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Sebastien de Halleux serves as Chief Operating Officer at Saildrone, a company designing wind and solar powered unmanned surface vehicles aiming at revolutionizing ocean data collection. He is also a founding partner of Graph Ventures, an early stage angel fund with a portfolio of 80+ startups. Formerly, Sebastien was Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Playfish, one of the largest and fastest growing social gaming companies. Sebastien grew the company to over 300 million players in two years before selling it to video game giant Electronic Arts (EA) in 2009 for $400m. Prior to founding Playfish, Sebastien helped launch Macrospace, an early pioneer in mobile games. Macrospace merged with Sorrent, Inc. in 2006 to form Glu Mobile, which made its initial public offering in 2007 for $370M. Sebastien also worked in strategy and business development for Nokia, where he helped design and launch a new mobile advertising business unit. He began his career as a Strategy Consultant for Booz Allen’s finance and media projects in London, Paris, and Bangkok. Sebastien is the recipient of the 2012 EA Emerging Leaders Award, the 2011 Tech 100 award, the 2010 Founders Fund TechFellow award, and the 2003 Booz Allen Professional Excellence Award. He sits on the boards of UWC-USA, the Solar Fuel Institute, and Trusted Family. He is a startup mentor for the Founders Institute, BetaGroup and 500 Startups. Sebastien holds a Masters degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London. He is a member of the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.