FRANÇOIS HAS 10 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN PRIVATE EQUITY. HE JOINED THE TEAM IN 2007 AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT AND INDUSTRY SECTORS.
In 10 years, François has made some 20 investments, including in Ethera (detection of chemical air pollutants), NanoMakers (silicon carbide nanopowders), Nawa Technologies (ultra-fast carbon batteries), Apix Analytics (multi-gas analyzers), and SymbioFCell (hydrogen fuel cells for vehicles). He began his career when the CEA’s marketing research unit was created in Grenoble before co-founding and running the Alchimer start-up for five years. At Alchimer, he was responsible for physical investments and industrialization.
He has been on numerous Evaluation Panels at the ANR (France’s National Research Agency) in the medical field and has served on the national jury for the Concours de Création d’Entreprise National (France’s national business creation competition) and on competitive cluster juries. François is a graduate of ESCP and holds a master’s degree in technology and management from École Centrale Paris. He has also participated in the Visiting Program at MIT.