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Primary Role
Co-Founder & COO @
Investments
4 Investments in 3 Companies
Born:
January 1, 1977
Gender:
Male
Location:
London
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Person Details

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Nicolas is co-founder & COO of BlaBlaCar, the world's leading ridesharing community that connects drivers with empty seats and people traveling the same way, so they can share their cost. He leads the company’s global operations and marketing. He also drives BlaBlaCar's corporate development and successfully led the company's various rounds of financing and acquisitions. Naturally pragmatic, he uses fast iteration to uncover high-growth opportunities. Nicolas is a strong advocate of autonomous local teams and acqui-hire, a strategy he implemented to expand BlaBlaCar’s footprint to a global scale. Today, with more than 20 million members worldwide and several millions people transported per month, BlaBlaCar is making road travel social, money-saving and more sustainable.

Nicolas started his career working for start-ups in Silicon Valley during the 2000 boom, moved on to executive and investor roles, and finally worked as a Venture Capitalist in London, before leading BlaBlaCar’s global expansion. He is also an active angel investor.

Nicolas holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MSc in Optics from the Ecole Superieure d’Optique and an MSc in Applied Physics from Paris XI University.

Jobs (5)

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Co-Founder & COO

Apr, 2007 - Current   (over 9 years)
Past
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Ended
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Company
Jun, 2007
Dec, 2011
Investment Manager
2006
Mar 5, 2011
Co-Founder
2000
2006
Manager
Mar, 2000
Nov, 2000
Optical Engineer

Board & Advisor Roles (4)

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  • Board Member
    Jan, 2016
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    May, 2011 - Sep, 2013
  • Member of the Board of Directors (Octo Telematics)
    Jun, 2010 - Nov, 2011
  • Board Observer
    Feb, 2008 - May, 2010

Investments (4)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Feb, 2016€1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$20M / Series BPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$4.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2014€1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment

Education (3)

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Upcoming Event Appearances (1)

TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016

December 05, 2016 - December 06, 2016

The Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, England, United Kingdom

TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies.

Past Event Appearances (12)

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