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On board on daphni spaceship

Pierre-Eric Leibovici

Co-founder at daphni
co-founder @daphnipolis. Former founder & partner (@orkoscapital + @robolutioncapital). #mountainlover #entrepreneurship #visionidolizer
Pel is a co-founder of daphni. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Agricool, Foxintel, AnotherBrain and a member of the advisory board of The Hardware Club. After a first experience with Merrill Lynch’s emerging market risk management entity in New York, Pel joined the BANEXI Telecommunications and Media Department in 1997, where he worked on private equity investment operations and corporate advisory assignments in telecom and media sectors. From 1999 to 2007, he was Partner of the ETMF II LP fund, an independent private equity fund in the IT sector. Then he co-founded and served as a managing partner of Orkos Capital in 2007 and Robolution Capital in 2012. He realized and managed as board of Directors various startup investments including Allociné, Aplio, Musiwave, Urbi TV, Sensee.com, Limonetik, SMG, Liligo.com, B3G Telecom, Neurala, Balyo and EnerBee. In addition, he is a professor of financial engineering at ESCP EAP and has co-authored a book on legal, fiscal and financial engineering (Ingénierie Financière, Fiscale et Juridique, 2009-2010, Dalloz). He holds a MBA in entrepreneurship from Babson College (Massachusetts, USA) and a Master of Science in financial engineering from the Université Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris).

Yann de Cheffontaines

Investor @daphni

Aurelie van Peteghem

Head of Community & Communication at daphni
Expert in Public Relations, Communication & Sales with international experiences.
Aurelie is the Head of Community & Communication at daphni and her magic power is caring & connecting people! She is also making sure that you will never miss any news of what is happening at daphni because communication is key! She developed strong skills in public relations and communication while working in a prestigious private bank in Paris for 5 years. Her love for travels pushed her to move to Hong Kong later on to discover a new culture and way of working. She spent 3 years there working for a luxury leathergood brand before returning to the homeland and settling down in Paris, where she helped CEOs, startups and investors make the right connections, enabling their business to thrive. Icebreaker: tell her how long do you last in handstand pose?

Paul Bazin

Investor at daphni
Investor @daphni
Paul is an investor at daphni. He worked as an engineer on several research projects on robotics, artificial intelligence and embedded systems before joining daphni in 2016. He studied engineering at ESIEE Paris and London Brunel University. He acquired an entrepreneurial focus at EMLyon. Portfolio following at daphni: Agricool, AnotherBrain, Antescofo, BackMarket, CozyCozy, Ekim/Pazzi, Epigene Labs, Geev, Trusk. Icebreaker: talk about football or on how the northern brittany cost is the most beautiful place in the world.

Alma Rathle

Shabir Vasram

Investor at daphni
Shabir is an investor at daphni. He has experience in private equity, marketing and business development. He joined the VC industry at Jaïna Capital in 2017 before joining daphni. He studied business at EDHEC Business School and focused on Entrepreneurship at the MDI university of Gurgaon. Icebreaker: just try to find a video of Federer’s best points he has never seen.

Sophie Percheron

Chief Product Officer at daphni
Sophie is in charge of Product and Marketing. She is experienced in launching innovative products and services on markets, creating and developing brand awareness, coordinating project teams to ensure quality deliveries in short timelines. She experienced working in both start ups and group companies, where she managed teams and learned how to manage projects with agile processes. She studied Marketing and Statistics Analysis at Paris IX Dauphine University. Her goal: innovate, reach customers’ needs and satisfaction, develop the company brand to its best awareness.

Vanina Lanfranchi

Secretary General at daphni
Vanina began her career at the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF). Then she made audit assignments with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, especially focused on investment funds and portfolio management companies. Vanina worked at A Plus Finance, as a Compliance Officer and Responsible of Regulatory Affairs ; and as Head of Compliance at LBO France Gestion. She graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and Paris IX Dauphine University. Icebreaker: sharing of experiences around the practice of executive coaching

Félix Aubert

Investment team
Student @Kedge and part of daphni's investment team

Weinde Dieng

Secretary General Assistant at daphni
Weindé is currently the secretary general's right-hand man. Prior to joining daphni as an apprentice in 2018, he worked as an analyst for a brokerage firm, then as an assistant accountant in a financial leasing institution and as an assistant project manager on structured finance assignments in an engineering and infrastructure design firm operating in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions at the Financial Business School. Icebreaker: Talk about football, horses and everything that functions with mechanics.

Charles-Henry Tranie

Partner at daphni
Expertise in Media, Internet, Telecom. Specialties: Business / corporate development, venture capital, M&A and international roll-out strate
CH is an investor at daphni. He has experience in entrepreneurship, business development and private equity both in France and in the US. He studied business at Edhec & Insead and law at Sorbonne & EFB. Portfolio following : Devialet, Mediarithmics, Jane de Boy. Icebreaker: talk about speed skiing.

Marc Simoncini

Partner at daphni & founder at Angell Bike

Stanislas  Lot

Investor at daphni
Investor @daphni
Stan is an investor at daphni. He has experience in consulting and startups before creating his own startup. He joined the VC industry at Idinvest before joining daphni in 2018. He studied engineering at CentraleSupelec and management at UCL in London. Portfolio following at daphni: Comet, Goshaba, Beendi, Fox Intelligence and Hemea. Icebreaker: Just mention cycling or poker.

Pierre-Yves Meerschman

Co-founder at daphni
Co-founder @daphnipolis. Ex founder & partner (@orkoscapital + @robolutioncapital). #karatevc #blackbelt #balanced
Pym is a co-founder and investor at daphni. He has experience in audit, finance / M&A and private equity, helping founders develop their business. He also launched a humanitarian project in Cambodia. He studied business at HEC Paris as well as in the Hochschule St Gallen. Portfolio following at daphni: BackMarket, CozyCozy, Fretlink, Geev, Goshaba, Hemea, Trusk. Icebreaker: talk about martial arts.

Stephanie Grunberg

Office Manager at daphni
After studying Marketing and Human Resources, Stéphanie spent most of her career in the pharmaceutical sector before joining the daphni team. Her mission is to take care of the administrative and HR tasks, helping her colleagues to feel good at work and facilitate their job. She always enjoys learning new things in order to do a better work. When she’s not at work, she presents Office manager job to students and participates in the board of examiners for the office manager diploma.

Sophie de Champs

Community & portfolio support at daphni
Sophie is studying entrepreneurship and innovation at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is currently doing a gap year and joined daphni as a Communication and Marketing intern. She lived in China for a year, where she worked for an e-commerce startup while following classes at university to complete her bachelor. Her long-term goal is to support disruptive initiatives providing positive impact for the future through tech. Icebreaker: Tell her how amazing Lille is.