Paul is a former startup operator who brings over a decade of experience in tech to his role as an Investment Director at AlbionVC. He focuses on enterprise software spanning the API economy, fintech, data/AI and B2B marketplaces.
The French Londoner was previously finance director at worldwide app Citymapper, having joined the company when it had fewer than 10 employees. Paul also previously worked in business operations at ticketing startup Viagogo. His lived experience at rapidly-scaling startups means that Paul understands the challenges founders face, and the importance of positive relationships with investors.
Before moving to startups, Paul worked in Mergers and Acquisitions in Citigroup’s TMT team.
Paul currently spends much of his non-work time attempting to keep up with his two young children. When he finds a spare moment, he is most likely to be found playing or watching football, going for a run, reading novels, or meditating in a quiet spot. Paul is also a travel-lover, and particularly enjoys exploring new areas of both his native France and Latvia – where his wife grew up – with his family.
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