Nestwave provides advanced, IoT geolocation solutions to IoT modem and DSP vendors. Nestwave’s patented, hybrid-signal technology significantly improves localization accuracy in critical indoor and dense urban environments while greatly reducing power consumption and solution footprint compared to existing solutions.

Management Team

Ambroise Popper

Chief Executive Officer

Ambroise has over 20 years of experience in wireless & IoT start-ups, on both sides of the Atlantic.  He was a co-founder of Sequans (NYSE: SQNS), where he lead the IoT business unit as the company evolved into low-power LTE. After Sequans, Ambroise joined Quantenna, a high-performance Wi-Fi leader, shortly before their IPO in 2016. At Quantenna, he was in charge of marketing and business development, until its acquisition by ON semi.  Ambroise started his career developing DSP algorithms for DOCSIS systems at Juniper Networks.

Rabih Chrabieh

Chief Technology Officer

Rabih is the system architect designing and developing the ultra-low-power indoor/outdoor geolocation solution for the Internet of Things (IoT).

He has 25 years of experience in the wireless industry at Sequans, Qualcomm and ArrayComm, working on 3G, 4G and UWB systems. He also co-founded Softwave Wireless, recently acquired by a major player in the Silicon Valley. He is an inventor on 30 patents.

Laurent Sibony

Vice President Engineering

Laurent is an experienced leader in engineering and project management, within the wireless and semiconductor field. Laurent was a co-founder at Sequans Communications, and was in charge of all the hardware and embedded software development teams, before leading the 5G project. Prior to Sequans, Laurent was in charge of ASIC development at Juniper Networks.

Amra Hadzic

Chief Business Officer

Amra has extensive experience in the field of IoT and wireless, in various business and sales roles. Prior to joining Nestwave, she was in charge of West US region for Thales / Gemalto, selling IoT modules for industrial and automotive applications. She also was in charge of US sales for Sequans Communications, and worked at Nemerix, an early GPS leader.

Alexis Djevaguiroff

Chief Financial Officer

Alexis has 25 years experience in finance and operations across several markets and industries. He held management roles for Radiall, Sequans Communications, Eyeka (now Insites Consulting). Since 2018, Alexis has held part-time CFO positions in numerous start-ups, securing their strategies and implementing flexible, efficient and scalable organizations.

Mickael Thomas

Product & Program Senior Director

Mickael has 20 years experience in the wireless modems and IoT industry. He first worked at Wavecom as a cellular protocol stack lead. He then joined SierraWireless where he set up and managed the engineering software team in Hong Kong for 13 years, before working for the CTO office on advanced IoT technologies.

Board of Directors

Vincent Mouret

CEO, Spectricity

Vincent chairs Nestwave’s Strategic Committee. He is currently the CEO of Spectricity, a start-up, spin-off of Imec. His   extensive experience enabled him to lead Nestwave in its early development phase with a strategic vision for its growth.

Prior to Nestwave, Vincent has been CEO of several semiconductor start-ups in the field of GPS (Nemerix), video (Let it Wave) and wireless communications (Gridbee). Previously he held several management roles in large corporations such as Texas Instruments, Motorola, Alcatel and Wavecom (now Sierra Wireless).

Simon Alexandre

General Partner, The Faktory

Simon Alexandre is co-founder, Vice-President and General Partner of The Faktory. From 2008 until 2013, Simon was the CEO of CETIC, the Center of Excellence in Information Technology and Communication in Charleroi.

He is currently board member of 14 startups, actively supporting the founder on the company development strategy. As such, he is regularly involved as a key person in the conduct of strategic negotiations (licensing agreements or M&A)

Simon Alexandre holds a master degree in History (UCL 1999) and a master degree in Computer sciences (UNAMUR 2001) with an initial specialization in software engineering methodologies.

Nicolas Boulay

Investment Director, UI Investissement

Nicolas has been working for more than 20 years in the investment and support of deeptech start-ups. He is currently Investment Director in the venture unit of UI Investissement, which manages more than €1.5 billion in assets across all businesses.

He previously worked in a strategy consulting firm for M&A deals in technology sectors, and then joined the venture capital firm i-Source (merged with Sofimac Innovation after 2015), which was one of the first investors in Sequans.

He has managed several investments in tech sector, with significant experience in patent portfolio management, build-up operations, industrial partnerships and IPOs.

Ciaran Connell


Ciaran is a seasoned veteran of the communications and semiconductor industry who co-founded and ran DecaWave, the micro-location specialist and pioneer of UWB (Ultra-Wideband) technology acquired by Qorvo in 2020. Ciaran Is now General Manager of the UWBU (Ultrawideband Business unit) at Qorvo and lives in Dublin and Toulouse.

Ciaran has in-depth knowledge and experience of the wireless and location sectors as well as a proven track record as a successful entrepreneur and fund-raiser.