We are building an ecosystem where people can thrive and grow
Our mission is to empower people to bring ideas to life.
We are open to giving time, skills and money to launch a new venture with external entrepreneurs or to launch an internal project.
At Once Upon a Time, we are long term thinkers, risk takers but also results oriented and data-driven.
Our culture is unique and is suited for people with an entrepreneurial mindset.
From launch to scale, we are here to help
Ideate & advise
We accelerate startups, through an acceleration program and a startup studio.
Build & automate
We help companies to be more efficient thanks to technology and data.
Market & grow
We help you grow with a tailored content marketing strategy.
Pitch & finance
We do pitch deck advisory and fundraising.
Attract & hire
We help by facilitating the recruitment process for companies.
Startups.camp is a 12 month acceleration program for ambitious B2B startups.
We help entrepreneurs build sustainable and scalable companies. Our objective of creating strong financial and societal value, thanks to our community of experts and mentors.
Agily helps companies to be more efficient via technology and data.
We are convinced that companies are built around three pillars, product, process and people. We combine strategy, design and technology to support our customers in the development of their businesses.
Potion Studio helps you grow with a tailored content marketing strategy.
The aim of potion studio is to shape brand stories by imagining and creating high value-added content.
We help our clients to extend their brands and create a strong bond with their audiences.
We are here to help our customers build a true organic acquisition machine without spending much time and budget on it.
Angelsquare finances the best startups in seed and series A.
Angelsquare gathers a community of over 600 active investors and connects them with startups looking to raise funds. Together we are building tomorrow’s entrepreneurial success.
Talent circle is a collaborative recruitment platform.
It offers companies the opportunity to share candidate profiles which reached the last stage of recruitment but were not taken. It thus facilitates the recruitment process for companies which is often long and expensive by offering only quality profiles.
After studying at Epitech and ISEG, Stéphane co-founded – with Vincent – Edencia, a venture studio that later became Once Upon A Time. Stéphane is also a very active business angel and he is currently the CEO of Once Upon A Time.
‘’ A great leader commands by example, not by force.’’
After studying at Epitech and HEC Paris, Vincent co-founded the venture studio Edencia with Stéphane which later gave birth to Once Upon A Time. He is in charge of the R&D and the Engineering part of the group as CTO.
” You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. ”
Timothée is a graduate from EDC Paris and Efrei Paris. In parallel to his studies, he bootstrapped several projects, which allowed him to increase his skills on subjects such as Growth & Automation. After 4 years in the entrepreneurial circuit, he joins Once Upon A Time as Partner and Head of Operation.
‘’ To reportedly double your chances of getting a “Yes” from your requests, say “You are free to accept or refuse.”
Tal is graduated from Kedge Business School. After studying in France, China and Canada, Tal worked for companies such as Schoolab, Clementine and EduPad before launching his own company. At Once Upon A Time, he holds the position of Head of Sales.
‘’ Work is necessary for man. He invented the alarm clock.’’ – Pablo Picasso
Anaïs is graduated from the Estienne and Gobelins schools in Paris, she has worked as a designer in R&D at PSA Group and in a digital communication agency. For the past year, Anaïs has been a Partner and Head of product & design at Once Upon A Time.
‘’ Less is more ’’
Stéphane PaillardHead of People, Finance and Care
Timothée VezyHead of Operations
Tal StanislasHead of Sales
Anaïs MaxinHead of Product & Design
Vincent CaggiariHead of Engineering
Théo LebarqFullstack Developer
Noémie KempfHead of Content Marketing
Aurore AugizeauHead of Marketing & Communication
Illa StanislasCommunity Builder
Gilles BourbonUX / UI Designer
They started a story with us
Tasses de café
Belles histoires crées
Want to know us better?
Stephane Paillard, our CEO and Timothée Vézy our COO were guests in the Pennylane podcast – Vous avez dit finance ?
In the podcast, you will learn more about our ecosystem and the organization needed to manage several businesses at the same time.
Moreover, Stephane gives his advice to entrepreneurs who are starting out and Tim gives his best tips in process automation.
Check out the podcast now!
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At Once Upon A Time, we give you the opportunity to grow your projects with a group of people who have strong entrepreneurial, dynamic and ambitious minds.
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