Entrepreneur First

Entrepreneur First

Finance, Incubateur / Accélérateur


Coralie Chaufour is the General Manager of Entrepreneur First in France.

She joined EF from McKinsey & Company, where she was an Engagement Manager, after previously starting her own company and working as a corporate lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, a leading U.S. law firm. Coralie was educated at Sciences Po Paris, Wharton and Harvard Law School and is a member of the New York Bar.

Outside of EF, she rides her horse 4 times a week and competes in eventing and showjumping.

Julia joined EF in 2022 after 6+ years in B2C and Retail leading commercial roles with enterprise B2C brands.

She launched the French market as Sales Lead for Otrium (dutch marketplace for B2C brands). She was the youngest buyer of Le Bon Marché, handling one of the biggest brand portfolio in terms of revenue and the youngest intrapreneur at LVMH reporting into ExCom.

Fabien joined EF in 2021. He holds two Master’s of Political Sciences and Mining Engineering from Sciences Po Paris and Ecole des Mines d’Alès. He has experience as a strategy consultant, and a second-time founder with an extensive network in the mining world.

He also wrote a book “L’héritage de la colère” (”The Legacy of Anger”) which is an historical novel about the crisis in the middle east. The book was published in 2020 by one of France’s leading publisher houses, l’Harmattan

He co-founded Genomines which enhance plants' natural biology to renewably mine nickel.


Entrepreneur First invests in exceptional individuals to build startups from scratch. We bring together people with extraordinary futures to develop their most ambitious ideas and raise money from the world’s best investors.

We’re a talent investor made up of:

  • 600+ companies launched, 60+ in Paris including La Vie (foodtech), Kinetix (creator tools), Neoplants (biotech) and many more.
  • 1 unicorn, Tractable, a computer vision company
  • $10B+ combined companies valuation, $600M+ in Paris

EF is funded and backed by some of the world's best founders and investors, including Patrick and John Collison (Stripe), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Tom Blomfield (GoCardless and Monzo) and Demis Hassabis (Google Deepmind). We’re looking for the next generation of Talent Investors to join us, and enable the world’s most exceptional people to fulfil their potential.

What they are looking for

At Entrepreneur First, we believe that a small number of exceptional people will have an extraordinary impact by creating the technology companies which shape the future in ways we cannot yet imagine.

  • Founders: We’re taking a bet on high-potential individuals, who we believe can become successful founders. We decide who to select based on their current trajectory. In other words, we look at what you’ve achieved and how you’ve behaved in your life so far, to assess what you could possibly achieve in the future.

  • EF team: We exist to identify, and amplify the impact of, these individuals. We do this via our unique approach to company creation, which sees us identify and work with outliers before they even know they’re outliers, right through to the day they prove it. We call this Talent Investing

Good to know

Team Values :

  • Push yourself and others to greatness - We are ambitious overachievers.
  • Strong beliefs, weakly held - We are intellectually open.
  • We are a company of honey badgers - We are resourceful problem-solvers.
  • Together we are formidable - We are more than the sum of our parts.
  • Be the team that founders want to work with - We back great people for life.


  • A buzzing space in Station F full of ambitious founders working on world changing businesses
  • The opportunity to supercharge your learning by working with a diverse global team across Europe, Asia and North America

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