Is passionate about the world of aeronautics, space and defense
Aircraft pilot and telecommunications engineer, he has spend his entire career in the field of space ,and aerospace and telecommunications activities , in integration systems , software and consulting compagnies, in an international environment with a strong multicultural presence. He has worked in Canada for Nortel Telecom; in Germany for T-Systems , in Luxembourg & Spain for SES , in USA for Deloitte and in France for IBM & Eutelsat . He has extensive knowledge of satellite telecommunications . Director of the Multimedia Department for SES and EUTELSAT , he presented the first satellite internet offers in 2002 in France and in Europe Since 2005 he has been President & Founder of 3i3s a non-profit institute dedicate to satellite applications with 3 axes Networking – Education and Humanitarian actions (Today 3i3s is in 3 continent s Europa – Africa and Europa )
Emmanuel’s career started at Axiohm where he successfully developed the company’s export range as an industrial product range manager. He then joined the team of Target Partners in Munich as an investment director where he successfully financed a wide range of startups in the software (NXN), DeepTech (Cube Optics) and digital marketplace (Mercateo) industries. From 2014 to 2018, Emmanuel was a SFAF administrator and hosted the think tank regarding the valuation of companies. Wanting to share his experience with the new generation he began to teach Risk Management at Skema Business School in 2018.
Emmanuel joined Karista in October 2020 to help deploying the SpaceTech Fund, CosmiCapital, launched in partnership with CNES, and bring his knowledge of international investments and technologies.
Emmanuel holds a Msc in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.
Laurent Grimaldi is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of C-Consulting, a consulting/M&A company.
Laurent has over twenty-five years of experience in TMT/Private Equity. Laurent Grimaldi is both an investor and top executive with a strong entrepreneurial background.
He is advising in particular PE Funds/companies (from start-ups to large ones) for Business assessment, Due-Diligence, Business Development and Performance Improvement in particular through Digital Transformation.
He has a deep knowledge of Infra telecom (FTTH, Towers, Data Centers, satellite, optical backbones, submarine cables….) but more globally of the IT/TMT world.
He is passionate about technology and its impact on organizations.
He is a private investor in various Private Equity funds (Venture Funds, Small and mid-Cap LBO Funds).
Fondateur gérant de GEODESIC
6 ans chez Ariane Group. 4 ans chez Airbus Defence & Space.