Cyrille Bessiere is a Partner at venture capital firm Otium Brands, in NYC. Otium Brands is an early-stage consumer VC firm investing in both US and European startups. Cyrille has invested or worked with startups in the beauty, food & beverage, entertainment and lifestyle industries.

Prior to joining Otium, Cyrille was the co-founder, investor and CEO of premium tea brand Palais des Thés USA. The company has become #1 non-US premium brand with a strong distribution in both B2C (e-commerce), foodservice/hospitality, department stores and groceries. 

Prior to joining Palais des Thés, Cyrille spent 6 years at The Boston Consulting Group in Paris, the Middle East and the US. He was involved in business development and corporate strategy topics in the consumer goods, distribution, automotive, private equity and Telco industries.

Mr. Bessiere graduated from HEC Paris in 2004.