About the club

Launched in 2015 by 3 French Tech entrepreneurs living in London, FrenchConnect is a private member club gathering French Digital Leaders in London. Our elite group of entrepreneurs and investors have access to exclusive high-quality events all year long to expand their network and be inspired.

Previous member-only events include breakfast with Axelle Lemaire (French Minister for Digital Affairs), private dinners with Gerard Grech (Tech City), Brent Hoberman (Lastminute), Jean Bourcereau (France Digitale), Bernard Liautaud (Balderton), Philippe Botteri & Fred Destin (Accel Partners), Benjamin Faes (Google), Julie Meyer (Ariadne), Julien Codorniou (Facebook), Stéphane Distinguin (FaberNovel, CNN), François Fillon (former French Prime Minister), Cedric Hutchings (Withings), Jean-David Chamboredon (ISAI), Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (former Minister) or HE Sylvie Bermann (French Ambassador to the United Kingdom).

Membership is by-invitation only or upon application with existing member’s referral.


What we do

We bring together the London French Tech eco-system at the highest level through a series of exclusive events:

Guest VIP Dinners
Special guest having an open and insightful discussion with 16/18 members in a private room

Discussion Panels
Panel of leading speakers debating on key topics in the tech industry with 50/100 members & non-members attending.

Drinks, exhibitions, sports events...

Expert sharing knowledge and advice on entrepreneurs' top challenges (growth, recruitment, legal, finance...)

Our Rules

  • Informal and relaxed atmosphere

  • No “overt selling”

  • Willingness to share and help each others

  • Chatham House Rules
  • Our Team

    • shim

      Alexandre Sagakian

      Alexandre is a tech entrepreneur and angel investor. He's currently VP Data & Research at Qriously, a mobile ad startup backed by Accel Partners in the UK and Spark Capital in the US. Alexandre was previously Director of Techstars London, the # 1 accelerator programme in the world.

      Before moving to the UK in 2012, Alexandre was CEO and co-founder of DirectPanel, an online market research startup that he successfully sold to the Bolloré Group. Alexandre holds an MBA from Essec Business School. He spends most of his free time with his 2 kids, travelling and running marathons.

    • shim

      Albin Serviant

      Upon graduating from Essec in 1992, Albin has had the chance to meet a whole new generation of entrepreneurs at PEPSICO (Bouaziz, Levet, De Guillermier, Philippon, Bion...). Albin has experienced 2 successful experiences with iBazar (sold to eBay in 2003) and Musiwave (later sold to Microsoft).

      After a stint at Vivendi Media Entertainment, Albin experienced the throes of the recovery of an early stage startup (MXP4 - Bopler) later sold to a gaming company. Albin then settled in London to join the start-up MedicAnimal Ltd, backed by Balderton and Iris Capital and then become CEO of Easyroomate, a fast growing flat-sharing startup.

    • shim

      Stephanie Bouchet

      Stephanie established herself in London in 2000 after reading an international marketing curriculum in France, Scotland and Australia. She learnt the ropes at British Telecom before joining Skype, a fledgling start-up at the time to oversee product-marketing during 3 years.

      In 2008, she created RougeFrog, a services-agency specializing in marketing for start-ups, accompanying them in both their strategy, development and implementation in the UK, Europe and USA. Stephanie is also a Frenchweb correspondent through her column "London Calling".