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May 17, 2018

Henkel X Mentor

Jean Schmitt

  • Jolt Capital
  • Key focus areas: VC; business model; ecosystem

He is the managing partner at Jolt Capital which is a private equity firm targeting growth investments in mid-sized European technology companies, typically with revenues between €10million and €100million. He is currently a board member and advisor for several private and listed companies in Europe. Prior to founding Jolt Capital, Jean was the Managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners, running the IT practice with a focus on telecom and wireless markets.

Preceding his career as an investor, Jean was the CEO and founder of 3 companies with successful exits, including SLP InfoWare, which he sold to Gemplus (now Gemalto, XPAR:GTO) in 2000 for €60m and then became the VP Telecom Solutions & Applications for the larger group. Jean graduated from Telecom ParisTech and holds a post-graduate degree in Artificial Intelligence. He is a senior lecturer at Telecom ParisTech and HEC Paris, Chairman of the International Venture Club and Board Member of French Trade association of Private Schools.

The ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings, such as visual perception, speed recognition, language translation, decision making, etc. 

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