Alain Nicod

Managing Partner

Industry Team Technology

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Alain Nicod


Alain joined VI Partners in the summer of 2002. Between 1989 and 2002 he invested in several companies in the medical instrumentation sector (, in the information technology sectors (,,,,,,, etc.), and in consumer companies (, 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.

Portfolio Companies


Technology to drill holes and cut glass - exited


Creams for treatment of vulvar issues - exited


Cosmeceuticals products for skin repair - exited

SmallRivers curation service - exited

Avalon Photonics

Semiconductor-based lasers (vcels) - exited


Low power consumption GPS chipsets - exited

Mesa Imaging

3d time of flight cameras - exited


Safer cathodes for Li-Ion batteries - exited