Our deeply experienced board believes Platform.sh is unique. They share the commitment to our vision and helps to guide/set the pace for our current operations and future developments.
Fred is a serial entrepreneur. Co-founder and CEO of Platform.sh, he previously co-founded Commerce Guys, a leading Drupal ecommerce provider. His mission is to guarantee that as we continue on an ambitious journey to profoundly transform how cloud computing is used and perceived, we keep our feet well on the ground continuing the rapid growth we have enjoyed up until now.
Previously, he was also General Manager of af83, an open source company that specialized in social web and digital media. Fred started his career working for larger organizations with different roles in marketing, sales and business development for SFR (Vodafone Group) and L'Oréal after his graduation from the Paris Business School of Management (ESCP Europe).
Damien, a polyglot developer if there is one, leads the zoo of system engineers, front-end hackers, security experts, API-buffs and glorious DevOps people to deliver on a grand unifying vision of a cloud platform that is as robust as it is broad, as cutting-edge as it is simple. He is the architect around dozens of software projects that compose Platform.sh and the lead developer of many of them.
Previously, he was one of the top architects and contributors to Drupal 7 and a key architect behind Drupal Commerce. An alumnus of the prestigious engineering school MINES ParisTech, has also worked in the banking, energy and government sectors.
Ori is a technologist with a taste for business. A polyglot developer and software architect, he also worked as a teacher in a design school and had a previous career as a journalist. His job is to translate an incredibly ambitious roadmap that stretches years into the future into a concrete product offering that is not only efficient but also enjoyable to its users.
Over the years he helped build a number of very successful startups amongst which aSmallWorld, AF83, Commerce Guys and now Platform.sh. He is an open source advocate and promoter and organizer of tech meetups such as ParisDataGeeks, the largest European regular big-data gathering.
Réza is General Partner of Partech and based in San Francisco. He joined in 2016. Réza is an active catalyst and leader in the French Silicon Valley tech community and an advocate of French and European technological innovation. He has twenty years of experience in various
executive sales, marketing and operations roles for both large and startup companies. He was one of the very early VMware employees joining the company in 1998 and has also co-founded and successfully sold two startups.
Nathalie is MD at Eurazeo Growth where she is leading the fund’s activities in the UK and other European markets since September 2019. Prior to joining Eurazeo, she was Principal at KKR, focusing on European growth equity and was actively involved in the investments of arago, Darktrace and GfK. Before that, Nathalie was a Vice President at General Atlantic’s Tech and Digital team which she had joined in 2012 during her MBA studies at Harvard Business School.
An entrepreneur and people investor at heart, Nathalie temporarily left the investment world to found Mindforce Innovations, a tech company which develops platform applications for professional coaching. She also became a founding member of Dreamers // Doers, a female-focused collaboration and mentorship community with over 30k entrepreneurs, investors and advisors.
Valérie co-founded and headed the Information and Communication Technologies investment department at Seventure and was promoted Managing Partner in 2003. In 2012, she joined Pierre-Henri Dentressangle to co-found Hi Inov.
She has more than 20 professional years experience in venture capital and funded 35 startups. Her portfolio has returned 116M€ of net gross profits to LPs.
Eric has 15 years of active venture capital experience, first at Sofinnova Ventures as a General Partner from 2001 until 2013 managing several funds of 250M$ and then General Partner at BGV since 2013.
He is a lead investor who truly enjoys building global companies and has demonstrated experience in executing spin-offs from large companies.
Based in San Francisco, Eric is the COO of Figma, which is solving the collaboration problems teams face when building well designed software. Eric is an industry veteran who previously ran the Developer Tools business at
Atlassian, including Bitbucket. At Figma, in addition to scaling processes like recruiting and finance, he is focusing on GTM and revenue.
Fabien founded SensioLabs SAS in 1998 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He founded the Symfony project in 2004. He is a serial entrepreneur, and among other companies, he founded Sensio in 1998, a software company that
provides products, services, and technical support for the Open-Source Symfony framework. He is also the creator of several other open-source projects, a writer, a blogger, a speaker at international conferences.
François Dufour was the VP of Global Marketing at Twilio, a cloud communication company that enables users to use standard web languages to build voice, VoIP, and SMS apps via a web API. Prior to Twilio, he held various leadership roles in marketing at Udacity and LinkedIn.