Frederic CourtFounder & Managing Partner at Felix Capital
Frederic is the Founder and Managing Partner of Felix Capital ("Felix"), a new London-based venture capital firm operating at the intersection of technology and creativity. Felix’s first fund closed oversubscribed at $120m, with a strategy to invest in digital lifestyle, backing new digital brands and related enabling technologies. The investment strategy is in line with Frederic's track-record in these markets with investments such as Farfetch (a global online marketplace for the fashion and luxury industry, where he was the first investor and is still on the board), Zong (mobile payments, sold to eBay for $240m), Vitrue (social media marketing SaaS, acquired by Oracle for $310m), Dailymotion (online video platform, now part of Vivendi), or Olapic (SaaS for the CMO, sold to Monotype for $130m, just 13 months after Felix’s investment).
At Felix, Frederic works closely with goop, The Business of Fashion, La Ruche Qui Dit Oui, Yoobic, and Mirakl.
Frederic has worked in the technology industry for nearly 20 years. He was General Partner with Advent Venture Partners in London, which he joined in 2001. Previously he was an entrepreneur in France, building a VC-backed online marketplace for the textile industry, and before that a technology banker in London and New-York with Lazard. Frederic was named "Investor of the Year" in Europe by its peers at the 2012 Investor All Stars event.
A graduate of ESSEC in Paris and Bocconi University in Milan, Frederic is fluent in French, Italian and Spanish. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.