|Alain is the managing partner of VI Partners. He
is mostly active in the information technology sector but also contributes
through his entrepreneurial background to critical decisions within other
Alain joined VI Partners in the summer of 2002. Between 1989 and 2002 he has been investing in various companies in the medical instrumentation (compex) and in the information technology sectors (smart-telecom.ch, sourcingparts.com, mnc.ch, leshop.ch, securicard, etc.). In most cases he was a founder of the company or a very early seed investor, and also held executive positions in some. Alain is a board member of two banks and financial institutions in Switzerland. During his pre-entrepreneurial period he consulted leading telecommunication operators on issues related to cable television, interactive services and M&A transactions.
Alain started his career at Arthur Andersen (80-82) and McKinsey (83-89). He holds a business degree from HEC Lausanne and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau. He is fluent in English, French, German and Spanish.
Alain carries the prime responsibility for the following portfolio companies: MESA , Myotest, Nemerix, Neocutis, Nexthink, Picodrill, Smallrivers and Silentsoft.