While attending Oxford, Olivier began to work on other projects of his own and built an electronic music label Brif Records along with Julien Briffaz and Gaspard de Dreuzy. The label started to take off, they signed good artists, and Olivier decided to take a year off of school to develop the business.
One thing led to another, and he and Gaspard created Polygon Studio, a successful video game company. Polygon Studio worked with some of the biggest video game publishers (THQ, Atari, Mattel) and developed web based content for companies such as Disney, AOL, and The Learning Co. He worked on a concept for a video game with Mazerati. Lapo Elkan was the head of Marketing for Mazerati at the time and they developed a lasting friendship. Currently, Mr. Elkan is an advisor of The Cools.
Broke and devastated, Olivier moved to the countryside. Upon his return to Paris, he began to work in fashion as the head of licensing for Lolita Lempicka and promoted his friends’ events on the side for extra money. Olivier’s knack for curating events took over. Olivier found himself running the places he promoted (Le Milliardaire, Regine’s). He also began producing the events of Jardins de Bagatelle and Cirque Bonheur with Institut Bonheur (Institute of Happiness) that he created with his roomate Rasmus Michau. For six years, he ran his own public relations and event planning company, responsible for organizing some of the most memorable parties in Paris and creating corporate events for companies like Rolex, Diesel, YouTube, and more.