Advent Venture Partners
London, United Kingdom
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I invest in fast-growing digital businesses, at various stages (seed, early, and growth stages). At Advent we seek to identify and partner with some of Europe's best entrepreneurs. Our goal is to help them create value in markets where we have both expertise and strong conviction. Our current fund is one of the best performers of its vintage globally. In 2012 I was honored to be named "Investor of the Year" in Europe by my peers at the Investor All Stars event.
Currently I sit on the board of FARFETCH (online marketplace for fashion) and Business of Fashion. I led/co-led Advent's investments in companies we successfully exited recently: ZONG (mobile payments, bought by eBay/Paypal for $240m), FIZZBACK (customer feedback SaaS, bought by Nice Systems), VITRUE (SRM, bought by Oracle), DAILYMOTION (Online video, bought by Orange), QYPE (local search, bought by YELP), UBIQUISYS (mobile software, $310m sale to Cisco).
I grew up in Nice (France) and now live in London with my wife and our two daughters.