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Founder @
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30 Investments in 27 Companies
Born:
August 25, 1967
Gender:
Male
Location:
Paris
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Xavier Niel is the Iliad Group's majority shareholder and founder. He has been involved in the data communications, Internet and telecommunications industry since the late 1980s.

In 1993, before dedicating himself full-time to developing the Group, he founded Worldnet, the first Internet service provider in France, which was sold to Kaptech (LDCom Group) in December 2000. He has been responsible for the Group's major strategic developments, from the launch of the ANNU service and the development of Internet access services based on France Télécom’s repayment scheme as a financial model to the launch of the Freebox project.

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2010 - Current   (over 6 years)

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

1980 - Current   (over 36 years)
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1993
Dec, 2000
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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2016$22.5M / VenturePersonal Investment
Sep, 2016€6M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jun, 2016$600k / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2016$11.2M / Series A (Lead)Personal Investment
May, 2016undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$16.7M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$4.9M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$8.9M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$6.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$20M / Series BPersonal Investment
Mar, 2015undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$4.1M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jan, 2015€2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2014€5.5M / Series BPersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$1.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2014$1.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2014$30M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jun, 2014€800k / AngelPersonal Investment
May, 2014$1.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014€1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014€420k / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2013undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013€500k / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2012$3M / Series APersonal Investment
Nov, 2012$19.1M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2010$1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Nov, 2009$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2009€600k / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2007€14.7M / Series BPersonal Investment

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