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LeWeb 2014: hanging out with SoftTech VC founder Jeff Clavier

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Jeff is the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, one of the most established seed VC firms in Silicon Valley. An early angel investor in Web 2.0, Jeff and his team have backed numerous successful startups. The portfolio has also seen acquisitions by Groupon, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo and AOL. The firm’s funds invest in mobile services and infrastructure, vertical saas and cloud infrastructure, consumer services and devices, B2B/B2C marketplaces.

Born, raised and educated in France, Jeff graduated with a MS in Computer Science, a degree in Distributed Computing and joined Effix, which was acquired by Reuters. In 2000, he moved to Silicon Valley as GP for RVC. In 2004 he left to start SoftTech VC and invest in the early pioneers of Consumer Internet. Within a couple of years, he was recognized as one of the “super angels”, and in 2007, he raised one of the first micro-VC funds. After three years, and 60+ investments closed on his own, Jeff built a team and raised a larger, $55M Fund III in 2011. In 2014, the team raised an $85M Fund IV. Jeff enjoys traveling, skiing, scuba diving and hanging out with friends and family.


The smartphone revolution, 3D printing and the omnipresence of sensors are impacting healthcare in a major way: how it is prescribed, delivered, and checked. Over the next few years, key innovations are going to hit the consumer market – and we’re bringing some of these innovators to LeWeb. Our session on the Future of Healthcare will feature a group of pioneers in neurostimulation, microbiome exploration and preventive medicine who introduce the audience to the latest developments in their respective domains.

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