A passionate entrepreneur, Serge has been actively involved in the developmentof the Quebec entrepreneurial ecosystem for over 20 years.
At the age of 22, with a friend and $40 in capital, Serge founded 3-SOFT, a firm specialized in reselling software. Under his leadership, the company grew rapidly and completed several mergers and acquisitions. In 2001, the company raised over $5M in private financing. Finally, in 2005, the company was successfully sold to its Canadian competitor for strategic reasons. Subsequently, Serge acquired acompany in the field of management consulting services, started another in the field of psychometric instruments and became a private investor. He now wishes to get involved with promising start-upswith the intention of contributing to their growth and success.
In the years following the sale of 3-SOFT, Serge invested in more than 15 private companies, some of which were very successful: Strom Spa, BonLook, Avanti-Toast and Dévolutions. Together, these companies currently employ several thousand people. From 2016 to 2021, Serge was a member of the Venture Capital and Investment Funds Committee at Investissement Québec. He participated in the authorization of several major investment projects in some of the most prominent companies in thecountry. Serge is actively involved at the strategic level with the companies in which he is involved.Drawing on his past experiences, he often brings a fresh perspective to the methods and processes implemented. He understands and analyzes projects from both the entrepreneur's and investor's perspectives and is able to bridge these sometimes distant visions. Finally, his leadership and mobilization skills enable him to rally the various stake holders behind a common objective, always with the aim of creating long-term value.
As a teenager, Serge was nicknamed "Kid Kodak" by his friends because of his serious interest inphotography. Several decades later, Serge is still passionate about photography. He says he takesmore than six or seven thousand pictures a year with his iPhone alone! And when he goes on a trip, hetakes more like a thousand pictures a week, but this time with professional quality equipment. A trueenthusiast!