We are Brother and Sister
&
In Limen Co-Founders

Pierre Giraud
Brother & Co-Founder - New York, USA

Pierre is a serial entrepreneur who dedicates himself on making an impact through meaningful ventures that include mindfulness, social innovation and sustainability. He currently lives in NYC. He combines an extensive background in Business and Operations with passion for social & community activism.

He is currently founder and CEO at multiple ventures including Indigo: a global network for Mindful Doers, Artists and Entrepreneurs as well as Meaning: a marketplace for high-end responsible Brands. He is also the current COO of Standard Dose a luxury marketplace for CBD products.

He participated in distributing the documentary A Quest For Meaning in the US which was screened at Stanford University, San Francisco and The Assemblage, NYC. He formerly was a business advisory consultant with Ernst& Young, and was executive director at Greenflex, a fast growing green-tech startup in Europe. There, he led teams and grew the company from 7 to 130 people with $100M in revenue in 5 years.

Pierre holds a Master Degree in Civil Engineering from École Spéciale des Travaux Publics (Paris) and a MBA from IAE-La Sorbonne (Paris). He has also been practising Capoeira for the last ten years ranking as Graduado Lagarto in 2019.

Diane Giraud
Sister @ Co-Founder - Lisbon, PT

Diane is a multi-disciplinary creative professional and practitioner with more than 15 years experience in the creative industries in Paris, London and Lisbon.  A trained fashion designer, she started in the couture ateliers of Alexander McQueen, Boudicca and Giles Deacon before working for leading design agencies.

As a visual artist, she shows a particular interest in immersive site specific installations whether as a piece or a means to deconstruct format and presentation for art, her projects stems from a study of language with a propensity towards investigation using a variety of media including painting, sculpture and creative writing.

She now lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, where she has shown and collaborated with Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência(MUHNAC), Lisboa; FOCO Gallery, Lisboa; Fernando Santos Gallery, Porto; Centro Cultural de Belém, Belém, Underdogs gallery, Lisboa, Startup Lisboa, Hub Creativo Beato, The Rebel Dining Society, London; WOZEN Studio-gallery, Lisboa.

She graduated from London College of Fashion (London), Camberwell College of Arts (London) and trained in Art History, Oil Painting and Drawing at the Ateliers des Beaux Arts (Paris). Diane also holds a Master's degree in Business Law from Université Paris X Nanterre.

We Are Proud To Have Amazing Advisors

BISILA BOKOKO
NYC

Hailing from Valencia in Spain, Bisila Bokoko has made a name for herself as an exceptional inspirational speaker and business leader. She runs BBES Business Consultants out of New York City, where she utilizes her extensive marketing and relationship-building skills to assist brands in global expansion. She has been awarded:
. Citizen of the World Award (UN Hospitality Committee)
. Ideal Woman Award (Equatorial New Guinea)
. Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Women Werk)
. African Committed to Excellence (Face2Face Africa)
. Woman of the Year Award (Macdella Cooper's Foundation)

MICHAEL VENTURA
NYC

Michael Ventura is the CEO and founder of Sub Rosa, a strategy and design firm that has worked with some of the world's most iconic brands and organizations; including Adobe, Delta Airlines, Google, Goldman Sachs, Nike, The TED Conference, and The Obama Administration.
Michael has served as a board member and adviser to a variety of organizations including Behance, The Burning Man Project, The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the United Nations’ Tribal Link Foundation.
In addition to these pursuits, Michael leads an indigenous medicine practice, where he helps patients address illness and injury of all types.
Applied Empathy”, his first book, was published in May 2018.

PAULINE FOESSEL
LISBON

Before opening the Underdogs Gallery, the "We don't do flowers" contemporary art agency and taking the head of the Vhils' studio, Pauline was in Director positions at the Magda Danysz Gallery in Shanghai followed by the Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation where she nurtured a huge variety of projects across all disciplines of contemporary art.
Today, she is launching a social media network empowering curators. A platform to find the most refined curatorial projects. She took part into the cultural branding development of Lisbon by shaping it as one of the global urban-contemporary art scenes.

RONAN DE LA CROIX
PARIS

Cultural entrepreneur, Ronan de la Croix worked a few years in brand content agencies in Paris and Shanghai (Publicis, Maartin) before co-founding the media & engagement branch of an NGO : makesense.
In 2018, he pioneers cultural impact studies with the EDF foundation and produces the first impact study for an exhibition. With Musei.on, he creates tools for an open, lively and more citizen-driven museum to contribute to a more harmonious society.
He is also a curator, with "Rodin & I" at the French Ministry of Culture and "What we share" at Station F for ChangeNOW in 2018, "Kisses from Jouvente" at Bordeaux vineyard Château Jouvente

CÉDRIC GIRAUD
PARIS

Professor of Medieval Latin Language and Literature at the Université de Genève - Author at La Pléiade (Gallimard) of an “Anthology of Spiritual texts from the Middle Ages” translated from Latin published in 2019.
Alumni of the Ecole Nationale des Chartes (1997-2002) and an Agrégé in History (2002), Cédric Giraud also holds a Doctorate in History from the Université Paris IV La Sorbonne (2006).
By focusing on spiritual practices (reading, meditation, contemplation) and their dissemination, his interest lies into observing the interaction between writings and behaviours. He was a guest lecturer in universities In France and worldwide including at Sophia University and Tsukuba University in Tokyo, Yale and the Collège de France.He is also the author of 2 books and the co-director of 7 collective publications.

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Accolades

  • Awwwards Site of the Day
    Cartiér
    2018
  • SiteInspire Editor's Pick
    Bentley Motors
    2017
  • CSS Awards Gallery
    Aēsop
    2017
  • Awwwards Honorable Mention
    Dyptique Paris
    2016
  • Awwwards Site of the Day
    Cartiér
    2018
selected clients
  • Aēsop
  • American Airlines
  • Bentley Motors
  • Bose
  • Cartiér
  • Dyptique
  • Mark Jacobs
  • Nike
  • Patagonia
  • Zara

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