Saagie crosses the Atlantic. The Norman start-up, which publishes a “Big Data” analytical solution for companies, wants to establish itself on the American market by setting up in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Francisco. Accelerated by Le Hub Bpifrance, the company intends to become “a French international champion of Big Data and artificial intelligence», Says Jérôme Trédan, new CEO of Saagie.
Founded in 2013 by Arnaud Muller, Saagie is developing a SaaS platform that allows companies to simplify data access for users and to develop innovative applications focused on uses. Concretely, this system allows companies to use data locked in silos to turn it into growth levers for their activities.
“We have a real technological lead over American players”
Until now VP Sales & Marketing since his arrival in September 2016 within the Norman company, the appointment of Jérôme Trédan should allow Arnaud Muller, the founder of Saagie, to move to San Francisco to develop the company across the Atlantic. The Californian Saagie branch will soon be supplemented by an office in Boston, which will manage the sales and marketing part of the start-up in the United States. “American marketing is completely different from what we can do in Europe, there are codes to know, but on the technological part, we have a real lead over American players», Explains Jérôme Trédan.
This international expansion will be accompanied by a strengthening of the workforce. From 55 employees currently, the start-up plans to double this figure to reach 110 employees by the end of 2017.
Founder: Arnaud Muller
The head office : Le Petit Quevilly
Activity: “Big Data” analytical solution
Funding: 4.2 million euros raised in November 2016
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