François's early career included working at the French Ministry of Finance and in corporate functions at Casino, a French food retailer.
He joined the VC world in 1999 and invested in CDiscount, Allociné, Direct Energie and Xilam Animation, among others. He launched Newfund in 2008 with Patrick Malka.
“Honesty is a very expensive gift, don't expect it from cheap people.” Warren Buffett
Inspiring celebrities or characters:
André Citroën, Leo Perutz, Dagny Taggart, Nelson Mandela, Christopher Nolan, Charles de Gaulle, Bertolt Brecht, John Kennedy Toole, Katsushika Hokusai.
The Age of Entrepreneurship started 20 years ago, and now is only the beginning. We are entering a world where each individual can be a business hero - but not everybody will. Understanding this new era, and making it work, are among the greatest challenges of this generation.
François is based in Paris and visits the USA regularly.