Yann started coding at age 10 when personal computers only had 1 kilobyte of RAM. For a good decade, he worked as a software engineer in the financial industry in Paris and New York, or in the cartoon animation industry at Dreamworks in Hollywood. Since coming back to Paris, Yann has founded, grown and exited a number of startups in social networks, app economy, or speech understanding and IA.
Today, Yann is CEO at Scaleway, a fast growing cloud hyperscaler running its own power efficient and green datacenters and offering a modern public cloud infrastructure as a service with a radically open multi-cloud approach.
An active member of the Paris entrepreneurial community, he also mentors or invests as an angel in a dozen more growing concerns. Yann holds a Bachelor of Computer Science summa cum laude and an MBA from INSEAD. He is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, co-founding member at France Digitale and HUB France IA, member of the Executive Committee at J.E.D.I. and board member at One-O-One.
For more information, please visit his LinkedIn profile, or follow him on Twitter @ylechelle.