Pierre took part, in 1986, in launching the venture and growth capital arm of the French Caisse des Dépôts in the TMT sector, which then became Iris Capital. There, he was in charge of investments in cinema and television businesses, and then more widely in the media sector.
Notably, Pierre managed the majority shareholdings in Lumière, a film library and movie production company, and in Coficiné, a bank specializing in TV and cinema bridge financing. He chaired Com-Dev Images, a holding company dedicated to investments in some French thematic channels pioneers (Canal J, MCM, Planète, CinéCinéma…) and was in charge of many other investments, among which Alphanim, Canal + Belgique, Cinar (Canada), Computec (Germany), Coscient (Canada), Deficom (Belgium), Editions F1rst, Lagardère Images and RFM. Currently Pierre de Fouquet holds Board positions at Datamars (Switzerland) and Medicanimal (UK).
Prior to the launch of Iris Capital, Pierre worked at the Caisse des Dépôts on strategic planning. He started his career as a researcher in economics and as a faculty member at University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He is a graduate of Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris and holds a PhD in economics from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne).
Pierre has also chaired the AFIC (the French VC and private equity association) and headed its Venture Commission. He is currently member of its Compliance Commission. He was member of the Public Affairs Executive, the representative body of the VC and private equity profession vis-à-vis the European institutions, notably in the context of the AIFM Directive. He was member of the Oséo Advisory Committee.