About us

What's OneRagtime?

Our mission is an ambitious one: contribute to shaping tomorrow’s world through innovation and technology. To do so, we are building something special for entrepreneurs and for investors alike: a platform-powered venture ecosystem made of a venture platform, a studio and advisory services.
We strongly believe that the key to success for our start-ups is to be supported and backed by the right people. This is what the OneRagtime community is about. It’s an ecosystem in which start-ups can bloom and become the next global champions thanks to access to capital, network, knowledge and operational resources.
On the other hand, we offer our investors a prime deal flow carefully scouted and selected by our team, a seamless and fully digitalised investment process, from due diligence to terms negotiations.
In a nutshell, we are bridging the gaps between start-ups, investors and corporates to spark the next wave of global champions.

Team

We are a team of crazy millennials operating under the supervision of experienced senior executives. Founded by Stéphanie Hospital and Jean-Marie Messier, OneRagtime is also guided by our wise Godfather, Philippe Bourguignon, and gathers amazing talents such as our operations guru Josep Solé and our superstar mentor Laurence Bret. What better combination of emerging talents and confirmed achievers to scout and back the new global gamechangers?

Stéphanie Hospital

The VC Powerpuff. Moulded in the corporate world but born entrepreneur, this digital woman is disrupting the codes of tech and investment, empowering entrepreneurs’ dreams.

Jean-Marie Messier

J2M: investment banker, investor, and visionary. He enables startups and corporates to collaborate to change the world! The wizard of disruption.

Philippe Bourguignon

CEO, investor, leader, personal advisor, sailor. Disrupting venture capital at OneRagtime and Revolution. A man of many talents, sail with him and he'll show you the world.

Laurence Bret-Stern

The latest addition to our phenomenal mentors. Master skier and people lover, she's our network superstar - scaling heights others can only dream of.

Josep Solé

Who said product guys can’t be cool? Coder at heart, but natural businessman, he is uniting unique features in powerful products, while speaking Catalan… #controversial

Sophie Boirard

A fine touch in a beast world. Feared by developers and praised by all, she guides our investors in choosing their next start-up baby. The digital lady is about to run the start-up world.

Benjamin Cohen

He surfs like a pro through financials and pitch decks to track the next golden nugget, helping them to reach the stars... unless the surf's up, of course.

Romain Untereiner

Doer, dreamer, he deals with data on the drumbeat. Part-time musician, full-time geek #RU360.

Elisa Gautier

Explorer, adventurer, communicator. This peppy young woman never settles down. A start-up tornado is about to be unleashed.

Arthur Leroy-Beaulieu

Le Chiffre. Fluent in numbers and a master of innovation, he's our go-to guy for all things finance.

Inés Melgá

Gamer first but artist by trade, she trains her eye on the bold and beautiful and crafts an exquisite user experience.

Naïm Joukovsky

Rugby player turned developer, he travelled around the world and settled down in Barcelona to become the oldest millennial of the team.

Matias Berny

Self-declared geek, team player, aspiring tech writer. He rolls his skateboard and runs his code lines.

César Chanut

Who said engineers couldn't get the VC world? César explores the city on his bike, discovering tech ventures that will change the world and guides them through to triumph.

Maxence Beguin

Want to talk perseverance? Maxence cycled around the globe in 365 days to invest in green energy projects through microfinance. Now, the world is his oyster.

Pauline Verbrugge

Half-French, half-Dutch, but Belgian to the core, this global girl is a start-up lover! Social networks hold no secrets for her and she's always on the hunt for the latest trends.

Sacha Herszkorn

Never one to stand on the sidelines, Sacha writes short films and code lines, invents games and rocks the ukulele. Sometimes all at once, we've heard.

Damien Lopa

The artistic developer. Cinema and capoeira lover, his code lines are his masterpiece.

Values

Here are our values… So that you know whether you fit with us!

Cool attitude

There is nothing worse for us than people who take themselves too seriously!

Trust

We believe in long-term relationships and aligned interests.

Optimistic

Let’s focus on the bright side.

Having fun

Because that’s what life is about.

Hard working

Because as Jefferson brightly discovered “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have”.

Curiosity

“I’m neither clever nor especially gifted. I’m just very curious.” – A. Einstein.

Global

The world is our playground.

Ambition

Go big or go home.

People focus

Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

Passion

It is our drive!

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