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Lara Druyan: VC, sharp, entrepreneurial, witty…

January 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs

When I first met Lara Druyan in 2000, she had just started as an associate at Allegis Capital ( At the time, I was advising a great entrepreneur, Ismael Ghalimi, the founder/CEO of Intalio (, and we tested the company’s new pitch on her. The concept of a “Business Process Management Platform” was still somewhat cryptic […]

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Eric Benhamou’s course at INSEAD: From start-up to Fortune 500

January 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs

Eric Benhamou started to teach at INSEAD, one of the world’s leading business schools, in 2003. He recently completed his fifth year. “I am just beginning to get a feel of what it is to be a professor there, and every year, I enjoy it more,” he says. You have an impressive arsenal of degrees, and […]

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