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Julien Codorniou

Director of Platform Partnerships, Facebook

London, United Kingdom
Computer Software
  1. Facebook,
  2. Mailcloud,
  3. Le Monde
  1. Avanquest Software,
  2. Microsoft,
  3. Ernst & Young
  1. San Diego State University-California State University

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Director, Platform Partnerships

– Present

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Julien Codorniou serves as Director of Platform Partnerships at Facebook, managing the team responsible for Facebook’s developer relations and platform marketing. The team's mission is to support the growth of the Facebook ecosystem in EMEA by helping developers to build, grow and monetize their apps and games with the Facebook Platform.

Formerly director of business development at Microsoft Corp where he created and launched the BizSpark program for startups. Julien started his career in the finance/VC industry.

Since 2012, Julien serves at the board of the french newspaper Le Monde, he’s also the co-author of the book: "The success story", published by Pearson in 2005.


Director, Platform Partnerships

– Present (3 years 9 months)London, United Kingdom

Helping EMEA developers and partners to build, grow and monetize their mobile/web apps and games with Platform. Building and fostering the Facebook ecosystem in Europe.


– Present (1 month)London

Mailcloud’s pitch is that it allows teams to communicate in real-time with anyone across all devices.

Board Member

Le Monde
– Present (2 years 10 months)Paris

Board member / membre du conseil de surveillance du groupe Le Monde (Le Monde, Telerama, La vie, Courrier International).

Board Member

Avanquest Software
(2 years 4 months)Paris Area, France

Director of Business Development and Partnerships

(11 months)Paris Area, France

Managed the Partner Team at Microsoft France, in the 'Developer and Platform Evangelism' group.

Senior Program Manager

(2 years)Greater Seattle Area

Created, launched and managed the BizSpark and WebsiteSpark programs, in 99 countries.

Business Development Manager

(2 years 11 months)Paris Area, France

Driving the adoption of the MS stack among startups and ISVs.

Financial Auditor

Ernst & Young
(1 year 11 months)Paris Area, France

Due diligences and financial audits of software & web companies.


ETF Group
(2 years 6 months)Paris Area, France

Sourcing new equity investments for a European Venture Capital fund. Portfolio monitoring and reporting.


65 Millions de Hackers(Link)

Le Monde
July 2013

Why french developers could save the economy.

L'invasion des "super startups"(Link)

Huffington Post
December 2013

Europe is eating the Apps world.

La success Story de

November 2005

The story of, from the INRIA research labs in Grenoble, to a 500M$+ acquisition by Yahoo in 2004. (Buy it here )


Why Hackers will rule the world(Link)

42 (French free Coder/CS school)

Honors & Awards

WW Circle of Excellence - Platinum

Microsoft Corp


San Diego State University-California State University


Spring Semester - MBA Exchange

Activities and Societies: Basketball.

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