Aug. 6, 2021

UVC: Olivier Raussin from FEBE Ventures on why VCs should have a founder first approach, how FEBE support their portfolio companies and why he decided to setup the fund in Vietnam

UVC: Olivier Raussin from FEBE Ventures on why VCs should have a founder first approach, how FEBE support their portfolio companies and why he decided to setup the fund in Vietnam

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I talk to Olivier Raussin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at FEBE Ventures on why he decided to set up FEBE Ventures in Vietnam, some of the technology trends that he is tracking, why VCs should have a founder first approach and mistakes he has made in this career. He also shares the due diligence process at FEBE and how they support their portfolio companies.


Olivier Raussin is the co-founder and Managing Partner at FEBE Ventures. FEBE, which stands for “For Entrepreneurs, By Entrepreneurs” is an early-stage VC fund with a geographic focus on Vietnam and SEA. FEBE's Partners who have created 30+ companies from scratch, back mission-driven founders providing them with entrepreneurial know-how, experience-based advice in MVP, business development, fundraising, talent acquisition etc

Prior to FEBE, Olivier was a General Partner at Project A Ventures, an operational VC in Europe and Latin America with $500M in assets under management, and he held executive roles at Google, Youtube, Microsoft, and Yahoo! before his foray into venture capital.

Key Takeaways

  • Why Olivier decided to set up a VC fund focused on Vietnam and Southeast Asia
  • Olivier talks about some of the mistakes he has made in his career as an entrepreneur, VC and a tech  operator
  • Due Diligence process at FEBE Ventures
  • What % of the FEBE’s fund is a typical investment and how they support their portfolio companies
  • Some of the technology trends that Olivier is paying attention to and why VC should have a founder first approach

 

Olivier Raussin Profile Photo

Olivier Raussin

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at FEBE Ventures

Olivier Raussin is the co-founder and Managing Partner at FEBE Ventures. FEBE, which stands for “For Entrepreneurs, By Entrepreneurs” is an early-stage VC fund with a geographic focus on Vietnam and SEA. FEBE's Partners who have created 30+ companies from scratch, back mission-driven founders providing them with entrepreneurial know-how, experience-based advice in MVP, business development, fundraising, talent acquisition etc

Prior to FEBE, Olivier was a General Partner at Project A Ventures, an operational VC in Europe and Latin America with $500M in assets under management, and he held executive roles at Google, Youtube, Microsoft, and Yahoo! before his foray into venture capital.