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Sevenhugs connects your house, Karista connects dreams to reality

February 15, 2021
In this first episode of our “Karista Story” series, our Partner Yvan-Michel Ehkirch describes the way he has been supporting Karista’s portfolio company, sevenhugs, from 2015 to 2020. Through an informal chat with Simon Tchedikian, co-founder of this start-up, you’ll discover the technological, human and financial aspects of their shared story but also the milestones they’ve been going through, from the first meeting to the sale of sevenhugs to Qorvo, a major telecommunications American company.

 
 

 

Learn more about Karista’s team mate Yvan-Michel Ehkirch:

 

Yvan-Michel began his career in 1991 in the software industry. He spent 10 years in marketing, business development and management at large international software vendors and was the European Marketing and Development Director at US-based Engineering Animation Inc. (now Siemens PLM). Since 2001, Yvan-Michel works in the Venture Capital industry and is an active contributor of the investment and innovation ecosystem of high growth startups.

 

 

He is board member of several innovative companies such as Web Geo Services and TheGreenData. He was an investor and a board member of Comiteo (acquired by Natixis) and GreenPoint (acquired by WebHelp). He is focusing on Digital & Tech ventures and is particularly in charge of the Paris Region Venture Fund at Karista.
Yvan-Michel holds a MSc in Computer Science from ESIEA.

 

Connect with Yvan-Michel Ehkirch on Linkedin