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Michel FAURE – Chairman 

Post- graduation, after three years as a civil servant, Michel joined a French listed company active in aerospace and military electronics (350 m€ revenue) where he served for 16 years. In 2000, he resigned from his position of CEO, to be involved in private equity venture funds and personally investing in start – up. His current portfolio included companies in the security, telecommunication and semiconductors sectors and was board member of numerous public/private companies. In 2018, he invested in SOMOS and took the position of Chairman of the company.

Michel graduated from “Ecole Polytechnique - Paris ” (1977) and from “Ecole des Mines de Paris” (1979). 

Benoit Rousseau – CEO

Benoît has been assisting and managing start-ups for 20 years in the TELCO, media and sport sectors. Over this period, he has been deeply involved in assisting major investors in M&A operations and related business development projects. He has an extensive knowledge of technological companies key success factors since their very early stage and has a very entrepeneurial profile. He has also a strong financial background as he started his career as auditor in a major audit firm.

Benoît is a graduate from HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in 1990.

R&D Team

Our Team

The SOMOS R&D team has extensive background and experience in the semiconductor industry, focused on the areas of RF, analog and digital circuit design, layout, module integration with accurate EM modelling, and RF testing. Semiconductor technologies range from GaAs, to SOI, to standard bulk CMOS, and products designed by the team include Cellular Transceivers, CMOS and GaAs Power Amplifiers, VCOs and PLLs, LNAs, ADCs and DACs, Mixers, High Performance RF Switches on SOI and SoS. The team has accumulated over 400 man-years of design experience.



About Bpifrance

Bpifrance is the French national investment bank:
it finances businesses – at every stage of their development – through loans, guarantees, equity investments and export insurances.
Bpifrance also provides extrafinancial services (training, consultancy...) to help entrepreneurs meet their challenges (innovation, export…)

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About Omnes 

Omnes is a leading Paris-based European investor in private equity and infrastructure. With €3.6 billion of assets under management, Omnes provides SMEs with the capital needed to finance growth. The firm has dedicated investment teams across three key areas: Venture Capital, Buyout & Growth Capital and Infrastructure. With more than 30 trade sales and nearly 15 IPOs in 19 years (including Novaled, Biovex, arGEN-X and Direct Energie), Omnes’ venture team is a leading French player in financing innovative SMEs with dual expertise in the deep-tech and healthcare sectors. Its current portfolio includes BlaBlaCar, Bankin', Scality, Pixium and Sigfox. Omnes is owned by its employees. Omnes is committed to ESG issues and has set up the Omnes Foundation in aid of children’s charities. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).


About Xange

XAnge is a Franco-German Venture Capital team with €450m under management, investing in Software, Internet, Hard tech and Impact entrepreneurs.

XAnge is part of Siparex, a leading French private equity group.