Enhancing culture

Empowering cultural players with the means to grow, transform and reach the widest audience, in France and globally.

Our Mission

Creating an economic and social impact that can be measured, for and through culture

Fostering all forms of innovation

Building sustainable business models

Persistently expanding access to culture

Creating value for the entire ecosystem

Creating new and productive connections

Leveraging culture for regional development

Our Investment Principles

Providing Cultural and Creative Industries with the tools of venture capital, making high potential projects possible with an entrepreneurial approach and a long term perspective
ArtNova's venture and private equity investments are made through ArtNova Capital and its cultural heritage investments through ArtNova Patrimoine.
Investment approach
  • Minority or majority investor
  • Seed, acceleration, turnaround or business succession
Targeted businesses
  • Media
  • Services
  • Technology
Investment criteria
  • High-growth potential
  • Service to the common interest
  • Tech or usage innovation
  • Visionary entrepreneurs
ArtNova Patrimoine

Cultural heritage enhancement and management

Our commitment

We provide entrepreneurs with our strong strategic and operational expertise.

We open our network and make projects meet to enable the companies in our portfolio to realise their full potential.

As a long-term investor, we aim at breeding European, or even global, champions.

We want to have a strong and measurable social impact as well as a sustainable economical performance.

Our Portfolio

The first impact investment fund dedicated to the Cultural and Creative Industries

Our Team

Dedicated to ArtNova's mission and determined to deliver a sustainable impact

A French entrepreneur and philanthropist, Frédéric Jousset has long been involved in the cultural world. Frederic sits on the board of the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, and of the Friends of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and is a « Grand Patron » and board member of the Louvre Museum.

Frédéric graduated from HEC Paris in 1992, of which he is President of the alumni network, and co-founded Webhelp in 2000, a global business and leader in customer experience & outsourcing services industry.

Frédéric is Commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters, Knight of the French National Order of Merit and Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour.

In 2019, Frédéric created the Art Explora Foundation with the mission to reduce the cultural divide and support artistic creation.

Frédéric Jousset

In charge of ArtNova’s management and investment strategy, Solenne is also Deputy Managing Director of Beaux Arts & Cie, where she launched the strategy, innovation and cultural engineering consulting activities for institutions, local governments and corporations.

An ESSEC 1995 alumni, Solenne’s experience is at the crossroads of entrepreneurship and consulting. Deputy MD of TheatreOnline, Partner at Greenwich Consulting and subsequently in the strategy consulting branch at EY, she advised large media groups in their growth strategies.

Now an EY Senior Advisor, Solenne co-signed widely recognised studies on the Cultural and Creative Industries. She sits on the board of la Condition Publique.

Solenne Blanc
Managing Director - Partner

In charge of ArtNova’s investments and their integration into the ecosystem, Jean-Baptiste is also the Publisher of Le Quotidien de l’Art, and launched The Art Market Day in 2018, the annual gathering for European art market professionals.

An HEC Paris 2009 alumni, Jean-Baptiste previously led the Fine art insurance team at Hiscox in Paris and developed Christie’s Collectrium in Europe, a collection management platform.

Jean Baptiste Costa de Beauregard
Investment Director - Partner