Eudes De Drouas
Director, Venture Capital & Commodities (Paris)
Eudes De Drouas is LDJ Capital’s Director in Paris for venture capital investments. He is a partner at Meili Partners, a financial and commodity advisory firm. He is overseeing the investment strategies of two investment funds. He is also arranging physical commodity trades for miners and world leading trading firms.
He has over 15 years of experience in investment and finance. He started his career at WestLB Panmure-Lazard in London, and later as a fund manager at French asset manager BouvierGestion in Paris, a spinoff of ING Group. He later co-founded a China investment fund and set up an investment team in Shanghai where he worked for 4 years. While in China, he has also been a Director of the Board of a US-China Private Equity fund, with 6 offices throughout China and over 40 investment professionals.
Eudes holds a Bachelor in Finance and Management from the Sorbonne University, as well as a Master of Science in International Financial Analysis from Skema business school in France.
Founder, TopLine and Runway (SF, Richmond CA)
Allan Young is the founder of two large technology and business incubators, TopLine which is located in Richmond Marina Bay near UC Berkeley and Runway which is located in downtown San Francisco. Allan is an alum of the Y Combinator Winter 2010 batch. Previously, he co-founded an advertising technology company that was eventually acquired by one of Japan’s biggest e-commerce companies, Rakuten. Allan got his start in technology and finance as part of the founding team that launched a $20M student-run venture fund which achieved 4 IPOs in a portfolio of 15 investments.