6WIND

Board of Directors & Investors

6WIND is led by senior top executives from different facets of the industry who comprise the board of directors.

Industry Investor Support

Together, they combine a wealth of experience in the Internet and Telecommunications industries with an in-depth understanding of global markets.

Dan Newman

Chairman

Dan Newman is 6WIND’s Chairman of the Board, and Managing Partner at Cross Atlantic Advisory and Cross Atlantic Ventures. He serves as a member of various Advisory Boards in a range of technology sectors in the US and France.

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Valéry Huot

Partner, Head of Venture, LBO France

Valéry, Managing Partner of Innovation Capital since 2004, joined LBO France in 2016 when the two companies merged. He has been involved in many trade sales and IPOs (Novaled, Aldebaran Robotics, RSI Video Systems, eFront, Anevia, Doubletrade, Netcentrex…).

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Françoise Lohézic

Managing Partner, TechFund Europe Management

Françoise is a Partner at TechFund Europe. Prior to the creation of TechFund Europe, Françoise was an Investment Manager at Thomson-CSF Ventures (now Thales Corporate Ventures), a fund she co-founded. She has over 20 years of international venture capital experience…

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André-Jacques Auberton

Partner, Sofinnova Partners

André-Jacques co-founded Soitec in 1992. Until January 2015 and for 23 years as President and CEO, he is responsible for overseeing the strategic, operational and financial activities of the company. He has built an international group in 10 countries…

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Al Snyder

Board Member

Al Snyder began his executive career as Vice President of Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), acquired by HP, where he served for over 20 years. He also served as SVP Americas Support Services for Oracle, Chief Operating Officer for Openwave and CEO for Carrier Access.

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Leading Investors

6WIND receives backing from top-tier investors, recognized for leading international expertise in identifying a company’s growth potential, strong innovation and team quality.

Investing primarily in life sciences companies, in France and other European countries and in The U.S. Sofinnova Partners invests in start-ups and early-stage companies.

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Sofinnova Partners is one of the leading independent venture capital firms in Europe

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Founded in 1996, Innovation Capital is now part of LBO France, a leading private equity firm based in Paris with more than 3 b€ under management.

Innovation Capital is an international venture capital team with its head office in Paris and a local presence in the Silicon Valley.

Their focus is on venture investments at both the early and late stage, in two sectors: information technologies and life sciences. Their aim is to create value by providing talented entrepreneurs with the resources, experience, and network necessary to turn world-class technologies into great businesses.

TechFund’s objective is to identify innovative companies early in their corporate development and assist those companies to rapidly build viable businesses, sustain growth over many years, and create enduring enterprises.

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TechFund US, and its European sister fund TechFund Europe, focus on key market segments including networking and telecommunications, enabling technologies, mobile and wireless communications, and Internet infrastructure technologies. Key portfolio companies include Cobalt, Portal Player, SmartJog and Novaled.

Strategic Investors

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Cisco Investments is an active investor with more than 40 investment professionals with deep market and technology expertise located in major geographies, including US, Canada, China, India, Israel, and Europe.

Over the last 20 years, Cisco Investments has invested in hundreds of companies across different segments and helped them build to successful IPOs or acquisitions. Cisco Investments currently has an active portfolio of $2B with over 80 direct investments around the world, and also holds Limited Partner positions in over 35 funds globally.