Face time with Fabrice Grinda, Founder of FJ Labs
Fabrice Grinda is among the world’s leading Internet entrepreneurs and investors. He has over 100 exits on 400 angel investments. Fabrice has served as CEO for three multinational companies and has an impressive track record as an early investor in Alibaba, Flexport, Zume Pizza, Delivery Hero, Betterment and Brightroll. Fabrice is currently running the startup studio and venture fund FJ Labs, which he cofounded with business partner Jose Marin.
Prior to FJ Labs, Fabrice was co-founder and co-CEO of OLX, one of the largest websites in the world with over 300 million unique visitors per month. The company operates in 50 countries and has over 3,000 employees. OLX is the largest classifieds site in India, Brazil, Pakistan, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Portugal and many other emerging markets.
Before OLX, Fabrice was co-founder and CEO of Zingy, one of the largest wireless media companies in the Americas. Fabrice successfully grew the business to $200 million in sales in four years.
Fabrice started his entrepreneurial journey in 1998, at 23, when he co-founded and was CEO of Aucland. Soon after, Aucland grew into one of the largest auction sites in Europe.
Before his entrepreneurial endeavors, Fabrice worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.
Fabrice holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1996, and was awarded the Halbert White prize, given to the most distinguished economics student, as well as The Wolfe Balleisen memorial prize, awarded for best thesis.
In his free time, Fabrice likes to travel the world, heli-ski, kitesurf, play tennis, and read lots of books!
David Sorin is an office managing partner of McCarter & English and Co-Chair of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice. He focuses primarily on privately- and publicly-owned startup, early stage, emerging growth, and middle market technology, tech-enabled and life science enterprises, as well as the investors, executives, and boards of directors who support and lead them. Dave has a long track record of successful representation of growth companies, having been repeatedly recognized by well-known periodicals for a unique combination of legal acumen and sound business judgment. He also brings to bear his broad range of knowledge and experience in counseling enterprises and investors in diverse emerging growth markets, technology industries (including software, information technology, e-commerce, cybersecurity and communications), and life sciences. Many of the companies he represents are well-known names throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Under his leadership, McCarter & English has become one of the leading, and most active, law firms in transactions for venture-backed companies. In fact, it is a top-ten global law firm in four distinct categories according to PitchBook’s most recent global league rankings: fifth regionally, tenth nationally, ninth globally and eighth in enterprise software.
We are excited to be launching our "FaceTime with VC/Tech Leaders" series of digital mentorship roundtables to continue our mission of providing mentorship opportunities for young professionals while keeping our members safe and healthy. The roundtable will be held through YJPs digital platform.
- Learn about the latest trends in your industry.
- Connect with the movers and shakers of today's market.
- Get the opportunity to ask one on one questions.
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This event is complimentary for:Professional level members in the VC/Tech, private equity division.
Young Leadership members and above levels.
We hope to connect soon!
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ZOOM Conference room provided by YJP
This event starts on April 6th at 12:30 PM.