[We Love Entrepreneurs] Ludovic Le Moan: “When I started Sigfox, I was taken for an illuminated”

by bold-lichterman

Sigfox hit hard again this month by signing with several major American cities (including San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles) to develop its network there designed to communicate connected objects.

However, when it was launched in 2009, the company first had to operate in a market that was almost non-existent and misunderstood by the players. Since then, with the emergence of connected objects, Sigfox has continued to grow to meet strong demand. In 2014, Anne Lauvergeon, the former number 1 of Areva, even joined the adventure as president of the board of directors, thus moving from a large industrial group to a start-up of around sixty employees. at the time.

In February, Sigfox accelerates and completes a fundraising round of $ 100 million with major manufacturers, including GDF Suez, Air Liquide, Telefonica and Eutelsat. A rare amount for a French company. Sigfox continues its momentum and announces a few months later the arrival of Samsung to its capital, the South Korean giant wishing to use its network to communicate its electronic products. More details with Ludovic Le Moan, co-founder of Sixfox.

Ludovic Le Moan is one of the sixty French tech entrepreneurs that the team of FrenchWeb on the occasion of the shooting of documentary We Love Entrepreneurs.