Hi Chloé, Where are you from ?
Bonjour! I was born in France and I grew up in Fontainebleau
What was your first job in France? Digital project manager
What languages do you speak ? French, English, Portuguese, a bit of German
When, where and how did you find your first FUSAC?
I found out about FUSAC last year while searching for ways to advertise my business on the internet.
How did you become an entrepreneur?
I always wanted to create something on my own, and be my own boss. Airbnb was booming in France and Paris, but there were no affordable « à la carte » solution to help property owners manage their rentals. So I created Welkeys as the solution.
What is the most satisfying thing about being a CEO ?
Being free to organize your time, meet amazing people every day, training young people and help them become a better person.
What is the oddest request a client or concierge has made?
A property owner asked us to take care of his two rats in the apartment while he was away. One of our concierges actually did it !
What do you parents do ? My mother has her own travel agency, my father is a tech teacher
Sisters or brothers? 5 (half) brothers, I am the eldest
What is your chief characteristic ? Perserverence
What proves you are French ? Good taste (I guess 🙂 )
Your main fault ? or worst habit ?
Going too fast on doing things, sometimes, I would need to analyze more before doing
Your favorite occupation other than work? Travel
Your motto : Never give up
Favorite patisserie? Chocolate fondant
Favorite comfort food? Pasta
Favorite drink? Ricard
Favorite quote? We will sleep when we’re dead, not before.
Favorite movie? Coup de foudre à Notting Hill (in English : Notting Hill)
Favorite places to eat in Paris?
Marlon (75007), L’Affable (75007), Bambou (75002)
In which Parisian monument would you like to be locked in for the night ? with whom? I would choose Le Louvre with Ryan Gosling!
What is your favorite bridge in Paris? Pont de la monnaie
What are you currently reading? « La voie du pirate », Biography of Xavier Niel (owner of Free Mobile)
A female icon? Michelle Obama
A good reason to like Americans ? They are always in a good mood and enthusiastic
What are you most proud of ? My company
What do you do to evacuate your stress? Running
What is your favorite gift to give? Vacations / holidays
Vacation rhymes with… Sun
You don’t leave home without… My running shoes
What is your best vacation memory? Bali
A one-to-one conversation with a person from history : Marie Antoinette
If you were to send a postcard from Paris what image would you choose?
Place des Vosges
Who incarnates the United States? Barack Obama
Who incarnates France? Emmanuel Macron
What is the first thing you do in the morning? I listen to BFM Business
- Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
- Your dream vacation spot? LA
- Book or movie? Book
- Favorite author? Hemingway
- Romance or comedy? Comedy
- Night owl or morning person? Morning person
What is your agenda for tomorrow? Running/spending time with boyfriend/ checking emails (quickly)/ brunch/shopping/family time with brothers and parents ==> It’s Saturday 🙂
Chloé Fournier, Founder of Welkeys