Francis joined the team in 2012. He is responsible of our investments activity in Japan and Korea. Based in Tokyo, he is also supporting business development of Iris Capital portfolio companies in the region.
He’s currently supporting companies in Japan and Korea.
From 2005 to 2013, Francis managed Business Intelligence and Partnerships for the Orange Labs Tokyo. Previously he worked for Wanadoo France (now Orange) as Strategic Partnership Manager and initiated collaborations with Sony, Microsoft, Philips and Danone to develop new digital services. 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, an early Internet times hosting platform.
Francis holds a Master’s Degree (DEA) of Communication & Multimedia from University of Paris (France). He also graduated from the European Commission Executive Training Program in Tokyo (Japan).