Five years since its launch, Felix Capital is adding two new senior investors to help handle its $600 million under management, including a $300 million fund announced earlier this year. Angela Chou joins from Facebook and Joseph Pizzolato from Vitruvian Partners. The small team has stayed busy during the pandemic. An early portfolio company, Mirakl (French SaaS commerce platform backed by Felix in 2015), closed a $300 million Series D round, reaching Unicorn status with a $1.5 billion valuation. Other recent investments include YFood in Munich, Lick Home in London and VanMoof in Amsterdam. The two new team members both bring a mix of tech and entrepreneurial experience, within Europe and abroad, and Felix says they'll deepen the the firm's SaaS expertise.
Angela was a Product Marketing Manager for Facebook's first SaaS product, Workplace. Before Facebook, Angela worked in Marketplace Strategy at eBay, where she designed and implemented trading tactics for eBay's European businesses. She started her career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and at some point founded her own jewelry brand. Born and raised in Taiwan, Angela speaks English, Chinese and French. Joseph joined from Vitruvian Partners, a London-based fund, where he specialised in B2B software, fintech and consumer internet businesses. He started his career as a structural engineer in Sydney, Australia, before moving into investment banking M&A at Rothschild, and then co-founding a fashion and e-commerce marketplace startup.
Felix says it will continue to invest in consumer and B2B companies in Europe (and a bit in the US), at both early and later stages. Photo: New senior investors Angela Chou and Joseph Pizzolato