Meet our team
Raising 3 kids. Raised €100M+ for 30+ startups. Now Investing. Former Partner at TheFamily.
I don’t talk much, always say what I think, straight to the point. Great entrepreneurs must be humble yet ambitious, flexible and determined. I target monopoly/oligopoly breakers as well as obvious solutions propelled by great teams on large markets that have yet to be tackled the proper way. Attention to customer drives your product, not the other way around.
Jean is based in Paris, France
Michel joined Kima Ventures in 2013.
Prior to Kima Ventures, Michel co-founded a mobile development studio in 2009, worked as an engineer at Orange (formerly France Telecom) in Paris and as a product manager and marketing intern at Wooga in Berlin.
He studied at Telecom Bretagne and Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Michel is based in Paris, France
Vincent joined Kima Ventures in 2013.
After living in six different countries, he studied economics at the University of Leuven in Belgium.
Vincent is based in London, UK
Xavier Niel is the majority shareholder and historic leader of the Iliad Group. A self-taught entrepreneur, he has been a player in the telematics, Internet and telecommunications industries since the late 1980s.
In 1999 he launched Free, the first free access internet provider in France. In 2002, he created the Freebox, the first multi-service set-top box providing access to "triple play" (internet-phone-TV) in the home and since 2012, Free has also brought mobile phone usage within everyone’s reach.
He is also the founder of 42 (a free IT university open to everyone and aimed at training 1,000 developers a year) and 1000 start-ups@ La Halle Freyssinet (the world’s largest digital incubator). Along with with Pierre Bergé and Matthieu Pigasse, he is also the controlling shareholder of the newspapers Le Monde and Le Nouvel Observateur.
Xavier is based in Paris, France