Raphaëlle d’Ornano is the Founder and Managing Partner of D’Ornano + Co, an advisory firm serving investors and fast-growing companies looking for financial, legal and strategic support in their transactions, which has become one of the leading players in the European tech investment sector.
Before fully embracing her career as an entrepreneur, Raphaëlle started her career in Big 4 firms where it quickly became clear to her that the traditional approach to due diligence was not appropriate to understand the specificities of innovative and fast-growing business models. She then decided to set up her firm and to develop a unique and proprietary diligence approach for these assets.
Expert and passionate about the technology sector, Raphaëlle has conducted more than 500 due diligence assignments, both buy-side and sell-side on tech or tech-enabled companies, for global investors across all asset classes (Venture Capital, Growth, and Buy-out).
In addition to the creation and development of D’Ornano + Co, Raphaëlle teaches the course Growth and Profitability drivers in tech businesses at ESSEC Business School. She graduated from ESSEC in 2009, and has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2015. Raphaëlle also holds a Restructuring Law degree from the University of Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne.
Marathon runner and former triathlete, Raphaëlle lives in Paris with her husband and two children. She is currently developing the New York office of D’Ornano + Co.