Sofia 3 : five million experts at your fingertips – interview with the wizard behind this prodigy

Presans is proud to announce the new version of Sofia (presans.com/x-search), the search engine and management tool for international experts. Sofia 3 is both more accurate and more relevant: Comprehensive coverage of global expertise, over 5 million experts identified, as well as their relationships. Search scientific and academic experts as well as startups. Innovative search features. Because searching for an expert isn’t the same as searching for a web page, the new version of Sofia allows to search by similarity, working relationships, communities of interest, etc. Fabien Coulon took the time to discuss this important milestone with us. Can you tell us about yourself? Fabien: After my Computer Science PhD, I worked at startup called Linterweb on a search engine.

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Startup Index Quest | 1

I had a chat with our software engineers Guillaume and Fabien recently, on the topic of startup indexes. According to them, there are currently around thirty indexes in existence that aim to be exhaustive, surrounded by thousands of limited lists maintained by accelerators and VCs. I thought presumptuously there might be more of them soon, because I could name a recent one they hadn’t heard of, and which I’d heard of completely randomly. I really know very little about startup indexes. I, like everyone else, know about Crunchbase, though. Around 30 Startup Indexes Thus I went to check what Quora had to say about Crunchbase substitutes. Based on a quick look, i’d say the Quora users confirm what my developer pals

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Looking Back: 2015 for Presans

Let’s face it, on a collective level, 2015 mainly brought us a lot of pain. Remembering that is part of what keeps us afloat in the storm. Switching to the individual level, the tone varies. Looking back, we at Presans can see that 2015 brought quite a few changes for the better. Things really kicked off for us in March, which is when we moved into our new office at Remix Coworking. The migration from the remote plateau of Saclay to the entrepreneurial hipness of the Tenth arrondissement went down rather well with the team. The options for food expanded considerably. A whole new potential to host events also opened up. Very handy, for instance, if you have a new

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Every Trick in the Book: Raout Presans 2015

Steep expectations. This is what Albert Meige is faced with as he contemplates next year’s Raout. Because last week’s 2015 edition, brought to you by Presans in partnership with the CCI Essonne and Techinnov, certainly did not just coast on the previous year’s success. Relocated to the Fall season, and to the urban halls of Remix Coworking in Paris, the French innovation event gained traction on every front. A hundred hand-picked guests decided this was the place to be on a Friday night, up 400 percent from last year. The reason they came may or may not have had something to do with Jean Botti’s conference. But there was more. Magician Remi Larrousse warmed up the room with an exceedingly clever demonstration

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Conference Exceptionnelle de Marc Giget au Raout Annuel de Presans

La troisième édition du Raout Presans s’est tenue le weekend passé (6-7 septembre 2014) en un lieu surprenant : le Théâtre des Minuits. On soupçonne que le choix du lieu n’est pas sans rapport avec le fait que trois des Fellows Presans sur les quatre participant à l’événement soient par ailleurs des hommes de théâtre. Le raout a réuni la majorité des collaborateurs de Presans, ainsi qu’une quinzaine de personnalités de l’innovation provenant d’entreprises telles que MBDA, Thalès, DCNS, L’Oréal, LVMH, Parrot etc., venus à la conférence de notre invité d’honneur : Marc Giget. Première partie de la journée de samedi, Albert ouvre la séance par un retour sur le développement de l’entreprise depuis son lancement fin 2008, et par

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Sofia, the World’s Most Advanced Expert Management System

Today, we are the 21st of September 2013, exactly 4 years after the launch the beta version of our expert management system. This was a long way! We have learnt a lot, from both our clients and our experts. Today, I am very proud to announce that we have a new kid at Presans, Sofia 2. Sofia 2 is the new version of our expert management system. Sofia is the world’s most advanced expert management system. Sofia, the world’s most advanced expert management system Sofia is composed of two main parts. The first part is called X-Search. X-search is our expertise mapping and profiling system. X-Search is organising global expertise by extracting and analysing information from various sources of information (scientific

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Presans Raout 2013

Photo, from left to right: Marc, Truls, Jacques, Guillaume, Jacques, Albert, Fabien, Sarah, Jérôme, Hervé, Darko. Summertime comes and people stop what they were doing to gather in a beautiful place and make dreams together. This, in any case, was the mindset of the Presans Raout, which took place last weekend at Prés de Gittonville. A photographer was there, too. A small company dreams foremost about progress and growth. As years go by the dreams become repetitive, so it is quite remarkable when someone manages to come up with something new here. It’s doable though, when you have fifteen people spanning four generations, with a strong inclination to solve problems together. Top biologist Pierre Sonigo came to share his theoretician’s thoughts

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