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Biography of Christophe F. Maire

Christophe F. Maire Christophe has 15 years experience as founder and CEO of technology ventures. He founded and led gate5 AG, a Berlin-based pioneer in mobile mapping & community software for 7 years before selling the company to Nokia in the summer 2006. He previously was Managing Director of one of Europe’s largest digital media production and visual effect venture, raising equity from Bertelsmann, Vivendi and Deutsche Telekom (70 m euros total funding). He also initiated CyberCinema, the first European network of electronic cinema venues. He started is career in Japan as innovations manager for Japanese group TOTO.

Christophe holds board positions in German media & film production companies (Greenlight Media, Pallas Film). He is further involved in a number of cutting edge web 2.0 ventures, (e.g. Plazes, StudiVZ, Imedo, Autoki, TooStep, Bookpac) as early stage investor and/or board member.

A Swiss citizen, he studied business & Administration at the University of St.Gallen and attended executive education in NYU and Stanford Graduate School of Business.


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