Company Background


DEFACTOのテクノロジーの開発は、Chouki Aktouf, PhDのリーダーシップのもと1997年にグルノーブル理工大学(INPG-France) で始まりました。

DEFACTOの独創的なDFTテクノロジーに18人年以上の作業が投入されたました。Dr. Aktouと彼のチームは、そのテクノロジーの有効性を確認するために早期に市場評価を行い、ヨーロッパの大手半導体メーカーと協同作業により、そのコンセプトの有効性を立証しました。

2003年、Dr. Aktouf、Michel Oger、Philippe DucheneとJames GirandはDEFACTO社を設立し、フランスの2つの主要投資会社からシリーズA~Dの投資を受けました。

また、会社の発足以来、DEFACTOはOSEO Agencyを通してフランス政府からの強いパポートを受けてます


CM-CIC Capital Innovation

CM-CIC Capital Innovation is the venture capital subsidiary of CIC – Banque de Vizille Group.

 Its objective is to invest in promising technology companies in their early stages of development with a high growth potential in dynamic sectors such as information technologies, telecommunications, electronics, life sciences and new materials.

CIC – Vizille Capital Innovation's policy is aimed at providing assistance over time (5-7 years) to high-tech start-ups, which will ultimately lead them on the right track to succeed. This involvement is achieved by working closely with the company through advices and networking, but without interfering in the day-to-day management of the company.

Investment levels are suited to each case – usually between €0.5 and €3 million - and injected gradually in several phases, as development needs rise. CIC - Vizille Capital Innovation always invests jointly with other financial partners, often as lead or co-lead investor.


innovacomInnovacom is a leading French Venture Capital firm providing early stage equity financing to companies operating in the fields of microelectronics, telecom hardware, communications software, enterprise software, Internet services and contents.

Since its creation in 1988 as France Telecom's venture capital subsidiary, Innovacom has helped launch innovative telecommunication, information technology and semiconductor start-ups like Gemplus, Business Objects, Soitec, SnakeTech/Simplex, Cobalt Networks, Infovista, and Kelkoo.

With €400 million of committed capital under management and offices in Paris, Stockholm and San Francisco, Innovacom is an active investor in Europe and North America.