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BIME ! STAY Zen(desk)… AND CARRY ON Rachel !!!


From left to right: Jeremy Uzan (Alven Capital), Nicolas Raspal (BIME), Rachel Delacour (BIME),  John Geschke (General Counsel of Zendesk Inc.)

We would usually never do that !

I keep repeating that Frenchy is not a media and not a blog either…But  a unique inspiration catalyst and a truth revealer…  The truth of those who do and change the world: OUR ENTREPRENEURS.

At Frenchy, we actualy refuse to be guided by the news…

But today we are so happy to make an exception and celebrate SMACHING NEWS:

Rachel Delacour, Co-founder of BIME ANALYTICS, and her team have achieved a wonderful exit. Their company has been acquired by Zendesk Inc. for $ 45 million cash.

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Nicolas Célier, Partner, Alven Capital



Tout d’abord, un grand MERCI à vous !

Frenchy a dépassé le cap des  450.000 vues…  avec toujours la même intention :

Valoriser l’humain, l’authenticité des personnalités, l’exemplarité des parcours, inspirer, transmettre et exprimer à nos entrepreneurs et acteurs majeurs de l’écosystème toute la gratitude qu’ils méritent…

Frenchy c’est pas les produits… C’est les gens !

Ce mois-ci, c’est le grand retour de la Frenchy’nterview Spéciale VC

Vous vous souvenez? La première édition était quelque peu le fruit d’un mal entendu mais avait littéralement cartonnée… Les VCs n’ayant pas l’habitude d’être eux-même « pitchés » et encore moins à la sauce Frenchy !

Et d’ailleurs, pour tout vous avouer, cela me vaut, depuis, le privilège de les voir me solliciter, comme si, par ses posts  « Full of Love » , Frenchy avait quelque peu réussi à inverser le rapport de séduction… Continue Reading →

Marie Ekeland, Partner, Elaïa Partners


Marie Ekeland, a partner at Elaia Partners, is currently a member of the board of directors of Criteo, Scoop.it, Seven Academy, Teads, Wyplay and Ykone.

She began her career in 1997 at the New York investment bank JP Morgan, where she participated in the development of a front-office worldwide application. She then moved to Paris, and managed a team to support that global application.

In 2000, Marie joined CPR Private Equity and has been acting as a Venture Capitalist since, first within the Credit Agricole Group, and since 2005 at Elaia Partners.

It is all about Marie !

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Jean-David Chamboredon, CEO Isai Gestion


After graduating from École Polytechnique, Jean-David Chamboredon started his career with thirteen years at Cap Gemini and launched the Cap Gemini Telemedia Lab in Silicon Valley in 1997. In 1999, he switched to Capital Investment, first as CTO of Europatweb and then as Partner at Viventures.

From 2003 to 2009, he was the first French Partner in the Venture & TMT Activity at 3i Group plc. Then he co-founded Isai, “the” Internet entrepreneurs’ fund, along with Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, Geoffroy Roux de Bezieux, Stéphane Treppoz, Ouriel Ohayon and Christophe Raynaud.

Among others, he invested in SeLoger.com (IPO Euronext), Screentonic (sold to Microsoft), Okyz (sold to Adobe), Highdeal (sold to SAP), and Priceminister (sold to Rakuten).

When he talks about Jean-DavidPierre Kosciusko-Morizet is used to saying :

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