CloseMeet the daphnipolitans

Stéphane Kasriel

CEO Upwork

Edouard Nattée

Patrick Amiel

Antoine Carriere

Entrepreneur / Strategist / Chief Operations Officer (COO)
* I am passionate about resolving growing pains in uncertain environments. * I identify priorities, get the basics right (values, people, KPIs, processes, decisions), jump in as needed, then ensure that scaling the business results in further efficiency gains without compromising execution velocity. * I work best with groups who seek diversity/inclusion and embrace the "growth mindset". What others say of me * highly analytical, yet gets things done * a great mentor and people developer, adept at managing cross-functional teams * works well with professionals from different cultures The 3 values I put on top of everything else in business * Insight (knowledge of something not obvious, typically because of superior data analysis), * Impact (driving positive outcomes, in a measurable way), * Trust (an asset built over time by virtue of helping others, having clear motives, honoring commitments, acknowledging mistakes)

Jack Habra

Benoit Fouilland

Chief Financial Officer at Criteo

Thibaud Hug de Larauze

Ludovic Blecher

Head of DNI Innovation Fund Google

Julien Barbier

Co-founder & CEO Holberton School, former head of marketing, growth & community at Docker

Richard Chen

Global Tech Nomad

Mats Carduner

Sylvain Kalache

HolbertonSchool co-founder

Barbara Grzes

Mentor @ Techstars & Product Manager

Grégoire Boutin

Director innovation CWT

Mr OneTeas Alberti

Benjamin Trochu

Olivier Desmoulin

Designer, UX specialist. Founder at

Bruno Crolot

Ex-Midem/Orange/Sony, International Business Developer

Chloé Bonnet

Co-founder Five By Five

Alexandre Viros


Ludovic Bodin

CEO & Co-founder @Cmune

Jeremie Murat

Co-founder & CEO @Heawen

Gabriel de Montessus

CEO HiPay Group

Tariq Krim

Founder jolicloud, netvibes

Alexis Rateau

Director in media & strategy consulting, Business Angel, Média for Equity, Family Office VC

Jocelyn Fournier

CEO & Founder Softizy
Founder, Softizy. Nice, FRA. #MySQL #PHP #Optimizations
Specialties: MySQL, System optimisations, Software architecture, SEO, Project management, Web development, PHP Frameworks

Gilles Bian-Rosa

Jeremy Hassenforder

Peggy Vendel

M&A Director

Frederick Rousseau

Valorisation Department IRCAM

Alexis Surun

Founder AS Conseil

Jean Daniel Guyot

CEO & Co-founder TrustBK
CEO & Co-founder TrustBK
Former-CEO and Co-founder of Captain Train. International Director of Trainline.

Pierre-Yves Geoffard

Director Paris School of Economics

Hervé Simonin

CEO Linkfluence

Ilsoe Bo

Partner at Nokia Growth Partners

Ed Zimmerman

Chair, Tech Group Lowenstein Sandler NYC

Maxime Berthelot

Product Manager Growth @buffer

Florian Pittion-Rossillon

Paul Thiroloix

Guillaume Caboche

Co-founder Pandacraft

Olivier de la Clergerie

CEO & co-founder of Groupe LDLC

Yoann Caujolle


Guillaume Amblard

FinTech Business Angel and start-up advisor

Philippe Ruffin

Startup Program Manager @CEA

Lukas Gräf

Cyrille Bourdeaux

Strategic Innovation Analyst for FNAC, Fabernovel US

Flavien Kulawik

Michel Floyd


Mickael Pinto

Renaud Visage

Co-founder & CTO Eventbrite.

Nicolas Boudinet

Quentin Martin-Laval

Louis Janneau

Christine Balagué

Chairman Marketing and Social Networks Research, Institut Mines-Telecom

Philippe Langlois

Soizic Huet

Cédric Giorgi

Director of special projects Sigfox

Karine Leymarie

Laurence Le Ny

VP startup Media/Entertainment/Content Orange

Philippe Mustar

Professor & Head of Entrepreneurship Program, MINES ParisTech

Stephane Cordier


Jerome Lecat

Romain Lacombe

CEO & founder Plume Labs

Romain Niccoli

CTO and co-founder Palto, formerly Criteo

Denise Peck

Ex-VP Marketing, Software Mkt Development, Biz Operations Cisco Systems & Sun Microsystems

Thibault Roussey

CEO Alvedis

Anne de Kerckove

Non executive director, 7digital

Hakim Baka

CEO / Co-founder GEEV

Mickael Dayan

Annika Sjoberg

Marketing Director

Grégoire Briens

DG Groupe Vitalia

Delphine Villuendas

Christophe Bourbier

Chairman & co-founder Limonetik

Guillaume Lesur

Cloud Operation Manager Intrinsec, Neurones Group. Root, While42

Marc Verstaen

Frédéric Montagnon

Founder & CEO Secret Media Inc. Entrepreneur

Stephane Distinguin

CEO & founder Fabernovel group

Florian Ingen-Housz

Chief Financial Officer at Back Market

patrick khoffstetter

CEO at Newmedia360

Sacha Loiseau

CEO & co-founder Mauna Kea Tech

Erik Byrenius

Réda Berrehili

Trond Riiber Knudsen

Founder - TRK Group AS

Bertrand Cousin

MD JPMorgan France

Stefania Maestroni

Arthur de Catheu

CEO & co-founder Finexkap + Qilaqila

Ossi Tiainen

Associate NGP Capital

Ludovic Le Moan

CEO SigFox Wireless

Peter Bihr

Emerging tech via consulting, research, conferences & publications at @thewavingcat: @ThingsCon @ixd

Erwan Le Mene

Walter Masalin

Venture Capitalist at Nokia Growth Partners

Neil Murray

Founder, The Nordic Web

Paul Degueuse

Jean-Baptiste Duzan

Directeur général chez HORIZON

Melinda Elmborg

Investment @ daphni
Analyst @ Daphni
Melinda is part of the investment team with a focus on Nordic startups. She is born Swedish but has after living in five different countries (Sweden, France, UK, China, Germany) become a global citizen. With previous experience as a business controller, she loves KPIs and financial analysis. Melinda has a BSc from the University of Gothenburg and an MSc from EMLYON Business School. In parallel with her studies, she was a hobby entrepreneur running an online vintage shop with her sister.

Franck Le Ouay

CEO Honestica, co-founder & ex-CSO Criteo

Anne Hiebler

MD Natixis

Arnaud Coulondre

Marie Soudré Richard

CEO MSR Conseil

Charles Ruelle

Head of factory (Social Media Trading Desk) Socialyse, Havas Group, former CTO Etalab

Florian Blanc

Managing Director at GEEV

Catherine Barba Chiaramonti

Eric Newton

CEO & founder, HOME

Florent Boutellier

Co-founder Less

Julien Romanetto

CTO Secret Media

Zenia Francker

Chief Relations Officer at Founders House

Matthieu Masselin

GM Wandercraft

Edouard Blanchard

Nicolas Princen

CEO Glose

Luben Pampoulov

Co-founder & Partner at GSV Asset Management

Philippe Raimbourg

Director of Master of Science (MSc), Financial Engineering, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Milène Gréhan

Fund Manager

Fiona De Nicola

Philippe Cantet

Jean-Charles Samuelian

Loic Sadoulet

Professor at INSEAD

Gilles Sitbon

Jean-Marc Bouhelier

CEO Celoxica - board member/investor #zenchef #sportheroes #MWM #webengineering #eel-energy

Vincent Gufflet

Delphine Vitry

Entrepreneur founder MAD

Stephane Nieres Tavernier

Fund manager Montpensier Finance

Olfa Zorgati

COO VentureBeat

Jason McDonald

Director and co-founder of Stringcan an creative innovation agency based in Paris.

Frédéric Sadaca

In charge of investment diversification ProBTP

Nicolas Cohen

Co-founder Alittlemarket

Marc Rivoira

COO Asia at Linkfluence

Stéphane Labrunie

Venture Partner. ex-Robolution Capital, Orkos, MD Luceor, Aldebara

Leo Liu

Head of IT APAC @Tesla Motors

Fabien Potencier

Franck Rougeau

CEO & co-founder Sparkom

Andre Trucy

Romain Libeau

VP Marketing at Lunchr

Jonathan Azoulay

HR & recruitment specialist / Startup & innovation addict

Alain Tingaud

Serial entrepreneur, ARCHE Comm. and Infovista

Anne-Laure Feldkircher

Group Strategy and M&A Director at FNAC-DARTY

Paul Guillemin

CEO @FretLink

Marie-Suzanne Locqueneux-Ifthekhar

Marketing Innovation Leader at AccorHotels

Jérémie Le Febvre

Entrepreneur & Investor, Founding Partner Restopolitan, ValYouAd, RAISE

Massimo Quattrocchi

Angel investor in Europe with a bridge to Asia and India

Tatiana Jama

Emeric Ernoult

CEO & Founder, Agora Pulse
As an ex-business lawyer and a serial start-up founder, I find excitement in solving business issues and finding the right solution to move forward and succeed! Whatever I do, I try to do it right and love it (well, don't be fooled, it is not easy every day ;-)! Specialties: Web communities behaviors. social interaction online. Starting up high tech companies. white label social networks / blogs / communities. Facebook Applications, Page Management, Social CRM and Social ROI.

Guillaume Martin

CEO Pictarine

Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet

Co-founder EdTechXEurope

Grégory Pascal

Cédric Curtil

Innovation Banker

Laurence Courtinat-Vernon

Managing director Auchan

Robert Lang

Hersard Katia

Mickael Froger

CEO Lengow

Dan Vogel

Tech Entrepreneur; Board Member in VCs and high-growth companies; Business Angel -

Eric Vieillevigne

Isabelle Bluzat

Charles Matine

Experienced marketing & business development leader advising companies and investors

Albin Serviant

CEO EasyRoomate, W3 Fund - M&A Lead (Early stage investments)

Isabelle Thonicke

Office Hero @ daphni
Experienced office manager and human resource professional. Born and raised in Germany and lived in the US for fifteen years.
Isabelle was born and raised in Germany and in 2001 moved to the US where she lived for fifteen years. She gained her experience in office management and human resources working at the law firm Cohen & Gresser in New York for eight years. Isabelle took part in the firm's growth and expansion and learned that organization and communication are key in making a changing environment function smoothly. She studied Sociology at Wells College in Aurora, New York. She is a believer in happiness and fairness at the workplace and practices yoga to find happiness and balance in her personal life.

Philipp Moehring

Lauga Oskarsdottir

Head of the Lab at StartupLab

Fidy Ramamonjisoa

Stephan Ramoin


Simon Rakosi

Louis Godron

Senior Partner Argos-Soditic

Serge Roos

Manager REGM

Adrien Montcoudiol

Didier Duval

Co-founder & Chief Transport Officer @FretLink

Alexis Houssou

Co-founder Hardware Club.

Petra Koudelkova Delimoges

Head of Public Affairs

Nicolas Perard

Marion Moreau

Head of Sigfox Foundation

Colette Ballou

Entrepreneur, business angel

Rikka Odowd

Mathieu Drida

CEO Newmda Partners

Bruno Vaffier

Jean-Christophe Liaubet

Thibault Viort

CEO, Smatch. Board Member, Studapart, Squarebreak, meltygroup. Paris, FRA. #Community #Marketing #St

Sebastien Derhy

Algorithm engineering Samsung

Marc Vogel

Business Angel / Serial Entrepreneur -

Jean-Louis Frechin


Guillaume Montard

Founder & CEO @Bearer

Sigri Sevaldsen

Manager and Partner at 657 Oslo

Nicolas Kepel

Director AR Corporation / Board member PEPS

Emmanuel Guyot

CEO & co-founder Edoki Academy

Haifa Aburdene

Managing Director at Capital Trust Ltd.

Nicolas Simon

CEO & co-founder Wandercraft

Nicolas Steegmann

Tim Spector

Cofounder project Sapiens

Maryline Kulawik

Gilles Malençon

Writer + Coach TEDx + Praticien en hypnose

Nicolas de Rosen

Co-founder Sinteo, co-founder Box Upon a Time, VP iAdvize

Fabrice de Gaudemar

Entrepreneur & business angel, Ex Growth investor Eurazeo

Thomas Girard

Entrepreneur Wipolo, Cityvox, Smach

Grégory Boutté

VP of Content at Udemy

Carlos Diaz

General Partner at The Refiners San Francisco, USA

David Mendlewicz

Daniel Mayer

CEO at Expert System Enterprise

Roxanne Varza

Director Halle Freyssinet, member CNNum, ex-Microsoft, TechCrunch. Co-founder, GirlsinTech

Alexis Kenda

Guillaume Fourdinier

Thierry Petit

CEO & co-founder Showroomprivé

Marc-Antoine Brochard

CEO & co-founder StimuLab

Tamim Jabr

Dominique Gruhier

Burgundy wine maker

Ning Li

Benjamin Chemla

Entrepreneur at Stuart, ex-Resto-in

Philippine-Mai Lê Vu

Funds of Funds analyst at Bpifrance

Loïc Soubeyrand

Jeremy Girard

Philipp Handel

Analyst @Daphni
Philipp is part of the investment team with a focus on start-ups in the German-speaking area. Philipp studied Management & Technology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Innovative products and business models excite his curiosity and he loves to think strategically. After falling in love with France during his semester abroad at KEDGE BS in Bordeaux, he decided to spend more time in France. He is now working in Paris at daphni VC to help building daphnipolis together with his colleagues.

Fatou Diagne

Nathalie Gaveau

CEO & co-founder Shopcade

Henri Isaac

Master Telecom & Medias, University of Paris-Dauphine

Estelle Werth

Global Privacy Officer Criteo

Remi Lacombe

VP Sales & Marketing at InVisage Technologies Inc.

Ben Costantini

Michael Amar

CEO Ifeelgoods

Claire Courtejoie

Charlotte Saglier

Chief of Staff, Anotherbrain

Aymeril Hoang

Chief of staff to Mounir Mahjoubi

Timo Tammisto

Guillaume Pinto

COO AnotherBrain

Nicolas Petit

COO Microsoft

Matthias Hilpert

Investor, Entrepreneur & Executive Board Member - MH2 Capital

Pauline Richard

Investment @ daphni
daphni alumni. Product Manager Startup Flow.
Pauline Richard is part of the investment team at daphni. She began her career at Mondial Assistance France where she took part at the establishment of Solvency 2. Then she joined all-in-web where she was a fundraiser, before being an investment analyst at SparkUp. In the meantime, she was head of the department dedicated to foster women’s entrepreneurship of L’1ncubateur à idées. Pauline Richard holds a Master of Science in financial engineering from the Université Paris Panthéon Sorbonne.

Kat Borlongan

Co-founder Five By Five

Margaret Milan

President Deventis, ex-CEO Eveil & Jeux

Maxime Guedj

Chief Product Officer looking for a new challenge 💥

Jérome Delmas

CEO, SWEN Capital Partners

David Argellies

Jonathan Wolf

Cofounder @ZGL

Christophe Parcot

Managing Partner Sixt5Partners Operating Partner C4Ventures

Anna Kowalska

Alana Tung

Co-Founder and Managing Director at Start-Up

Thomas Sales

Lars Lindgren

Angel Investor

Julien Coulon

Founder - Cedexis

Colin Gruia

CTO Kisio Digital

Deborah Rippol

Head of Talent @ Alan

Akpeli Nordor

Pharmacist & Biotechnologist Institut Curie & Harvard-MGH

Benjamin Ratz

Axiom Axiom

CEO at Keakr

Fabien Penso

Stéphanie Laurent

Book Category Manager

Augustin Landier


Christine Kolb

Owner Sycomore Asset Management

Stephane Le Corre

Patrice Thiry

CEO, ProwebCE

Ronan Le Moal

Catherine Gillion

Sylvain Zimmer

Clémence Thomas-Ortel

Pierre Hurstel

Founder Matière à Réflexion

George Hadjigeorgiou

CoFounder, Project Sapiens

Olivier Leclerc

Maelle Gavet

EVP Operations The PricelineGroup

Raphael Simon

Co-founder & CTO

François Scheid

Professor of digital marketing &innovation EMLYON

Alain Thaly

Co founder at LINEBERTY

Antoine Le Squeren

Co-founder & Chief Product Officer @ FretLink

Gaël Duval

CEO & founder

Eric Carreel

Chairman & co-founder Withings

Cyril Zimmermann

CEO Hi-Media

Stina Liland Nysaether

Keyvan Nilforoushan

VP Europe, onefinestay

Sylvain Gariel

Co-founder and COO, DNA Script

Laurence Parisot

Présidente de Gradiva

Bruno Sportisse

Ecole Polytechnique, PhD in AppMaths

Elina Berrebi

Growth investor

Vincent Blandin


Zeyad Al Battal

Clement Cazalot

Fabien Bardinet

CEO Balyo, ex-COO Aldebaran

Simon Letort

Head of Financial Engineering for SG in NY

Thibauld Favre

President democratech, CEO

Nathanael Mauclair

Bonnie J Roe

Partner @ Cohen & Gresser LLP

Olivier Mathiot

CEO & co-founder PriceMinister

Nadia Nevzi

Legal & Corporate Director, DPO @ Lifen
French qualified attorney with expertise in M&A and 8 years of law firm and in-house experience.
Broad set of skills including French corporate law, French and US securities law, IPO, secondary offering, joint venture, due diligence, equity and share compensation, corporate governance, commercial and contract law, compliance, project management, FPI, renewable energies, new technologies.

Guillaume Decugis

Co-founder & CEO Scoopit

Nicolas Macquin

Anne-Laure Navéos

Guénolé Queau

Gwendall Esnault

David Dayan

Co-founder Showroomprivé

Anne Sophie Frenove

EMEA Business Development Airbnb

Cédric Teissier

Founder & CEO finexkap, founder Qilaqila & Palico, board FranceFintech

Sarah Caboche

Investment @ daphni
Investment @ daphnipolis. Travel addict. Rugby lover. #entrepreneurcentric #willingtoliveventures
Sarah is part of the investment team. Prior to daphni, she worked as a business developper and/or marketing assistant in several startups (Capsule, United Donations, Pandacraft and TheTops). She is also a former analyst at Partech Ventures, especially focused on seed and venture deals as well as on e-commerce, marketplaces and sharing economy industries. Sarah studied at University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles and is graduated from HEC Paris with specialization in entrepreneurship.

Julien Venturini

Co-Fondateur at Anthisma Partners

Sylvain Lumbroso

COO Seven Academy

Hélène Reltgen

Global Technology & Communications Practice Leader, Egon Zehnder

Gregory Gazagne

Marc Ménasé

Entrepreneur, business angel

Pascal Chevalier

CEO Reworld Media

Pascal Levy-Garboua

Head of Business Checkr

Pierre-Yves Philippon

Deputy Head of Asia Volatility Trading, SGCIB

Julien Chaumond

Co-founder Hugging Face

Quintin Leeds

Freelance graphic designer

Roni Michaly

Managing Director of the Asset Management company Financiere Galilee and fund manager

Julien Thureau

Hub Leader, Infrastructure & Natural Resources - Africa at International Finance Corporation

David Dana

Gilles Samoun

Founder & CEO Salesmachine, founder & ex-CEO Qualys (QLYS)

Christophe Waignier

Directeur of Strategy SACEM

Romain Paillard

Co-founder LeWagon

Pierre Bonelli

Co-founder @Heawen

Cyril Vermeulen

Pacome Lesage


Lara Rouyres

CEO & founder Selectionnist

Sophie Elkrief

Chief Investment Officer
More than 20 years in Financial Services
- Deputy CEO: managing partner in asset management, strategy definition and implementation (marketing, sales, processes, risk management, fund management, etc) - Chief Investment Officer Alternatives & Global Credit: €10bn AUM at the peak; responsible for P&L, risk, operations, product development, business units strategy and operations - Professional Investor on Corporate Assets for 13 years: AUM growth €150mln to €3bn, 7,5% net annualized return over the period 2002-2013 - Independent Board Member In my various positions, and especially as a business leader, I demonstrated my ability to have a vision, share it and obtain support to implement it. As an Investor and a CIO, I stand out as a stress resilient decision maker, solving rapidly complex situations. I particularly like to create/ develop and grow businesses, dealing with associated challenges: culture, recruiting, positioning, marketing, customer knowledge, innovation, new business models etc Areas of expertise: - Investment / investment solutions: equities/credit/alternatives/ private equity/ private debt/fintech - Liquid Alternatives - Strategic thinking / business plan elaboration and implementation - Managing for value: p&l, cash flows, process optimizations, etc - Negotiation: contracts, partnerships, all types of deals/ situations - Organic and external growth - Specific sector knowledge: financial services, energy - New areas of business development - digital and fintech impact (started in 2000 within the LabMorgan)

Florence Cantelaube

Directrice Développement, PFactory

Valérie Schlosser

Alexandre Sagakian

Tech Entrepreneur & Investor - Figuring out what I build next

Martin Destagnol

Engineering Director Box

Arnaud Sahuguet

Director of The Foundry Cornell Tech

Nadir Batata

Business Development Director @XSBS

Jacob Key

Jkey Strategy Consulting and Investment

Christophe Barge

Vianney Vaute

Odile Roujol

Advisor Next World Capital, board member

Geoffrey Dorne

Designer & founder Design & Human

Macha La Hausse

Clement Delangue

Christophe Baert

Alice Albizzati

Investment Professional at Verlinvest

Jean-Baptiste Rudelle

CEO @Less

Genevieve Douhet

Group Innovation Dptmt - Associate Director - Société Générale

Alexandre Huckert

Co-founder and Head of Product @ Lifen

Cédric Villani

French Deputy & Mathematician

Géraldine Brasseur

Isabelle Combarel

Investment Director and Head of ESG, SWEN Capital Partners

Grégoire Lucas

Partner & member of the Comex Image Sept.

Nenad Cetkovic

COO Lengow, board member ZenChef

Guillaume Potier

Founder Wisembly & GetSolid

Fred Potter

CEO & co-founder Netatmo

Nicolas Reboud

Co-founder Shine, CFO FranceDigitale, former Printic

Sofiane Ammar

Cyril Charlot

Bruno Maisonnier

Founder Aldebaran Robotics