Pierre Sauvignon - Web Entrepreneur With a Product Bias.

Hello, I’m Pierre

I’m a French entrepreneur who started his first venture fresh out of high school – at a time where Internet access came in the mail – and I haven’t stopped since!

While graduating from my Masters of IT I decided to move to Australia and started to work for a couple of Sydney based startups. One thing led to another and in 2008 I was fortunate enough to join Mick, Phil and Jon in the very first days of Pollenizer.

I've spent 5 years working at Pollenizer with a team of fantastic people and together we’ve built Australia’s first and biggest web incubator. Over the years we've helped grow more than a hundred startups and we've co-founded about 30 businesses. We've had more failures than I can count... and we learned from them, created the "Startup Science" and even wrote a book to share our learnings. Thankfully we also had our successes! One of our ventures sold to Yahoo for AU$40M and 3 of our businesses are now profitable companies.

In 2013 it was time for me to move on (while remaining an investor in Pollenizer Holdings and Pollenizer Global) and my wife Rachel and I decided to moved back to France to enjoy the tranquility of the south of France.

In my spare time I do what I can to help local startups. I can be reached on my gmail (pierre.sauvignon) or on Twitter. I also blog on Medium from time to time.