About this event
Interested in developing your startup internationally? Curious about raising funds and handling rapid growth? Come meet Nicolas as he discusses building Algolia's search-as-a-service model in France and now the US for clients around the world. We'll also talk about fundraising and Algolia's recent $18.3M Series A investment. This is a great opportunity to meet new startup founders, contribute to the community and learn from one of France's current startup stars.
Nicolas is a software entrepreneur passionate about product development, team building and lean startups.
A fervent supporter of team empowerment, he is building Algolia into a global company led by incredible talents. Prior to co-founding Algolia, he has been VP R&D at Exalead, a leading European search company, and CTO at Arisem, a company recognized for the performance of its Text Mining products.
Specialties: SaaS, Information processing (Search engines, Text mining, Semantic analysis, Big data), Mobile development, Team empowerment
Founded in 2012, Algolia's aim is to make searching on a website or a mobile app as fast and effective as possible. To this end, Algolia provides developers with an easy to integrate search API offering an intuitive "as-you-type" design that refreshes search results in real time. Ultimately, this enhanced search experience provides an overall boost to user engagement on online and mobile services. With offices in San Francisco and Paris, Algolia currently has over 700 clients in 50 countries. The company's recent funding round secured over $18M, primarily from growth equity firm Accel Partners.