Valentin Antoine

Investment Analyst

Valentin Antoine is an Investment Analyst with TDK Ventures. He supports founders building deep tech solutions that contribute to society in the mobility and industrial fields. Valentin also has a keen interest for robotics, actively exploring opportunities within the domains of collaborative robotics and robotics applications in construction and agriculture. He assisted Faction for their Seed Extension round and continues to offer his support as the company expands.

Prior to TDK Ventures, Valentin worked as an Investment Analyst at the venture capital arm of Safran in Paris, where he scouted aerospace and defense startups. He later joined the Supercharger team at Tesla for which he designed and oversaw the installation of Supercharger stations. His academic research experience includes a study of a piezoelectric MEMS vibrational energy harvesting and a study of the state of health of lithium-ion batteries for grid applications. Valentin holds a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a MS in Engineering from CentraleSupélec.

Outside of work, Valentin enjoys long-distance running and basketball, as well as playing poker, and hopes to participate again in the World Series of Poker.

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Current & Upcoming Deep Explorations

Category: Industrial

Industrial Software for Factory Operation

Industrial software has a huge market size, but it has been traditionally hard for startups. If a company can crack it by creating a middle layer of factory Operating System and dominate the space, we believe it could generate venture type of returns.

Previous Deep Explorations

Category: Mobility

Autonomous Transportation Systems

We are exploring transportation systems that allow fully electric and autonomous operation to help solve megacity congestion problems.

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