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Georges Doriot

Death: Jun 2, 1987

Birthplace: Paris

Nationality: France

Georges Doriot

Date of Death : Jun 2, 1987
Birth Place : Paris

Georges Frederic Doriot was one of the first American venture capitalists. An emigre from France, Doriot became director of the U.S. Army's Military Planning Division, Quartermaster General, during World War II, eventually being promoted to brigadier general. In 1946, he founded American Research and Development Corporation, the world's first publicly owned venture capital firm, earning him the sobriquet "father of venture capitalism". In 1957, he founded INSEAD, the world's top global graduate business school with campuses in Fontainebleau, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.

Also known as

  • Georges Frederic Doriot
  • General Doriot
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