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Philippe Collard

About Me

I have been involved in technology all my life. As an engineer who helped perfect Positron Emission Tomography when it was a research tool, or working on the Space Station. As a Product Manager for California-based tech enterprises. As the CEO of three companies (one of which I took public through an IPO). Or as the Chairman of a VC fund that invested in technology startups. I understand technology applied to space, to cars, to logistics, to medicine, to you name it, even technology applied to sport horses. Today, I help emerging companies get off the ground and help entrepreneurs realize their dreams. And when I am not doing that, I ride my dressage horse. Happy trails!

My blog posts

5 Timeless Quotes Capturing The Essence Of A Startup!

Nowadays, entrepreneurship is a major topic. It has to do with a shifting mindset in the younger generations (“Instead of starting my career working for someone else, I will start by being my own boss”), an economy where entrepreneurship is increasingly facilitated and rewarded.
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Why You Should be Building a Business, Not a Unicorn Startup

“A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you are talking real money?” Or are we?
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The Best Training Camp for Entrepreneurs: A Sales Job!

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of essays, books, videos and coaching sessions out there about how you can become an entrepreneur. Most have merits but none of them come close to the ultimate “boot camp” for would-be entrepreneurs: a sales job!
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