About Me

I’m a Co-founder and Director of The Family, a pan-European investment firm supporting early-stage entrepreneurs, now with a portfolio of 200+ fast-growing startups.

I sit on the board of Radio France, the French national radio broadcasting corporation, and occasionally teach university courses on corporate strategy and public policy. I have previously served as a member of the board of the French personal data protection authority (CNIL).

I have authored several works on technology, including my latest book Hedge: A Greater Safety Net for the Entrepreneurial Age (2018) and a 2013 Report on Taxation in the Digital Economy (for which I was voted one of that year’s ten most influential people by the International Tax Review). My articles regularly appear in both English and French publications, including Foreign Affairs, The Financial Times, Politico EU, L’Obs, Le Monde, and Forbes, where I’m a contributor.

I began my career in the French civil service, as a member of the Inspection générale des finances. I was born in Normandy, France and raised by musician parents (I play bass guitar). I now live in London with my wife Laetitia Vitaud and our two children Béatrice and Ferdinand.