Cyril COLLON is a General Partner at Partech, co-leading Partech Africa Fund, a multi-stage tech fund exclusively dedicated to African digital startups.
Prior to this, Cyril held various executive positions at mobile and internet solution companies, with a consistent focus on Africa where he grew up until aged 18. He served 4 years as the Vice President, Sales and Business Development, for Europe & Africa at Verscom Solutions, a leading System Integrator in Cloud/SaaS Packet-voice transformation for Emerging markets. Prior to Verscom, Cyril developed US-based tech startups on the African continent from Genband, NextPoint to UTStarcom, where he deployed the first IP-based mobile networks taking part in the african mobile revolution. Cyril started his career in 1997 with Alcatel and then joined Ascend Communications, the world leading start-up that built the consumer internet infrastructure.
Cyril holds a MSc in Engineering from Telecom ParisTech and a MSc in Physics from University Paris 7 Denis Diderot.