Ms. Johnson is President of Johnson Paradigm Ventures (JPV) which is a principal founding shareholder with AXA, Caisse des Depots, Bayerische Landesbank, and the SPEF of Sophia Euro Lab, Europe’s first trans-border early-stage investment company based in Sophia Antipolis.
JPV is also a principal founding shareholder in London-based Ariadne Capital, “Architecting Europe.net”, one of the earliest supporters and promoters of Skype, the global VoIP phenomenon. Candace Johnson is a serial entrepreneur and a global infrastructure, network and innovation expert. She is a founder of SES, the world’s pre-eminent satellite group and initiated, conceived and architected SES Global for which she was bestowed the Commander of Merit by the Government of Luxembourg.
She is also founding President of Europe Online Investments S.A., the world’s first internet-based online service and satellite broadband network, and founder of Loral Cyberstar-Teleport Europe, Europe’s first independent private trans-border satellite communications network. Ms. Johnson is also founding President of the VATM, the Association of Private Telecom Operators in Germany and founding President of the Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN).
Ms. Johnson is a shareholder and Board Member of Kacific, the high throughput satellite system for the Pacific Islands. Recently, she was elected to the Presidency of EBAN, the European Business Angel and Early-Stage Investment Network for a two-year period of office.