Pierre Kosciusko Morizet

Co-founder and Partner at Kernel
Co-founder and Chairman of ISAI, the “French Internet Entrepreneurs Fund”
Founder and former CEO of PriceMinister
Former COO of Rakuten Europe

Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet is an Internet entrepreneur & an investor, founder and former CEO of French e-commerce pioneer PriceMinister. After he sold Priceminister to Japanese internet giant Rakuten in 2010 for $350m, he became Rakuten Europe COO.

He left Rakuten in 2014, and, in July 2015, he set up a team of 15 people to look with him for the idea of his next business to launch, with a goal of being Useful / Global / Sizeable.

Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet is the Chairman and main investor of ISAI, the "French internet entrepreneurs’ fund", that raised over $150m. Pierre has invested in over 50 companies through ISAI and through his holding Kernel.

He is also the former President of the ACSEL (Association of the Digital Economy) and of the ASIC (Association of Social Internet), and published in 2010 an autobiographical book which details the story of PriceMinister.

Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet is an HEC Grande Ecole alumni (1999), a Young Leader of the French American Foundation (2008), the HEC of the year 2010, a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (2011), the 4th preferred CEO in France (Huffington Post Barometer, 2014), and a Young Global Leader (YGL) of the World Economic Forum (2014).

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