Advent Venture Partners
London, United Kingdom
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Frederic invests in fast-growing digital businesses, at multiple stages (seed, early, and growth). He is focused on opportunities in digital lifestyle, especially new emerging digital brands and related enabling-technologies. He seeks to identify the best entrepreneurs in Europe and partner with them to create value in markets where he has both expertise and strong conviction. In 2012 he was named "Investor of the Year" in Europe by his peers at the Investor All Stars event.
Currently Frederic sits on the board of FARFETCH (online fashion marketplace) and Business of Fashion. He led/co-led Advent's investments in companies which were successfully exited recently: ZONG (mobile payments, bought by eBay/Paypal for $240m), FIZZBACK (customer feedback SaaS, bought by Nice Systems), VITRUE (SaaS marketing, bought by Oracle), DAILYMOTION (Online video, bought by Orange), QYPE (local search, bought by YELP), UBIQUISYS (mobile software, $310m sale to Cisco).
Frederic grew up in Nice (France) and now lives in London with his wife and their two daughters.