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Guillaume Lautour

Venture Partner


Guillaume Lautour is an enthusiastic supporter of companies built on innovation. At Idinvest Partners, he has invested in almost 30 start-ups in the Telecoms, Internet and Gaming sectors. Guillaume currently sits on the boards of Deezer (music on demand), TravelHorizon (online travel agent), Ezakus (web profiling), Wimo (unified communication), Celsius (luxury mobile phones), Mentum (mobile network radio planning), and several online gaming studios (eRepublik Pretty Simple, Kobojo, Plumbee, Grand Cru). His other investments include: Travelprice (online travel, sold to Lastminute.com), Steek (online backup, sold to F-Secure),Telisma (voice recognition, sold to OnMobile), Fluxus (hosting, sold to British Telecom), Dailymotion (video sharing portal, sold to Orange), Criteo (retargeting) and Questico (online coaching).

Prior to joining Idinvest Partners in 1999, Guillaume spent two years in China advising several European corporations on how to roll out industrial sites. Before that, Guillaume worked for five years in M&A at Banque du Phénix in Paris and Laidlaw Holdings in New York. He began his career as an options trader in Paris.

Guillaume graduated in Telecommunications Engineering (Télécom Lille), studied Economics at Paris 2 Assas University (Magistère and Maîtrise graduate degrees) and completed the CNAM syllabus in Actuarial Studies.

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