Florian started his career at Exalead, an innovative search engine technology company. There, he led a R&D team of 50 brilliant data geeks until the company was bought by Dassault Systemes in 2010. Florian was then CTO at IsCool, a European leader in social gaming, where he managed game analytics and one of the biggest European cloud setups. Florian also served as freelance Lead Data Scientist in various companies, such as Criteo, the European Advertising leader.
Clément is the Chief Technical Officer at Dataiku. Clément was a major contributor to VLC, the famous media player. He worked as chief architect and head of Product R&D at Exalead, where he developed an innovative semantic indexing technology. He spent most of his career designing and implementing software solutions to complex real-life problems. He still has a deep involvement in several open source projects.
Thomas is the Chief Data Scientist at Dataiku. Thomas started his career in data mining for large retail and telecommunications companies. Then he lead the data mining team and geo-marketing initiatives at Apple Europe. He was lead data scientist at qunb, a data visualization startup. He spent most of his career deriving value from large datasets using cutting-edge innovations. He is fluent in all the data scientists linguas: R, Python, SAS, …
Marc is the Chief Customer Officer at Dataiku. He started his career as a R&D Engineer in the Food Industry where he was already playing with data on a daily basis. He then joined Logica, a big European IT firm, where he worked as Program Manager for Big Data initiatives. There, he helped major companies to deal with their Information Management and Big Data strategies.
Matt Turck, a Managing Director of FirstMark Capital, invests across a broad range of early-stage enterprise and consumer startups. Prior to FirstMark, he was a Managing Director at Bloomberg Ventures, the investment and incubation arm of Bloomberg LP, which he helped start. Previously, Matt was the co-founder of TripleHop Technologies, a venture-backed enterprise search software startup that was acquired by Oracle.
Matt is passionate about building communities, and organizes two large monthly events, Data Driven NYC (which focuses on data-driven startups, Big Data and AI) and Hardwired NYC (which focuses on the Internet of Things, AR/VR, drones, and other emerging technologies).
Matt graduated from Sciences-Po (IEP) Paris and holds a master of laws (LL.M.) from Yale Law School. He blogs at mattturck.com.
Neeraj joined Battery in 2000 and invests in SaaS and internet companies across all stages. He was a founding investor in BladeLogic (NASDAQ: BLOG, acquired by BMC) and has invested in several other companies that have gone on to stage IPOs, including Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ: BV); Coupa (NASDAQ:COUP); Guidewire Software (NYSE: GWRE); Marketo (NASDAQ: MKTO, acquired by Vista Equity Partners); Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX); Omniture (NASDAQ: OMTR, acquired by Adobe); RealPage (NASDAQ: RP); and Wayfair (NYSE: W).
Neeraj’s current private investments include Amplitude, BloomReach, BounceX, Braze, Catchpoint, Chef, Clubhouse, Cohesity, Dataiku, Glassdoor.com, InVision, OpsGenie, Optimizely, Pendo, SmarterHQ, Sprinklr, StellaService, Tealium, TrendKite and Yesware.
Neeraj has been recognized on the Forbes Midas List, which ranks the top 100 venture capitalists in the world, for the past eight consecutive years. In 2017, Neeraj was named to the Top 20 Venture Capitalists Wordwide by the New York Times. Neeraj has provided insights on current market trends in publications including; The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, CNBC.com, Forbes, TechCrunch, and The New York Times. He was also recognized in 2014 as a “50 on Fire” winner by news organization BostInno. Prior to Battery, Neeraj worked as a product manager at Realnetworks and an operating executive at SkyTV. Neeraj holds a BS in computer science from Cornell and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Follow Neeraj on Twitter @NeerajVC and his latest posts on Battery’s blog
Raffi joined Alven in 2011. He started his career as an engineer, joining Bouygues Telecom where he worked on core data networks. Prior to joining Alven, he was part of the venture capital team of the Parisian office of Gimv, a pan-European fund where he focused on tech investments. He graduated from Ensimag and holds an MBA from Insead.
I discovered the internet at 24 and the world of start-ups in 1995 when I arrived in San Francisco. It was when Yahoo! was off to a blazing start and all Stanford students were using their search engine to surf the web. I remember well Yahoo’s private soirées which I went to with one of the founders’ brother. I got that being an entrepreneur is above all a state of mind. After working in Silicon Valley for Flextronics and setting up several production lines for Cisco, I took the leap. I learnt how to program java and I got involved in creating and bootstrapping JSource, a start-up specialized in embedded software for smart cards and payment systems.
Entrepreneurship is also about who you meet. I have worked for almost 20 years with Marc and Philippe. In 2000, we cofounded Parisian incubator Kangaroo Village and in 2008, Serena. All three of us have the same passion for entrepreneurship which we bring to the start-ups we finance and support. I love being a VC and I have so much admiration for all the entrepreneurs I have worked with these past 20 years. I work for them and their success.