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Who we are

Bookee was created by Philippe Bloch and Robin Grimes.

Both passionate web users, Philippe Bloch and Robin Grimes had to deal with the same problems most of us face when we get online. What should my homepage be? My favorite site? My company’s site? My blog? My personal site? Should I change it often? Or should I always keep the same one, even if it I do not use every day? How do I organize and easily access my bookmarks? How do I find the best sites in the world on any given topic?

They took all this into consideration, created their "Dream Homepage" and then decided to make Bookee available to all web users.

Philippe Bloch is a true entrepreneur. After leaving his native France and spending two years in New York City as commercial attaché for the French Embassy, he returned to Paris to take up the post of publisher of the top business magazine L'Expansion. His first book “Service Compris” (“Service Included”) was a commercial success selling in excess of 500,000 copies and led to the creation of his first company, PBRH Conseil. In 1994 Philippe launched Columbus Café,a chain of coffee bars that grew to over 40 stores and pre-dates the arrival of Starbucks in France. Philippe is in constant demand as a speaker on the subjects of customer service, management and entrepreneurship. To date, he has given more than 1,800 speeches around the world. He publishes a monthly column in a popular business magazine and hosts a weekly radio program on BFM radio.

Robin Grimes began her career as a banker on Wall Street. A trip to Paris to visit friends and a chance meeting with a model agent led to a contract and a successful career with work for international designers and magazines in Europe, Japan and the US. Robin returned to New York after a decade of working around the world, and took up the position of Public Relations Director of the New York salon, Bumble and Bumble. Since moving back to Paris, she has lent her PR expertise to various projects.