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Early life and education
Pichette was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Université du Québec à Montréal (1987) and an Master of Arts degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Pembroke College of the University of Oxford. He received a Rhodes Scholarship.
In April 2018, he joined Inovia Capital, a venture capital firm with offices in Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco and London. After becoming a general partner at Inovia Capital, Pichette is splitting his time between the firm's offices in London, Canada and Silicon Valley.
In 2019, Pichette became a lead founding member of UK's Creative Destruction Lab at Oxford.
In 2021, Pichette was appointed as a board member of indoor cycling app company Zwift.
Pichette was appointed independent board chair of Twitter on June 2, 2020; he had been the lead independent director since 2018. He was chair of Montreal based Lightspeed, and of the Trudeau Foundation. Pichette is on the advisory board of startups.
Pichette lives in London, and is married to Tamar Pichette.
He and his wife Tamar are involved in philanthropic projects including a conservation and research project with Nature Conservancy Canada in protecting Kenauk, a 65,000 acre territory between Montreal and Ottawa. They are active partners in a project with Himalayan Cataract Project, building an eye hospital in Ethiopia.
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