Raphael Crouan

Managing Director of Technology Client for Europe


Raph is Orrick’s Managing Director for technology clients in Europe with a focus on Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy. He serves as the interface between the European tech ecosystem at large and the Orrick partnership and team in all European countries.

Uniquely positioned as a business advisor within Orrick, Raph drives opportunities for clients throughout the technology sector across Europe and Great Britain.

Raph supports existing clients & assisting in identifying new opportunities, drive execution on expanding client relationships. He is also tasked with raising the firm’s profile in key markets, sectors and practices. Prior to joining Orrick, Raph served as Business Development Partner with C4 Ventures, in charge of Fundraising and LP relationships. He also founded & managed the Startupbootcamp IoT Program, which invested in more than 30 early-stage companies. Until 2011, Raph occupied various responsibilities at a leading tech company (U.S.) , closing with the role of Head for iPhone & iPad in Business for Europe based out of London.

An international keynote speaker with a background in sales, marketing & strategic business development, Raph also serves in advisory roles for various companies:

  • Founding Board Member & President, French Tech London, the largest French Government backed community of French Entrepreneurs, Investors & Corporate leaders outside of France (2000+ members).
  • Advisor to Greentech Alliance, whose mission is to Connect the Greentech community putting our sustainable future first and support them with advice about funding, impact, visibility and strategy with the help of top VCs, journalists, advisors and entrepreneurs.
  • CEO & Founder, DisruptVenture, which supports early-stage companies with advisory in investment strategies & growth.