Boris is Principal at Partech in Paris, leading the seed investment activities in France. He joined Partech in February 2015.
He notably sits on the board of Jellysmack, Glofox and Bearer.sh.
Before joining Partech, Boris was Director of Product at Viadeo, the leading professional social network in France. He was also a very active mentor at startup accelerators Numa (aka Le Camping) and Microsoft Ventures, and a hands-on advisor to multiple startups.
Prior to that, Boris was the Founder and CEO of Pealk, a SaaS startup making it seamless to find and contact professionals on social networks. Pealk was acquired by LinkedIn competitor Viadeo in 2012.
He started his career as a researcher in computer science, before supporting Internet startups and then co-founding his first Internet company, FGT Network, an on-demand and tech-powered expert network.
Boris holds a PhD in Computer Science and M.S. in Management from Ecole Polytechnique. He graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon and also holds a M.S. in Computer Science and the Agrégation in Mathematics. He was a visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology during his PhD.
Boris used to be a DJ and is fond of snorkeling and inline skating.