JF Gauthier is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Startup Genome. He advises governments all over the world on how to accelerate the growth of their entrepreneurial ecosystems through evidence-based policymaking. Based on the voice of 10,000+ entrepreneurs, 300 local partner organizations and with more than 50 cities across 28 countries, Startup Genome has built the largest body of knowledge on what fuels the performance of startups and their ecosystems. JF has authored the 2015 and 2017 Global Startup Ecosystem Reports (for Startup Genome and Compass) and the regional reports of the same series. Based in Silicon Valley for 20 years JF has played pivotal roles in companies active in the Tech, Life Sciences and Cleantech sectors. He has a MBA from Harvard Business School.