Philippe Suchet

Investor at Forter


I am a serial entrepreneur turned investor. I cofounded and led a couple of tech companies in California in the marketing automation and mobile commerce spaces which were respectively acquired by large US corporations Acxiom ACXM and Shopzilla. I am currently an angel investor in 20 or so startups such as WePay acquired by JP Morgan Forter FundBox Checkr AppZen Veem Imubit and Le Tote. I am also a Venture Parter at Spider Capital an early stage SaaS fund a Director at The Family a leading European accelerator and on the Board of DirectorAdvisor of numerous companies. Lastly I am a real estate investordeveloper and manage a large portfolio of residential properties in France and in the US. I was recently the Chief Strategy Officer at Shopzilla which acquired my latest start-up Zappli. Prior to that I was the CEO of Zappli one of the 1st players in the mobile shopping and payment space. Zappli was the creator of InstaBuy a universal 2-click check-out solution enabling consumers to buy from 100s of the largest online merchants in seconds without requiring any retailers implementation. Previously I was the CEO of Kefta a leading online marketing SaaS player acquired by Acxiom. Kefta developed an extensive targeting platform enabling large retailers banks and telcos to provide a highly relevant customer experience and dramatically boost sales. We founded Kefta in 2000 gained investment from leading VCs launched suite of innovative data-centric online conversion solutions signed dozens of Fortune 1000 companies and became profitable after a few years. We sold Kefta in 2007 to Acxiom ACXM a 2 billion global leader in data and multi-channel marketing solutions. Previously I worked for the Boston Consulting Group Goldman Sachs Abuzz acquired by NYT and Keeboo and I lived in Africa Asia Europe and the US. I am a graduate of Harvard Business School HEC School of Management and ENSAE Statistics.