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I grew up in a small village in the French Alps, where I developed a deep appreciation for nature and a sense of calm. From a young age, I had a passion for technology and coding, and I eventually landed a job at Google at the age of 20. Over the years, I have started several tech companies and worked as a product manager, founder, and CEO.
Throughout this time, I've searched for balance between my desire to connect with others, learn, and create, and my need to disconnect and spend time in nature, with friends and family, or simply to be present.
In 2020, I founded Opal.
Opal is the leading screen time app, with a mission to empower humans to focus better every day. With millions of members globally, Opal is backed by prominent investors including Adjacent, Speedinvest, and founders and early-stage investors who built generation-defining companies like Pinterest, Snapchat, Revolut, Front, Alan and more.
We're a growing team and our mission matters, so please consider joining us.
Prior to Opal, I learned and grew in a number of ways as a product manager, founder and human:
I (still) love to follow and support emerging visual artists because I think they are one of the greatest sources of inspiration today. I was named in the Art+Auction Magazine's Power 100 List in recognition of my contribution to innovation in the global art market through ArtList.
I received my master’s degree in finance and strategy and a BA in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris. I spent the rest of my life learning to think like an engineer.
My wife Alexi, our son Micah and daughter Anya are currently based in Paris with frequent visits to NYC/East Coast and the Alps.