The next step in UpSlide’s journey: welcoming Partech

Julien Villemonteix
September 20, 2023

Earlier this year, we decided to embark on a new phase of our journey and welcome a minority investor to UpSlide. After months of careful consideration, we are thrilled to introduce our new partner, Partech, a global investment platform for tech and digital companies.

This marks an exciting chapter in our mission to help financial and professional services firms work more efficiently in Microsoft 365. We believe that with Partech’s support, we will further solidify our position as a leading provider of productivity and brand compliance solutions globally, while continuously delivering exceptional value to our clients. 


  • UpSlide is excited to announce it has welcomed Partech as a minority investor in the company.

  • Partech will support UpSlide to strengthen its global presence across key markets, particularly in the United States and APAC.

  • The partnership will also reinforce our dedication to product and service excellence, and help us with key recruitments in the coming years.

Why are we welcoming a new partner? 

UpSlide has proudly remained self-funded and has enjoyed steady growth since its inception in 2011. Over the past 12+ years, we have grown and consolidated our position as a leading provider of SaaS software in the finance industry.  

At this stage in our journey, we believe that an experienced partner, who has helped, and is helping, many companies like us, will be able to support us and serve as an invaluable advisor to help us realize our global ambitions

Now more than ever, we also want to ensure that our team, comprising 140 dedicated individuals, continues to benefit from our growth. This new partnership has also given us an opportunity to do that by adjusting UpSlide’s ownership, and the related value sharing, to reflect the growing responsibilities and achievements of our teams.

A group of people at the beach.
Pyramid Group and UpSlide at our 2023 annual offsite

Why have we chosen Partech? 

Selecting the right investor was a crucial decision for us. We sought an investor who aligned with our values, culture, and commitment to corporate social responsibility, while also possessing a deep understanding of our growth stage and industry. Our vision was for this partner to be a minority investor who could provide strategic counsel and sit on our board.

Partech’s expertise and ability to drive digital transformation forward by supporting tech companies across Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, really resonated with us. Having successfully collaborated with other promising SaaS companies, such as Fresha and Weglot, they fully comprehend and share our strategic vision for UpSlide. 

UpSlide’s founders and management have carefully built, over the years, an ambitious company with highly engaged employees, focusing on delighting users.

Omri Benayoun

General Partner, Partech

The presence of Partech’s Omri Benayoun, General Partner, and André François-Poncet, Partner, on our board will provide invaluable insights, guidance, and a fresh perspective as we chart our course into future success. 

How will Partech support UpSlide? 

This partnership is a transformative step towards the realization of our ambitions. We will leverage Partech’s support to strengthen our presence across key markets, such as the United States and APAC, while also continuing to elevate product excellence and streamline internal operations. 

Working with Partech will also open doors for us in terms of networking, strategic partnerships, and market insights. It will facilitate key recruitments, positioning us perfectly to serve our clients with even greater excellence. The alignment between our teams will not only enhance our capabilities but also drive innovation, particularly in areas such as AI – ultimately benefiting our clients and the industry as a whole. 

What does this mean for our clients? 

Our clients rely on us to provide innovative solutions that keep them ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving industry. Our dedication to delivering our clients the highest level of service and support remains intact throughout this process and beyond. This announcement reinforces our commitment to staying at the forefront of technology, continuously innovating to address the unique challenges of financial and professional services firms. 

What’s next for UpSlide? 

As we embark on this exciting journey with Partech, we are committed to ensuring the success of this partnership. We eagerly anticipate the opportunities it will bring and how it will enable us to continually add value to our client’s work. Throughout this journey, we will remain true to our core values of excellence, trust, and happiness at work

This collaboration will be instrumental in shaping our future and ensuring that we solidify our position as a leading provider of productivity and brand compliance solutions.

Julien Villemonteix

CEO, UpSlide

Our immediate focus will be on integrating Partech’s expertise and insights into our strategic planning. We will work closely with Omri and André to align our goals and leverage their experience to maximize our growth potential. This collaboration will be instrumental in shaping our future and ensuring that we solidify our position as a leading provider of productivity and brand compliance solutions globally. It will provide our teams with new opportunities to grow and challenge themselves.  

This whole process wouldn’t have been possible without the work of our dedicated team of UpSliders, the team at Partech, and our trusted counsels, Amala Partners and Scotto Partners – thank you! 

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Julien Villemonteix
Julien is the CEO of UpSlide. Formerly our Chief Technical Officer, Julien wrote the source code for UpSlide over 13 years ago. He is a keen tech enthusiast with an interest in emerging AI and the future of work.

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