Guillaume brings over a decade of successful project management experience in demanding industries in the US, Europe and Asia (Alcatel Space, Valeo) and eight years of experience in the venture capital and private equity in France. A rare combination, that perfectly matches the operational and financial aspects of SGH Capital. Guillaume is a graduate of Sup Aero (Aerospace engineer) and INSEAD (MBA - Singapore/ Paris).
Alexandre brings more than 15 years of experience in business development and entrepreneurship, accross multiple industries, in the US, Europe and the Middle East.
Alexandre is a Managing Partner at SGH Capital, which he founded in 2014. Alexandre has been both a strong operator and a creative engine for the companies he has advised, from transportation, to clean energy, from fintech to blockchain opportunities. Alexandre is the holder of seven global patents covering composite materials, photovoltaic energy and financial technologies, which are currently implemented by portfolio companies. Since 2012, Alexandre has also been an active investor in over a hundred fast expanding companies on the US West Coast, Europe and India, in the areas of Technology, Mobile, Social Networks and Biotechnology. Working closely with its entrepreneurs, SGH Capital operates alongside the best early-stage technology investors in Silicon Valley and Europe.
Alexandre is a former officer in the French Navy and holds a BA in Management from HEC Paris, a Masters in Applied Economics from IEP Paris and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Charles has lived and worked in Europe and the US, the latter for more than 15 years. He has been based in San Francisco since 2011.
Charles is CEO and Founder of Pensar, a company powering the future of learning, whose customers include NASA. Previously he founded an e-commerce company (Brandfever), helped build a leading telco software company (TCS) from seed stage to $30mm revenue, and was on the Board/Advisory Board of the worlds leading community observatory/astronomy company (Slooh), and the 3rd largest online music site (Metroleap Media).
He has led investments in 50+ early stage companies; these seed investments have been followed by funds including Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital, Founders Fund, Khosla, Kleiner Perkins, Index, NEA, Sequoia Capital and Softbank. He has been a Venture Partner, since 2012, for Real Ventures-Canada’s leading Venture Capital firm.
Pierre is a digital entrepreneur and a strong startup operator. He has previously scaled tech teams and systems in the fields of advertising and media. He also shouldered the growth of a global marketplace for art, antiques and collectibles.
In 2017, he joined SGH Capital, an early stage investment firm as their first Entrepreneur in Residence and took over one of their portfolio companies which provides airlines with cutting edge operations software. He now remains as a Venture Partner with SGH Capital.
Hands on and pragmatic, he sits at the intersection of technology and business models, and looks critically at emerging trends and investment opportunities. Pierre has a background in private law and studied software engineering at School 42 (Paris).