MANAGING PARTNERAlexandre Azoulay
Alexandre brings more than 15 years of experience in business development and entrepreneurship, accross multiple industries, in the US, Europe and the Middle East.
Alexandre founded SGH Capital in 2014 and he has been a creative engine for the companies he has advised. He is the holder of seven global patents covering composite materials, photovoltaic energy and financial technologies, which are currently implemented by portfolio companies.
Alexandre is a former officer in the French Navy and holds a BA in Management from HEC Paris, a Masters in Applied Economics from IEP Paris and an MBA from Harvard Business School.Show moreShow less
MANAGING PARTNERCharles Seely
Charles is the CEO/Co-Founder of Pensar, an education software company whose customers include NASA. He has more than 20 years experience founding, growing and latterly investing in technology companies in the US, where he is responsible for our investment strategy.
He has lived in San Francisco for the past decade and led investments in more than 60 early stage technology companies. He has been the sole Venture Partner in Silicon Valley for Real Ventures, Canada's leading early stage VC fund, since 2012.Show moreShow less
MANAGING PARTNERGuillaume Deback
Guillaume brings over a decade of successful project management experience in demanding industries in the US, Europe and Asia (Alcatel Space, Valeo) and eight years of experience in venture capital and private equity.
A rare combination, that perfectly matches the operational and financial aspects of SGH Capital. Guillaume is a graduate of Sup Aero (Aerospace engineer) and INSEAD (MBA – Singapore/ Paris).Show moreShow less
VENTURE PARTNERPierre Lavaux
Pierre is a digital entrepreneur and a strong startup operator. He has previously scaled tech teams and systems in the fields of advertising and media. He also shouldered the growth of a marketplace for art, antiques and collectibles.
In 2017, he joined SGH Capital, as their first Entrepreneur in Residence and took over one of their portfolio companies. He now remains as a Venture Partner.
Hands on and pragmatic, he sits at the intersection of technology and business models, and looks critically at emerging trends and investment opportunities. Pierre has a background in private law and studied software engineering at School 42 (Paris).Show moreShow less
VENTURE PARTNERDavid Merle
David brings more than 20 years of experience, starting, growing, running and turning around businesses mostly in the energy space, on all five continents. Prior to joining SGH, David was CEO of a multibillion euros investment holding.
As an early investor and a senior advisor to our previous fund, David has helped shape our investment strategy. In recent years, David started several ventures with Alexandre Azoulay, in both the energy space and the fintech industry.
David graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Engineering MSc) and Harvard Business School (MBA).Show moreShow less