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Shiraz Mahfoudhi

International Expansion Consultant | Startup Coach

Moves to Paris

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Location and geographical scope

Paris, France
Can work in your office at
  • Paris and 50km around


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
Business sector
Would prefer avoiding:
  • Digital Agency and IT company
  • Civic & Social Organization
  • Chemical
  • Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Restaurants
Company size
  • 2 - 10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people





Skills (20)

Shiraz in a few words

Travaillant dans l'écosystème tech depuis plus de 7 ans, j'ai accompagné plus d’une vingtaine d’entrepreneurs dans leurs levées de fonds. J’ai également été en charge de l’expansion internationale de Malt et de l’implantation de Speedinvest en France.
Je peux vous accompagner sur les projets suivants : stratégie d’expansion internationale, préparation et accompagnement d’une levée de fonds, conseils et développement de la go-to-market strategy.



Consulting & Auditing

VC Investor

Paris, France

March 2020 - Today (1 year and 6 months)

In charge of the operations of Speedinvest in France:
- Screening potential target companies
- Being the first touchpoint for founders
- Conducting due diligence on potential target companies, incl. analyzing the business model, KPIs, product-market fit, market size and competitive landscape
- Supporting portfolio companies, incl. attending board meetings as observer and supporting one startup settling in France & another one being acquired
- Increasing Speedinvest visibility on the ground, in France, through speaking at events, attending networking events, writing articles on specific topics, being interviewed on Speedinvest investment thesis and organizing Speedinvest-branded events

malt - Malt

Software Publisher

Country Launcher

Paris, France

August 2017 - January 2020 (2 years and 5 months)

In charge of Malt international expansion:
- Market study to scout market opportunities (Germany, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland)
- Establishing GTM strategy for international expansion

Launch of Malt in Spain & Germany:
- Acting as interim Country Manager in launching stages
- Acting as Co-lead of Country Manager once market fully launched
- Hiring first local team members
- Setting up & implementing launch and expansion playbooks, enabling us to iterate and increase our growth abroad


Software Publisher

Head of Financial Operations

Paris, France

September 2014 - August 2017 (2 years and 11 months)

- Scouted new investment opportunities
- Assessed entrepreneurial proposals (pitch decks & business plans)
- Prepared executive summaries and information memoranda on companies raising funds
- Supported founders in their fundraising strategy
- Handled institutional & individual investors relation

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