A short note to let you know that I’m leaving Microsoft France… to join Microsoft Corp, beginning next Monday (the day Bill Gates officially leaves operations, what a coincidence !). I’ll be working in the Emerging & Strategic Business team, founded and headed by Dan’l Lewin – partnering with startups around the world and working on the startup partner program.
It’s a brand new challenge , after 3 intense and exciting years at Microsoft France, in the “Developers and Platform Evangelism” team.
I consider myself the luckiest guy in the world: For the last 3 years, I’ve had the chance and privilege to work with the best colleagues one can dream of (including bloggers like Clauer, Benjamin, Mitsu, Pierlag, Pascal, Laurent, thanks to all of them) but also collaborate with the most talented Software entrepreneurs of this country. (Guys from Miyowa, Seemage, AS infor, Criteo, Screentonic, SquareClock, Advance-IT; Sinequa, etc..).
Everyday at the Microsoft Technology Center, young software companies (often pre-revenues) come and meet potential clients, Tech experts from Microsoft, VCs, Business Angels, peers. We hosted the first French Seedcamp, IE Club sessions, launched the Software Academy. There are many many people at Microsoft France working and helping young companies, nobody else in the industry does that and we are proud of it.
I’m gonna miss all of my partners (startups, VCs) and Colleagues, but the show must go on ! I’m moving on Thursday with wife and Kid. Ping me when you’re on the West coast !
(My 7 months old son, ready for the challenge)