Tariq KRIM is a tech entrepreneur based in Paris with a keen interest in art and social changes. He is often nicknamed as “the tech philosopher” by his peers. Currently, he is the founder of Polite, a studio dedicated to the ethical renaissance of the Internet. He is also one of the main advocates of the Slow Web Movement.
A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Tariq has a passion for building highly disruptive new products. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Jolicloud, a pioneer in personal cloud computing. Before Jolicloud, Tariq founded Netvibes, the personal Startpage used by millions of people around the world. Tariq was also an advisor on technology to the French Government. He has also advised the independent french music and film industry on their digital transition.
A thought leader and regular speaker at global technology and media conferences, he was recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s “Top Innovators Under 35” (2007), by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (2008). He was honored by the President of France as “Officier des Arts et des Lettres.”
As a former journalist, Tariq has been a keen observer of the Web since its genesis. He graduated from University Paris VII Jussieu, ENST (Telecom ParisTech), and the Harvard Kennedy School.