I’m just a bit of a TechBaguette.
I’m originally from Silicon Valley and I love anything that has to do with start-ups, innovation and entrepreneurs. You can find my official bio on Crunchbase.
Director @ Station F
If you don’t know Station F, it is the biggest startup campus worldwide – located in the heart of Paris. The project is an initiative of Xavier Niel, who is the founder of Free/Iliad, and is also the man behind incredible startup organizations including France’s free coding school Ecole 42 and hyper active seed fund Kima Ventures. For more information on Station F or to arrange a tour, please visit our website.
Member of the EIC & AFP
I also believe there is a lot to be done on the policy side of things. Therefore, I am also part of the European Commission’s European Innovation Council (EIC) – run by Commissioner Carlos Moedas. Prior to the EIC, I was part of France’s national council on digital, the Conseil National du Numérique (CNNum).
More recently, I also joined the board of Agence France Presse (AFP), which is the 3rd largest news agency in the world after Associated Press and Reuters.
The Microsoft & TechCrunch days.
In September 2012, I joined Microsoft and was there for 3 years running some of the startup programs, including the Microsoft Ventures accelerator program and Bizspark. Instead of using my overly-complicated title, I preferred just to be known as a “startup lover.” I left the company in October 2015 but can still help you get in touch if you need to reach someone there. That said, if you are looking for a job at Microsoft, you are better off going directly through their careers page.
Prior to Microsoft, I was the Editor of TechCrunch France. After TechCrunch, I went on to work for several European startups, doing mainly communications and editorial work. I’ve also been a guest author for The Telegraph, Business Insider and several other publications.
Tech.eu, StartHer & Failcon.
I am also the co-founder of Tech.eu, StartHer (ex Girls in Tech Paris) and the co-organizer of the FailCon conference in Paris – which was the conference’s first stop outside of the US. If you want to know more or need to get in touch regarding these projects, see this link on how to contact me.
Media & Events.
I’ve been a speaker, moderator and judge for various conferences and tech competitions, a mentor for different startup programs and featured in some publications and media. In April 2013, I was listed by Business Insider as one of the Top 30 women under 30 in tech and I’ve been called all kinds of weird names by the press as well. Of course it’s nice to get credit but ultimately, my goal is simply to shed light on the European tech ecosystem and also encourage and promote successful women (tech) entrepreneurs.
English, French, Persian.
I’m trilingual, an epilepsy advocate and a wannabe artist (and entrepreneur, obviously). If you think there is something I can help you with – whether it be lacing your shoes or finding a developer – feel free to reach out to me.
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***Please note that everything published on this site is my own personal opinion or affiliation and does not reflect that of my employer.