Francois Mazoudier

Francois Mazoudier

Managing Partner at Tech Leaders Capital

Startupbootcamp IoT London Mentor

20+ years building TMT companies and VC. 
Built 5 tech startups, one from startup to IPO, and experienced one total failure. 
12 years in operational roles then General Management in Tech firms, followed by 10 years in Private Equity. Invested in 8 companies.

Operational roles:
+ RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK) – co-founder of the EMEA team – from inception to IPO. 
+ PictureTel Europe (now Polycom: NASDAQ:PLCM) – Head of Business Development and Strategy (early stages of Videoconferencing over IP)
+ Speed Ventures AB. Founding Partner of the Group and UK CEO. Backed by The Soros Fund and Shroeders Ventures (now Permira).
+ The Cloud Networks – Head of Marketing. Largest European Wifi Operator.
+ Zero1 Europe Ltd – CEO. Early stage finance, strategy and market rollout support.
+ GoHello – CEO. all-mobile “PBX in the Cloud” -VC backed company turnaround.

Private Equity: 
+ co-founder and investor in Speed Ventures AB, then Europe’s most prominent early stage fund.
+ investment banking at LD&A, the pan-european boutique.
+ founder and managing partner at Tech Leaders Capital, the co-investment club for CEOs with outstanding track records.