Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan, Independent Director 

Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan is one of the Founders and General Partners of Emblem, a Venture Capital firm investing a €75m fund into French and Nordic seed-stage startups. 

Before this, Bénédicte was the Founder of Clustree, a French technology company created in 2014, that developed one of the world’s most sophisticated skills engines and ontology, using machine learning and bias-free algorithms, to help leading organizations such as Carrefour, SNCF and Sanofi match their employees’ skills with specific job positions. Clustree was acquired in 2020 by Nasdaq-listed Cornerstone OnDemand, the global leader in Corporate Learning software solutions. 

Bénédicte is also one of the most active French business angels and a former Venture Partner at Northzone, a leading Scandinavian Venture Capital firm (iZettle, Klarna, Personio, Spotify). 

Bénédicte holds a master’s degree in managerial economics from Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III and a master’s degree in applied mathematics from Université Panthéon Sorbonne Paris I.