David, founder, spent ten years as a researcher in algebra & geometry at leading institutions (Yale University, CNRS, as well as visiting positions in Moscow and Kyoto). In 2008, he took a break from academia to explore machine learning and digital marketing. He founded tinyclues after realizing that mainstream approaches to data-mining in relational databases were mathematically wrong. He holds a PhD in pure mathematics.
Jakob, co-founder, was a partner with McKinsey & Company where he spent 11 years based in Berlin and Paris. He worked in a variety of sectors (banking, insurance, software, media services, public sector, global public health) and helped clients launch three ventures from scratch (in Germany and Asia). He holds a lic.oec. from the University of St. Gallen and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Adrien joined our software engineering team after graduating from Université de Technologie de Compiègne in October 2012. As an intern, he first experienced big data issues with companies such as Exalead. A clear-minded dev and a proud Breton, he's always on the look-out for new ideas, and you'll probably find him on coursera or at Parisian tech-events. Needless to say, it only took us five seconds during his job interview to know he was a perfect fit.
In 2012, after his brilliant 6 month internship at tinyclues, we offered Alexandre a permanent job in our software team. Which he refused. He went on to complete his degree, taking part along the way in many different ventures (notably, as a core dev, he helped build the beta product that allowed a startup to raise 500k in just 6 months). After graduating, Alexandre finally decided that tinyclues was the place to be. And we agree.
Seeking the sexiest job of the 21st century and drawn to the exciting entrepreneurial world, Antoine joined our service team as an intern in January 2013. A student at Ecole Centrale Paris, he has chosen data mining over quantitative finance. Honing his programming skills will allow him to put his mathematical background in practice. Antoine has also set out to be completely fluent in Python within the next few months.
Born in Tehran, raised in Paris, Ardavan spent 8 years in the US's Wild West visiting thousands of American families and selling educational material door to door. In 2007, missing the sweet sound of accordions in the Parisian metro, he moved back to France and re-invented himself as an internet marketing executive, leading a team and then a whole company. Ardavan joined tinyclues in 2013. Our Head of Client Operations, he brings his magical powers to help build a great company.
Artem, machine-learning specialist and data solution designer, comes from hardcore mathematics: an expert in Sub-Riemannian geometry, he studied at University of Novosibirsk (Russia), Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), and is currently completing his PhD. He's got a green thumb in the garden, a liking for mountain bikes, and is our reference in Siberian-style watermelon-slicing and pelmeni preparation.
Judith is currently studying biology at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris. Excited about all things IT, she joined tinyclues as a data science intern. Currently working on social data analysis, she would have never guessed how much insight you can gain from it. She will now think twice before posting anything on Facebook.
Taking a year off from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, where she studies Physics, Lauriane completed internships at Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in California and then at a business think-tank in Paris, before joining tinyclues as a Data Science intern. But, Lauriane has other tricks up her sleeve, like playing the harp or dancing bachata.
Louis, service engineer, spent 12 years in IT teams assuming different data and service roles. An autodidact, he has a very practical and down-to-earth perception of our products. At tinyclues, his priority is to make sure that we're successful at applying our cutting edge tools to your data and to your business objectives.
A great fan of random walks, Lucas studied mathematics at Ecole Normale Supérieure and interned at University of Washington. As an intern at tinyclues, while attempting to consume coffee, candy, and other kitchen goodies in moderation, Lucas is discovering the fast growing tech ecosystem, the thrill of navigating large databases to uncover insightful patterns, and team work dynamics at their best.
Our Head of Software, Olivier, has 9 years of experience in building robust and secure software systems for critical applications (military drones, biometric authentication, corporate security solutions). Thanks to his pragmatic approach to software development & TDD and to his love for modern tools and beautiful languages such as git and python, Olivier ensures that we deliver an efficient machine-learning environment to our scientists and reliable web-services to our clients.
Pauline oversees our marketing and communication's effort. She was born and raised in Palo Alto, California, and is the first non-technical hire at tinyclues. Her absence of training in mathematics and software design is a plus when it comes to understanding our business from the user's point of view. After graduating with a BA from Columbia University in 2011, she moved to Paris to complete a Master's program at Sciences Po (IEP Paris). Pauline has actually started to enjoy TeX, git, and has set out to learn some python.
After graduating from China's University of Wuhan, Shen came to Paris in 2011 to join Ecole Polytechnique where he is currently pursuing an engineering degree. As a Software Engineering intern at tinyclues, he's learning new web technologies and also getting a taste of our entrepreneurial culture - his secret plan is to launch his own startup some day in the future.
In his academic first life, Simon spent many months at RIKEN institute in Japan, studying terabytes of data from MUST2 detectors to unlock the mysteries of exotic oxygen isotopes. He now applies his data-crunching skills to terabytes of e-commerce data and consumer patterns. But no one is perfect: Simon also happens to be a huge football fan and admits to having played the sport for 10 years before moving to Paris. He holds a PhD in nuclear physics.
Tahir, software engineer, joined tinyclues after working one-too-many years in quantitative finance and after a first experience immersing himself entirely in the exciting startup world (he co-founded his own startup in 2011 and brought it to product release). As a hobby, Tahir does photography and enjoys reading Fyodor's classics. He also plans to take up working-out again. Tomorrow. Or the day after tomorrow.
Victor, analyst and statistician, recently graduated with an MSc in Industrial Statistics. In 2009, he graduated from Toulouse's Paul Sabatier University with a BSc in Pure Mathematics. A part of our R&D team, he's building new predictive engines and new features for our platform. Apart from math, Victor has a strong passion for Miloš Forman's masterpiece movie, Amadeus, and has a profound penchant for both piano and theatre.
Vincent, software engineer, graduated in 2013 from Université de Technologie de Compiègne. After a few internships (Airbus, Fastconnect) where he explored Big Data tools (Hadoop, Cloudera, etc.) and data visualization, he decided he’d rather take part in the exciting Paris startup scene. While tinyclues’ technology and dynamic team caught his eye, Vincent’s curiosity and taste for code elegance caught ours.