January 29: Café des entrepreneurs #8
Don’t miss next café des entrepreneurs in ENGLISH ! It will features Philippe Schwartz, investor in Internet-related businesses and former President of Withings, builder of smart devices around health, which just won Awards at CES 2015.
Register here !
Elevator pitch :
- Phil Perut - Sesa
- Damien Balsan - Looppay
When ? January 29th, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Registration begins at 6:00pm.
Presentation begins at 6.30 pm.
Where ? Residence of the Consul General of France
194 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Complete biography of Philippe Schwartz
Philippe is an investor in Internet-related businesses based out of Boston.
Philippe is passionate about supporting early stage companies execute on
their product and go-to-market strategies, especially in the Internet of
Things (connected health), consumer Internet and telecommunications areas.
With over twenty years experience as a senior executive in these markets,
Philippe has a proven track record in developing companies toward
high-revenue growth and profitability and in identifying new market
He was recently President of Withings Inc. since January 2013, having
previously been the founder and CEO of ooVoo, Divisional CEO at MRV
Communications (NASDAQ: MRVC) and an officer in the Israeli Navy.
He holds a BSc. in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of
Technology and an MBA from INSEAD, the European Institute of Business
-Philippe Perut - SES America
Phil has been working for the SES group since the early 2000’s ; he has extensive and valuable technical experience as an electronic engineer and as a project and business unit manager. Phil earned an executive MBA from the University of Tours, France and Chicago, IL in 2011. Prior to joining SESA, Phil spent 10 years working around the world for a large electrical contracting group. He spent most of his time in Asia and the Middle East before moving to the US in 2006 and starting FDS, which eventually became SES America.
-Damien Balsan - Looppay
Damien Balsan has been in the thick of things in the payments industry. He was the director of Ecosystem Partnerships (POS) at Paypal before co-founding Loop. Before Paypal, he was the Director and Head of NFC Business Development Americas. He has also worked for Way systems and Gemalto in the past.