Patrick Kron succeeds Henri Moulard as Chairman
Patrick Kron joins co-founders Philippe Pouletty and Bernard-Louis Roques at the head of Truffle Capital. Through an increase of assets under management, the trio will continue the firm’s ambitious development strategy, creating and financing tomorrow’s leading companies in Life Sciences and Information Technology.
Truffle Capital, a leading European venture capital firm aimed at creating young innovative companies and supporting their development, announced today the appointment of Patrick Kron as its new Chairman. Mr. Kron replaces Henri Moulard who becomes Honorary Chairman and has, over the past 15 years, contributed to Truffle Capital’s steady ascension.
“Truffle Capital has built its success on a strategy unique among European venture capital firms, combining an investor’s approach with an entrepreneurial perspective,” declared Patrick Kron, new Chairman of Truffle Capital. “We plan on continuing Truffle’s development by raising more funds and integrating institutional investors and family offices. I look forward to contributing to the creation and growth of young SMEs by focusing on high-tech companies, notably in France, with strong global growth potential.”
“After a 57-year career, I am now pleased to hand over the firm to Patrick Kron,” said Henri Moulard, Co-founder and former Chairman of Truffle Capital. “Philippe Pouletty, Bernard-Louis Roques and I have succeeded in creating a friendly, effective and lasting partnership over the past 15 years. With the support of our outstanding team, the visionary entrepreneurs with whom we collaborate, and the investors and managers who have honored us with their trust, we are building life-changing companies. I was always guided by the conviction that the banker’s noblest responsibility was to take risks in investing in the capital of private entrepreneurs who are the only true creators of wealth. I wish Patrick every success in his new mission.”
“We are delighted to welcome Patrick Kron as Chairman of Truffle Capital,” added Dr. Philippe Pouletty and Bernard-Louis Roques, Co-founders and Managing Directors of Truffle Capital. “He will further strengthen our entrepreneurial and industrial DNA, centered on creating, financing and developing highly innovative start-ups. We warmly thank our friend and partner Henri Moulard for helping us build a renowned venture capital company.”