Partech promotes Boris Golden to Partner
Longtime member of the Partech Seed team becomes the firm’s newest Partner
Paris, France, January 12, 2021 - Partech announced today the promotion of Boris Golden to Partner. Boris joined the Paris office of Partech in 2015 as part of the Seed team.
Over the past 6 years, Boris has proved a remarkable ability to identify and work with some of the most talented & ambitious Founders in Europe, partnering with them from the very beginning of their entrepreneurial journey. Moreover, his genuine & passionate approach to investment and hands-on portfolio support has earned him a very strong reputation.
“We simply wouldn’t be where we are today without his invaluable support and guidance”, said Vincent Dupied, Co-Founder and CEO of Dejbox, one of Boris’ very first investments at Partech. “Having Boris onboard with us from day 1 was an absolute game-changer for us... A huge thank you for this extraordinary collaboration, that eventually led to our very successful M&A with Carrefour!”.
Boris has also demonstrated his capability to work with Founders across very diverse domains, typically on new & hybrid models where no pre-existing playbooks could be applied. He notably led the investments and sits on the board of Jellysmack (Creator Economy x Social Media), Sorare (Gaming x Blockchain), Maze (Design x Data), Glofox (Fitness x SaaS), Ubble (KYC x Artificial Intelligence) or formerly Dejbox (Food x Marketplace), among others.
“Since joining Partech, Boris has shown an incredible flair for discovering the next big things, sometimes underdogs and contrarian bets, while ensuring outstanding performance and liquidity for our Seed funds”, said Romain Lavault, General Partner at Partech, who first met with Boris at a startup jury back in 2014 and immediately recognized his talents. “But beyond being great at picking companies, Boris is also widely praised by his Founders for his dedication and full support across all topics, and his huge personal involvement on a daily basis!”.
“My passion is to truly support founders in their entrepreneurial journey and being a seed VC is an incredible opportunity to do so!”, said Boris Golden. “Especially at Partech, where we hugely benefit from the extensive resources, back-office, network & experience from our multi-stage international firm. I feel proud of what we have built as a team in the past years, and I am also very grateful to all the exceptional Founders who have trusted and welcomed us by their side, from the earliest stage”.
Boris Golden started his career as a researcher in Computer Science, before becoming Co-Founder & CEO of Pealk, an HR SaaS startup that was acquired in 2012 by LinkedIn competitor Viadeo. He has also been a very active & hands-on mentor to numerous early-stage startups, notably at renowned startup accelerators Microsoft Ventures and Numa in Paris.
Boris graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon. He also holds a PhD in Computer Science and a M.S. in Management from Ecole Polytechnique, the Agrégation in Mathematics, and was a visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology during his PhD.
Boris’ promotion marks another great milestone for Partech and strengthens the international leadership of its Seed Fund, with more than $300M dedicated to seed and a portfolio of over 130 companies in 22 countries across Europe, US & Southeast Asia. It will allow Partech to continue its momentum after closing its latest Seed Fund, PEF III, at $100 Million, and in anticipation of its upcoming new Seed Fund, PEF IV.
Partech is a global investment firm with offices in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin and Dakar. We bring together capital, operational experience and strategic support for entrepreneurs at seed, venture and growth stages across multiple continents, with €1.5B investment capacity. Investments range from €200K to €50M in a wide range of technologies and businesses for enterprises and consumers, from software, digital brands and services, to hardware and deep tech across all major industries. Companies backed by Partech have completed more than 20 initial public offerings and more than 50 strategic exits above €100M.
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