About Us


Lokad develops a quantitative optimization solution for commerce. We leverage Big Data, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing to deliver advance analytics. By allowing retail, eCommerce and wholesale to make smarter, faster decisions, we turn data into profits. Solutions include inventory optimization through demand forecasting, pricing optimization, phantom inventory detection, out-of-shelf monitoring, merchandising optimization... We additionally provide big data infrastructure and consulting services.

Lokad is the winner of the Microsoft Azure Partner of The Year 2010 Award and was named as one of Europe’s 100 hottest startups by Wired Magazine (Sept. 2012).

Want to work at Lokad? Check our Careers page.

Management Team


Founder: Joannès Vermorel (check also the longer bio) Passionate about cloud computing and statistical learning, Joannès Vermorel also teaches a software engineering course at the Ecole normale supérieure of Paris. Past experience: Math.NET

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COO: Simon Schalit Graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique and Cambridge University. Previously Senior with a focus on process analysis at the Financial Advisory Department at Mazars.

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CTO: Victor Nicollet Graduate from the Ecole normale supérieure of Paris. Victor was previously founder and CTO at Runorg.

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CFO: Estelle Vermorel Graduate from the Ecole normale supérieure of Paris. Estelle handles the finances and human resources at Lokad.

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Key Shareholders

François Bourdoncle, Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Exalead (acquired by Dassault System for 135M€ in 2010). His passion is to understand how Internet technologies can be used to make next-generation business apps, faster, less expensive and more intuitive. Ph. D., X-Mines.

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Didier Tranchier, founder and CEO at Adelit , founder and President at IT @ngels. Coach and innovation specialist, investor in several start-up companies. MBA Columbia, Ph. D. Inria, X-Telecom.

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Emmanuel de Maistre Alumni of the Ecole normale supérieure, also a graduate from the Master HEC-Entrepreneurs. Co-founder and CEO at Redbird (civilian UAVs for businesses). Started his career at Aelios Finance. Founded several start-up companies in the biotechnology and internet sector.

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The skin of Lokad.com is a Sergey Pozhilov design.

Directeur de la publication: Joannès Vermorel
LOKAD SAS - R.C.S. Paris - 503 710 899 - Capital 66.580€

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Contact Us

US: +1 (716) 989 6531
FR: +33 1 75 57 47 63

Office address
14 rue des Reculettes
75013 Paris, FRANCE

Legal address
70 rue Lemercier
75017 Paris, FRANCE