Lily Gasztowtt

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Lily Gasztowtt

After having completed my bachelor’s in history in London, I decided to move to Paris in 2018 to get involved in the thriving French startup ecosystem. This desire to branch out and have an introduction to the world of FrenchTech, led me to join the coding school Le Wagon. I was immediately seduced by the inspiring entrepreneurs I was able to collaborate with and the intellectual logical stimulation that this environment brought me. This enriching training confirmed my desire to be part of an innovative and fast-growing structure and thus led me to start my career in a startup in Paris, named Brigad.

After a couple of months, I realised that I wanted to expand my rather literary academic profile and I subsequently decided to do a master’s in management, joining the ‘Grande Ecole’ programme at ESSEC Business School.

As I explored the world of corporate finance in more detail during my master's degree, I became more interested in the idea of playing a more financial and strategic consulting-orientated role within the startup ecosystem, being also keen to work in an environment that would give me exposure to numerous different sectors. When a professor at ESSEC introduced me to Cambon, I was immediately captivated by their positioning, at the intersection between entrepreneurship, investment banking and venture capital. This desire to join Cambon was reinforced during my first internship whilst at business school, at a client of Cambon’s, named Andjaro, where I was able to appreciate the quality of their work as well as their commitment to entrepreneurs. It was after this experience that I joined the fundraising team at Cambon, as an intern in June 2021.

Impressed by the team's expertise, dynamic culture, and dedication to their clients, I naturally accepted when Cambon presented me with the opportunity to join their new team in London.

I am delighted to be able to continue the Cambon adventure in my hometown and contribute to the development of new relationships with Anglo-Saxon clients, bridging the two cultures which I have grown up with as a Franco-British citizen.