about Sow & Grow
Team of French entrepreneurs trying to help ideas to go (a)live.
We are passionnate about developing ideas changing habits or eco-systems: news, shopping, leisure, content, mobile...

We have worked together for more than 15 years when we started Cyrealis, a French online media company based on the success of Clubic.com (leading tech-related online magazine) and Achetezfacile.com (compararison shopping), and the acquisition and growth of 4 other portals: Jeuxvideo.fr (videogame), Neteco (ebusiness), Mobinaute (mobile) and OZAP (entertainment).

After merging Cyrealis with the digital division of the M6 Group (#2 French private TV channel / subsidiary of RTL Group), we also launched Deco.fr (home-related portal) and Turbo.fr (automotive portal). After these successful launchs, M6 websites hit 15 million Unique Users (Nielsen//Netratings 10/2010).

While working for such a diversified group, we helped on our spare time several other business to grow, from a local brick-and-mortar restaurant to a global music-industry player.


In 2011, we decided to leave M6 Group to start a new adventure: alive ideas.

The mission of Alive Ideas is right there in our name: we bring ideas to life. To achieve this mission, we seek passionate teams with fun or revolutionnary ideas, and try to help them with some of the ingredients of success: business tips and smart money. We also develop our own ideas (such as Mapado.com), gathering code-gurus and marketing genius together.

frankenstein Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive...
Wanted: code gurus, marketing genius, ideas crunchers, communauty masters, picky writers, SEO maniacs, resourceful graphic designers, unframed photographers, mobile fanatics... Let's team together!
  • icon_01 Good Ideas

    Good ideas have a real, mesurable impact on their environments, on real life / real users.

  • icon_02 Talented Teams

    Gather complementary skills, Get an outside view from the inside...

  • icon_03 Smart Money

    Don't spend cash just because you have it. Get what you really need. Fill the gap with ingenuity.

  • icon_04 Network

    Connect with more entrepreneurs, more suppliers, more customers. Discuss. Get feedback. Accelerate.

showcase Projects we support
Different countries, languages and markets but the same will to move the lines and challenge the status-quo.

Things to do close to you


Document tracking and control


Decentralized private cloud


Innovation for Music Entertainment


Customized printing & services


Publish interactive 3D content


Data operator for air transport ops

Mini World Lyon
Mini World Lyon

Indoor miniature park

Bob el Web
Bob el Web

Cloud solution for performing arts

alive ideas founders
Entrepreneurs, Instinctive & High-Energy.
Jerry Nieuviarts
Jerry Nieuviarts
Lyon, France

Humanist. Optimist geek.
Engineering education.
Experienced team manager.
Eager to change the world.

Nicolas Rosset
Nicolas Rosset
Paris, France

Brainstormer. Tea and gadgets lover.
Business education.
Hands-on handyman.
Optimization and benchmark addict.

news Latest news from the projects we support.
Sketchfab raises $2m to get to the next level

A round led by Balderton Capital, with Partech Ventures, Borealis Ventures, David Cohen and seed investors (including Alive Ideas)

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Document Security and Tracking for Gmail

docTrackr's powerful and easy-to-use Google Chrome extension enables you to secure and track your sensitive email attachments.

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Infinit is the fastest file transfer app ever built

Let's compare the new Infinit desktop app (Mac OS) versus 7 of the most widely used applications for sending files ...

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New version for Instapost by Popcarte

Print your most amazing Instagram photos and creates high quality and full color paper postcards.

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+50K$ for Miniworld Lyon via crowd funding

Dozens of new "villagers" now own their own place in the future miniature park after a successful Ulule campaign!

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Mapado opens its beta version for Rhône-Alpes

You can now try the cool interface (web+mobile) and plan some good spare time in the area.

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Alive Ideas
27 rue de Charonne
75011 Paris

Phone: +33 1 84 16 62 58
E-mail: contact [at] aliveideas.fr

RCS Paris B 522 998 665
TVA Intracommunautaire : FR 55 522 998 665