Sebastien is co-founder and Managing Director of Hera Capital. Sebastien has accumulated 24 years of leadership experience growing, running and turning around various companies in both MNC and start-up environments across Europe, Latin America and Asia. Sebastien is the founder of Soft Venture, a consulting firm assisting high-growth potential companies accelerate in Asia.
In addition to his 6 years of experience in Private Equity investments, Sebastien has accumulated 18 years of entrepreneurial experience growing, running and turning around various companies across Europe, Latin America and Asia. He started his career in the automotive industry and worked at Valeo for 7 years mostly in Mexico and Brazil. In 2000, he joined his first start-up, a French ecommerce company as COO. From 2002 to 2009, he worked as CFO and then CEO at Welcome Real-time, a fast growing fintech start-up and award-winning real-time CRM and payment software company serving Fortune500 clients in over 30 countries. He successfully sold Welcome Real-time in June 2007 to one of the largest European Private Equity firm for US$50m. He then founded Soft Venture in 2010, an advisory and investment management firm assisting tech companies accelerate in Asia before co-founding Hera Capital in March 2012.
Sebastien holds a Masters in Management from EM Lyon. He is a Singapore Permanent Resident; he has been living in Singapore since June 2004.