Paris de l'Etraz

Managing Director Venture Lab, IE Business School

Paris de l’Etraz has spent over 20 years in investment banking and venture capital, mainly at UBS Bank and ABN AMRO. In 1999, he received his first of two patents regarding contact networking. Since 2005, he has continued to be in the business of either raising funds, setting up new companies, selling or buying companies through his group Amazing Lab. He has a keen interest for what makes an entrepreneur and what he/she needs to succeed. In particular, he has focused on seed capital, in digital marketing, sports management, video games, renewable energy and new technology industries. Today, he runs the Venture Lab, Europe’s largest Business School Accelerator, at IE Business School where teaches entrepreneurship as well as innovation at many of the world’s largest companies. He is also a director of the Applied Innovation Institute in Silicon Valley and Singapore.