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Fabrice Le Parc ✔

Fabrice Le Parc ✔

Founder & CEO


Founder and CEO at L'Idealist






Founder & CEO

L'Idealist is the first "Luxury Lifestyle Destination": an innovative platform featuring the World's Finest - in One Place. For the Idealists who do not compromise.

Our 3 co-Founders, a team of francophile Web and Art experts, are using lean development strategies to build a market leader.

We aim to revolutionize luxury e-Retail with an entirely new shopping experience focused on the discovery of truly amazing items, art, antiques, high-end furniture and services- both by our team and by social curation à la Pinterest.

L'Idealist is not about discounts or flash sales on unsold "luxury" products.

It is free for Businesses we select to be featured and widely marketed to our Members, free to be exposed to a savvy community of Style Enthusiasts - L'Idealist only receiving a commission on direct sales.
By leveraging all the online social tools, we create an unprecedented potential to sell worldwide for the world's best curators.

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Business & Lifestyle, Politics

American and French versions-
French working title : "L'Ere du Moi"

Wrote op-eds for leading online publications.
Engaged in think tanks aimed at reducing the weight of government and correlated prohibitive taxation in France.


Star Startups

Investor, Advisor, Board Member

Marketing consulting for Twitter Europe.

Disruptive projects in e-retail, real estate and dating.
Besides the ideas and the business models, I focus on finding the talent to run these companies.
Always on the look for bright, more or less unconventional gladiators who get the job done, and then some.

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Founder & CEO

Put Smartdate on the global dating industry map in 6 months. Managed 40 employees.
Learned all it takes to be successful, sometimes the hard way.


Managing Director

be2 was a life-changing business adventure.
Its founder allowed me to remain unconventional.
I learned to become a manager and acquired what some view as outstanding negotiation skills- along with a global view of a web business.

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Forma One

Founder & CEO

* Web Consulting: monetization, User Experience, Social Media Marketing, Affiliation management, SEM & SEO
* Conceived 5 original TV show projects (Dating / Entertainment shows) and negotiated with broadcasters in France and in the US
* Developed and produced TV shows in France (Canal+) and in the US (Telepictures)

And for the fun of being on the other side:
* Appeared in the US on ABC's smash hit "The Bachelorette", as the "most memorable" character (People Mag survey). Broadcast in 82 countries since 2004
* Appeared on M6 "Opération Séduction" for 12 Prime Time shows as Member of the Jury
* Acted in commercials and in a Paris theater play. Realized I was much better at doing business!


Lycos Europe

Business Development Manager

* Worked with the CEO on strategies to compensate the first bubble burst and loss of advertising revenue
* Worked with the Sales Team to market and sell innovative advertising solutions on the Lycos Network (Lycos, Spray, Caramail, Multimania..)

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Marketing Manager

First web experience, I was hooked!


Member of the American Mensa

HEC School of Management

HEC Entrepreneur Masters, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Harvard Business School

PLD, Comprehensive Leadership Program