Safran

Established in 2015, Safran Corporate Ventures is the Group's corporate venture capital arm. It funds startups that have developed breakthrough or disruptive technologies or business models which will help Safran to address the challenges of the aerospace, defense or security markets. Safran Corporate Ventures will help agile, innovation-driven companies by funding their growth. These companies will also benefit from: • Access to an international network of leading technology experts in Safran's business sectors. • The global commercial and industrial reach of Safran companies. • Commercial and development agreements to be implemented between such startups and Safran's own entities.

Grégoire Aladjidi

CEO

Florent Illat

Head of Safran Corporate Ventures

MT

Maxime Teulon

Investment Director

33 past transactions

Airtag

Acquisition in 2015
AIRTAG provides Mobile Shopping eco-system innovations including In-store systems and secure mobile applications, that deliver an interactive and engaging user experience. AIRTAG solutions include: AIRSHOP, Mobile Ordering, Payment, Loyalty & Couponing solution for retailers, grocers and fast food chains. AIRPASS is a white label mobile wallet platform for banks, financial service providers, telecommunications operators and retailers. The solution is a set of software tools that services providers can use to develop applications for contactless mobile payments. Including JavaDoc APIs and detailed developer guides, users can autonomously develop a secure solution that is approved by the card networks. AIRTAG’s quickly growing partner base is comprised of more than 35 retailers including: KFC, Brioche Dorée, McDonald’s, McCafé, Carrefour, Néstle, DIA, G20, Dior, Reebok and Fira de Barcelona and 10+ financial institutions including; MasterCard Worldwide, ING, Rabobank, Crédit Mutuel, BNP Paribas, PayPal and DU.

Safety Line

Venture Round in 2017
Safety Line SAS provides software and statistical analysis solutions for risk management in the field of air transport, including airlines, maintenance organizations, and airports. It offers SafetyCube, an operational aviation risk management software that integrates various safety aspects; Opti Climb, a solution to optimize and reduce fuel consumption; Flight Scanner for compliance and risk monitoring based on flight data; and Airside Watch, a non-intrusive solution to estimate the braking action. The company offers its solutions for hazard identification and risk assessment, optimization of fuel consumption, and reduction of aviation emissions. Safety Line SAS was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Paris, France.

E-Software

Acquisition in 2004
E-Software is a provider of hi-tech engineering services to the aerospace, energy and ground transport industries.

Neelogy SA

Acquisition in 2019
Neelogy develops and markets non-remanence magnetic sensors (thus very precise and non-intrusive) for the measurement of alternating and continuous electrical currents. The company's mission: to meet new needs related to energy metering, AC / DC energy conversion, electrical energy storage, real-time fault detection and diagnostics.

Eaton - Aerospace Power Distribution Management Solutions and ICS business

Acquisition in 2014
Eaton - produces illuminated switches, cockpit panel assemblies, pilot controls, and passenger safety unit latches, as well as circuit protection, power distribution and switch components and sub-systems for aerospace and industrial applications.

Kalray

Venture Round in 2017
KALRAY is a fabless semiconductor and software company that develops, markets & sells a new generation of manycore processors for Imaging, Telecommunication infrastructures, Data Security & Network Appliances embedded applications.

CAILabs

Series A in 2017
Cailabs is a French deep tech company, based in Rennes, which designs, produces and sells photonic solutions to fully exploit the industrial potential opened up by the shaping of light. Cailabs develops and produces a unique range of optical components based on its know-how and its patented technological innovations, in particular Multi-Plane Light Conversion (MPLC).

Diota

Series A in 2016
Diota is a provider of Augmented Reality software solutions dedicated to industry. Strong technological innovations along with business-oriented solutions make of the company a key player of the digital factory and industrial competitiveness, notably in the aircraft, railway, shipbuilding, automotive, oil & gas and chemical industries,in France and Europe. Among Diota’s major references are Safran Group, Dassault Aviation, DCNS, SNCF, PSA Group, Renault, Volkswagen, Daimler, Air Liquide, Total, Bouygues Construction…

SkyFive GmbH

Series A in 2021
SkyFive provides true broadband connectivity services and technology to airlines and other aircraft operators in key aviation markets worldwide, based on its patented Air-To-Ground (A2G) solution that leverages standard mobile network components.

CAILabs

Series B in 2019
Cailabs is a French deep tech company, based in Rennes, which designs, produces and sells photonic solutions to fully exploit the industrial potential opened up by the shaping of light. Cailabs develops and produces a unique range of optical components based on its know-how and its patented technological innovations, in particular Multi-Plane Light Conversion (MPLC).

Labinal - Corinth

Acquisition in 2000
Labinal - Corinth Inc. manufactures and distributes wiring harnesses and wire bundle components for commercial jetliners and military aircrafts.

Zodiac Aerospace

Acquisition in 2017
Zodiac Aerospace’s position as a major player in cabin interiors was strengthened with the acquisitions of Heath Tecna – cabin retrofit – and Contour Aerospace, a specialist in the design of First Class seats. This latest acquisition ranks Zodiac Aerospace as world No.1 in commercial aircraft seats.

Diota

Series B in 2019
Diota is a provider of Augmented Reality software solutions dedicated to industry. Strong technological innovations along with business-oriented solutions make of the company a key player of the digital factory and industrial competitiveness, notably in the aircraft, railway, shipbuilding, automotive, oil & gas and chemical industries,in France and Europe. Among Diota’s major references are Safran Group, Dassault Aviation, DCNS, SNCF, PSA Group, Renault, Volkswagen, Daimler, Air Liquide, Total, Bouygues Construction…

PRODWAYS

Venture Round in 2017
Prodways is one of the few players able to drive the emergence of 3D printing for series manufacturing. To do so, it draws on its complementary businesses which allow it to position itself as a credible alternative to the two global market leaders and at the same time become the only non-US company to offer customers a broad spectrum of 3D printing services.

GE Homeland Protection

Acquisition in 2009
GE Security’s Homeland Protection is a provider of products and services that defend personnel and property in airports, government buildings, high-risk organizations and facilities around the globe. The business plays a key role in helping its customers protect their people, assets and communities.

Sdu-Identification

Acquisition in 2008
Sdu-I is a developer and supplier of e-Passports and other sophisticated identity documents to a number of European governments.

Dictao Siege

Acquisition in 2014
Dictao Siege is a publisher of software solutions for security and digital trust. Our software platform guarantees the security of digital transactions, and gives users confidence thanks to reliable proof. The platform provides three core functions: strong authentication of users, transaction security (digital signature), and data integrity (digital vault and traceability). Dictao is the only software editor whose product range is tailored to meet high performance levels, is proven in diverse contexts and is certified at the EAL3+ level of the international Common Criteria standards by the FNISA (French Networks and Information Security Agency).

MorphoTrust USA

Acquisition in 2011
MorphoTrust USA is a trusted partner for all states as well as many federal agencies and commercial businesses. Their competencies include complete solutions that simplify, protect, and secure the lives of the American people and their identities. Their markets include government-issued ID segments such as driver licenses and passports, as well as border management, public safety, law enforcement, aviation, retail, banking and employee/applicant vetting.

Optics 1

Acquisition in 2009
Optics 1specialized in optics, opto-mechanics and electro-optics, designs, develops and produces integrated systems and subsystems for the defense market in the United States and abroad. It also produces a range of commercial products for the medical, biotechnology and electronics industries.
Optovac is specialized in optronics and night vision equipment.

L-1 Identity Solutions

Acquisition in 2011
L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. (L-1) is a provider of technology, products, systems and solutions, and services that protect and secure personal identities and assets. Through its divisions, L-1 delivers a range of offerings required for solving complex problems associated with managing identity. The Company operates in two reportable segments: Solutions and Services. The Solutions segment consists of the Secure Credentialing and Biometrics / Enterprise Access Divisions. Solutions from these divisions are marketed to Federal agencies, state and local government agencies, including law enforcement and department of corrections, foreign governments, and commercial entities, such as financial and health care institutions and casinos. The Services segment includes the Enrollment Services Division and Government Consulting Services Group. Enrollment Services perform fingerprinting and process background checks for civilians at centers across the United States and Canada.

Cassis International

Acquisition in 2012
CASSIS was established by a team of visionary entrepreneurs and smart card veterans to advance the use of smart card and chip based technologies. TSM services enable mobile network operators and service providers to manage and implement secure credentials on a mobile device for applications such as mobile banking, mobile payment, transit and physical access to secure sites.

Dibotics

Seed Round in 2019
Dibotics develops software for real –time processing of 3D data. It offers mapping and robotic localization solution, known as 3D simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) to achieve mobile autonomy. The company provides outdoor, maritime, airborne, and indoor solutions. It offers outdoor solutions for 3D mapping, autonomous car, autonomous truck convoy, localization in agriculture, driverless car, SLAM on fields, and autonomous shuttle; and maritime solutions for automatic harbor monitoring and 3D real- time dock scanning. It also offers airborne solutions, such as airborne mapping using Lidar, drone security zone, and infrastructure surveillance with drone; and indoor solutions, including 3D ToF camera SLAM, super resolution filter, and SLAM on warehouse ceiling. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Versailles, France.

Turbotech

Venture Round in 2018
TURBOTECH S.A.S develops energy storage system for aircraft. The company offers turboprops and turbo electric generators for light aircraft which combines recuperated turbine with electric machine. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Toussus-Le-Noble, France.

Goodrich Lighting Systems GmbH

Acquisition in 2013
Goodrich Lighting Systems GmbH develops, designs, manufactures, maintains, and supports aircraft lighting equipment for UAVs, satellites, and ground and naval vehicles.

Aerospace Propulsion Products

Acquisition in 2014
Aerospace Propulsion Products B.V. develops and produces gas generators for various applications. We are a European leader in the field of rocket engine igniters for space launchers as Ariane 5 and Vega. Furthermore, we are active in the field of fast gas generators for dust explosion suppression and we are developing fascinating new products based on patented cool gas generator technology.

Sofradir SAS

Acquisition in 2012
Sofradir SAS develops and delivers infrared (IR) detectors and equipment. It offers cooled and uncooled IR detectors, night vision modules, hand-held thermal imaging cameras, and high performance scientific cameras.

Colibrys

Acquisition in 2013
Safran Colibrys is a Swiss MEMS manufacturer, providing capacitive accelerometers and gyros. These sensors are designed for accuracy, offering high-performance and long-term reliability. More than a manufacturer of high-end sensors, Colibrys is a proven partner for those who demand a constant supply of high-tech marvels. This is a key consideration due to the time and costs usually associated with requalification programs for key components such as accelerometers.

SNPE Matériaux Energétiques

Acquisition in 2011
SNPE Materiaux Energetiques (SME) is one of the leaders specializing in the research, development, production and commercialization of high-performance energetic, pyrotechnic and composite materials for Defence, Space, Aeronautics, Transport, Building, and leisure applications.

Safran Power U.S.A. LLC

Acquisition in 2012
Goodrich Electric Power Systems manufactures and distributes aircraft electrical generators and power distribution systems.

Krono-Safe

Venture Round in 2015
Krono-Safe serves markets in need for a safer and more efficient solution for developing real-time embedded applications. These extend to both well established markets such as transportation, industrial automation, energy, medical and military, and new markets springing up where safety and security converge like the Internet of Things.