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Ethan Pierse

  • Nest Venture Capital, Managing Partner
  • Singapore
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity

About Me

Ethan is an entrepreneur and experienced marketer with a passion for mentoring startups and helping young entrepreneurs succeed. He is the founder and President of the French non-profit “Association for International Promotion of French Technology” (APTFI) as well as FrenchPitch events promoting FrenchTech startups Internationally in France and abroad at events like International CES, Web Summit and Rise Hong Kong.

Ethan is Managing Partner France at Nest Venture Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund based in Hong Kong with offices in London, San Francisco, Nairobi, Singapore and Paris. Nest is the Global Innovation Accelerator: Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs through Funding, Network, Strategy and Marketing.

Nest powers the Nissan Infiniti Smart Cities/IoT Accelerator, Konica Minolta Digital Health Accelerator, AIA HealthTech Accelerator, DBS Bank and OCBC Bank FinTech Accelerators and the Barclays Bank African FinTech Product Lab. Nest France is preparing the launch of the Paris Data Accelerator, the French FoodTech Accelerator and more...

My blog posts

Launching SG Paris: Bonjour from the Hub of FrenchTech Startups

Paris is the heart of the FrenchTech startup community, which is home to thousands of aspiring founders and successful companies, more than 50 accelerators and incubators, hundreds of coworking spaces, and a focal point for European VC funding. It's a perfect testing environment for locally-focused startup models -- and companies like Uber and AirBnB are taking advantage, using our city as their largest European marketplace to test localizations of new products and services. 
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