Jean-Michel is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Silverpeak. He is also the Founder of Go4Venture Advisers which he successfully built up to a leading position in international equity private placements, and which was one of the foundations for the creation of Silverpeak in 2015.
Jean-Michel has twenty-five years’ experience in technology investment banking. Before starting Go4Venture Advisers, Jean-Michel was the European Head of Technology Investment Banking at UBS. This followed a tenure at Broadview International (now part of Jeffries), where he worked on more than thirty-five public and private transactions. Jean-Michel started his career as a Strategy Consultant at Coopers and Lybrand.
As one of the most respected investment bankers in the European technology market, Jean-Michel speaks regularly at key international events.
Jean-Michel holds an MBA from Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) business school in Paris, and is fluent in English and French (mother tongue).
“Innovation Financing – How is the European Market Changing?” >> See presentation
Innovation financing (venture and growth equity investors) used to be a domain solely dominated by specialist venture capital funds. In the last five years, the market has been transformed, and European venture is now a legitimate investment class. Corporate investors have invaded the market – and this is structural rather than cyclical. And, due to durably low interest rates, all generalist investors have become tech investors. How are generalist investors going to succeed in the specialist tech investment market?