Founding Partner of Trust Esport
Board Member of the participations
Esports entrepreneur since 2000, Matthieu Dallon is the ESWC creator (Electronic Sports World Cup, licenced in over 50 countries) and the co-founder of Toornament.com, empowering thousands of eSports organizations worldwide, both acquired by the entertainment group Webedia in 2016.
Former CEO of Ligarena from 2000 to 2005, CEO of Games-Services from 2005 to 2009, CEO of Oxent from 2010 to 2016, Matthieu Dallon produced over 70 international esports events, including legendary shows in Paris Accor Arena, the Louvre, the Paris Games Week, and led over the last 20 years, the development of esports platforms for game publishers.
Matthieu Dallon also founded the non-profit and federative organization France Esports, along with the French Ministry of Economy and the major game publishers (SELL & SNJV), and became its first President (2016-2017).
Manager of Trust Esport Fund 1
Alain Esnault graduated from Edhec Business School and Ecole Centrale Paris. He started his career by working at Crédit Lyonnais, as a private equity associate. He then proceeded to work as a CFO and M&A officer for several international companies (eg. Hewlett Packard) and entrepreneurial groups (eg. Groupe Roullier).
Alain moved to being an entrepreneur himself in 2002 when he became the CEO of several SMEs in industry and business services, including Groupe SVP.
He is currently the main shareholder and CEO of Apicap, an asset management company that specializes in both real estate and private equity, with over 700M€ under management. Apicap is the fund manager of Trust Esport Fund 1.
Senior Advisor of Trust Esport Fund 1
Petit Poucet President
Mathias Monribot created Bionatics, his first company, at the age of 21, while studying at the ISG Business School. Between 1993 and 2001, the company developed digital imaging technologies for the creation of landscapes and became a leader in 4 sectors of activity: architecture, video games, military simulation and animated films.
Mathias sold his shares in 2022 and left the company to create Petit Poucet, a strategy consulting firm specialized in supporting student entrepreneurs. In 2007, he opened the first private incubator in Paris and raised 4 investment holdings. He financed over 40 innovative start-ups. 28 have exceeded €1 million in sales by the 4th year and 16 have already been resold.
Since 2018, he has dedicated himself to the deployment of Jeunes Pousses, his endowment fund, and participated in the launch of Trust Esport.
Fimalac, co-founder of Trust Esport and main sponsor, is a holding company set up and led by Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere.
Fimalac currently operates in five main business areas: digital with Webedia (worldwide network of leading media outlets, digital creators and production studios reaching globally 250+ million monthly visitors), live entertainment through the production of shows and the operation of venues with Fimalac Entertainment, luxury hotels and leisure activities through the Barrière Group, private equity with mainly Warburg Pincus, and real estate with buildings in Paris, New York and London.
France’s national lottery and leading gaming operator, the #2 lottery in Europe and #4 worldwide, FDJ offers secure, enjoyable and responsible gaming to the general public in the form of lottery games (draws and instant games) and sports betting (ParionsSport), available from physical outlets and online.
Groupe FDJ is listed on the Euronext Paris regulated market (Compartment A – FDJ.PA) and is included in indices such as the SBF 120, Euronext 100, Euronext Vigeo 20, EN EZ ESG L 80, STOXX Europe 600, MSCI Europe and FTSE Euro.
Amaury is an independent family-owned group and a leader in sports. It owns the leading sports information brand L'Équipe, which is available in its paper version, on digital, on mobility and on television with the channel L'Équipe. 34 million French people are in contact with the brand each month. The Amaury Group also has emblematic titles such as France Football, L'Équipe Magazine, Vélo Magazine... It is the owner and organizer of unique sporting events with A.S.O. Present in 25 countries, it organizes 240 days of competitions per year, with 90 events such as the Tour de France, the Dakar, the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, the Tour Voile, the Lacoste Ladies Open de France.