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

Our Team

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

Founder of ArtNova, Frédéric Jousset is a French entrepreneur and philanthropist. He 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 and co-founded Webhelp in 2000, a global business and leader in customer experience & outsourcing services. Frédéric is also the founder and President of Art Explora, a foundation that inspires new encounters between arts and audiences.

Frédéric Jousset

Solenne Blanc is Managing Director of ArtNova and CEO of Beaux Arts & Cie, leading publisher in Arts & Culture which has also become a premium service provider for institutions and corporate clients. Solenne sits on the board of Etablissement Public du Mont-Saint-Michel and La Condition Publique.

Solenne graduated from ESSEC in 1995 and her experience is at the crossroads of entrepreneurship and consulting. Formerly a Partner at EY Parthenon France, she has advised major media groups in their growth strategies and co-authored the study Cultural Times, the first global map of Cultural and Creative Industries.

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

As Investment Director, Alexis leads ArtNova’s projects when it comes to real estate, hospitality and entertainment. He then particularly enjoys helping entrepreneurs optimizing their business models and their growth strategy.

He graduated from ESSCA in 2007 and started by developing EY’s Project Finance team, working on structuring and financing significant infrastructure projects in France and worldwide.

Alexis is also a finance professor at EDHEC.

Alexis Duprez
Investment Director - Partner