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University of St. Gallen
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Stanford Graduate School of Business, MBA

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Christophe F. Maire

Entrepreneur and Business Angel focusing on consumer product innovation in digital media and mobile internet. Christophe founded and is currently Chairman of txtr.com, the largest eBooks distribution network in Europe with shops launching in over 20 countries. Christophe was the founder of gate5, a global leader in mobile navigation software, which he sold to Nokia in 2006. Today the unit which emerged fromgate5, Nokia Maps, employs more than 1000 Employees in Berlin. Christophe was also cofounder of Plazes.com, a company which pioneered “checking-in” (and was bought by Nokia in 2008). Christophe is co-founder of PhoneDeck.com  (mobile to browser service) andEye’Em.com  (photo-sharing service).  Christophe attended school in St.Gallen, ESADE and Stanford and worked in Asia for a few years. Christophe with swiss citizen is active in the Berlin tech scene and was involved in the creation of Brands4Friends, StudyVZ, Plista, Barcoo, AppAware, Amen, Readmill and SoundCloud.com  (board of directors). Christophe was named best “Seed investor of 2011 and 2012” by Techcrunch Europe.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Zoobe 5/2013Seed€1M4
Loopcam 5/2012Seed8
MangırKart 8/2011Seed4
studentSN 12/2008Angel€400k2
plista 11/2008Venture Round3
studdex 5/2008Angel€180k6
txtr 4/2008Angel1
studentSN 2/2008Angel€200k1

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  1. Zoobe Closes Seven Digit Seed Funding Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  2. TechCrunch on our funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Kullanıcıların Beğenisini Kazanan MangırKart Aldığı Yatırım ile Büyümesini Sürdürüyor (webrazzi.com) [edit]
  4. studentSN gewinnt Investoren (deutsche-startups.de) [edit]
  5. techcrunch.com [edit]
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