Bernard joined Balderton as a Partner in 2008. He was named Managing Partner in 2016. Bernard Liautaud founded Business Objects in 1990 and was CEO for 15 years then Chairman until January 2008. With 6,700 employees, 45,000 customers and $1.5 billion of revenue in 2007, Business Objects was the world leader in Business Intelligence and one of the 15 largest software companies in the world. Business Objects was the first European software IPO on Nasdaq in 1994.
In January 2008, Business Objects was acquired by SAP for $6.8 billion, making it the third largest software acquisition at the time. Bernard is now a member of the Supervisory Board of SAP. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University from 2013 to 2018. He is now a member of the Stanford Global Advisory Council to the President.
In 2009, he co-founded Dashlane, a leading software company providing digital identity solutions for consumers and small businesses.
He has received a number of distinctions including "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur" in 2007 in France, Time Magazine Europe's Digital Top 25 and BusinessWeek Stars of Europe of 2002, Top 10 CEOs in North America by Chief Executive Magazine in 2001.
Education: Diplôme d'Ingénieur, Ecole Centrale de Paris, and Master of Science, Engineering Management, Stanford University.
Bernard speaking at one of the largest startup events in France — BPIFrance Inno Generation — on why we believe the next giant European company will be a tech company.
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