Roxanne Varza is the Director of Station F, which is set to be the largest startup incubator worldwide.
Prior to her current role, Roxanne was the lead for Microsoft’s start-up activities in France, running both Bizspark and Microsoft Ventures programs for 3 years.
In April 2013, Business Insider listed her as one of the top 30 women under 30 in tech. She has also been listed in additional rankings by Business Insider, Vanity Fair and Le Figaro, The Evening Standard and more.
Prior to Microsoft she worked for several European startups and was the former Editor of TechCrunch France (2010-2011). Roxanne has also contributed to other publications, including The Telegraph, The Kernel, Betakit and Business Insider.
Roxanne also co-founded StartHer (ex Girls in Tech Paris) and is the co-organizer of the Failcon Paris conference. More recently, she co-founded Tech.eu, a European tech media backed by Dave McClure, Adeo Ressi, Daniel Waterhouse and more.
Prior to TechCrunch, Roxanne worked for the French government’s foreign direct investment agency helping fast-growing startups develop their activities in France. Roxanne has spoken, moderated, mentored and judged numerous startup events and programs throughout Europe and also helps European startups with content and communications.
Roxanne is trilingual and holds degrees from UCLA, Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics. She is also an epilepsy advocate.
Co-Founder & Contributing Editor
Oct, 2013 - Current (almost 3 years)
Bachelor's Degree, French
Master's Degree, International Political Economy