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Marc Fournier

Managing Partner

It has always been about entrepreneurship and doing things differently. Early on in life, I knew that following the main road would not be for me. Little did I know that choosing the road less traveled would be my modo in life.

Meeting people has led me to follow paths and opportunities I had not imagined.  

While studying Political Science and International Relations at Tufts University and later Business at ESCP Europe, I was already setting up my side businesses. Easy English was my first “official” company, which taught English to French Executives. After developing and managing it with a few childhood friends, I successfully sold it to the market leader.

I then moved to Silicon Valley where I spent five incredible years starting companies in ecommerce, such as Silicon Valley was also the place to meet inspiring “high profile” people.  I met Xavier on a Saturday night at a wine tasting event and by the following Monday we were already working together on new projects

Founding Kangaroo Village was what brought Xavier, Philippe and I together. There again, only a few days after meeting, we were working together and have been doing ever since… and that was 20 years ago! Kangaroo Village was sold in 2002 to Société Générale.

As an investor, I have had the privilege to lead dozens of exits and sit on the boards of companies such as Sarenza, RSI Video Technology, Aramis, La Fourchette, Aquarelle, Evaneos and many more exciting companies.

As Affiliate Professors for the past 20 years at ESCP Europe, Xavier and I manage a Master’s program in Entrepreneurship.

I have a job in which change is the only constant, a job in which I am in a perpetual learning cycle. What a rush!

Alumni of : Tuft University, ESCP Europe

Investment Team

Eric Gossart Principal

Isabel Lavoura Office Manager

Kamel Zeroual Partner

Marc Fournier Managing Partner

Marie Brayer Partner

Olivier Martret Principal

Paul Moriou Associate

Philippe Hayat Managing Partner

Sébastien Le Roy Associate

Xavier Lorphelin Managing Partner

Operating Team

Alexandre Winter US Operating Partner

Amélie Faure Operating Partner

Bertrand Diard Venture Partner

Charles Rousset CFO & Operating Partner

David Bitton Operating Partner

Florent Thomas Financial & Data Analyst

Heba Hitti Community and Marketing Director

Jamal Labed Venture Partner

Jérôme Stioui Operating Partner

Nicolas Maquaire Operating Partner

Pascal Petit Venture Partner

Sylvain Gauthier Venture Partner