Aster Capital


Aster is a Venture Capital firm with offices in 4 major innovation hubs: Paris, Cambridge (UK), Tel Aviv and San Francisco. Since 2000, we have partnered with more than 60 teams of entrepreneurs that are transforming markets with disruptive offers and technologies. We are always open to exploring new ideas related to mobility, energy and industry sectors that we have been covering until now. We invest in all stages, with a preference for the early phase. We are more than investors and we intend to act as an ally for entrepreneurs by connecting them to a valuable ecosystem of experts, influencers and business leaders. From marketing to executive talent, our commitment to the growth of our portfolio companies as well as the entire venture ecosystem also involves the commitment of our dedicated Operations team, our innovation strategy consulting firm (Aster Fab) and a crowdfunding branch to further expand opportunities (Aster Crowd). Some of our success stories include Solairedirect (acquired by Engie in 2015), Digital Lumens (acquired by Osram in 2017) and Avantium (IPOed in 2017).




Energy, Mobility, Consumer goods, Manufacturing


Series B, Series C, Growth, Seed, Series A


Africa, Middle East/ North Africa (MENA), Asia


Israel, China


Jean-Marc Bally

Jean-Marc serves as the General Partner & Managing Director of Aster Capital (located in San Francisco, Paris and Beijing) since March 2006. Jean-Marc has had more than $250million under management in several funds raised from large global corporations and institutional investors. Throughout extensive experience in supporting high growth companies, Jean-Marc leverages his networks and opens partnership opportunities with its corporate sponsors for the companies he believes in. He has invested in more than 40 innovative companies, including Solairedirect (France, acquired by Engie in 2015), Connectblue (Sweden, acquired by u-blox in 2014), and CPower (US, acquired by Constellation Energy in 2010). Jean-Marc holds a MasterÕs degree in Business Management (Grenoble Graduate School of Business), an executive education (INSEAD) and an additional MasterÕs degree in Mathematics. He has a keen interest in international matters, due to his frequent travels. He likes to adapt each strategy to each culture as he strongly believes that adaption is the key to success.