Philippe Perez began his career with a satellite manufacturing company (Thales Alenia Space) involved in remote sensing and image intelligence. Having then joined the French Foreign Service in 1995, Philippe was appointed to the French embassy in Japan, with the mandate to foster science-based collaborations and lead organize high-level study missions in the fields of robotics, nanotechnology and electronics.
Philippe was based in San Francisco from 2014 to 2019 as science and technology attaché, immersed within the Silicon Valley ecosystem of AI, IoT, MedTech, Mobility and Clean Energy start-ups. As part of his mission, he developed various Franco-US initiatives, which included collaborations with top-tier universities (Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCSF) and an acceleration program for French deeptech start-ups, in collaboration with Bpifrance.
Between his various diplomatic assignments, Philippe Perez also served as Head of Provence-Alps-French Riviera’s regional innovation agency, working closely with public research labs, technology transfer offices (TTOs) and European funding specialists.
“In keeping with the strong momentum of having just recently announced the final closing of our fourth growth fund, now is the right time to bolster our marketing efforts. As we envision a series of diversifying moves in the medium term, we’re set to have an increased demand on both corporate communications and investor relations. Philippe will fill this role perfectly, particularly so given his technical background and stature within the ecosystem,” said Jean Schmitt, President and Managing Partner of Jolt Capital.
“Having spent most of my career in close proximity to entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and technology infused value creation, I look forward to building on the great progress Jolt Capital have made to date and leveraging my network and unique style to foster new relations, collaborations and more,” commented Philippe Perez.
Philippe Perez is a telecom engineer specialized in image processing (MSc from Telecom ParisTech). He also studied robotic vision at the University of Pennsylvania.