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Philippe Laval

Chief Technology Officer

An renowned expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Philippe’s extensive entrepreneurial career has centred around intelligent systems and software. Prior to joining Jolt Capital, Philippe was the CEO & co-founder of Evercontact, the service that keeps your address book and CRM automagically up-to-date. Before Evercontact, he founded and led Sinequa as CEO, a Gartner and Forrester leader in Big Data Search. Philippe remains a board member of Sinequa, and is also currently a Director of both Ooreka and Predictice.

Philippe holds a PhD in AI/Natural Language Processing (NLP) from Paris-Diderot University and a Software Engineering degree from Telecom ParisTech. In addition, Philippe holds 2 US Patents in NLP (i & ii). A keen kitesurfer in his spare time, Philippe has also written a book on Management within the context Game of Thrones, “Winter is NOT coming“. (First Edition, 2016)