Person avatar: Nicolas Brusson

Nicolas Brusson

General Management / Strategy

Company logo: blablacar

BlaBlaCar

CEO and Co-founder

Bio

Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer in October 2016, Nicolas oversaw BlaBlaCar’s global operations and international growth as Chief Operating Officer since 2011. He led the company’s corporate development, overseeing eight acquisitions, expansion to twenty markets, and three successive rounds of fundraising. Nicolas is a strong advocate of agile structures that allow quick iterations in fast-growing environments. He is also a supporter of autonomous local teams and acqui-hires, a strategy he implemented to expand BlaBlaCar’s footprint on a global scale. Nicolas is a regular speaker at leading international conferences and in the media, where he comments on the European startup scene, innovative growth strategies, and mobility. Prior to joining BlaBlaCar, Nicolas worked for several startups in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom, before moving on to executive and investor roles, including spending time as a Venture Capitalist at Amadeus Capital Partners in London. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters in Optics from Ecole Supérieure d’Optique and a Masters in Applied Physics from Paris XI University. Nicolas is also an active angel investor and tweets @nbrusson.

Conference attendance

NOAH17 Berlin
NOAH15 Berlin
NOAH16 Berlin
NOAH18 Berlin
NOAH14 London
NOAH19 Berlin
NOAH13 London
NOAH15 London

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Primary Company Info

Headquarters:
Paris
Country:
France
Year Founded:
2006
Company Segment:
Rider Sharing & Car Pooling
Employees:
501-1,000
Active Markets:
Central & Eastern Europe All, Southern Europe All, Western Europe All,