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222 Investments in 191 Companies
New York

Person Details


Fabrice Grinda is among the world’s leading Internet entrepreneurs and investors.

He has over $300 million in exits and 150 angel investments. Fabrice has served as CEO for three multinational companies and has an impressive track record as an early investor in Alibaba, Lending Club, Delivery Hero and Brightroll.

Fabrice is currently investing in startups and building companies through FJ Labs, which he cofounded with business partner Jose Marin. Fabrice is also co-founder and executive chairman of Beepi, a next generation used car marketplace. Beepi recently raised $60 million in series B funding.

Prior to FJ Labs and Beepi, Fabrice was co-founder and co-CEO of OLX, one of the largest websites in the world with over 200 million unique visitors per month. The company operates in 40 countries and has over 1,200 employees. OLX is the largest classifieds site in India, Brazil, Pakistan, Poland, Ukraine, Portugal and many other emerging markets.

Before OLX, Fabrice was co-founder and CEO of Zingy, one of the largest wireless media companies in the Americas. Fabrice successfully grew the business to $200 million in sales in four years.

Fabrice started his entrepreneurial journey in 1998, at 23, when he co-founded and was CEO of Aucland. Soon after, Aucland grew into one of the largest auction sites in Europe. Before his entrepreneurial endeavors, Fabrice worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.

Fabrice holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1996, and was awarded the Halbert White prize, given to the most distinguished economics student, as well as The Wolfe Balleisen memorial prize, awarded for best thesis.

In his free time, Fabrice likes to travel the world, kitesurf, play tennis, and blog about his personal and professional life at www.fabricegrinda.com.

Jobs (7)


Executive Chairman

Executive Chairman

2014 - Current   (almost 3 years)


Jan, 2013 - Current   (almost 4 years)
Founder and CEO
Mar 1, 2006
Dec, 2012
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Founder & CEO

Board & Advisor Roles (7)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2016$65M / Series BPersonal Investment
Sep, 2016$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2016undisclosed amount / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Sep, 2016$3.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2016$9M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2016$20M / Series BPersonal Investment
May, 2016$1.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2016$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2016$110M / Series FPersonal Investment
Apr, 2016$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2016$12M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2016$3.6M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2016$25M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jan, 2016$100M / Series CPersonal Investment
Jan, 2016$9.7M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2015$3.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$22M / Series BPersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$75M / Series BPersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$4.6M / Series APersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$1.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$14M / Series BPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$5.25M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$22.1M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$70M / Series BPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$8M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$82M / Series CPersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$275M / Series EPersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$11M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$15M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$15M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2015$10M / Series BPersonal Investment
May, 2015£600k / SeedPersonal Investment

Education (1)


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