Emmanuel de Watteville MBA’96D

General Partner and Co-Founder, BlueOcean Ventures SA


Emmanuel has been part of the startup ecosystem since 2003, when he started as a business coach and financial expert at FONGIT, Geneva’s leading incubator, and the Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation (now InnoSuisse).

Since then, Emmanuel has acquired extensive experience in coaching, creating, managing, developing and financing more than 200 high-tech startups across several sectors, including the medical and information technologies. In 2008, Emmanuel founded BlueOcean Ventures, a venture capital firm investing through its funds BlueOcean Ventures I and BlueOcean Ventures II into early stage high tech companies from the healthcare sector.

With over a decade of hands-on experience in venture capital, Emmanuel is also an expert in M&A and deal structuring.

To pursue his passion for blockchain and tokenization, he launched the BlueOcean Ventures’ STO (Security Token Offering) in Q1 2018. Emmanuel is a Board Member of Volumina Medical SA.

Emmanuel holds a MSc in ICT from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and an MBA from INSEAD.

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