4 French Software Entrepreneurs To Meet

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4 French Software Entrepreneurs To Meet


The French software ecosystem is vibrant. Innovative entrepreneurs are numerous in areas like social monitoring, IT technology consulting, Customer Relationship Management. Here are 4 you need to meet during your stay in Paris.

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Freddy Mini is the CEO of Netvibes. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer where he oversaw Netvibes worldwide business strategy, while leading the company’s rapid expansion across four continents.This included the establishment of Netvibes US Office in San Francisco in 2006.Prior to Netvibes, he was the co-founder of musicMe , the CEO of Ziff-Davis (France), and the Senior VP and Managing Director of CNET Networks Europe where he was responsible for creating and building their operations to over 150 people while exceeding all profitability goals.

You can find Freddy Mini on:


 He started his career in 1977 as an attorney at Crédit Chimique, before joining Eurafrep as CFO in 1983.

He joined Cegid Group in 1988 first as CFO and then as Deputy Director General. He was appointed Chief Général in 2002. Cegid Group is a software publishing company that offers industry-specific solutions.

  • Patrick was appointed President of the Conseil national du numérique (CNN) by the ex French President, Nicolas Sarkozy in 2011, replacing  Gilles Babinet. He is also co-founder and member of the Business Angels  group “Seed4Soft

You can find Patrick Bertrand on:



Alain Mevellec is one of the founders of the french startup Sellsy, editor of the invoicing service MyFacture.

Previously, he worked for 10 years in marketing and advertising. In 2004, he co-founded Cleargay, a gay dating website, sold to the Meetic Group in 2007.

You can find Alain Mevellec on:


Philippe Pinault is the founder and CEO of talkSpirit, an entreprise social network. It is currently used by several major international companies such as Orange, Société Générale and French mail service La Poste.

You can find Philippe Pinault on Social Media :

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