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.
Technology to drill holes and cut glass - exited
Creams for treatment of vulvar issues - exited
Cosmeceuticals products for skin repair - exited
paper.li curation service - exited
Semiconductor-based lasers (vcels) - exited
Low power consumption GPS chipsets - exited
3d time of flight cameras - exited
Safer cathodes for Li-Ion batteries - exited