Eric is the archetype of the serial entrepreneur. He cofounded Inventel in 1990 with Jacques Lewiner (his doctoral supervisor at ESPCI). The company became a leading set-top-box manufacturer; in 2005, he sold Inventel to Thomson. Between 2008 and 2010, he then co-founded Withings (iOt, inventor of the first connected body scale), Sculpteo (3D printing) and Invoxia. Eric holds a PhD from the Pierre and Marie Curie University, and has authored over 50 patents.