Roxanne Varza

Roxanne Varza

Roxanne Varza is Director of STATION F, the biggest startup campus in the world with more than 1.000 startups, located in Paris. She is originally from Silicon Valley. Before joining STATION F, she led Microsoft Ventures Paris and TechCrunch France. She also worked for several London-based startups and cofounded StarHer, and Failcon France.

Prior to her current role, Roxanne was the lead for Microsoft’s start-up activities in France, running both Bizspark and Microsoft Ventures programs for 3 years. She was also Editor of TechCrunch France from 2010-2011 and has written for several publications including Business Insider and The Telegraph. In April 2013, Business Insider listed her as one of the top 30 women under 30 in tech. She has also been listed in additional rankings by Business Insider, Vanity Fair and Le Figaro, The Evening Standard and more.

Roxanne also co-founded StartHer (ex Girls in Tech Paris) and is the co-organizer of the Failcon Paris conference. More recently, she co-founded, a European tech media backed by Dave McClure, Adeo Ressi, Daniel Waterhouse and more.

Prior to TechCrunch, Roxanne worked for the French government’s foreign direct investment agency helping fast-growing startups develop their activities in France. Roxanne has spoken, moderated, mentored and judged numerous startup events and programs throughout Europe and also helps European startups with content and communications. Roxanne is trilingual and holds degrees from UCLA, Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics. She is also an epilepsy advocate.

The Latest from Roxanne Varza

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TechStars' European Affiliate Startupbootcamp Launches In Madrid, Berlin And London To Follow

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-14785" title="startupbootcamp" src="" alt="" width="195" height="105" />Is it just

Eyeka Launches Its Crowdsourced Creative Feedback Platform In The US

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-14753" title="eyeka" src="" alt="" width="186" height="96" />One year ago, French startup <a

3 French Internet Titans Launch A European Startup School

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-30572" title="LOGO-EEMI" src="" alt="" width="213" height="149" /> In France, it seems January i

Italy's VCs Are Letting Their Best Startups Go

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French Groupon Clone Scores €1.5 Million to Conquer More French Territory

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Dating Site Ladieshoesme Lets Ladies Pick A Man Like A Pair Of Shoes

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Alven Capital Pumps €2 Million into Smallable's Designer Rag Dolls and Eco-Friendly Puzzles for Children

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French Fund ISAI Brings Together 70 Entrepreneurs to Invest in Commerce Guys

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-29519" title="commerce_guys" src="" alt="" width="255" height="130" />The French entrepreneur

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Smartdate Takes Another €3.5 Million So You Can Stop Poking and Start Dating

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Yakaz launches real-time social classified ads in 50 languages

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-12909" title="yakaz" src="" alt="" width="159" height="75" />Pretty much everything is going

Ladies, You Don't Actually Buy Men On You Just Pretend To.

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For Leetchi, Good Accounts Make Good Friends. And Investors.

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-27994" title="leetchi" src="" alt="" width="250" height="78" />The first time we <a href="http://eu

Better Get Ready Europe, TechCrunch Partybus is Heading Your Way

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France Gives Startups Tax Breaks. And Now Wants to Take Them Back.

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-27371" title="assembleescn" src="" alt="" width="280" height="125" />So, that whole <a href="h

Rising Open Source BPM Company Bonitasoft now has Offices in Oracle's Back Yard

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-27285" title="bonitalogo" src="" alt="" width="248" height="82" />I'm not going to lie, <a href= Does a Catchy Twitter Remix. Look out, Ping.

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-26610" title="plnlogo" src="" alt="" width="162" height="37" />For anyone that has ever struggled t

Another Company Acquired in France Today, Let the Revolution Begin.

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-26483" title="commentcamarche" src="" alt="" width="160" height="144" />Apparently today th
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