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Stéphane Pesqué

Stéphane joined the team in September 2016 and is responsible for early-stage investments in France. Stéphane has 17 years of experience in venture capital with a particular expertise in Internet and B2C.
Before joining Iris Capital, Stéphane served as Managing Director of CM-CIC Capital Privé (PE subsidiary of CM-CIC, France’s 3rd largest retail bank) since 2003. He actively developed the VC practice, where he mainly operated in the telecoms, internet and software sectors, and has been leading the venture capital team and activities since 2010.
During its years at CM-CIC Capital Privé, he has invested in more than 20 innovative companies such as: Amplitude Technologies (sold to Cathay PE), Exaprotect (sold to Tibco Inc.), Graitec (sold to Autodesk Inc.), Mister-Auto (sold to PSA), Captain Train (sold to TrainLine), Nexway, Deezer, Spartoo, Babbler, etc.
Previously, he worked at Siparex Ventures as an Associate for 4 years, where he led investments such as Emulation Verification Engineering (sold to Synopsis Inc. - NASDAQ), Microwave Vision (formerly SATIMO - IPO), 3D PLUS (sold to HEICO Corp. NYSE).
Stéphane holds a Master Degree in Innovation & Technology Management of UTC (Université Technologique de Compiègne) and an Engineering Degree from ISTIA (Université d’Angers).