About Me

Basic Info

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Name
Fabrice Grinda
Sex
male
Age
39
Height
6' 3''
Weight
185 pounds
Location
New York, NY
Hometown
Nice, France
Status
Single

Professional Biography

As an Internet entrepreneur and investor, Fabrice has successfully operated and invested in businesses in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.

In March of 2006, Fabrice co-founded OLX, Inc. with business partner Alec Oxenford, in the hopes of building the largest free local classified site in the world. Until December 2012, as co-CEO, Fabrice drove the company’s business development, investor relations, M&A and product development efforts. OLX now has over 300 employees and is present in over 90 countries and 50 languages with over 150 million unique visitors per month.

Fabrice is also a prolific angel investor with over 100 active investments in various companies including Viajanet, Peopleperhour, Brightroll, and many others.

Prior to OLX, Fabrice was the founder and CEO of Zingy Inc., which he built into one of the largest wireless media companies in the Americas while successfully closing deals with some of the top wireless providers in the world. Within four years, Fabrice successfully grew the business to $200 million in content sales before selling the business in 2004 for $80 million.

In 1998, Fabrice co-founded and was CEO of Aucland S.A., one of the top three auction sites in Europe. Before that Fabrice worked as a business consultant for McKinsey & Company.

Fabrice graduated Summa Cum Laude from Princeton University 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.

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