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Alexis FIGEAC | Guus KEDER

Venture Partners


Guus has worked in Private Equity since 1987. In 2002, he co-founded Axiom Venture Capital. He joined Alta Berkeley Venture Partners in 1997 where he successfully invested in ICT and Internet related businesses and was notably involved with the largest ever venture backed trade-sale in Finland. He has facilitated many co-investments with other leading European venture capitalists.

Prior to that he was a Founding Partner in a European M&A advisory firm. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he worked in international management positions for Bristol Myers, a US pharmaceutical company, and Hagemeyer, an international trading company.

He has always been involved with high growth companies or business entities and has worked with entrepreneurs throughout his career. Guus holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from INSEAD.

He has worked in many countries and speaks 4 languages. In addition to being a Partner at Axiom Venture Capital he currently serves on the Board of a number of high-growth companies and is involved with the Venture classes at INSEAD. He is a member of Insead's Sustainability Roundtable.

Guus' professional interests include business strategy, the application of science in helping to solve the world's problems and the issues related to the world's sustainable development.

Guus can be reached at: gk[at]axiomvc.com