Pascal Cagni, Chairman of Business France, in Sydney
Exciting news for La French Tech community in Australia!
Together with local representatives from the Australian ecosystem, and members of La French Tech Australia team had the pleasure of meeting Pascal Cagni, Chairman of Business France and the French Ambassador for International Investments.
This meeting happened during his visit to Australia earlier this month, coordinated by Business France Australia, to strengthen the ties between our two countries and to promote France as a destination for Australian businesses looking for opportunities in Europe.
Pascal Cagni shared with us some of the initiatives and incentives that France offers to foreign investors, such as tax breaks, innovation grants, talent visas and access to a large and diverse market.
Business France and La French Tech have been at the forefront of promoting French innovation and technology on the global stage, with a network of entrepreneurs, investors and innovators who support and celebrate French startups around the world. La French Tech has a strong presence in Australia, with several local hubs.
One of the recent achievements of La French Tech is the announcement of its fourth class of French Tech Next40/120, a government support program dedicated to the most successful French startups with the capacity to become world-class technology leaders.
We were grateful for this opportunity to share more about France’s economic potential and attractiveness. An exciting opportunity to further strengthen ties between the Australian and French tech ecosystems. We look forward to exploring new avenues of collaboration!
Who is Pascal Cagni?
Pascal was appointed in September 2017 by French President Macron, the French Ambassador for International investments, and Chairman of the Board at Business France.
He is the founder and CEO of C4 Ventures, a leading European venture fund and has been for in excess of 15 years a Venture Partner with first class VC funds.
Hired into Apple by Steve Jobs, Pascal Cagni played a key role as General Manager and Vice President of Apple Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the fastest growing region for a decade with revenue growing from one to nearly US$40 billion.
Before Apple, Pascal Cagni led Packard Bell to become the leading European Home Computer company. He established new Research & Development, manufacturing facilities and operations in the Loire Valley France and created over 3,000 jobs.
He has also created a foundation (TCF) to support digital teaching without borders.
Pascal Cagni graduated from Sciences Po Paris, Strasburg University’s Master in Law, HEC Paris’ MBA program and Stanford University’s Executive Program (EPGC).