwan where he co-founded a semi-conductor startup. He then moved to Silicon Valley where he joined Atheros and later became a member of technical staff at Qualcomm. He sits on the boards of Giraffe360, Qashier, and Valispace. He is based in Paris, and splits his time between Europe and Asia. Jerry also speaks 6 languages and is HCVC's Italian cuisine chef and photographer in residence.

General Partner

AYMERIK RENARD

Aymerik joined HCVC in 2015 from Western Digital Capital where he was leading venture investments. He started his career at Innovacom where he became a partner and has over 25 years of experience investing in breakthrough technologies. He is based in Silicon Valley and his active investments include Span, Anello Photonics, Augmenta and Bellwether Coffee.

General Partner

CYRIL ABITEBOUL

Motor racing engineer and manager, Cyril was previously CEO & Team Principal for the Renault F1 Team where he helped relaunch the Alpine brand. Cyril joined HCVC in 2021 to bring his over 20 years of experience with high-performance technologies to support the next generation of founders building hardtech companies. He is based in Paris.

Venture Partner

MIKE MILLS

Mike manages the legal side of the entire lifecycle of HCVC’s investments, which start with a term sheet and end with a great exit. Where possible, he also helps out portfolio companies with any big questions they have. Mike is based in Paris.

General Counsel

ALICE SANTINI

Alice runs Hardware Club, our community of highly curated hardware startups and corporate partners.

Community & Platform Lead