Francis is Iris Capital’s Venture Partner in Japan. He is in charge of the identification of local investment opportunities and the follow-up of Iris Capital investments done in Japan. He is also supporting business development of Iris Capital portfolio companies in Asia.
From 2005 to 2013, Francis managed the Business Intelligence and Partnerships activities of Orange Labs Tokyo. Previously he worked for Wanadoo France as Strategic Partnership Manager and initiated collaborations with Sony, Microsoft, Philips or Danone related to new service development. In 1998 he participated to the launch of GOA, the online gaming community of France Telecom Multimedia, and successfully developed one of the first pan-European Massively Multiplayer game. Prior to joining Orange, Francis was a starting member of MultiMania at the early stage of Internet.
Francis holds a Master’s Degree (DEA) of Communication & Multimedia from University of Paris. He also graduated from the European Commission Executive Training Program in Tokyo.