Rachel Delacour is the Start-up Evangelist for Zendesk and co-founder of BIME Analytics, a pioneer in SaaS Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) startup originally located in Montpellier, France. BIME analytics was acquired by Zendesk in October 2015.
As a young, female financial controller she saw a real business need for BI tools in the age of Big Data, leading her to found BIME in 2009. The company offers true cloud BI service and was the first front-end analytics partner of Google BigQuery. BIME Analytics became an international success story, via Paris, Montpellier, and Kansas City. Rachel 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.
Rachel is also one of France Digitale’s board members, an association of startups and VCs lobbying for pro-startup legislation in France and beyond. Further, Rachel is part of the broader jury for Station F in Paris to evaluate accelerator startup candidates, supporting the burgeoning startup infrastructure in France. In 2016, she was named in the France list for Inspiring 50 http://www.inspiringfifty.com/inspiring-fifty-france-2016/
Prior to BIME, Rachel held finance positions at Carrefour and FM Logistics Russia. She holds a Masterʼs finance degree from the Euromed business school in Marseille.