Basic Info

fabrice_photo
Name
Fabrice Grinda
Sex
male
Age
40
Height
6' 3''
Weight
185 pounds
Location
New York, NY
Hometown
Nice, France
Status
Single

Professional Biography

Fabrice Grinda is among the world’s leading Internet entrepreneurs and investors.

He has over $300 million in exits and 150 angel investments. Fabrice has served as CEO for three multinational companies and has an impressive track record as an early investor in Alibaba, Lending Club, Delivery Hero and Brightroll.

Fabrice is currently co-founder of FJ Labs, an incubator that builds and invests in Internet companies. Fabrice is also co-founder and executive chairman of Beepi, a next generation used car marketplace. Beepi recently raised $60 million in series B funding.

Prior to FJ Labs and Beepi, Fabrice was co-founder and co-CEO of OLX, one of the largest websites in the world with over 200 million unique visitors per month. The company operates in 40 countries and has over 1,200 employees. OLX is the largest classifieds site in India, Brazil, Pakistan, Poland, Ukraine, Portugal and many other emerging markets.

Before OLX, Fabrice was co-founder and CEO of Zingy, one of the largest wireless media companies in the Americas. Fabrice successfully grew the business to $200 million in sales in four years.

Fabrice started his entrepreneurial journey in 1998, at 23, when he co-founded and was CEO of Aucland. Soon after, Aucland grew into one of the largest auction sites in Europe. Before his entrepreneurial endeavors, Fabrice worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.

Fabrice holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1996, and was awarded the Halbert White prize, given to the most distinguished economics student, as well as The Wolfe Balleisen memorial prize, awarded for best thesis.

In his free time, Fabrice likes to travel the world, kitesurf, play tennis, and blog about his personal and professional life at www.fabricegrinda.com.

Education

School
Princeton '96
Major
Economics

Awards

Summa Cum Laude
Halbert White ’72 Prize Given to the Most Distinguished Student
Wolf Balleisen Memorial Prize for Best Thesis

high school

Lycee Massena in Nice
Lycee Francais de New York

Personal Info

Political Views:

Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative

Interests

My dogs (Harvard & Bagheera), tennis, skiing, kite boarding, reading, economics, debating, movies, theater, The Economist

Jobs

OLX, Zingy, Aucland, McKinsey & Company

favourite movies

Shawshank Redemption, Usual Suspects, Seven, Fight Club, Sixth Sense, Thomas Crown Affair, The Game, The Matrix, Primary Colors, Gattaca, Amelie

favourite tv shows

Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Californication, Homeland, Lost, Rome, Entourage, Nip/Tuck, 24, Sex and the City, Jericho

favourite books

Cloud Atlas, A Short Story of Nearly Everything, Outliers, Freakonomics, Why Does the World Exist?, The Undercover Economist, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

favourite quote

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
-Attributed to Goethe