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Aster appoints Principal

Venture capital company Aster has appointed Jérome Joaug as a Principal.

Joaug, co-founder of Nymbly and Cambridge Nanosystems, and a digital transformation specialist, has joined the management company’s investment team, where he will be involved in selecting and supporting the most promising startups in the areas of mobility, energy and industry.
 
A graduate of the École Polytechnique and the University of Cambridge in 2012, Jérome Joaug co-founded Cambridge Nanosystems, a leader in the environmentally-friendly production of high-quality graphene which was sold in 2016. After this first foray into entrepreneurship at age 24, he was a business angel for several months for some ten startups in the fields of cleantech and education. In 2017, he co-founded a new company, Nymbly, which specialises in the management of connected objects and was also sold in early 2018. He joined Aster as Principal in March 2018.
 
“I am delighted to join a leading venture capital management company whose areas of expertise and international dimension are fully in line with my background and aspirations. My experience as an entrepreneur will give me an edge in furthering Aster’s development,” says Joaug.
 
“I am thrilled to welcome a serial entrepreneur to the team. Jérome will enhance our expertise in the areas of artificial intelligence, blockchain, the Internet of Things and Deep Tech and will drive Aster’s development in the UK. In hiring him, we are also sending a clear signal to startups: who better to understand their needs than an entrepreneur?” adds Jean-Marc Bally, Aster’s Managing Partner.

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