Updated: Jul 7
Current Roles: Chief Financial Officer
Education: HEC Paris MBA
First Job: Arthur Andersen
Work Attire: business casual
Hobbies: Running, Ski, Golf, Travel
Most admired entrepreneur or investor, and why:
Martha Stewart: American entrepreneur who created a lifestyle empire already 40 years
ago, when there were no female entrepreneurs.
How did you begin angel investing?
How did you get involved with angel investing?
Through my own interest for startups
What was your first angel investment?
A small startup based in Lyon proposing running routes using geolocalisation
What was your most meaningful investment?
Ignisign, a legally binding digital signature as an API, based in Luxembourg.
It is easy to integrate, secure and cost effective. IgniSign is eIDAS compliant. Its pricing model allows you to develop and test for free while paying only in production (no upfront commitment, pay per signature). With its 3 modes, embedded, managed and full privacy, IgniSign can match all types of workflows.
What is your almost unmentionable secret as an investor?
I would not invest in what I do not understand 100%
You & LBAN
Why did you decide to join LBAN?
To be part of a network of investors
What benefits did you find in LBAN?
Meeting people with the same interest as me in startups, share our different point of views and experience.
How do you find the companies for investments as a business angel? Which ways works best
Through my own network (school, friends, …) and LBAN, of course!
How do you evaluate deals? What are your investment criteria and the qualities you are
Startups that have a clear value proposition or service
Are you looking for some specific metrics which helps you to make a decision on a particular investment?
After clear value proposition, revenue and margin per client
Can you explain the motivation behind your investments?
Be part of a great journey
As a business angel, how do you support your portfolio companies? In which ways do you
help start-up further accelerate their growth?
Coming from Corporate Finance, advice on efficient and lean ways of operating, and scalability.
Tips & Advice
What were your lessons learned from previous investments?
Keep giving advice to founders to reach relevant clients (B2B instead of B2C for example)
Do you have any advice for new angel investors?
Invest only in what you clearly understand.
Which are the most important qualities of a good business angel?
Advice on arears of expertise.
In your opinion, is it better to become a business angel investor or invest in a VC
Both are very interesting because they relate to the entrepreneurial journey.
Do you have any other pieces of advice?
Try to invest in more diverse founders, including women!