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Franck Nazikian
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Franck is a Bitcoin enthusiast and the founder of PROFETERNITY - a bitcoin's fund.

Previously, Franck founded CHINICT - the largest conference in China on tech innovation & entrepreneurship, and DEVELOPNEUR - a series of pitch competitions & hackathons taking place all over the world.

Prior to CHINICT and DEVELOPNEUR, Franck co-founded TripleHop Technologies (headquartered in NYC) - acquired by Oracle.

Before TripleHop Technologies, based in Silicon Valley, Franck served as a managing director at Gemplus Associates, making venture capital investments in tech companies.

Prior to Gemplus Associates, Franck occupied technical, sales & business development positions in the smart card industry in Latin America, the US, and Europe.

Franck supports the United Nations' World Food Programme.

Franck has lived and worked in several locations (including Silicon Valley, France, Brazil, Mexico and China), speaks five languages, and holds a Msc. in telecom from Telecom EM (France) as well as a BA in business from the University of Paris-Dauphine.

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From My Experience As CHINICT's Founder: 5 Best Practices to Build and Run a Business in China As a Foreigner

(6) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 11:38 AM

As some of you may know, in 2005, I came to China from Silicon Valley to create CHINICT - China's #1 Tech Conference.

Over the past few years, I have been asked what it takes to be successful as a foreigner in China. Here are a...

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Hackathon + "DEVELOPNEUR" = Best Seed-Stage Investment Opportunities?

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 11:19 AM

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late - Benjamin Franklin

It's true to say (unfortunately) that I am old enough to have seen a few changes happening in the tech industry over the past 2 decades or so. My gipsy kind of life-style has...

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Competition with Chinese Characteristics

(6) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 3:55 PM

There is a land of conflict and fierce competition in the Internet technology industry, and I am not referring to the United States or even Europe. With an online population of over 500 million and a consistent double digit growth rate, the region with the biggest stakes and the most...

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China IT Is Ready, Are You?

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 11:20 AM

During the past couple of decades, the world has gotten accustomed to the label "Made in China." Over the years, China has worked to shed its reputation of poor quality and has transitioned to a location where companies feel comfortable manufacturing their entire product line -- from the highest tier...

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The Biggest Tech Revolution Since the Internet

(5) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 12:09 PM

A silent yet very real tech revolution is taking place and it is not in Silicon Valley. Where can you find 40 percent of the five largest Internet companies in the world? Where can you find a microblogging site already eight times bigger than Twitter and growing much...

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