Olivia Mark

Partner at daphni

Olivia is a partner at daphni. Before becoming an investor, Olivia worked in B2B and B2C startups in the US and France, including Quidsi (acquired by Amazon) where she ran a book and toy site and Gilt Groupe. At Blue Apron (IPO) she launched and scaled a wine club while producing (and tasting) wines in great vineyards around the world.

Perfect is the enemy of good.

Olivia's fun facts

Super power

Connecting the dots

Smile when


She can teach

How to make a mean Manhattan

Why did she join the VC world?

To support purpose driven innovation

Soft skills

Enjoys ambiguity, makes decisions fast


Tell me about your last great meal


Future of retail, tech for good, circular systems

How she acts for good

Trains, not planes

Mission at daphni

Sourcing startups to invest, supporting portfolio companies scale

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Olivia's news

Unraveling the Return Dilemma with Tech

As e-commerce continues to take share from brick & mortar, the benefits of this mode of shopping are evident—convenience and speed primarily—but the problems are also compounding. With close, or similar habits of consumption between France and the US, we can assume that the trend we observe now in the US on returns is coming in french stores in the coming months. So we have a chance to look to the US, anticipate these problems and ultimately find technology solutions that will help us avoid the same traps. [...]