A cross border network is a real advantage when one is looking to tap a global market. This is where newcomers and entrepreneurs established in SF can find a forum to share their experience and knowledge.
Entrepreneurs & Executives
Evenium, Co-Founder & CEO
Web Entrepreneur. Passionate about IT, science, business development, human interactions, education, psychology and management.
Uber, Head of Business Development and M&A for Uber ATG & Uber Freight
Passionate about self driving technology, marketplace, and transforming the freight industry. Former tech executive at Cisco and investment banker at Lazard.
Samsung, VP Innovation
Serial entrepreneur, named one of the top 100 most influential French developers in the digital world.
Tech executive at the helm of the world’s largest freelance talent marketplace, Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk).
Serial entrepreneur. Managed several startups to success and also decided to close a few accepted failures.
Main focus today is Scality which he co-founded in 2009, recognized as a Leader in our industry by both Gartner and IDC.
Passionate about entrepreneurship and the "Art of Management": creating a culture that is respectful of every individual, joyful, and yet delivers exceptional results.
Tech B2B leader with focus on Enterprise Software. Bridging between startups and large corporations, with focus on the people side of entrepreneurship. It’s never “just a matter of execution”: great execution is hard, and it takes passion, talented teams and humility.
Tesla Motors, VP Manufacturing
Next World Capital, Advisor
Working with the firm’s portfolio companies as they expand into international leaders. Also Board Member of Groupama SA and a Business Angel at @50Partners.
Passionate about startups, entrepreneurship, and building great consumer products that can change the world.
French Tech Hub & PRIME, CEO
20+ years in Silicon Valley. 6 startups. Also CEO @PRIME. Mission: helping entrepreneurs!
42 Silicon Valley, Co-Founder and Managing Director
Before launching 42 in France with Xavier Niel, Kwame participated in the creation of one the largest computer schools in France and has led a career completely dedicated to IT both as an entrepreneur and within major large companies. He is especially involved with underprivileged young adults in education regarding computer programming.
Pinterest, Global Head of Corporate Development
Deep expertise in and passionate about consumer tech, digital media & e-commerce; corporate strategy, M&A, investments & business development
Previously at YouTube (Corporate Strategy & Development Senior Principal); The Walt Disney Company (Head of Digital Business & Corporate Development); McKinsey (Engagement Manager) & JPMorgan (Investment Banking Associate)
Cathay Innovation, General Partner
Next World Group, Investor
Nicolas El Baze
Partech, General Partner
Looking to support great entrepreneurs committed to their vision.
Storm Ventures, Principal
Focuses on artificial intelligence and augmented reality solutions targeting the enterprise. Previously a lead for Orange Fab and an evangelist.
Géraldine Le Meur
The Refiners, Co-Founder & General Partner
Geraldine co-founded LeWeb and several successful tech companies. As an Angel Investor she invested in companies such as LinkedIn, LendingClub or Evernote.
Bootstrap Labs, Co-founder
Partech, General Partner
Investor, senior executive with 20+ years experience in software marketing, from early stage startups to multibillion dollar companies.
MontBlanc Ventures, Managing Director
Accomplished sales & go-to-market executive with 15+ years of experience building and leading organizations, creating scalable operations and mentoring high-performing teams to deliver results that place the customer as the center of the strategy.