Hubert Catanese

Hubert Catanese

Managing Partner & co-founder

Hubert began his career at Sun Microsystems where he spent 14 years in sales, marketing and international business development.
After Sun, Hubert spent 13 years creating, co-creating or managing eight High-Tech Startups in France and in the United States.
Having lived in Silicon Valley for 10 years, Hubert has developed an American way of working and an excellent understanding of business in the United States. His experience in selling his own companies to large groups such as IBM or Business Objects brings a significant value to IPTP customers.

Frédéric Ariès

Frédéric Ariès

Managing Partner & co-founder

Frederic joined SUN Microsystems as the 5th employee in France and, over 10 years, occupied Executive functions in Sales, Marketing and International Business. He then joined the exciting world of software start-ups and grew 2 companies from 0 to 40M$ in just 5 years. Based in London for 10 years he has been successively VP International of Kabira where he closed a major contract with Mitsui in Japan and VP EMEA of Good Technology. Having worked for US Companies throughout his carreer, Frederic is highly motivated by sales in complex environments where he can leverage his extensive sales and international skills.

Denis Heraud

Denis Heraud

Managing Partner

In addition to more than 30 years of business management experience as Vice President EMEA, APAC and Emerging Markets in very large high-tech companies (Sun Microsystems, Microsoft), Denis has been an investor and board member of more than 30 startups to help them grow their business, define their strategies, etc. He has worked in Asia and Eastern Europe for more than 15 years.

Koby Lif

Koby Lif

Israeli Partner

Koby brings more than 25 years of knowledge and experience, working in International sales management, marketing and Business Development. In addition to working with the largest IT players (DEC, Sun Microsystems, Oracle and EMC), Koby is currently mentoring various startups in Israel, assisting them in building sales teams and GTM methods as well as investing in seed stages startups.

Flavian Girard

Flavian Girard

Partner

Flavian joined the team in June 2017 after working at HSBC in M&A between Paris and London. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Paris Dauphine and a Master's degree in Finance from LSE. He lived abroad for 11 years in cities such as London, Hong Kong and Moscow.

Claire Coste

Claire Coste

Director of Operations

Claire joined in February 2021 after 4 years as Associate at Avolta Partners, a tech M&A boutique. She holds an engineering degree specialized in Mathematics and Computer Sciences from ENSEIRB as well as a Master's degree in Corporate Finance from EMLyon.

Benoit Paillier

Benoit Paillier

Analyst

Benoit joined the team in April 2020 after a year and a half of experience in fintech in London, in biotech in Switzerland, and notably in M&A at Transactions & Cie and Canaccord Genuity in Paris. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University in Montreal in 2019 with a specialization in Finance and Entrepreneurship. In parallel to his 4 years of studies in Canada, he worked in Paris, London, Hong Kong, and Lausanne.

Arthur Lautier

Arthur Lautier

Analyst

Arthur joined the team in October 2020 after diverse experiences in Venture Capital, Hedge Fund and more recently as Sales in Commodity Derivatives at BNP Paribas CIB. He holds a MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking from EDHEC Business School. He studied and worked in South Korea, Netherlands and Australia.