Mr. Philippe Suchet serves as a Venture Partner at Spider Capital. He was a Co-Founder and a Board Member at Apsalar. Previously, he served as a Chief Strategy Officer at Shopzilla. He was the Chief Executive Officer and a Co-Founder at Zappli. He is an entrepreneur, advisor and investor, in internet companies and in real estate. Prior to that, he was the CEO and co-founder of Kefta, a leader in real-time dynamic/behavioral targeting solutions enabling large corporations to optimize customer experience and boost online sales. He and his team founded Kefta in 2000, gained investment from leading VCs/Angels, launched suite of innovative online marketing solutions, signed dozens of Fortune 1000 companies, survived the internet bubble crash and became profitable after a few years. He and his team then sold Kefta in 2007, to Acxiom Corp (ACXM), a global leader in data and multi-channel marketing solutions. Prior to starting Kefta, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group, Goldman Sachs, Abuzz (acquired by the NYT), and Keeboo. and had the chance to live/work in Asia/Europe/US. In addition, he has built and is currently managing a portfolio of residential properties acquired over the last 20 years. In January 2010, he led New Scholars' first Business Training Workshop for over 50 Sudanese refugees and Kenyans, has seen his and New Scholars' impact firsthand, and is committed to helping New Scholars grow, scale-up, and magnify that impact in East Africa and beyond. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, HEC School of Management and ENSAE.