Benoist Grossmann is Managing Partner at Idinvest Partners and Eurazeo Growth. He joined Idinvest Partners in 2002, was appointed a board member in 2003 and manages the Growth Capital and Eurazeo Growth activities.
Before joining Idinvest Partners, Benoist worked for several venture capital funds for over 10 years. He was a Partner at Viventures from 1998 to 2002 and worked as Investment Manager at La Financière de Brienne. He had previously spent over 10 years working in the industry as a laser systems specialist at EDF, NASA and Thomson-CSF Optronique, for whom he invented five patents and authored over twenty publications.
Since December 2019, Benoist has been President of France Digitale. At the same time, he has been a non-voting member of the Board of Directors of Bpifrance since July 2016 and a director of France Invest since June 2018. He currently sits on the boards of Ogury, Molotov and Frichti, and previously on the boards of Criteo, Dailymotion, Deezer and Meetic.
Benoist Grossmann has a PhD in Physics from the Université de Paris VI and an MBA from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.