Roxanne Varza currently leads Microsoft’s startup activities in France, running both Bizspark and Microsoft Ventures programs.
In April 2013, Business Insider listed her as one of the top 30 women under 30 in tech.
Prior to Microsoft, she worked for several European startups and was also the Editor of TechCrunch France.
She also co-founded the French and British chapters of Girls in Tech and is the co-organizer of the Failcon Paris conference. More recently, she co-founded Tech.eu, a European tech publication.
Prior to TechCrunch, Roxanne worked for the French government’s foreign direct investment agency in San Francisco helping fast-growing startups develop their activities in France.
She has spoken, moderated, mentored and judged numerous startup events and programs throughout Europe and also helps European startups with content and communications. She has also contributed to other publications, including The Telegraph, The Kernel, Betakit and Business Insider.
Roxanne is trilingual, an epilepsy advocate, and holds degrees from UCLA, Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics.