Hi, I’m Pierre

I’m an entrepreneur specialised in early stage web startups.
Formerly Head of Product at Pollenizer and founder at Heyscape.

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

Originally from France, 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 in the very first days of Pollenizer.

I've then 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, conceptualised what is now known as the "Startup Science" and wrote a book to share our learnings. Thankfully we also had some successes! One of our ventures sold to Yahoo for AU$40M and 3 of our businesses are now profitable companies.

In 2013 I needed to take a break and while remaining an investor in Pollenizer Holdings and Pollenizer Global I moved back to the south of France to enjoy the tranquility of life in the heart of wine country. But I guess I wasn’t quite ready for retirement yet ;) In 2015 I joined Evergiving (a Pollenizer alumni) as a Product Manager/Designer and helped the team transition its products, branding and design over a brand new platform.

At the end of 2016 I decided to move back to Sydney where I freelanced as a startup coach. Fast forward a couple of years later and my wife and I moved to Perth where I joined a big corporate (a first for me :)): RAC. There my job was to incubate internal businesses under their strategic innovation arm. I came up with Heyscape, a provider of off grid accomodations in "tiny cabins" across exclusive private locations in Western Australia. I grew the business from idea to profitability 4 years later with 25 cabins on 7 awesome locations. Watch the brand story to see the cabins, locations and me wearing a buttoned up shirt (rare!).

After 4 years at Heyscape it was time for me to move on to the next challenge. While busy building Heyscape my wife and I also decided to start a family. We now have succesfully incubated and launched 2 new little ventures who've certainly reshaped our lives :) In order for us to support them the best we could we decided to start our own business. Launching in 2024. TBC!