Grégoire de Padirac

Principal, Orange Ventures Africa, Orange

Grégoire de Padirac

Speaker Bio

Gregoire de Padirac serves as Principal at Orange Ventures Middle East and Africa, based in Cairo (Egypt). Orange Ventures MEA is a €50m fund dedicated to investments into start-up across the continent.


Gregoire has managed over 15 investments in early-stage companies in Middle East and Africa for the last two years. Gregoire joined the investment team in 2015 and set up the Orange Ventures MEA fund in 2017, first from Dakar before moving to Egypt in 2022. He dedicates himself to investments across the African and Middle East from seed to series B. Before, Gregoire was managing digital partnerships with entertainment players such as Deezer in the musical industry for Orange. Grégoire is a graduate of ESCP Europe and the City University of London.