Certified B Corporation

Paris, France

Certified Since

September 2022


Equity investing - Developed Markets


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In



Daphni is a VC as a platform that invests in user-oriented startups with European DNA and strong international ambitions like Back Market, Swile or Made.com. The company is supported by daphnipolis, a closely-knit community of 300+ entrepreneurs, executives, academics, artists and advisors, and a digital platform to ensure both efficiency and full transparency. daphni was created in 2015, is based in Paris, and has €350 million assets under management. Marc Simoncini, Pierre-Eric Leibovici, Pierre-Yves Meerschman and Charles-Henry Tranié, the four managers of daphni Yellow, have been active for more than 20 years in the French tech ecosystem and are or were investors in companies such as Allociné, Angell, AnotherBrain, Back Market, Balyo, BlaBlacar, Devialet, Made.com, Meetic, Memo Bank or Typology. In addition to the investment in Pasqal, the team has announced investments in recent weeks in Leocare, Hubcycle and Stockly. Technology is a tool. Usage and product-market-fit are driven by people, services and emotions!

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, daphni earned an overall score of 105.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
105.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.7

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement3.0
Ethics & Transparency4.7
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 30.4

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security1.1
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.8
Career Development5.5
Engagement & Satisfaction8.3

Community 18.8

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion4.8
Economic Impact6.5
Civic Engagement & Giving4.6
Supply Chain Management0.7

Environment 9.2

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management4.2
Air & Climate3.4
Land & Life1.5

Customers 29.4

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.2
+ Mission Lock0.9
+ Past Performance2
+ Current Fund3.4
+ Positive Impact8.2
+ Portfolio Reporting4.5
+ Capacity Building5.6
+ Fund Governance1.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score105.8

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