The following list of the Inspiring Fifty: France 2016 finalists is arranged alphabetically. It in no way reflects any ranking or scoring by the judges.
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Growing up in France, Paris, Alice studied at EM Lyon business school. She founded Le Camping, the first startup accelerator in France. She believes in the digital world’s ability to encourage action and to build something from scratch, without waiting for anyone’s prior approval, while also pushing each of us to reestablish trust in one another by participating in a pay-it-forward culture.
Thanks to her experiences as a trailblazer in the French startup world, Alice understands that in order to overcome a toxic startup environment, entrepreneurs must first and foremost adopt the attitude that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, but what you produce. That’s why now, at TheFamily, she looks for entrepreneurs who are able to combine empathy, skillful design, and a warrior’s attitude in their work.
Alix de Sagazan is CEO at AB Tasty, a leading SaaS solution that helps data-driven marketers tailor user-experience and increase conversion rates through A/B testing and content personalization. The company is present worldwide with offices in Paris, London, Cologne, New York, Madrid and Sydney and sells its solution in more than 50 countries.
33 years old mom Alix has begun her career as a Product Manager at Hi-Media agency, where she was taking care of online advertising. Later on she joined Digital Agency Keyade as an SEM/Affiliation Manager. In 2009, Alix co-founded Liwio, a web analytics consulting agency specialising in conversion rate optimisation, alongside her associate Rémi Aubert. After noticing the need for tools helping marketers make statistically reliable choices, Rémi and Alix reframed the company and started building the AB Tasty software.
President at Augure , independant Board Member at BPIFrance (the French public investment bank) and few other software companies, Venture Partner at Serena Capital France
Amélie has been an entrepreneur most of her life and has focused her career in the software industry. In 1990, Amélie co-founded GénériX, an ERP company and handled the marketing and sales aspects. She was part of the board and played a key role in the listing of the company on the stock exchange. From 1999 to 2001, she served as Vice President Southern Europe at Augeo Software, a publisher of Professional Services Automation software where she contributed to the restructuring and recovery of the company. In 2004, she became the CEO of Pertinence – a publisher of software for the optimization of industrial processes. She sold Pertinence to Intercim, an US publisher of Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence software, in 2008. She subsequently became the general manager of Intercim Europe, and strongly contributed to sell the group to Dassault Systemes one year later.
Amélie is now the Executive Chairman of Launchmetrics’s Board. Launchmerics is a successful New York based SaaS software company in the influencer marketing space with more than 170 people and 2000 customers in the US and in Europe. She also holds several board seats such as TVTY, FinalCAD, Vodkaster and Dataiku. Beside these entrepreneurship activities, Amélie is acting as an independent board member at BPIFrance, the public investment bank that supports innovation for SMBs in France and is a Venture Partner at Serena Capital .
Amélie is graduate of AgroParisTech (ex Institut National Agronomique de Paris-Grignon).
Angélique “Angy” Zettor is a dynamic and passionate person who knows that with willpower and dedication, anything is possible. Angy started from humble beginnings, but her passion for school and success brought her to where she is today: co-founder and co-CEO one of the most innovative Android companies in the world.
Drawn to entrepreneurship at an early age, Angelique presided, in parallel with finishing her studies, an association specializing in consulting ranging from business creation to social purpose. She also chaired the largest student organization in France with nearly 1,600 members. For the next two years she worked at Linagora as an engineer in business development before embarking on her own adventure.
Angy co-created Genymobile in 2011, a French startup that has become the number one Enterprise Android solution worldwide. Angélique holds a master’s degree in Management and Marketing of Information Technology from ISC Paris, and has won a lot of awards for her entrepreneurial work. One of these is the Ivy Award for leaders under 35 in the technology sector that have a strong personality and ambitious plans for their company. She was recently featured in an article in The Hundert focusing on her vision for Genymobile’s business culture, which is at the core of Angy’s strategy. Her conviction is that if the culture is done right, most of the business offerings including the client relationship and the recognition of expertise will come naturally.
Angy is often referred to as the left hemisphere of Genymobile. Through her personal and professional experience, she is willing to give people a chance because she strongly believes in participative management. Angy strives to build a company where people want to go to work every day and work their hardest, all the while building long lasting friendships.
Anne was previously Director General of the GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, spanning 220 countries. She is also a Member of its Board. She brought to the GSMA a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in the highly dynamic mobile industry. Currently, she is the CEO of Morpho, which is a globally leading company in identity and security solutions with over 8400 employees in over 40 countries.
With a deep understanding of the opportunities and the challenges facing mobile operators today, she leads the GSMA as the essential industry partner for its operator members around the world, enabling their continued success through driving innovation, providing thought leadership and advocating for the industry.
Before joining the GSMA, Anne was Executive Vice President for Mobile Services for France Telecom Orange, where she defined the strategic transformation programmes for a business serving more than 120 million customers and revenues of more than 14 billion euros at the time.
Prior to France Telecom Orange, Anne led a 600-person business unit of Equant and was responsible for developing IT services for Equant’s multinational business customers. She began her career in telecommunications as project manager for Telmex in Mexico in 1991.
Anne is also encouraging of young women to consider a profession in ICT, believing that they have the ability to create change every day, especially in the mobile industry in low and middle income countries.
As director general of the GSMA, Anne Bouverot has made attracting more women to the mobile and ICT industries a big part of her agenda, and during her tenure the association launched the Connected Women initiative with that goal in mind.
The Connected Women program hosts events around the world which focus on bringing together experts from across the mobile ecosystem to discuss ways the industry can accelerate the growth of women in the wireless industry.
Graduate of NEOMA Business School; 41 years old Anne is one of the most esteemed marketing professionals in France. Passionate of new technologies, Anne managed to make her way to the top while being an active woman in her personal life, by being a rewarded athletic and a mother of 2 children; Anne is the perfect example that women can have it all.
She rose through the ranks to CEO of Paris based Fullsix Group from 1998 to 2013. There she led an inspiring digital native culture and growth initiatives that ultimately led to the acquisition of Europe’s largest independent agency network by Havas. Fullsix was arguably known previously as Europe’s best kept secret – Until it was purchased by Havas last year for $75M.
After Fullsix, Anne joined Amaury Medias as Managing Director in charge of Le Parisien, France’s leading daily newspaper, to develop new revenue sources, accelerate digital transformation of talent and create a new offer, in particular native ads.
Late last year, Anne joined Club Med in the newly created role of Chief Marketing, Digital & Technology Officer. She is on the board of directors, reporting directly to Henri Giscard d’Estaing (President). Club Med is placing digital at the heart of its strategy and adapting its organization to join in a single team global marketing (brand, product, advertising, digital & CRM) and IT teams (sales applications, support applications, infrastructures). Her mission is to lead the digital transformation of Club Med and coordinate innovation in client experience & Resorts.
Anne was elected Internet representative in 2001 at the event ‘Pioneers of the Web’.
In 2004, “Management Magazine” named her one of ‘the 200 best young managers in France’. In 2005 she won the Jury’s choice in the Femistyle Business category at the prize ceremony for Trof mina Siemens. And in 2008, “Management Magazine” selected her to illustrate the cover of their special edition succeeding before 35’.
She’s been selected by ‘Le Figaro’ and ‘Choiseul Institute’ as ‘French Economic Top 100 Young Leader’ in 2014 and 2015, as well as ‘Women Economic Leader’.
As shown by different rewarding magazines, Anne has always been at the forefront of digital marketing in France and will continue to lead and innovate in her new role.
Anne de Kerckhove is a self-described startup addict. At 17 years old, she started her own theater company and never forgot the excitement and fulfillment it brought her. So after working as a banker in Canada and then a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in London, she walked away from what promised to be a stellar corporate career to join her first startup and create its UK operation. She was 27
Anne now has over 15 years experience in leading some of the fastest-growing technology, media and entertainment companies in Europe. She is currently the CEO of Iron—a startup studio specialized in digital subscription—where she also spearheads Iron Capital. Previously, Anne was the Managing Director EMEA for Videology, one of world’s largest online advertising technology platforms, where she drove the company’s expansion in over 16 countries in just under three years.
Prior to joining Videology, she was Global Director of Reed Elsevier, responsible for the B2B Entertainment Division, which included leading events such as Midem, Mipcom, MIPTV and Le Web. From 2003 to 2009, Anne was COO and International Managing Director at Inspired Gaming Group, the worldwide leader in server-based gaming, overseeing the company from its launch to IPO and expansion into 12 countries.
Anne is also an angel investor and mentor for early-stage startups and entrepreneurial funds including Metail, CRE and Daphni, and currently holds board positions with 7digital, WeMoms and Snowite.
Anne Lalou is Dean of la Web School Factory and CEO of Innovation Factory. La Web School is an innovative business school tailored for the digital world which endeavors to establish a student/business pairing combining both knowledge and interpersonal skills. Innovation Factory is an open-innovation ecosystem between large corporates, startups, think tanks, students and investors around digital innovation and transformation. Anne also sits on the Board of Directors at Natixis, Korian and Eurazeo.
Anne Lalou began her career as Signing Officer then Deputy Director within the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of Lazard, first in London and then Paris, before becoming Director of Forecasting and Development at Havas. She was Chairwoman and Managing Director of Havas Edition Electronique before joining Rothschild & Cie as Managing Director. She joined Nexity in 2002, where she held the offices of corporate secretary and Director of Development before taking over the General Management of Nexity Franchises in 2006 and then becoming Deputy Managing Director of the Distribution Branch of Nexity until 2011. Anne then created La Web School which she opened in October 2012.
Anne Lalou, 52, is a graduate of the École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) business school.
Pioneering a new type of school adapted to the new digital environment, La Web School has been established to train future managers with visions and skills that combine creativity, commerce and technology .
La Web School endeavors to establish a student/business pairing combining both knowledge and interpersonal skills. La Web School is a new type of management school with a mindset characterized by innovation, collaboration and immersion, while continuing to shine the light on gaining theoretical knowledge forming the very foundation of the expertise developed by each student.
In addition to a Management and Entrepreneurship programme, students of La Web School develop a digital “3D” vision: they chose a field of expertise from one of 3 key areas – DESIGN, MARKETING or DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY – in the form of a major and continue to acquire skills in the other 2 areas throughout the course in form of minors. The foundation or first year immerses the students in the three dimensions of digital culture and helps them determinate the discipline witch will thereafter constitute the field of expertise for the student.
Our goal is to enable each and every one of our students to fulfill themselves, turn their professional dreams into reality and became a stakeholder in this digital world.
Anne Ravanona is Founder and CEO of Global Invest Her a platform that aims to demystify the funding process and get early-stage women entrepreneurs investor-ready. A passionate women’s advocate with over 20 years experience in global business, she spoke at TEDx on “Investing In Women Entrepreneurs” and is a regular speaker on the topic at conferences worldwide to raise awareness and help change unconscious bias to break the ‘Funding Ceiling’ for women entrepreneurs. Anne contributes regularly to the Huffington Post, showcasing great women leaders through her Trailblazing Women series and was recently named one of 26 Great People Spearheading Change in Tech Investment 2016 and 100 Women in Tech whose names you need to know 2016 by Silicon Republic.
Visit her website at www.globalinvesther.com, read her Huffington Post articles and follow her on Twitter @anneravanona or @globalinvesther
In 2006, Anne-Laure Constanza founded Envie de Fraise – a first purely digital fashion brand in France. For the past 10 years, the brand has been creating trendy and affordable collections for future moms, becoming a maternity leader in France and Europe. As a pioneer Fashion-Tech brand, Envie de Fraise has developed a unique know-how combining Digital Fashion and Made in France concepts.
Anne-Laure Constanza is a passionate business woman and entrepreneur actively involved in the French digital and tech community. In 2011, she won the KBL Richelieu “Young Entrepreneur of Values” Award for her entrepreneurship, innovation and her support of women and parenthood in the workforce. As a volunteer for the 100,000 Entrepreneurs Association she headed the “100 days to undertake” operation in 2014. That same year, she received the prestigious Trofémina “Business Woman of the Year” award. In 2015, she received the “Girls in Tech” award and in June 2016, Envie de Fraise was awarded the Grand Prix prize for “Companies with Fastest E-Commerce Growth.
Founder and CEO of Carnet de Mode (www.carnetdemode.com), the 1st international marketplace for emerging brands and talented young designers in Fashion and lifestyle with more than 500 e-shops managed on the platfom form 36 different countries and shipping all over the world.
Arbia has an engineering background in France and completed a Marketing MBA at ESCP Europe (top business school in Paris). She initiates her first personal venture in 2009 as a fashion blogger while marketing L’Oreal luxury cosmetics at l’Oreal Group in Paris. This extensive exposure to selective e-commerce and creative design at the dawn of on-line fashion, enabled Arbia to consolidate Carnetdemode.com on the fastest growing segment : fashion e-commerce.
More than 150 press articles and TV/radio shows featuring Arbia SMITI as an excellent young entrepreneur (Le Monde, Figaro, BFM, TF1, Canal+, Techcrunch, VentureBeat, WWD, Glamour, Stratégies, La Tribune, Elle, ….)
Axelle Lemaire exerce les fonctions de Secrétaire d’Etat en charge du numérique et de l’innovation au sein du gouvernement français depuis le 9 avril 2014. Son rôle : accompagner l’essor du numérique pour que les technologies soient au service de l’innovation, de la croissance et de la création d’emplois, dans un climat de confiance et de respect de la vie privée des utilisateurs. Ce poste l’a amené à préparer et porter devant le Parlement la loi pour une République numérique, texte qui vise à renforcer l’économie de la donnée et la transparence de l’action publique, à créer de nouveaux droits pour les usagers sur internet, à rendre le numérique plus accessible à tous. Dans un exercice d’innovation politique inédit, un texte émanant du gouvernement a pour la première fois été soumis à une consultation publique sur une plateforme en ligne qui a recueilli plus de 150 000 votes de la part de plus de 20 000 contributeurs. La loi en a été profondément modifiée, grâce à l’intelligence collective.
Auparavant, Axelle Lemaire avait été élue députée socialiste en juin 2012 pour représenter à l’Assemblée nationale les Français établis en Europe du Nord où elle s’intéresse notamment à la protection des droits fondamentaux et des libertés publiques, la politique européenne, les secteurs du numérique et de l’innovation, l’entrepreneuriat, la régulation bancaire. Sa circonscription inclut dix pays : le Royaume-Uni, l’Irlande, la Suède, la Finlande, le Danemark, la Norvège, l’Islande, l’Estonie, la Lettonie et la Lituanie. Au Parlement, elle exerçait les fonctions de Secrétaire de la Commission des Lois, et siégeait également à la Commission des affaires européennes.
De nationalité française et canadienne, la secrétaire d’Etat au numérique a grandi au Québec et rejoint la France à l’adolescence. Elle y a suivi des études de lettres modernes (hypokhâgne), puis de sciences politiques (à l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris), avant de se spécialiser en droit (licence et maîtrise de droit privé à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, DEA et études doctorales de droit international à l’Université d’Assas, Masters à King’s College London). Elle a exercé comme juriste internationale au sein de cabinets d’avocats et d’instituts de recherche universitaire, puis travaillé plusieurs années à la Chambre des Communes comme collaboratrice parlementaire.
Beatrice Duboisset spent more than 15 years in IT Services on strategic business development and team management. Now, she is an entrepreneur and advisor on Executive & Board Member communication, on engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility and on Strategic Business Development.
Areas of Expertise: Board Member Consultancy, Corporate Social Responsability, Digital Influence, Executive Communication, Strategic Business Development
Beatrice, who studied at the Ceram Sophia Antipolis – European Business School and at the Université Paris Nanterre, is passionate about learning, sharing and contributing to a better world. She is a concerned citizen, connector, consultant, explorer, global soul, idea generator, sales specialist.
“Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan is the founder and CEO of Clustree.
In 2013, after 4 years in a consulting firm, Bénédicte wished to change career. In order to identify what job or industry she could switch to, she analyzed 500 career pathways similar to hers.
From this need, Clustree was born, with the idea to revolutionize careers management in large companies thanks to big data.
Since then, Clustree raised more than $3.7M from the VC fund Alven Capital, and brilliant angel investors such as Xavier Niel (Free) Jean-David Blanc (Allocine), or Nicolas Brusson,( Blablacar).
Clustree was elected HR European start-up of the year at the HR Tech World Congress (2015) and recently won the Prize of Innovation by Telecom Paris Tech and is part of the Frenchweb 500 tech companies in 2016. Moreover, Bénédicte was identified as one of the 10 women in tech to follow in 2016 (Girls in Tech).”
Candace Johnson is a co-founder of SES, the world’s pre-eminent satellite group and the architect of SES Global. She is also the founder of various companies as Loral Cyberstar-Teleport Europe, Europe’s first independent private trans-border satellite communications network, and Europe Online, the world’s first Internet-based online service and a founding investor and Member of the Board of Kacific, the high-throughput Satellite Internet System for the Pacific.
Under her presidency of EBAN, she has co-founded MBAN, the Middle East Business Angel Network and ABAN, the AfricanBusiness Angel Network.
Ms. Johnson is also the President of three investment funds and is the founder of the Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN), Global Board Ready Women (GBRW) and the VATM, the German Association of Private Telecom Operators.
Ms. Johnson has been decorated by the Government of Luxembourg with the Commander of Merit and the Officer of the Oak Leaf Crown for her work in founding and building SES to become one of the world’s largest satellite systems as well as being decorated by the Federal Republic of German with the Officer of the Order of Merit for her role in privatizing telecommunications and media.
Catherine Barba is a French serial tech entrepreneur and digital pioneer based in NYC since 2015, when she launched the PEPS Lab, a Retail Innovation Center that discovers the newest, most promising retail omnichannel practices, from major retailers to fashion brands. Barba also searches out and tests every tool and service that could be the next big thing to help retailers innovate in their quest for true omnichannel seamlessness. PEPS Lab has a rapidly growing list of major retail brands, of both French and American origin, including Orange, AccorHotels, L’Oréal, Axa, L’Occitane, Nespresso..
A serial entrepreneur and digital pioneer in Europe, Catherine Barba has founded or co-founded several digital businesses in France. Her consulting firm, Malinea, which provides coaching and training to managers in digital, mobile and e-commerce companies, was acquired in 2012 by the founders of VENTE-PRIVE.com, one of France’s first ‘unicorns’. Her previous company Cashstore, a cash-back website partnering with over 1,200 e-commerce merchants, was acquired by PLEBICOM Group in 2010.
Barba is the author of several books about eCommerce and the future of retail, including “2020, the end of eCommerce” or “Stores are not dead”.
A trusted advisor and mentor, Barba is a business investor, and serves on the board of several successful tech start-ups created by women, including Leetchi, MangoPay (sold in 2015 to Credit Mutuel Arkea for M$50), Reech and Retency, (who raised M$5 in 2016), among others. She also produces a TV program series for the third year in a row called “Entreprendre c’est grandir” (meaning Start your business and grow) aimed at encouraging young women to start a tech business.
As a thought leader in digital entrepreneurship, Barba had over 200 speaking engagements in 2015 alone. In 2014 she was names one of three most influential female figures in France.
Over the years, Barba has actively promoted and supported female entrepreneurship in France, mostly out of a strong feeling of gratitude for the opportunities the entrepreneurial track has given her, and also because she had very generous business women help her along the way. She is co-founder of La journee de la Femme Digitale in Paris and of the Women in Innovqtion Forum in New York.
“Our world needs more women leaders. I do believe the digital era is a unique opportunity for women to change the rules. My goal is to empower the next generation of female innovators. There are a thousand ways to innovate, from starting a tech business to pushing away the hurdles that are thrown in your professional way. I want women to think big and unleash new opportunities and I believe that by highlighting role models of innovators in all area, we can change the narrative”.
On Twitter: @cathbarba
Céline Lazorthes is the optimistic and passionate founder and CEO of Leetchi Group which includes leetchi.com, the European leading online money pot (+5M users), and MANGOPAY, the disruptive B2B payment solution dedicated to Marketplaces, Crowdfunding and the Sharing Economy.
At the age of only 33, Celine has gone through the whole entrepreneurial journey, from launching her own startup to exiting with the acquisition by a French banking institution. It all began in 2009 when she was a student at HEC Paris and placed in charge of organizing the freshers weekend trip for her college. Collecting money from her classmates in one simple and fast way proved to be a nightmare, so she had the idea of creating a money pool platform that would go on to become leetchi.com, at a time when the word FinTech didn’t even exist.
Dynamic and determined, Celine grew Leechi into one of Europe’s leading crowdfunding platforms. Then, based on the popularity of Leetchi’s payment experience she created the payment solution provider MANGOPAY in 2012, and become an expert herself in payments technology.
In September 2015, Celine accepted an offer from Credit Mutuel Arkea’s to acquire 86% of Leech Group’s capital and further invest 10 million euros in the company. The management team remains entirely independent in order to preserve the high growth startup business development and culture which has made the group so successful.
Deeply engaged in the start-up community, Ms Lazorthes is a founding member of France Digitale, an active business angel and a regular speaker on entrepreneurship and FinTech, including Wired Money (London), Money 2020 (Copenhagen) and The Next Web (Amsterdam).
MesDocteurs provides health advice and information. The company intends to use the funds to strengthen its teams, launch a B2B service aimed at insurance companies and mutual organisations, set up a video/audio chat line, make the app available on Android and obtain the various approvals needed to offer users an online consultation service in the next few months.
Christel Plessers, who has previously covered the same role in the Benelux, is the CIO of Mercedes Benz France. She has been working at Mercedes Benz since 2008.
Before that, Christel has worked for 8 years at the multinational brewery Inbev, first as head of ICT Belux and then as head of applications and infrastructure services for Western Europe.
Claude Terosier is the founder and CEO of Magic Makers, a French start up that allows kids from 6 to 15 to learn how to code in order to learn how to create.
After an ingeneer diploma and more than ten years in the telecommunications sector, Claude wants her kids to learn coding.
Problem : there are no places to learn code as a child in France.
Solution : let’s create a place where kids can learn how to code in France and become young makers !
Three years after, Magic Makers has been incubated by Paris Pionnières, is accompanied by Econocom & 50 Parners, collaborates with Microsoft, Parrot & Unicef France, owns 6 centres in Paris & Bordeaux, promotes its workshops in more & more places, relies on 20 employees, 50 facilitators & is still growing up !
Claude is one of these inspiring entrepreneur woman, who continually innovates and leads teams to their best. Worka-holic, creative and always on the run, her strongest wish is to allow every french kid the possibility to learn to code.
Emmanuelle is a passionate serial entrepreneur. Being a good millennial, her early 20’s were dedicated to non-stop studying: Law, then Sciences Po and ESSEC in Paris, and Bocconi in Milan. In 2011 she founded Women-Up, France’s first organisation dedicated to questioning both gender and generational topics. It’s aim: place youth, and more generally people, at the heart of diversity policies. In 2013 Emmanuelle launched The Boson Project, a disruptive consulting firm committed to answering one question: what if human capital was truly valued, and using it was the only real way to transform organisations for good? In 2014 she put her energy at the service of the French Navy. Today she has earned the rank of Enseigne de Vaissea, putting her effort into building bridges between civilian society and the world of military service. Speaker, author, and head of three organisations, she uses her limitless energy to spread the word about the opportunities of our new era.
“Wear pink glasses and roll up your sleeves!”
Fabienne Dulac has worked for over twenty years in the telecommunications sector. She holds a Master of Political Sociology at Sciences Po Paris. After beginning a sociology doctorate of public action, Fabienne Dulac began her career at the Ministry of Interior.
She joined the corporate world in 1993 with VTCOM, multimedia services development company at the time of the emergence of the Internet and the emergence of a new industry, as head of communications and marketing.
Fabienne integrates Dulac France Telecom in 1997 in the newly created Multimedia Division. His responsibilities in the field of marketing and communication extend to all media activities of France Telecom in various subsidiaries as Wanadoo, Voila, Mappy. For ten years, she held various positions in marketing, business development and customer relations, and accompanying market transformation and enterprise, the development of new business areas and customer experience at the heart of the strategy of the operator.
In 2008, she became Director of Sales and Online Customer Relations at Orange France; it innovates in the field and impulse the digital transformation of the company’s sales and customer relations.
In 2011, Fabienne became head of Orange France and North Branch provides control of an operational entity over 5500 employees .
In September 2013, she was appointed Communications Director of Orange France.
In August 2015, Fabienne Dulac, became head of Orange France.
Fany Péchiodat is the founder of My Little Paris, which is today one of France’s most influential lifestyle sites. From a single email sent to just 50 friends, My Little Paris grew to a community of over 3 million subscribers, largely acquired by word-of-mouth.
The company’s offerings include five smartphone apps, a full-fledged beauty brand, and two subscription boxes shipping tights and beauty products to women in France, the UK, Germany, and Japan. Today, over 130 people work in the company’s Parisian headquarters, with international teams and trendspotters based in Europe, Asia, and the US. Next year, My Little Paris will continue its global expansion with its first international-exclusive newsletter, which will be launched in English starting January.
Graduated from Neoma Business School, Florence started her carreer 20 years ago at Wunderman, the operational marketing services agency of Y&R. She has launched the first marketing CRM programs for Danone and Unilever in 1995.
Passionate about data and knowledge management, she decided to pursue in that new marketing environment by taking the general management of EURORSCG 4D in 2000. She has developed the first database segmentation for groupe Canal and has launched the first digital relationship program for female teenagers for Nett-Vania.
She joined the MacCannRelationshipMarketing organization in 2002 and spent 5 years as General Deputy Manager focusing in the development of the CRM Business for main advertisers : Nespresso, Nestlé, L’Oréal,groupe Canal , Total …
From CRM, she jumped naturally into a pure digital world and joined Aegis Media in 2007 to create the first multi-competencies digital agency, from media to creative development : Isobar. During 7 years, she has animated a global organization from 120 to 600 people, focusing on the new technologies environment for client : web and mobile development, search and digital media, digital media partnership … She has launched the first social media marketing offer in France in 2008 to help advertisers to develop dedicated content and targeted strategies on a new social network, called Facebook.
As digital strategist, she has also develop change management program within Aegis Media to accompany the internal shift of the traditional media teams to the digital landscape.
She joined Facebook in January 2014 to combine her 2 passions : CRM and digital. She took
the position of Global Client Partner helping the main headquartered in France international companies to develop their Facebook and Instagram strategies. In January 2015, she was appointed as Manager within Facebook France. She is in charge of 3 main verticals : Luxury at a worldwide basis, Retail and CPG for France. She helps advertisers in developing their brand and business metrics through the Facebook ecosystem.
Beside her business scope, she animates the Women@Facebook community in France and has created in 2015 and in partnership with The Family, a French VC, the Sisterhood community. Sisterhood is a network that gather people around feminism, networking and conferences about Women and Sciences, Women & Creativity, the proud to be a Women etc…
On her personal side, she is deeply involved into the women community and was part of the launch of the first TedXWomen talk in France in 2013. She is also advisor for the TedXEducation community in France and has actively participated to the first Ted dedicated to Education in France at the Unesco in 2015.
She is the mother of 3 wonderful children.
Based in San Francisco for almost 10 years, Geraldine Le Meur is a French Entrepreneur.
Over the past 20 years, she co-founded LeWeb conference and several successful tech companies. She has held senior management & marketing roles in those companies. As an Angel Investor she invested in companies such as LinkedIn, LendingClub or Evernote.
Her new venture, The Refiners, is a Foreign Founders Program, to help non-american entrepreneurs to thrive globally starting from the Silicon Valley.
She is also board member and advisor in a few Startups.
Isabelle graduated from Université Paris IX Dauphine where she earned a Master of Management Science. In 1993, she joined Hachette Filipacchi media group (Lagardère), where she worked on the marketing of two leading magazines, TV guide Télé 7 Jours and parenthood monthly Parents. In 1996, Isabelle moved to Hachette’s Grolier Interdeco to lead the marketing of France’s first Internet sites.
In June 1997 Isabelle moved to Yahoo!, became CEO of Yahoo! France in 2001 and COO of Yahoo! Europe three years later.
In 2007 Isabelle decided to switch to an entrepreneurial career and founded a holding company focusing notably on the development of e-commerce opportunities. In 2012 she sold a set of e-commerce operating assets to leading US e-commerce operator Fab.com.
In 2014 Isabelle founded Retency – a company that invents advanced software and hardware technologies, to provide Brick & Mortar retailers and mall operators with in-store attendance Analytics and high-performance Advertising.
Early pioneer of the Internet, Isabelle has contributed to the development and structuring of the French digital advertising market, notably as Vice-President of France’s Internet Advertising Bureau (2001-04), as an active participant to AFA (the association regrouping France’s access providers) and as an executive member of the leading association Renaissance Numérique.
Isabelle has also committed to wider issues by participating to France’s political life, as Vice-President of the Génération Citoyens party. Isabelle was the party’s chief candidate at the 2014 European elections for Paris area.
Isabelle is a Member of the Board of Netgem, a Member of the Board of the Fonds Google pour l’Innovation Numérique de la Presse, and since June 2016, a Member of the Board of the French insurance and banking group Groupama.
Jennifer L. Schenker, who has dual French and American citizenship, got her start in 1978 working for Time Magazine in the Middle East. Later she worked for daily papers owned by the three largest newspaper chains in the United States, including the Miami Herald.
She has been covering the global tech industry from Paris since 1985. After working for McGraw-Hill’s Electronics and Data Communications magazines Schenker joined the start-up team of Communications Week International, a now-defunct business/technology newspaper which covered the global telecommunications industry.
From 1996 to 1998 she worked for the Wall Street Journal Europe, covering breaking technology news and working as the assistant managing editor of Convergence, the Journal’s quarterly technology magazine.
She was Time Magazine’s senior writer/technology in Europe and was editor of Time Digital, a quarterly technology report, from January of 1999 to April 2003.
From 2003-2004 Schenker wrote about technology for the International Herald Tribune.
She served as international editor of Red Herring Magazine from 2004-2006, recruiting and overseeing a team of journalists based in India, China, Israel and Europe.
She worked as BusinessWeek’s European technology correspondent from 2007 to 2009.
After leaving BusinessWeek Schenker founded Informilo, a U.K.-based media company that operates a website and publishes print magazines about the global tech sector. Under Jennifer’s leadership Informilo published 42 print magazines in 14 countries, launched a corporate subscription business and organized more than a dozen networking events in Western Europe and Russia.
Jennifer sold her shares in Informilo in April 2016 and is currently working on the launch of a new business magazine called the Innovator.
Jennifer has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 16 years. She was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016.
Co-CEO and Co-founder of Selectionnist. After an experience as a lawyer, Lara launched a first start-up Dealissime in 2009 which was sold in 2011 to LivingSocial (Amazon group). In 2014, she launched Selectionnist which through its mobile application and image recognition technology is the smartest and quickest way to find any item featured in fashion magazines and is an amazing analytics tool for both publishers and advertisers. Her experiences and skills brought them to be Mentors and Business angels for many Start-ups.
Lara was member at French Digital Council beside Axelle Lemaire, was also one the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and member of various innovation strategic committee.
Laurence’s passion goes to building high-performance organizations that support strong revenue growth. She thrives at hiring, scaling and leading result-driven teams, shaping expansion strategies and fostering a great culture where everyone is inspired to innovate and over-achieve.
After launching LinkedIn France, she relocated to London as Sr Marketing Director for EMEA and LATAM. She now heads up an international team located in 10 different countries and supports LinkedIn largest business, Talent Solutions.
Prior to LinkedIn, Laurence worked in the US, the Netherlands and France where she held senior marketing positions at Orange and AOL Time Warner and participated to the launch of Silentale, an enterprise data management company.
As a Board Advisor and Mentor, Laurence also enjoys sharing her experience with accelerating companies or future leaders, helping them with strategic thinking, enhancing effectiveness and addressing operational challenges.
Laurence holds a Post-graduate degree from Dauphine University.
Lindsey is Founder and Managing Director of Women’s WorldWide Web (W4), Europe’s first crowdfunding platform dedicated to girls’ and women’s empowerment around the world, with a focus on ensuring girls’ and women’s access to and participation in ICTs (information and communication technologies).
After completing her B.A. at King’s College, Cambridge University, Lindsey joined Human Rights Watch in New York. She worked for several years in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire for UNICEF and later for 6 years with the humanitarian organization Children of Asia, which operates programs in South-East Asia.
In 2008, she trained in Bangladesh with Grameen Bank (founded by Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus) and later obtained an Executive MBA at ESCP-Europe, Paris, in 2009, for which she received the International MBA Student of the Year award, bestowed by AMBA (the Association of MBAs) and The Independent newspaper.
In 2011, she was named a “40 under 40” European Young Leader by EuropaNova and Friends of Europe and nominated a “Women in IT Role Model” by the Digital Agenda of the European Commission in 2013. In 2015, Lindsey was named one of the Inspiring Fifty, Europe’s 50 most inspiring women leaders in the technology sector. In 2016 Lindsey was selected as a Young Entrepreneur and member of the French delegation to participate in the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Summit in Beijing.
Born in 1977, at L’Oréal since March 2014.
Lubomira Rochet is a Franco-Bulgarian trained economist that graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, Science-Po Paris and the College of Europe in Bruges. She started her career in 2003 as Vice President in Charge of Strategy and Development for Sogeti, a branch of the CapGemini Group. In 2008, she joined Microsoft to manage relationships with start-ups and the innovation Eco-system. In 2010, she became deputy CEO of Valtech –a digital marketing agency- and head of its southern European operations.
Lubomira Rochet has been Chief Digital Officer of the L’Oréal Group since march 2014, and is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.
Prior to joining The Priceline Group as EVP Operations, Gavet served as the CEO of OZON, Russia’s leading eCommerce business. She was a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group, working in France, the U.K., South Africa and India from 2003 till 2009. Before that she was an entrepreneur, launching her first business when she was 16.
Marie Ekeland is co-founder of daphni, a European venture capital fund. She is also co-founder and vice-president of France Digitale, an association joining forces between founders and investors to develop the French digital ecosystem. Marie serves as a board member for Parrot (PAR:PARRO), Showroomprive (PA:SRP), and Institut Louis Bachelier, and is a member of the French Digital Council (CNNum). She began her career in 1997 at J.P. Morgan in New York as a computer scientist. In 2000, Ms. Ekeland joined CPR Private Equity as a venture capitalist. She moved to Elaia Partners in 2005 leading investments in Criteo (NSDQ:CRTO), Edoki Academy, mobirider, Pandacraft, Scoop.it, Teads, Wyplay, and Ykone. Ms. Ekeland holds a math & computer science degree from the University of Paris IX Dauphine and an economics degree from the Paris School of Economics.
Marie-Vorgan Le Barzic took the helm of Silicon Sentier, NUMA’s precursor, in 2002, after an initial experience as HR director of a website development and hosting start-up. In a period of crisis for Internet business, Silicon Sentier quickly became a rallying point for corporate projects and collaborative initiatives.
In 2006, Marie-Vorgan launched the “Quartier Numérique” initiative, which enabled dozens of start-ups to test their products and services in vivo. In 2008, “La Cantine” was launched, and became the iconic location for digital innovation for which regional branches were opened with the “Réseau des Cantines”, subsequently renamed TechPlaces. La Cantine was a workspace and a place to exchange knowledge and find talent, a first in Europe.
In 2011, Marie-Vorgan launched “Le Camping”, the first start-up accelerator in France, with the aim of building up a prototype to give French seed investment a new weapon to use against investors from English-speaking countries. In addition to its own success – NUMA’s accelerator is in its 7th season, the amount of times it has been replicated shows just how pioneering this initiative was.
With the ambition to move her focus to new areas, Marie-Vorgan raised more than €4M in 2015 to accelerate NUMA’s development, of which €1M was collected from 330 shareholders coming together through equity crowdfunding.
NUMA launched its international development in 2015 and has since opened offices in Bangalore, Barcelona, Casablanca, Mexico City, Moscow and Paris.
In addition to her role as NUMA’s CEO, MVLB is also Chair of the Centre National de la Danse, a public figure associated with the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) and member of the Paris City Hall Conseil d’attractivité (attractiveness council).
Diplômée de l’ESSEC en 1996, Marion commence sa carrière en agence web comme directrice de clientèle chez B2L-BBDO.
Après 3 ans aux côtés de Loic Le Meur, elle fonde ECRITO, agence de contenus spécialisés pour le web, en 2000. Revendue en 2004 à Angie, ECRITO fusionne avec Angie Interactive pour former Angie pôle Interactif que Marion dirigera pendant 3 ans.
En 2007, Marion Carrette lance www.zilok.com (location d’objets entre particuliers) et fait ainsi partie des pionnières de l’économie collaborative en France, aux côté de BlablaCar ou Airbnb. Fort de ce succès, Marion lance en 2012 le site www.ouicar.fr, le 1er site de location de voiture entre particuliers assuré tous risques.
Le déclic est survenu en 2007 à Marseille. « En sortant de la gare, je n’ai pas trouvé de voiture de location pour me rendre à un mariage, j’ai enragé en constatant le nombre de voitures de particuliers inutilisées sur le parking et le long des trottoirs… », raconte Marion Carrette, fondatrice du site OuiCar.fr.
OuiCar propose à chacun de repenser son rapport à la voiture en privilégiant l’usage plutôt que la propriété. Disponible sur Internet et sur ses applications mobiles IOS et Android, OuiCar propose aujourd’hui plus de 30 000 voitures de particuliers à louer partout en France et opère plusieurs milliers de locations chaque mois. La plateforme compte près d’1million utilisateurs qui font confiance et adhèrent à ce nouveau mode de consommation partagée.
En Juin 2015, la SNCF investit 28 millions d’euros dans OuiCar pour accélérer son développement pour l’intégrer dans sa stratégie globale du porte à porte, et devient ainsi l’actionnaire majoritaire de la start-up.
I’m the CEO of a tech startup. For the past year, I’ve been managing a growing team, developing a product, raising funds and dealing with the ups and downs on a daily basis. Just usual CEO work, basically.
I also happen to be a woman. Yet, this fact alone leads to a lot of questions regarding my “situation”: How do I manage day in and day out? Isn’t it just plain too hard? How is it to fight an uphill battle? And so on. Because, you know, it’s always tougher for women, right?
What women need today are more models of successful CEOs that, yes, also happen to be women. We need to start emphasizing the success of women CEOs instead of the womanliness of successful CEOs.
(Mathilde Collin for The Wall Street Journal)
An American whose love of fashion and luxury brought her to Paris where she worked as a product manager at Chanel and L´Occitane en Provence. It was while trying to sell some of her own clothing and fashion accessories in her overflowing closet and finding no suitable sites on which to do so that she realized that there was a clear need for a specialized site that could appeal to fashion lovers where they would feel comfortable buying and selling their pre-loved treasures. The idea to launch Videdressing was born.
Meryl holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master’s from ESCP Europe.
Videdressing is France’s leading marketplace for fashion and luxury items and ranks among the top in Europe.
With a catalogue of 950,000 products, 14,000 brands from Zara to Prada and prices as low as 80% off the same goods new, the platform offers the widest selection on the market. Thanks to a very competitive seller commission, 100% guaranteed product authenticity and exclusive services such as Certified Luxury and a Money-Back Guarantee, Videdressing aims to offer all those who love fashion and luxury the chance to enjoy them.
With a one-million-member-strong community, the site operates in France, Germany, Italy, the US and the UK, and has buyers and sellers in over 100 different countries.
Videdressing was founded in 2009 by Meryl Job and Renaud Guillerm. Since 2015, the company has been headed up by Gregory Salinger.
Mounia started her career in the VC industry in 2008 with Ventech. She moved in 2011 to Marocco to co-found and manage Mydeal, one of the first group buying sites in Maghreb. Back in Paris, she joined Schibsted Growth, the corporate venture fund of the Schibsted Group (owner of the successful classifieds site LeBonCoin). She joined ISAI in june 2015 to manage the Seed Club activity. Mounia is also co-founder of StartHer (ex Girls in Tech Paris), an association that aims at promoting entrepreneurship by women www.starther.org
Nathalie Gaveau is a serial entrepreneur and the founding CEO of mobile and web social commerce platform, Shopcade, with millions of customers in the UK, US, India and France.
SHOPCADE, often referred to as the ‘Instagram for shopping”, is swiftly becoming the world’s largest news-based shopping app for fashion and beauty, garnering a fan base of over 1.5 million users worldwide. Major brand and retail partners power the app’s marketplace through featuring their latest collections and deals, and users can keep up with these news all in one place and buy them directly via the app. Users also receive personalized notifications on relevant styles and offers.
SHOPCADE’s proposition for brands and retailers is unique because it combines the brand awareness of traditional marketing via editorial content, with the efficiency of performance marketing thanks to engagement and purchase data and technology.
Prior to Shopcade, Nathalie cofounded French eBay competitor PriceMinister, which was successfully sold to Rakuten, one of the biggest recent exits in consumer web in France.
Nominated among the Top 100 women in technology in Europe, Nathalie has an extensive international experience in the digital industry, including 6 years in Asia Pacific and 7 years in London. She is also a member of the French Foreign Trade Advisors, a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite de la France, as well as a Major Benefactor of the HEC Paris Foundation.
Pauline Laigneau, 33, is co-founder of Gemmyo – the leading inspirational and accessible jewellery brand for Millenials. She first studied English and American literature in Lyon. After a very short career as an English teacher, she realized she was looking a new kind of adventure in her professional life. She thus embarked on a new path and studied entrepreneurship at HEC Paris. For her, creating a company would be the best option to achieve this call for adventure.
When her now co-founder, Charif Debs, asked her to marry him, they began searching for an engagement ring together. However, they had the feeling that the search – which should have been pleasant – was a actually quite disappointing and exhausting. They went from shop to shop, from brand to brand, to find the perfect design, the perfect experience.
That’s when, Pauline had an epiphany. That intimidating experience convinced her to create a new kind of jewelry brand, a brand that would be inspirational, yet accessible. A brand that would offer emotion and beauty, but always with authenticity and fun. She thus funded Gemmyo in 2011, with her husband Charif. Since then, Pauline Laigneau has been deeply invested in its success with a focus on value proposition, customer experience and marketing. Today the company has 23 employees and a showroom in Paris.
Together with her business partner (and husband) Nicolas Raspal, Rachel Delacour founded the company behind BIME Analytics, We Are Cloud, in 2009. Their aim was to transform the world of business intelligence (BI) by creating a simple-to-use, accessible and analytically sophisticated cloud BI solution. The company soon developed into an industry disruptor both in France and internationally, and was among the first to put BI into a SaaS/Cloud model. BIME is an acronym for business intelligence made easy.
Unsurprisingly, this French startup success story attracted the attention of bigger players, and in October 2015 the company was acquired by cloud-based customer service company Zendesk (zendesk.com), with BIME Analytics becoming the core technology powering Zendesk’s customer data platform.
Prior to starting BIME, Rachel worked at Carrefour, Bata, and FM LOGISTIC in Russia. Rachel has been recognized with many awards including, but not limited to, La Tribune Women’s award, French State’s Young Innovative Enterprise Award, and by the French Ministry Of Research. Rachel is a graduate of l’Ecole de Management de Marseille.
Rachel started a business which became an international success story, via Paris, Montpellier, and Kansas City. She is a firm believer that today, a business can be built from anywhere, and that by using the cloud to connect teams and reach global markets, geographical boundaries no longer exist in the world of start-ups.
Rania BELKAHIA is winner of the Impact² award for ELLE(S) and has been awarded by ELLE magazine and Le Comptoir de l’innovation.
Graduate of Télécom ParisTech and HEC Paris, Rania Belkahia is the president and co-founder of Afrimarket, the first cash-to-goods transfer solution for the African continent.
She is also one of the 30 women who count in 2014 (awarded by the Express at the Women’s Forum) and winner of the Impact² award for ELLE (S), awarded by ELLE magazine and Le Comptoir de l’innovation.
Roxanne Varza is the Director of Station F, which is set to be the largest startup incubator worldwide. She was also nominated to the CNNum in January 2016, an independent organization that advises the French government on digital policy.
Prior to her current role, Roxanne was the lead for Microsoft’s start-up activities in France, running both Bizspark and Microsoft Ventures programs for 3 years.
In April 2013, Business Insider listed her as one of the top 30 women under 30 in tech. She has also been listed in additional rankings by Business Insider, Vanity Fair and Le Figaro, The Evening Standard and more.
Prior to Microsoft she worked for several European startups and was the former Editor of TechCrunch France. She is also co-founded StartHer (ex Girls in Tech Paris) and is the co-organizer of the Failcon Paris conference. More recently, she co-founded Tech.eu, a European tech media backed by Dave McClure, Adeo Ressi, Daniel Waterhouse and more.
Prior to TechCrunch, Roxanne worked for the French government’s foreign direct investment agency helping fast-growing startups develop their activities in France.
Roxanne is trilingual and holds degrees from UCLA, Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics. She is also an epilepsy advocate.
Samantha joined Elaia Partners in 2008.
She began her career as a consultant at Eurogroup, a consulting firm specialised in organisation and strategy, within the Bank and Finance division. She then joined Clipperton Finance, a corporate finance firm dedicated to high-tech growth companies, before moving to Elaia Partners in 2008. She became an Investment Manager in 2011 then a Partner in 2014.
Education: EDHEC Business School, Schulich Business School of Toronto (Bachelor), Loyola University of Chicago (MBA)
Expertise: SaaS, E-commerce, Marketplace, Digital Media, Mobil
Sandra is a passionate and dreamy entrepreneur, who, after her diploma in industrial design, completed her formation with a social entrepreneurship degree.
During her professional experience, she has always been surrounded by innovation and prospective, leading her to participate into a student contest about synthetic biology where she started to ask herself some questions about economical and ecological issues of electrical lighting. That’s in front of a TV show about deep-sea bioluminescent creatures that she had the idea to use those super-powers of creating light to revolutionize the way we illuminate our cities, keeping a naive and optimistic but realistic vision on the mutation of energetical models for tomorrow.
About Vestiaire Collective:
Vestiaire Collective was launched in 2009 with the aim of offering a community platform on which members are able to buy and sell, top of the range and pre-owned luxury clothes and accessories. The catalogue is comprised of the most inspiring items coming from the wardrobes of hundreds of thousands of users throughout the World. The site stands out on the basis of its unique quality control. 100% of the products are physically checked by a team of experts. More than 100,000 new members sign up each month, and join an international community of 4 million members. These generate more than 3 million transactions each month. To date 180 people are employed by the start-up and spread across the offices in Paris, New York, London, Berlin and soon Milan and Madrid.
Stephanie Hospital is founder of OneRagtime, a new generation venture fund, crowd equity platform, studio and advisory focused on investing in and scaling early stage European & Israelis startups in both Europe and the United States and working closely with Corporates.
Prior to this, Stephanie was the Executive Vice President of Orange Digital, the Digital & New Growth Business Unit. She has an extensive international and management background in the digital, telecommunication and advertising sectors with a proven track record in setting up and growing new ventures, investing, building best-in-class teams and forming international partnerships.
Stephanie is founding member of Level 39, the leading tech accelerator in London. Stephanie has been an Executive Director at Dailymotion till June 2015 as well as Vice Chairman for IAB Europe.
Stephanie graduated from Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Stéphanie has been recently selected as part of the 50 most inspiring women in tech in Europe. http://www.inspiringfifty.com/europe2016/
Stéphanie Pelaprat, aged 33, is the founder and CEO at Restopolitan. She graduated in 2005 from a French Business School (ESCE) with one dream: becoming an entrepreneur. Soon enough she created Restopolitan with the ambition to combine her passion for new technologies and gastronomy. Inspired by US Open Table’s successful business model, Restopolitan’s promising starts were severely affected by the economic crisis.
Therefore, in 2012, Stéphanie and her team decided to invent (in less than 72 hours!) a whole new strategy based on one product, with one simple promise : a Membership Card with a 2-for-1 offer at participating restaurants and a Conciergerie service.
In 3 months, that marketing pivot became the key for Restopolitan to reach its break-even point. Since then, Restopolitan has met a 3-digit growth that has seduced some of the most popular French Business Angels (X. Niel, J-A. Granjon, M. Simonicini, S. et J-E. Rosenblum…)
• Founder & CEO @Dealissime.com (acquired by Livingsocial in 2011) / CEO @Livingsocial France
• Founding Partner @50Partners – Paris
• Investor @Partech Entrepreneur- Paris
• Independant Director @Black River Venture – Moscou
• Business Angel via @Milim Paris
Tatiana has a dual background in business (HEC) and law (Paris Bar).
In 2009 Tatiana co-founded Dealissime, a daily deal site which was acquired by LivingSocial / Amazon.
In 2013 she launched Selectionnist an image recognition mobile application bridging the gap between offline content & online experience (the “shazam” for magazine”). Tatiana is a mentor for European entrepreneurs and i
nvests in promising startups as a BA.
Passionate about Startups Ecosytem – FrenchTech – FashionTech & Theater !
Yesulys Costes is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Numberly 1000mercis Group, a listed company. Passionate about Data and Marketing, Yesulys began to work on Interactivity in 1995, at the Robert O.Anderson School, USA.
Numberly provides their clients with the most innovative digital strategies to increase their ROI in a targeted, measurable, programmatic and multichannel approach. As a researcher in interactive marketing, she has been invited to Harvard Business School and has taught Interactive Marketing at several prestigious institutions including HEC, ESSEC and Paris Dauphine.
Prior to founding Numberly, she wrote numerous books and articles on online marketing and databases and was the coordinator of IAB France. Yseulys has been in Palo Alto, CA since 2014 to launch and develop the group’s U.S. activities. Yseulys is a board member of Kering, Vivendi and SEB.
About numberly (1000mercis Group)
numberly is a pioneer in Interactive Data Marketing with its award-winning solutions for companies aiming to optimize their customer acquisition and retention through online media (Internet, Mobile with Ocito, Social Media and RTB CRM Display with its own RTB Trading unit, Matiro).
Created in 2000, the 1000mercis Group employs over 400 people worldwide and its annual turnover soared 52,7 million euro in 2015.
Based in Paris, London, New York, Palo Alto, and Dubai, the 1000mercis Group operates in more than 50 countries and is a NYSE Euronext listed company.