Managing Partner & Cofounder

Antoine Garrigues

Antoine joined the team in 1993 to develop our European investments in telecom before taking over the responsibility of the whole IT/internet sector. He co-led the spin-off of Iris Capital in 2003 and has been co-managing the team ever since.

He is currently supporting companies in France and Switzerland while he previously backed Telesystem International Wireless (NASDAQ-listed, acq. by Vodafone), Wavecom (NASDAQ/Euronext-listed, acq. by Sierra Wireless), Magyar Telecom (now Invitel), AXS Telecom (acq. by Tiscali), SLP InfoWare (acq. by Gemplus), Extrapole (acq. by Hachette), E-via/Retelit (Milan stock exchange-listed), Orange Denmark (acq. by TeliaSonera), Erenis (acq. by SFR Group), Kiala (acq. by UPS), Bluestreak (acq. by Espial), Amis (acq. by Telekom Austria) and was member of the advisory board of Kiwi I Ventures (Italy).

Antoine is also Managing Partner of STC Ventures (UAE) as well as a member of the supervisory board of Demeter Partners, a cleantech focused private equity fund.

Prior to joining Iris Capital, he was the Director of International Affairs and Development at Dassault AT, a subsidiary of Dassault Group, specialized in banking computer systems and mobile communications. He was also responsible for its corporate business development.

He has also been head of export financial services of Schneider Group's railroad division and project manager for the engineering work of the Caracas subway system in Venezuela.

Antoine is a graduate of the French Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées engineering schools (Paris, France).

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