David Bessis

Founder & CEO

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After 10 years as a researcher in algebra & geometry at leading institutions (Yale University, CNRS, as well as visiting positions in Moscow and Kyoto), David took a break from academia in 2008, 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.

Xavier Haffreingue


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Xavier has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of Professional Services, Operations and Financial Management at B2B Software companies.

Prior to joining Tinyclues, Xavier was SVP Corporate Operations at KXEN (acquired by SAP). Before KXEN, Xavier held a number of executive and management positions at Axway, Netonomy (acquired by Comverse), Sybase and Business Objects. Xavier holds an engineering degree in Computer Science from EPITA.

Ardavan Beigui

VP Sales

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Born in Tehran and 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, 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. He brings with him his magical powers to help build a great company.

Olivier Cuzacq

VP Product

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The grass will never grow under the feet of Olivier who started out as a software engineer in Silicon Valley with a Masters in Mathematics and Computer Applications. For 15 years, he’s been prolific in the design and shipping of B2B software products with some of technology’s key innovators.

Before joining Tinyclues as VP Product, he was Product Director at Criteo, bringing predictive marketing to retail and brand advertisers

Olivier could kill for a good cut of dry-edge beef and loves collecting – and drinking – vintage wines, travel, diving, street-art photography and live music. So there’s never a dull moment, even when he’s not shaping the future of our predictive platform.

Caroline Tailleferd

VP Marketing

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While Caroline may have swapped her previous job title for one that’s only half the length, she has come to do big things at Tinyclues as VP Marketing.

Keen to get back to the dynamic startup scene, Caroline came to Tinyclues after gathering a 15-year track record in marketing in the software industry. She joined us from SAP, and that long job title she left behind? Marketing Head of Analytics, Big Data and Internet of Things, EMEA. Caroline brings with her a Masters in Marketing Management from ESSEC Business School. And in case you hadn’t guessed, she has a passion for big data, IOT and its applications.

Djamel Zouaoui

VP Engineering

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Djamel has over 10 years’ experience building scalable and resilient software architecture. As an IT & data science enthusiast, he developed a passion early in life for new paradigms and patterns brought by the internet giants and especially around Big Data.

His background in agile methodologies combined with strong management skills have enabled him to build and run a world-class engineer & data science team, whilst still having time to write some code (he’s a Scala addict!) and play with data on the side.

His mantra? Work hard, play harder!


David Bessis

Founder & CEO of Tinyclues

Jean-David Chamboredon


Raffi Kamber

Partner at Alven Capital

Xavier Lazarus

Partner at Elaia Partners

Denis Payre




Tinyclues was founded in 2010 on a mathematical hunch: E-commerce and retail datasets contain sufficient amounts of implicit information to transform the way marketers interact with consumers, and a new class of algorithms holds the power to unlock this potential.

Our mission is to empower marketers to drive sustainable engagement from their customers and generate incremental revenue, without damaging their customer equity.

We’re a hardcore science company with many PhDs on board but we believe that, to deliver impact, our technology must be packaged in an easy-to-use solution.

We’re working hard to make it all simple.