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With Joy Marcus (Gotham Ventures), David Teten (ff VC), Gaspard de Dreuzy (Kapitall), Chrisophe Garnier (Spark Labs), Luna Atamian ( & Ilan Elbase (Effective Capital). Startups include Priveal, FittingBox, Mediastay & Sojeans.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at 06:30 PM    Cost: $21
Greenhouse, 150 Varick St

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In partnership with Effective Capital, we are excited to be hosting VentureOutFrance, a 5-day New York market accelerator program for French startups looking to make a splash in NYC. Taking place from January 6th to 8th, our delegation will be immersed into the NY tech ecosystem, visiting the venture capital funds, startups, large tech companies & service providers that make up this great community. And on January 8th we will host "Betas & Baguettes", a French tech showcase, an opportunity for our companies to pitch an esteemed panel of New York venture investors.

Please use discount code gary10 for 10% off tickets.

Thanks to our great partner Effective Capital, the winner of the VentureOutFrance Challenge will have their entire trip paid for, flights & accommodations, for the entire week! So, if you are interested in winning a free trip to pimp your awesome French startup in NYC, apply here. The companies will be chosen by a board of successful French entrepreneurs, listed below.

If you have any questions, email

Effective Capital
Effective Capital is an innovative, full service financial advisory company dedicated to the prosperity, entrepreneurial spirit & capital preservation of a selected group of unique Entrepreneurs. They offer innovative financial solutions to entrepreneurs, including from corporate finance, international real estate structuring & financing, tax optimization, asset management & more. Effective Capital is dedicated to a unique focus: the development, funding & preservation of entrepreneur's professional & personal assets.
Keynote Speaker

Gaspard de Dreuzy
Co-founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Kapitall
Gaspard is a serial entrepreneur with experience in the entertainment industry, particularly as an executive producer of video game software. He co-founded three game production, development & consulting companies & produced titles for PC, Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation & Nintendo Wii systems. He has worked with some of the world's top game developers & publishers including Atari, THQ & Mattel on popular franchises such as Ready 2 Rumble Boxing. Gaspard was also a senior strategic marketing consultant at Warner Music. A native of Paris, Gaspard & his wife moved to New York in 2006. He received a Bachelors' Degree in Economics & Finance from the University of Paris Dauphine.
Investor Panel

Joy Marcus
Venture Partner, Gotham Ventures
Joy Marcus joined DFJ Gotham Ventures as a Venture Partner in May 2011. She recently led the firm's seed investment in Dailyworth, a digital media company focusing on the financial lives of women. Prior to joining DFJ Gotham Ventures, Joy was General Manager, US for video website Dailymotion. Prior to Dailymotion, Joy was SVP Global Marketing at Time Warner. An industry veteran, Joy served as VP Business Development of Barnes&, which she helped take public in 1999, & was VP International Business Development at MTV Networks, facilitating the launch of new channels around the world. She began her career as an M&A lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton. Joy was named to the Digital Power 50 by the Hollywood Reporter in 2009 & 2010, & is a regularly featured speaker at industry events including OMMA, NATPE & Digital Hollywood. She is a graduate of Princeton University & New York University School of Law. Joy lives in Manhattan with her husband & two children.

David Teten
Partner, ff Venture Capital
David is Founder & Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. He is a Mentor with Dreamit Ventures, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Founder Institute (New York & Singapore), Lean Startup Machine, & the Startup Leadership Program. David was formerly Founder & CEO of GoldNames. He worked with Bear Stearns' Investment Banking was a strategy consultant with Mars & Co. David holds a Harvard MBA & a Yale BA, both with honors. While still in college, he built a technology consulting firm with 35 clients.

Chrisophe Garnier
Founding Partner, Spark Labs
Entrepreneur with strong track record in shaping & guiding organizational success in the digital commerce & new media industries. Been capitalizing on my expertise with start-up companies between Europe, NYC & Silicon Valley to launch e-commerce & m-commerce companies between Europe & North America. Vast experience in scaling start-up style businesses to corporate level operations, in both volume & global presence.
Immigration Reform with

Luna Atamian
New York Regional Organizer,
Luna Atamian is the New York Regional Organizer for Working to build a political infrastructure in the booming New York City tech community Luna brings to bear diverse experiences in community organizing, human rights & law. After graduating from Sorbonne Law School in Paris, Luna gained valuable experience working both in law firms for corporations in Europe. She decided to come to the United States in 2012 to study human rights at Columbia University & today is happy to call herself a (transplanted) New Yorker.
Startup Selection Committee

Ilan Elbase
Founder & Managing Partner, Effective Capital
Ilan Elbase is the Founder & Managing Partner of Effective Capital since 2012. Ilan previously conducted numerous transactions as a Director at M&A boutique Financière Cambon for 5 years. He started his career in New York at Goldman Sachs & Calyon.

Ilan graduated from ESSEC Business School & the University of Richmond, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Yohan Ruso
CEO, Priveal
Yohan has extensive experience in the field of e-commerce & international business relations. He is one of the Board Members of Prestashop, & is the former CEO of EBAY France.

Yohan graduated from ESCP Europe Business School.

Benjamin Hakoun
CEO, FittingBox
Benjamin is the CEO & Co-Founder of Fittingbox, a leading SaaS company in the eyewear industry. He is also a speaker at the Sciences-Po Paris & board member of start-up contest Petit Poucet.

Benjamin graduated from HEC Paris.

Jonathan Zisermann
Co-Founder, Mediastay
Jonathan is the Co-Founder of Mediastay, a web company that enables brands, media, & retailers to engage with over 25 million people through its casual gaming platform. He is also an angel investor & a member of the French startup accelerator 50 Partners.

Jonathan graduated from EM Lyon Business School.

Sebastien Mejean
CEO & Co-Founder, Sojeans
Sebastien is CEO & Co-founder of, the first European e-shop specialized in jeans, & has raised more than 10 million dollars.

Sebastien graduated from ESSEC Business School.
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