Nicolas is a firm believer of “culture-first” companies and is focusing on building just that at Algolia where he champions team empowerment. Prior to co-founding Algolia with Julien, he spent 12 years working in information retrieval at Exalead and Thales. He is now using that experience to make sure Algolia takes the lead in redefining how people interact with data. Nicolas holds an M.S. from ESIEA and a Ph.D in Computer Science from Nantes University.