Goodbye Microsoft France, Hello Microsoft Corp

Dear readers,

imageA 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 Lewinpartnering 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)


10 responses to “Goodbye Microsoft France, Hello Microsoft Corp

  1. Super content pour toi, have fun !

  2. Laurent Geffroy

    Congratulations and Good luck Julien for this challenge !

  3. Welcome to the West Coast. It’s not as cool as San Francisco, but you should find it great though.
    BTW, if you happen to travel to SF, just ping me.

  4. Keep on movin’

  5. Content de t’avoir rencontré avant que tu partes. Et dommage de ne pas eu le temps de discuter plus. Bon courage pour la vie à Microsoft Corp.

  6. Tu vas nous manquer Julien.
    On ne gardera que de bons souvenirs de notre collaboration, et pour cause, y a eu que du bon.
    have fun there.
    SquareClock team

  7. Why last contribution ? Will you not continue our blog when you will be in Redmond WA ?

  8. Bravo Julien,
    proud to see french representative in Redmond !

  9. Avec énormément de retard, tous mes voeux de réussite pour la suite.

    Tu peux effectivement être fier de ce que tu as fait, salué unanimement par “la bande” (pas la blogosphère, la vraie bande :-)).

    Good luck…

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