Nicolas El Baze is a successful entrepreneur who has become a venture capitalist. You will learn about how to succeed in the global high tech business.
Nicolas El Baze is General Partner of Partech and based in San Francisco. He joined in 2000.
Prior to Partech, Nicolas spent 15 years as an entrepreneur and founded several companies, some of which were financed by Partech, including Softway International (acq. by ITway), Softway Systems (acq. by Microsoft), and ISDnet (acq. by Cable & Wireless). He also led the incubation of several start-ups in Europe and in the United States, including: RightPoint (acq. by E.piphany), MultiMania (IPO) and LibertySurf (IPO).
Nicolas has been leading Partech’s early stage US investments in the field of software, internet, and cloud computing. Several of his investments were acquired by industry leaders: Akimbi (acquired by VMware), ClearApp (Oracle), Meiosys (IBM), Pantero (Progress Software), and Q-Layer (Sun Microsystems). Nicolas currently sits on the boards of Atlantis Computing, Getinsured, OpenSesame, PLAE, Rockyou and TouchOfModern.
Nicolas received an MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, France and is a graduate of the International Management Program from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and the University of Cologne, Germany. In his free time he likes to combine his travels with food discovery adventures and his practice of martial arts.
Founded in 1982 in Silicon Valley, Partech Ventures is a global investment firm with a team spread across offices in San Francisco, Paris and Berlin. Most Partners have been entrepreneurs themselves or have held management positions within tech companies. The partnership acts and invests as a single team, helping entrepreneurs build fast-growing tech and digital companies addressing large markets across multiple continents. Partech Ventures partners with entrepreneurs at the seed (Partech Entrepreneur), venture (Partech International) and/or growth (Partech Growth) stages. Companies backed by Partech Ventures have completed 21 initial public offerings and more than 50 major M&A transactions with leading international companies. Since 2012, the team has built a pioneering business development platform fostering synergies and business relationships between entrepreneurs and strategic partners.