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Marie Ekeland is a member of the Startup Europe Advisory Board.

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Marie Ekeland is the founder of Daphni capital and Board member of Parrot. She previously served as member of the Board of Directors of Criteo,, Seven Academy, Teads, Wyplay and Ykone.

Since June 2012, Marie is also the co-founder and Vice President of France Digitale, the joint association of start-ups and VCs for French digital entrepreneurship. She is also Member of the Conseil National du Numérique.

In 2000, Marie joined CPR Private Equity and has been acting as a Venture Capitalist since, first within the Credit Agricole Group, and since 2005 at Elaia Partners. She began her career in 1997 at the New York investment bank JP Morgan, where she participated in the development of a front-office worldwide application. She then moved to Paris, and managed a team to support that global application.

Marie has an engineering degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Dauphine, Paris, and holds a master’s degree in economics from the Paris School of Economics.