Paris and USA
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.
Inspiring celebrities or characters:
André Citroën, Leo Perutz, Dagny Taggart, Nelson Mandela, Christopher Nolan, Charles de Gaulle, Bertolt Brecht, John Kennedy Toole, Katsushika Hokusai
Sectors of particular interest:
Fintech, Health, Foodtech, Energy Transition