Jean Schmitt

Investor & Board member

Prior to founding Jolt Capital, Jean was Managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners, running the IT practice with a focus on telecom and wireless markets. Preceding his career as an investor, Jean was the CEO and founder of 3 companies with successful exits, including SLP InfoWare, which he sold to Gemplus (now Gemalto, XPAR:GTO) in 2000 for €60m and then became VP Telecom Solutions & Applications for the larger group.

Jean graduated from Telecom ParisTech and has a post-graduate degree in Artificial Intelligence. He is senior lecturer at Telecom ParisTech and HEC Paris, Chairman of the International Venture Club and Board Member of French trade association of Private Schools.

Jean is currently a board member of Blackwood Seven (DK), Skill & You (FR), INSIDE Secure (EURONEXT:INSD), Softonic (ES) and FOGALE Nanotech (FR). Previously, Jean was a board member of; Esmertec/Myriad (SIX:MYRN), Authentec (NASDAQ:AUTH) before its acquisition by Apple in 2012 for $356m, and also Heptagon before its acquisition by AMS(SIX:AMS) in 2016 for close to $1b.