Raphaëlle Martin-Neuville

Education

Raphaëlle holds a MSc in Engineering Energy from Supélec and Centrale Paris and a Master’s degree from ESCP Europe in Management and Entrepreneurship – which led her to study in London and Shanghai.


What I love

I love scuba diving: the underwater silence, wonder and sense of infinity really make me reflect on life. I sometimes fantasise about becoming a dive master on some Pacific remote island… When I’m back back on dry land, I love eating and cooking food from across the world – all the better when paired with tasty red wine.

Raphaëlle Martin-Neuville

Senior Associate

I believe culture is a company’s most valuable asset

Before joining Aster, I was the 3rd employee of a consulting company that I helped grow to 30 people. Building the team and the company’s culture while fueling growth with new business opportunities was a challenge. We stayed very people-focused and this is also what I look for as an investor: people I share values with, such as trust, diversity and humility, and who’re able to build and lead great teams to achieve their vision.

Corporates are the entrepreneurs of yesterday trying to build the world of tomorrow

I helped corporates and startups work together for 5 years, when #openinnovation was still a buzzword. I know how incredibly difficult it is for both parties, and yet how crucial it is for them to make it work! I like to see myself as a translator between entrepreneurs and high executives and this is the value Aster is putting on the table: a perfect knowledge of both worlds and the ability to find the right trigger to unlock adoption, so together corporates and startups can build the world of tomorrow.

Modern society is full of contradictions

Human beings are paradoxical animals: we need to consume less energy but we don’t want less comfort; we need to eat healthy food but we are not ready to pay the extra euro for organic vegetables; we need to find sustainable means of transport but we fancy visiting a new European capital every week-end. The entrepreneurs I am most enthusiastic about are those who “crack the case” – those who have found the right adoption driver at the right time and who are able to solve some of the most complex challenges our society is facing today.

Education

Raphaëlle holds a MSc in Engineering Energy from Supélec and Centrale Paris and a Master’s degree from ESCP Europe in Management and Entrepreneurship – which led her to study in London and Shanghai.


What I love

I love scuba diving: the underwater silence, wonder and sense of infinity really make me reflect on life. I sometimes fantasise about becoming a dive master on some Pacific remote island… When I’m back back on dry land, I love eating and cooking food from across the world – all the better when paired with tasty red wine.

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