Frederic Lardieg

Frederic joined the team in 2012. He is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing venture capital deals and focuses on investments in mobile, internet and digital technologies.

In 2000, Frederic was one of the early employees of Digital Rum, a start-up that raised more than $20 million from leading European and US venture capital firms. The company sold mobile commerce solutions to the major telecommunication companies in Europe, expanded in three different countries and grew to more than 100 employees. Digital Rum was acquired by Velti, a mobile marketing company, in 2006.

Prior to joining Octopus, Frederic worked at Vodafone Ventures, the venture capital arm of Vodafone, where he led Vodafone’s investment in Vouchercloud, the leading mobile couponing player in the UK. Previous experience also includes working in the corporate strategy team for Sony Ericsson, the mobile handset manufacturer now called Sony Mobile.

Frederic has an MSc in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from INSEAD.