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


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.