Miguel Valdés-Faura, is BonitaSoft's Chief Executive Officer and co-founder. Miguel is leading BonitaSoft to achieve its mission: to bring to the market a fully functional Open Source BPM solution. Miguel is the co-founder of Bonita project, created in 2001, with the vision that BPM would become mainstream in every company's IT portfolio. Prior to BonitaSoft, Miguel was leading BPM R&D, pre-sales and support activity for Bull.
Miguel holds a degree in Computer Science from the URV (Spain) and a Master's degree from Nancy and Metz Universities (France).
Bertrand Diard is CEO of Talend. Bertrand co-founded Talend in 2006 with the goal of making data integration available to of types of organizations. Since then, Talend has grown to become the leading provider of open source data integration software. Talend has offices in France, Germany, UK, China and US, where Bertrand is located. In 2009 Talend is generating 1 download/minute and 2 customers/day and major customers such Verizon, US Cellular, Disney, Fidelity, and Ebay. Prior to Talend, Bertrand managed a Business Unit for one of Europe's largest systems integrators. In 1999 he cofounded a software company specializing in real-time 3D animation. Bertrand has extensive experience managing large integration projects. More information at http://www.talend.com
Claire Houry is General Partner at Ventech. She focuses on Software and Wireless sectors as well as on Cleantech technologies. Before joining Ventech, Claire had 10 years of experience in private equity at Crédit Agricole Private Equity and AXA Private Equity. She led investments in companies such as Musiwave (sold to Openwave) or Meiosys (sold to IBM). Claire started her career at Crédit Lyonnais financing activities in France and in the USA.
Claire is an electronics engineer (Institut Supérieur d'Electronique de Paris) and has graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC). More information at http://www.ventech.fr
Philippe Granger is a Partner at Auriga Partners, a venture capital firm focused on Information Technology and Life Sciences. Philippe joined Auriga Partners in 1999 and has been instrumental in a number of business ventures across the software, Internet and semiconductor sectors. Prior to his work at Auriga Partners, Philippe was a professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA) in Paris where he headed the Computer Science and Telecom department. He also worked as an IT researcher specializing in software and hardware verification at Carnegie Mellon University, the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He currently sits on the boards of several companies in France, the USA and Switzerland.
Philippe holds a doctorate in Computer Science from the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. More information at http://www.aurigapartners.com
Xavier has more than 15 years of experience in the development and investment in technology-driven companies. He worked for 5 years in the Silicon Valley, successively for Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) and JSource, which he co-founded in 1997. In 2002, Xavier joined Société Générale Asset Management (SGAM) to take over the venture capital activity, following the acquisition of the incubator Kangaroo Village that he co-founded in 2000.
Since 2008, Xavier has been Managing Partner for Serena Capital, an investment firm which finances fast-growing and innovative companies in Europe.
Xavier is an Affiliated Professor at ESCP Europe and is a board member of the non-profit organization « Un Enfant Par La Main », which sponsors underprivileged children.
Xavier is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and Stanford University.
More information at http://www.serenacapital.com