Laurent Ohana is the Managing Partner of Parkview. He is a 20+ year veteran of the Internet, having advised, invested in and/or co-founded close to 100 Internet companies of almost every stage of development and in every possible segment of the industry, in the U.S., Europe, Israel and Asia. Laurent maintains relationships with a broad network of venture capital firms, private equity firms, family offices and strategic buyers/investors, many of which regularly attend the NetForum monthly breakfast.
Laurent’s unique blend of vision and no-nonsense pragmatism allows him to bring true value to the projects undertaken by Parkview. Since launching his activities in the Internet industry in 1993, Laurent has both dreamed about the transformative power of the Internet and had the opportunity to live through its chaotic march to affect interpersonal relationships, commerce, entertainment, and more. From these experiences, Laurent has also developed a keen ability to foresee the challenges and roadblocks that Internet companies will face. These traits — vision and pragmatism — have helped Laurent guide many projects and transactions to successful conclusions on behalf of founders and investors.
Laurent has been involved in many sectors of the Internet industry, leveraging experiences from each sector, including:
- FinTech & Blockchain
- AdTech & PubTech
- Digital Publishing
- CRM & Marketing Automation
- Big Data & Analytics
- Geospatial data capture & analysis
- Social Network & Social Network Analytics
- FitnessTech & IoT
- NutritionTech and FoodTech
- Patent Litigation & Licensing
- OTT and VOD
Prior to starting his Internet career, Laurent was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in NYC from 1987 to 1993. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
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