Jean de Fougerolles

Founder - Ascension

Jean is the founder of Ascension and has over 25 years of experience working in technology, innovation and venture. Since 2015, he has guided the Ascension team in each investment decision and also keeps busy supporting the portfolio to scale and exit.

After obtaining his MBA from INSEAD in 1996, he became Head of Distribution for MTV Europe out of the London office. Jean then started working at Two Way Media, a pioneer in interactive technology, where he became CEO and led its sale to Virgin Media and a leading private equity group.

Jean was also an early angel investor in Atom Films, later sold to Viacom as part of Atom Entertainment for US$200 million.