French Tech Ambassadors in SF

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

Eric Amram

Evenium, Co-Founder & CEO

Web Entrepreneur. Passionate about IT, science, business development, human interactions, education, psychology and management.

Laurent Hautefeuille

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.

Luc Julia

Samsung, VP Innovation

Serial entrepreneur, named one of the top 100 most influential French developers in the digital world.

Stéphane Kasriel

Upwork, CEO

Tech executive at the helm of the world’s largest freelance talent marketplace, Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk).

Jérôme Lecat

Scality, CEO

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.

Erwan Ménard 

Elastifile, CEO

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.

Gilbert Passin

Tesla Motors, VP Manufacturing

Odile Roujol 

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.

Eric Setton

Tango, Co-Founder

Passionate about startups, entrepreneurship, and building great consumer products that can change the world.

Xavier Wartelle

French Tech Hub & PRIME, CEO

20+ years in Silicon Valley. 6 startups. Also CEO @PRIME. Mission: helping entrepreneurs!

Kwame Yamgnane 

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.

Nicolas Zylberstein

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)

Investors

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Denis Barrier

Cathay Innovation, General Partner

Sunil Chhaya

Sunil Chhaya

Next World Group, Investor

Nicolas El Baze

Partech, General Partner

Looking to support great entrepreneurs committed to their vision.

Pascale Diaine

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.

Benjamin Levy

Bootstrap Labs, Co-founder

Réza Malekzadeh 

Partech, General Partner

Investor, senior executive with 20+ years experience in software marketing, from early stage startups to multibillion dollar companies.

Aurélia Setton 

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.