Eric Buatois 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.
Eric served as Chairman of the Board of Upek from inception until 2009 including IPO filing in 2006 (and ultimate acquisition by Apple, Nasdaq: AAPL), Chairman of Crocus Technology from inception until January 2010, Chairman of Laszlo systems until its merger with Critical Path, Inc. In his role at BGV, he is a very active lead investor and serves on the boards of several companies including , NGD Systems, Scalefast, Platform.sh, Onymos and Madkudu.
Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, he spent over 20 years in the Computer and Telecommunications industry. He held several senior management and operational roles at Texas Instruments, Hewlett-Packard and Ericsson. He also negotiated, created and managed a joint venture in Sweden between HP and Ericsson.
Eric received his MSc In Computer Science and Communications Engineering From Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris in 1982 and graduated from INSEAD Advanced Management Programme in 1991.