Ben Marrel
BDO
Ben is Founding Partner of Breega, a venture capital firm financing European innovative tech start-ups at Seed/Series A stage. Breega, built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, manages $200M and is backed by 100 bluechip executives and entrepreneurs, from the former CEO of Vodafone Europe to one of the cofounders of LinkedIn. Ben started his career in Paris in the strategic marketing department of Orange in charge of financial planning for new broadband services and for partnerships with startups. Then he joined Macquarie Bank Mergers & Acquisitions team in Sydney where he worked on cross-border deals over 100M Eur (Series D+) in the Tech/Media/Telecom industry. Back in Europe, he co-founded two different startups he still sits on the board of – Fiftyfor, the very first financial rating platform for SMEs in Africa, and Rugby Division, a digital native rugbywear brand - before launching Breega. Ben is a Telecom engineer (MSc in Physics) and a graduate from ESSEC (MSc in Management).