About us

Our History

A company 100% dedicated to Biosolutions for Agriculture

Green Impulse was found in 2019, driven by Alexandre OLIVAUD and Emmanuel PAJOT, and entirely dedicated to agriculture. It develops and markets bio-inputs for all types of plant production.

Located close to the Campus du Végétal in Angers, it promotes more than ten years of French academic research.

Green Impulse is a member of the professional union AFAÏA and a member of BPI France Excellence.

Our Ambition

Farmers are facing a new challenge: "to produce better with less". Our agricultural model must now change to reduce its environmental impact and ensure the health of consumers. To meet the new societal and environmental challenges, agriculture relies on agronomy and new technologies in genetics, biocontrol, digital and robotics.

Green Impulse intends to play an active role in this change of model and practices by providing distributors and farmers with alternative solutions for plant protection that are respectful of people and the environment.

Alexandre Olivaud and Emmanuel Pajot, Founders of Green Impulse.

The Team

Alexandre OLIVAUD

President
Entrepreneur and co-founder, Agricultural Engineer by apprenticeship, ISARA-Lyon, specialising in innovation management and business development.

Emmanuel PAJOT

Managing Director
Co-founder, Plant Biotechnology Engineer, National Biocontrol Expert, with more than 20 years of experience in scientific and regulatory management positions.
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Ophélie DUBREU

Research Engineer
Holder of a Master 2 in Plant Biology, currently a PhD student in plant physiopathology at the University of Angers.

Judie HENRY

Regulatory Affairs Officer
Judie holds a Master 2 in Environmental and Human Toxicology from the University of Angers, France. She is in charge of R&D and Regulatory Affairs.

Arnault GATIGNON

Sales Director on a time-sharing basis
With 25 years of commercial experience with agricultural cooperatives and traders, Arnault supports the founders in the commercial strategy of Green Impulse.

Christian DIDIER

Deputy Legal Director
Christian spent 15 years in Asia as Asia Pacific General Counsel for major corporations and has extensive advising on strategic negotiations and transactions.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Frédéric-LE-GUILLOU
Investment manager, partner

Frédéric LE GUILLOU

“We are proud to support GREEN IMPULSE in this ambitious challenge. It brings a real answer to the current agronomic issue, by reinforcing and boosting the efficiency of biocontrol solutions!”

Frédéric is a GO CAPITAL partner and has invested since 2015 in more than 15 Agricultural and Sea Tech companies. Previously as an entrepreneur, Frédéric co-founded a Food Tech in Lyon and managed a small family farm for five years.

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He worked in Australia during his studies, where he developed innovative soil spectroscopy methods for the CSIRO. He also evolved in the field of catastrophe modeling at PARTNER-RE (reinsurance). Frédéric holds a master of science in agronomy from the INSTITUT AGRO (formerly ENSA-Rennes) and a master’s degree in entrepreneurship from EMLYON BUSINESS SCHOOL.

Antoine-COUTANT
Member Independent Expert

Antoine COUTANT

“Green Impulse is part of a modern agriculture based on biostimulation and biocontrol products that reduce the use of chemical inputs. Thanks to our participation in Green Impulse, we are delighted to contribute to the development of high-performance and reasoned agriculture”.

An agro-food engineer (Agro ParisTech / ENSIA), Antoine began his career in 1984 at Rhône-Poulenc Food Ingredients. From 1989 to 2004, he held various management positions at Rhodia Food (now Danisco / DuPont), in multiple regions such as North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

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From 2004, Antoine took part for ten years in entrepreneurial projects in the fields of natural extracts, food supplements, clinical nutrition as well as crop protection through the emerging field of biocontrol (Diana Food, Agrauxine, Nutrialys, AB’Activ, Salipouss, 3Point3, France Morilles). In 2014, Antoine joined Lesaffre, and in 2017 will take up Managing Director of Savencia Ingredients and Nutritional Solutions. Antoine continued to support several venture capital projects and joined GO Capital in 2019.

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OUR INVESTOR PARTNERS

GO CAPITAL, an independent management company, had been a significant player in seed and venture capital in the regions since 2003. Thanks to its dense territorial network, GO CAPITAL contributes to financing responsible innovation in different areas (Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Normandy, Centre Val de Loire and PACA Region).

The GO CAPITAL Amorçage II fund, launched in April 2017, is endowed with 74 M€ and is subscribed by the National Seed Fund (managed by Bpifrance Investissement within the framework of the Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir), by the European Investment Fund and by the Regions of Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Normandy and Centre Val de Loire, by banking partners (Banque Populaire Grand Ouest, Caisse d’Epargne de Normandie, CIC Ouest, CM ARKEA and Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée), the metropolitan areas of Nantes and Rennes, and by around twenty entrepreneurs.

ANJOU AMORCAGE is a venture capital company with a diversified shareholder base made up of players in local economic life: the Maine-et-Loire Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 4 regional banks: Banque Populaire, Crédit Mutuel d’Anjou, CIC – Crédit Agricole de l’Anjou et du Maine and around 30 companies from Maine-et-Loire.

The ANJOU AMORCAGE fund is a mechanism for taking minority stakes in innovative companies’ capital in the seed phase in the Maine-et-Loire department.