Managing Partner, Technology
Alain is a Managing Partner of VI Partners, focusing on technology investments.
Alain joined VI Partners in the summer of 2002. Between 1989 and 2002 he invested in several companies in the medical instrumentation sector (compex.ch), in the information technology sectors (vtx-telecom.ch, sourcingparts.com, mnc.ch, leshop.ch, securicard.ch, fotowire.com, farelogix.com, etc.), and in consumer companies (chateauform.com, fleurdepains.ch). In many cases, he was a founder of the company or a very early seed investor. He has also held executive positions in many of them. During his pre-entrepreneurial period, he advised 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: CeQur, Gamaya, L.E.S.S., Myotest, Silentsoft, and Senbiosys. He acted as a board member for the following exited companies: Nexthink, Mesa Imaging, Avalon, Nemerix, Picodrill, Neogyn, IR Microsystems and HPL.