Bernard Liautaud

General Partner
Balderton Capital

Bernard Liautaud is General Partner at Balderton Capital.  He joined Balderton in July 2008 and his main area of investment is in enterprise software and consumer internet within Europe and the United States. He is now responsible for investments in Talend, Wonga and Scytl. He was involved in the investment of MySQL (acquired by Sun Micro Systems in 2008 for $ 1 billion) and ScanSafe (acquired by Cisco in 2009 to $ 183 million).

In 1990, Bernard Liautaud founded Business Objects. He was the CEO for 15 years and Chairman of the Board until January 2008. With 6,700 employees, 45,000 customers and 1.5 billion dollars in revenue in 2007, Business Objects was the world leader in business intelligence and one of the 15 largest software companies worldwide. In 1994, Business Objects entered the stock market and became the first European company listed on NASDAQ. In January 2008, as part of the third largest acquisition software recorded to date, SAP acquired Business Objects for 6.8 billion dollars.

Bernard is also a member of the Supervisory Board of SAP and a member of the Board of Directors of Cap Gemini. Bernard received a number of awards, including the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in 2007, Digital Time Magazine's Top 25 Europe, Stars of Europe 2002 of BusinessWeek as well as Top 10 CEOs in North America by Chief Executive Magazine in 2001.

Education: Engineer of l’ Ecole Centrale Paris, Master of Science, Engineering Management at Stanford University (California).