New York, NY

Nice, France

Fabrice Grinda


6' 3''

185 Pounds

Professional biography

Professional biography


Fabrice Grinda is among the world’s leading Internet entrepreneurs and investors.

He has over 100 exits on 400 angel investments. Fabrice has served as CEO for three multinational companies and has an impressive track record as an early investor in Alibaba, Flexport, Zume Pizza, Delivery Hero, Betterment and Brightroll.

Fabrice is currently running the startup studio and venture fund FJ Labs, which he cofounded with business partner Jose Marin.


Prior to FJ Labs, Fabrice was co-founder and co-CEO of OLX, one of the largest websites in the world with over 300 million unique visitors per month. The company operates in 50 countries and has over 3,000 employees. OLX is the largest classifieds site in India, Brazil, Pakistan, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Portugal and many other emerging markets.


Before OLX, Fabrice was co-founder and CEO of Zingy, one of the largest wireless media companies in the Americas. Fabrice successfully grew the business to $200 million in sales in four years.


Fabrice started his entrepreneurial journey in 1998, at 23, when he co-founded and was CEO of Aucland. Soon after, Aucland grew into one of the largest auction sites in Europe. Before his entrepreneurial endeavors, Fabrice worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.


Fabrice holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1996, and was awarded the Halbert White prize, given to the most distinguished economics student, as well as The Wolfe Balleisen memorial prize, awarded for best thesis.


Princeton '96 Major Economics

High School

Lycée Massena de Nice


Summa Cum Laude Halbert White ’72 Prize Given to the Most Distinguished Student
Wolf Balleisen Memorial Prize for Best Thesis

Personal Info


Tennis, skiing, kite boarding, reading, economics, debating, movies, theater, The Economist


OLX, Zingy, Aucland, McKinsey & Company

Favourite Movies

Shawshank Redemption, Usual Suspects, Seven, Fight Club, Sixth Sense, Thomas Crown Affair, The Game, The Matrix, Primary Colors, Gattaca, Amelie

Fabourite TV Shows

Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Californication, Homeland, Lost, Rome, Entourage, Nip/Tuck, 24, Sex and the City, Jericho

Favourite Books

Cloud Atlas, A Short Story of His Nearly Everything, Outliers, Freakonomics, Why Does the World Exist?, The Undercover Economist, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Favourite Quote

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
-Attributed to Goethe