Christophe Reech is the chairman of Reech Corporations Group. He is an experienced entrepreneur with a significant track record of success in establishing and growing innovative businesses in the fields of real estate, financial derivatives and financial technology.
Having started his career as a derivatives trader at Paribas, the French wholesale bank, where he was able to put his academic training in advanced mathematics and applied physics to good use, he established a series of wholesale financial businesses on behalf of Commerzbank, the German universal bank, and then with Nikko of Japan, which he sold out of, before going on to set up one of the first Fintech Europe businesses, Reech Capital which he later sold to Sunguard of the US.
He has since reorganised his own business interests in order to create a platform on which to develop innovative businesses in his chosen fields of real estate, technology and financial services. Odysseus Investments, Reech’s technology and financial services venture capital arm, is playing a key role in that development. Through Odysseus, Reech is able to apply both his deep sector knowledge and his first hand experience in creating and nurturing successful businesses to the complex tasks of identifying the next generation of pioneering businesses and supporting them through the critical early stages of their development.
Minh, enjoys a strong reputation in Insurtech investing, with a particular focus on early stage startups. He created Seed Founders, a Paris-based fintech incubator which has partnered with Odysseus to create PropTech Capital, the first dedicated European PropTech fund. He has also founded Insurtech Capital, a dedicated special purpose vehicle for (Re)insurance companies investing in startups. He is the founder of AXA Seed Factory, served as General Partner at AXA Strategic Ventures.
Minh also sits on the Boards of a number of Insurtech and PropTech start-ups. Minh has worked in the US and Asia as well as in Europe. His previous experience includes roles at Bertelsmann and Nokia Ventures and was a Venture Partner in Truffle Capital, a European venture capital fund. He is a graduate of Insead.