Barbara is an entrepreneur and investor, passionate about science, space and AI.
She spent the first 5 years of her career as Investment Manager structuring and managing funds in Private Equity and Venture Capital in London and Paris. She has raised over $80M with public and private institutions, FoF and family offices and participated in 40 deals.
At 28, she left to focus on her passion: tech and science. She helped launching The Family, a Paris-based incubator and Hello Tomorrow, an event fostering scientific innovation.
The same year she started her own asset management company, Elephants & Ventures which launched in 2015 Hardware Club, to focus on startups in robotics, artificial intelligence and internet of things. This hybrid fund with offices in SF, Paris and Tokyo gathers now 400 startups worldwide, 150 corporate partners and a $30M seed-stage investment arm. Among the investors, BPI, the french public investment bank, ARKEA, Foxconn and Mistletoe.
Youngest women founder of a venture capital fund in Europe, she was considered by Forbes as « the future of VC » in Europe and is among of the Top-10 Women to watch in Tech in 2018.