Alliance Ventures’ team presentation


Alliance Ventures, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Venture Capital fund launched in 2018, has seen a wave of new arrivals since the beginning of covid.
Alliance Ventures’ Paris team has been completely renewed over 2020-2021. In Europe, Veronique Sarlat-Depotte, also General Secretary and Executive VP of the Alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has been appointed as Chairman of Alliance Ventures. Julien Lhotte has joined the team as Operation & Governance Manager. Jean-Baptiste Dagand has been working as Alliance Ventures’ Financial Analyst & Controller. Finally, Cyril Kernbaum & Zakaria Lazaar are working as Venture Capital Analysts, supporting the team with various analyses.
The US and China-based team hasn’t seen any new arrivals. Ryan Armbrust remains in his position as Alliance Ventures’ Senior Partner and Lei Qi as Principal. Respectively based in the Silicon Valley and in China, they have been leading our investment deals, strategic collaboration within the Alliance and portfolio management since the beginning of the adventure back in 2018.


Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Company and Mitsubishi Motors represent the world’s largest automotive alliance. It is the longest-lasting and most productive cross-cultural partnership in the auto industry, whose member companies are focused on collaboration and maximizing synergies to boost competitiveness. This strategic alliance is among the industry leaders in zero-emission vehicles and is developing the latest advanced technologies, with plans to offer autonomous drive, connectivity features and services on a wide range of affordable vehicles.


Alliance Ventures is the strategic venture capital fund of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s largest automotive alliance. The fund, launched in 2018 and co-located in Amsterdam, Paris and the Silicon-Valley, plans to invest to support open innovation. Alliance Ventures targets technology and business model innovation in new mobility, autonomous driving, connected services, EV & energy and enterprise 2.0. By drawing on expertise and business opportunities from across the world’s largest automotive alliance, the fund makes strategic investments at all start-up stages and incubates new automotive entrepreneurs at the cutting edge of next-generation systems for the automotive industry.