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ESSEC Business School, MBA 2005
MBA Corporate Finance
ENSAM Paris, MS 2003
Mechanical Engineering

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Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder

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Jonathan Benassaya

Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and run 4 companies since he was 23. He started his first company, VIGAO, back in 2003. VIGAO became a leader in video game market research. Convinced of the massive shift of this industry towards online games, he founded Magicparty in 2005. Magicparty became a leading technology provider for in-game advertising. He moved the company to China in 2006 and eventually sold it to NGI Corporation in Beijing the same year. In 2007, he co-founded the French largest music service. When he left the company in November 2010, Deezer reached 7M monthly visitors and 500,000 subscribers to its paid service. At Deezer, Jonathan learned to manage relationships with the music industry, negotiate licensing deals, monetize the audience and position Deezer as the major music brand in France.

Jonathan is involved as a mentor at the Founder Institute and is a business angels.

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