Damien is co-founder, President and Managing Partner of Endeavour Vision. With more than two decades of Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital experience, Damien has developed a solid experience in creating, building and exiting businesses in a number of sectors including Information Technologies, Telecom and Medical Technologies. On behalf of Endeavour, Damien currently serves on the Board of CeQur, Medartis (MED:SW), and Polares, and was previously, amongst others, board member of Symetis (acquired by Boston Scientific), Chairman of Bitplane (acquired by Andor Technology), Chairman of GeneSystems (acquired by Pall Corp) and Director of Cirpack (acquired by Thomson).
Before co-founding Endeavour in 2000, Damien was the founder and Director of the Start-up and Spin-off Program from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). During his tenure, more than 35 spin-offs were launched. In parallel, he served as expert for new ventures creation at the Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) in Bern.
Damien holds a business education (MTE) from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland and is an Engineer in micro-technology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) with honours. He worked as International Fellow on projects in the field of Medical imaging over the Internet at the Stanford Research Institute in California (SRI International). Damien also served as an Officer in the French Air Force.
Damien is a member of the Young President Organisation (YPO), global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and grow.