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Alexandre

Alexandre Perrin - Venture Capital

Résumé

Fluent in four languages with triple Swiss, French and German nationality, as well as having lived in 12 cities and 6 countries, Alex has been strongly influenced by his multicultural background. Exposure to a variety of cultures trained him from a young age to adapt rapidly and understand different value systems, allowing him to develop an open-minded and culturally inclusive perspective. He utilizes his core ability to relate and understand people from diverse backgrounds to build impactful communities and networks starting from grassroots through to global levels.
A recent example is the “Young VC Dinners” network which started in London with a dozen of people and grew to over 400 people from each of Europe’s top VC firms, representing over $40b of AUM. This professional initiative organizes monthly dinners for young venture capitalists to exchange deal flow, knowledge, network and is now expanding internationally to other cities including Paris, Berlin and Stockholm.
Alex believes that the activities he undertakes should be purposeful and drive positive change in society. It’s with this mindset that he joined Virgin Management three years ago, a company with a strong focus on purpose and a philosophy to “Change Business for Good”.
Alex is launching a venture capital fund, Enauto Ventures LLC, with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning-enabled start-ups, and with commitments of $60m of Fund I’s $100m AUM. He has implemented investment principles in Enauto Ventures’ investment strategy to reflect a desire for strong internal ethics that protect consumers’ data and plans on implementing these principles inside portfolio companies and providing an example for other investors within the investment community.
With over 8 years’ experience in the financial industry including five years’ experience in direct investment (private equity and venture capital), Alex possesses broad transaction and sector experience with particular expertise in technology and a strong commercial acumen. Alex’s established network includes a wide range of senior stakeholders in London, Paris, Berlin and Silicon Valley across the investment industry and technology start-up ecosystems.

Expériences professionnelles

Partner & co-founder

Enauto Ventures , Los angeles

De Janvier 2019 à Aujourd'hui

Investing in innovative artificial intelligence-enabled start-ups. (Series A)

Venture and private equity investment associate

Virgin Management (Sir Richard Branson's Family Office) , London - CDI

De Mai 2017 à Janvier 2019

Identified venture companies for the Virgin Group and the Branson family's portfolio, in sectors such as Digital Media (Pinterest, Twitter), Music (Sofar Sounds), Online Education (Codecademy, CreativeLive), Cellular Agriculture (Memphis Meats), Fintech (Square, Transferwise), Cryptoassets and ICOs (Blockchain, Bitpay, Placeholder), Consumer Healthcare (Doctor on Demand), Connected Devices (Ring, 3DR), Renewables (Generate Capital), and Clean Transport.

Analyst

Terra Firma Capital Partners , London - CDI

De Février 2016 à Mars 2017

Advised leading European LBO private equity fund’s chairman, Guy Hands, and won bid for Europe’s largest McDonald’s Master Franchise with 435 restaurants across the Nordic region; conducted due diligence and defined turnaround strategy in team of four

Prepared General Partner (“GP”) pack, in team of three, to support winning bid for Welcome Hotels, a chain of 12 German hotels; defined investment thesis, market consolidation strategy and management compensation package mechanism

Lead analyst on jewellery retail sector deal: structured support capital transaction including hybrid debt/equity instruments, PIK plus cash interest and attached warrants; negotiated with current company sponsor; drafted investment thesis & presented to CIO

Bid for a portfolio company bolt-on, Wyevale Garden Centre, that reached final round. Coordinated due diligence teams; prepared GP and Investment Committee materials; met with bulge bracket debt providers and compared financing proposals

Sourced deals through contact network, screened potential P-to-P targets; prepared material on a variety of new industries

Analyst

Keensight Capital , Paris - CDI

De Janvier 2015 à Février 2016

Presented to and convinced Investment Committee of Pan-European growth equity fund. Drafted 140-slide Information Memo about smartTrade Technologies, a leading FX and Fixed Income trading software company, including detailed build-up strategy instrumental to winning competitive bid for 30% stake against four highly regarded international private equity funds

Offered full-time position by smartTrade’s CEO, to act as right hand and supervise external growth strategy based on strong professional relationship built up over course of transaction

Selected & interviewed industry experts in Fin Tech & Ins Tech industries to evaluate business models of potential targets; developed screening tools for strategic market analysis using VBA and database plug-ins

Coordinated investment banks, legal, and audit teams; drafted and corrected NDAs, LOIs & Term Sheets

Performed LBO, comparables, and DCF valuations, modelled business projections for Insurance software, and Oil & Gas software

Formation complémentaire

MSc Finance

Imperial College London - Finance

2012 à 2013

Modules included: Venture Capital, M&A, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Advanced Mathematics, Financial Modelling, Advanced Econometrics, Corporate Finance
Elected student ambassador and student representative for MSc programme

Parcours officiels

HEC – Master in Strategic Management

Langues

Français - Langue maternelle

Anglais - Langue maternelle

Allemand - Courant

Espagnol - Courant

Compétences

Private Equity
lbo
Modelling
Private Equity, Corporate Finance
Venture Capital
Technology
Financial Modeling
Excel modeling
M&A
Business Development / M&A