Jean David Blanc

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Jean David Blanc
Jean-David Blanc.jpg
Nationality French
Occupation Entrepreneur, investor
Known for AlloCiné, Concerto Telematique

Jean-David Blanc (born 1968) is a French entrepreneur, founder of AlloCiné, business angel, film producer, writer and jazz musician.[1][2][3][4]

Life and career[edit]

Blanc was born into a family of musicians; his father is the violinist Serge Blanc and his mother is a music teacher. His younger brother, Emmanuel Blanc, is a violist with the Orchestre National de France.[5] Blanc started his career in eBusiness from a young age.[2] At the age of 13, he designed video games for the Apple II and published articles in computer publications. At 15, he and Jean Marc Royer created "Futura,” a bulletin board system.[2] Blanc founded his first IT services company, Crystal Technologies, and introduced the first electronic information service supported on Minitel for the Marlboro Racing Service the following year.[2][6] At 17, he established his first company, Concerto Telematique, which provided interactive Minitel and phone services to brands such as Marlboro, Nissan, Elf and Coca-Cola.[2] At the age of 22, he has the idea of AlloCiné, a telephone and web-based film ticketing service, and launched the company with Patick Holzman in 1993.[2][6][7] After 10 years as CEO and developing AlloCiné, Blanc sold the company to Vivendi Universal in 2001.[2][3]

After AlloCiné, Blanc has become an active business angel, consultant and strategic advisor for groups and venture capitals related to the internet and new technologies in Europe and the US.[3][8] He has invested in start-ups such as Appsfire, Square Inc., TheCools, Meetic, and Véoprint.[2] In addition, he mentors and sponsors the startup program at the SUPdeWEB school in Paris.[9]

Other works and professional activities[edit]

Blanc has been a musician from a young age, and studied jazz piano at the American School of Modern Music in Paris, France.[1][2] He has worked with actors and directors on different films and projects, and produced the 2005 film, Cavalcade.[2][10] In 2012, Blanc authored his first book, Three Days in Nepal, which recounted Blanc's experience of a 2011 paramotoring accident that left him trapped in the mountains of Nepal.[2][11][12]

See also[edit]

Blank is also the mother maiden name of the first leader of the Soviet Union Vladimir Lenin.


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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Jean-David Blanc". Evene. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Undercover angel slips in". The West Australian. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Jérôme Bouteiller (16 October 2013). "Interview Jean-David Blanc: Un Nouveau Projet À La Croisée Du Net Et De La Télévision". IT Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Orchestre National De France" (PDF). Kimmel Center. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "AlloCiné, sept ans de connexion". Économie. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Founders quit as AlloCine expands online ticketing". Screen Daily. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Où investissent les parrains du Web français". Cadre et Dirigeant. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Formation Bac + 4 / 5 – Start-Up Digitale". Sup De Web. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Cavalcade". IMDb. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "C L'Info : Jean-David Blanc, Le Miraculé De L'Himalaya". France 5. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Paramotor pilot returns favour". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 30 September 2013.