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About us

Silvr was born out of frustration. Nima and Greg have been active participants of the European entrepreneurial ecosystem for the past 15 years. They have experienced first-hand how hard it is to get funding. So in 2020, they teamed up to solve the challenge that every business faces when trying to secure growth and continuity. That solution is Silvr.

Our vision is to empower business owners - the builders of tomorrow. And we do that by making business funding more accessible, with the help of our data-based scoring technology. For the hundreds of companies we financed, securing capital has never been so fast and easy. With over €330M raised in equity and debt from 2020, we aim to empower many more business owners across Europe by creating the funding experience they deserve.

Nima Karimi and Gregory Tappero, Silvr co-founders

Deutsche Mannschaft

Juliane Schraps,
Senior Investment Associate

Jan Keller

Jan Keller,
Senior Risk Analyst

Björn Lederer,
Investment Associate

Our story



Founding Silvr

Phase 1: financing French e-commerce businesses via a Silvr virtual card - funding the purchase of inventory or ads.



Closing €3M Seed round

Funding by Eurazeo, Isai and angel investors.

Opening a Paris office


Enabling SaaS loans

Phase 2: financing the French digital economy: e-commerce stores, SaaS startup founders, marketplace sellers.

Granting our 100th loan



Closing €130M Series A round

Funding by XAnge, Otium, BPI France, Eurazeo, ISAI; debt facility from SLAM.

Opening a German office



Funding our 1st German customer


Maturing our offering

Phase 3: making our Capital Line available to SMBs in Germany and France.

Securing up to €200m credit facility

Securitized facility from Citi (senior lender) and Channel (mezannine lender)


Silvr YoY revenue growth in 2022

600% +

Customer Net Promoter Score


Clients refinanced


Total capital loaned

€150M +


Nima Karimi,
co-founder & CEO

Nima is an angel investor, serial entrepreneur and tech mentor with 15 years of CEO and CTO experience. He teamed up with his former HEC classmate Greg to found Silvr after selling his 150-strong software development agency in 2019.

Gregory Tappero,
co-founder & CTO

Four-time CTO and a HEC Paris graduate, Greg has successfully launched and led technology-driven ventures across various industries. He runs Product and Technology teams at Silvr. Originally from New Caledonia, he spent a part of his career in Silicon Valley before settling in Paris.

Benjamin Soussan,

Benjamin joined Silvr as Chief Capital Officer in June 2021, with 14 years of experience in alternative investments, asset management and private markets. Formerly he was a trader at Trafigura and Deutsche Bank in London, then moved to Geneva to manage an investment portfolio for UBP.

Pierre Youenou,

Before joining Silvr in December 2021, Pierre spent 6 years at Stripe, building up sales and platform monetisation teams. He now heads Silvr’s Sales and Account Management divisions and is an angel investor at Super Capital VC.

Sacha Cayre,

Sacha is a Franco-American marketing leader with entrepreneurial background. The first media company he found in 2009 merged with Insign in 2013, and Sacha spent 7 years there as a Managing Partner. He held 2 other CMO positions prior to joining Silvr in September 2022.

Benjamin Cassigneul,

Benjamin spent 4 years out of his 20-year career as a CFO of Next Performance adtech company. He steered it through a global expansion (EU, USA, LATAM) and an eventual acquisition by Rakuten Advertising. Benjamin then stayed on as a Vice President International Finance & Accounting before finally joining Silvr in March 2022.



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