Nicolas joined Partech International in 2000.
Prior to Partech, Nicolas spent 15 years as an entrepreneur and was a co-founder of several Partech-funded companies: Softway International (acq. by ITway), Softway Systems (acq. by Microsoft), and ISDnet (acq. by Cable & Wireless). Nicolas also led the Softway Venture Development activity which resulted in the incubation of several successful start-ups in the U.S. and Europe including: RightPoint (acq. by E.piphany), MultiMania (IPO - acq. by Lycos Europe), and LibertySurf (IPO - acq. by Tiscali). Nicolas also served on the boards of Meiosys (IBM), Akimbi (VMware), Pantero (Progress Software), ClearApp (Oracle), and Q-Layer (Sun Microsystems).
Nicolas received an MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, France and attended the International Management Program at both UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and UniversitÃ¤t zu KÃ¶ln, Germany.