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New Kurma-Partner appointed

The Venture Capital Company Kurma Partners, based in Paris and Munich, appointed Jean-Francois Rivassou as new Partner.

Since mid of April, Rivassou supports Kurma Partners life sciences portfolio companies in their late-stage development. He was previously in charge of growth and private equity investments at the Paris-based tech fund ISAI Gestion. Between 2006 and 2012, Rivassou was Head of M&A and Business Development of Adenclassifieds’ management committee. Before that he was an investment manager at Banexi Ventures Partners. He started his career at genomics company Genset.

Rivassou (45) graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines in Paris, where he specialized in biotechnology.