Jean de la Rochebrochard is a key player in the startup ecosystem. Since 2015, he has been a Partner at Kima Ventures, an “investment vehicle”, founded by Xavier Niel and which specializes in the investment of startups. To this date, Kima Ventures has more than 500 startups in its portfolio and invests in about 100 startups every year.
Meetings form an important process for VCs and Jean used to spend a lot of time arranging meetings and attending them. It was very time-consuming.
“I used to spent a lot of time organizing my agenda, suggesting availabilities, answering and confirming them. That was a useless noise that I wanted to eliminate.”
Continue reading No more running after time: Kima Ventures’s case study!
The #LifeAtJulie series is still going on and you have yet to meet a few members of our team. This month, we introduce Yacine Elliq, our Product Manager. He describes his role within the team and reveals what keeps him curious and always learning. He also happens to be our Chief Karate Officer!
If you want to meet other members of the team, you can check the previous episodes.
1. Hi Yacine, can you tell us a bit more about your background?
I followed a pretty traditional engineering path. After a few years of preparatory classes, I landed at Supaero, an engineering school in Toulouse. Although mainly oriented towards aeronautics, this school opened other doors for me and I took the opportunity to do a year off from my studies to work as a Management Control officer at Renault in London. This experience had a big impact on me. Apart from the fact that London is a magnificent city, I discovered that I was mostly interested in combining the so-called “hard” sciences with “soft” sciences. I also understood that being an engineer does not necessarily mean working in a consulting firm or spending days on computer simulations.
Continue reading Meet Yacine Elliq, Product Manager at Julie Desk!
“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” George Washington.
Giving an external person the responsibility to control your calendar is a sign of trust: Julie chooses time slots in your name, communicates with your interlocutors, etc. But until now, she could not monitor and validate the people with whom you schedule meetings. You, as a user, had to give your approval before Julie would schedule meetings, calls and other appointments with the people who contact you.
This approach makes sense for people you do not know or who are not in your network. After all, we do not want to open the access to your calendar for everybody. However, what about the other people, those you know and trust?
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We are still going strong with the #LifeAtJulie series and this time around, our Customer Success Manager introduces herself! Meet Justine Joliveau, whose job is to make sure that all of Julie’s employers are completely pleased with the service. What makes her even more interesting is that she is also our Chief Cycling Officer! 😉
Want to know more members of the team? You can still find previous episodes.
Continue reading #LifeAtJulie – Meet Justine Joliveau, our Customer Success Manager!
Sandra LeGrand is the founder of Kalidea, a service platform for corporate services, sold to the UP Group in 2016. She created a new company, Conf & Co, a conference management company that allows her to engage in her profession as a speaker for corporate events ( Carrefour, Lazard, OpinionWay, Coca-Cola, etc) and universities and Business Schools in France.
As an entrepreneur renowned in the corporate world, Sandra Le Grand wears several hats.
Continue reading Schedule and manage your conferences with Julie Desk [case study]
The #LifeAtJulie series is still underway and this month, it’s our Marketing Manager’s turn. Her name is Caroline Baron. You might already know her but in case you don’t, she is about to reveal all about herself. And if you do know her, well, there is more for you to know. By the way, she is also our Chief Sewing Officer!
All previous episodes of the series are still available.
1. Hi Caroline, can you tell us a bit more about your background?
Hello, I grew up in Brittany (called Bretagne in French), a historical city in the northwest of France, and also the most beautiful city in the world. I lived there until I finished College preparatory classes, the I went to Business School in Marseilles on the south coast. During my gap year, I worked at Talend, a Data Integration Software company. That is how I entered the world of digital companies and I really liked the dynamism of the ecosystem, so I stayed in it! I worked at Augure (Launchmetrics today), an influencer marketing software company, before joining Julie Desk almost a year ago.
Continue reading Meet Caroline Baron, Marketing Manager at Julie Desk!
Appointments and professional meetings are an integral part for many of you. This explains why it is important to efficiently manage your calendar and therefore optimize your time management and avoid counter-productive meetings. This is Julie Desk’s main challenge: to help you make the management of your calendar easy and simple on a daily basis.
To help you better understand how your calendar evolves and the peaks and valleys of activity during the year, we suggest analyzing the evolution of the requests sent to Julie.
For those who are visiting the blog for the first time and have no idea who Julie is and what she does, here is a little reminder:
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