Guillaume Liegey, CEO
- Lecturer @Science Po Paris
- Engagement Manager @McKinsey
- Project Finance Analyst @Veolia Water China
- Field Director @Campagne présidentielle de François Hollande
- HEC, Harvard
It is the basis on which the team relies today to carry the ambition of the company.
Our three founders are from or teach at Harvard, MIT, ENS, HEC Paris, or Sciences-Po Paris. They have contributed to major recent successful election campaigns and have an exceptional track record with all those (B2B companies, political parties) who address the population, the influencers of a territory or the local authorities.
Explain has been supported by a group of business angels: executives from large companies and investment funds, experienced entrepreneurs. Entering the capital in 2017, the investment funds Odyssée Capital Investment and Kima Ventures have enabled Explain to acquire a strategic technological asset that now constitutes a strong barrier to entry for its potential competitors.
Since 1999, Odyssée Capital Investment is one of the historical actors of Private Equity in France. 20 years after its creation, the fund has supported the growth of 170 companies at different stages of their development, with 550M€ raised and more than 20 000 jobs created thanks to the contributions of 50 000 subscribers.
Created in 2010 by Xavier Niel, Kima is one of the most active seed investment funds in the world. Among the 500 applications received each week, the fund selects only 2 to 3 startups including Explain in 2017. Reference startups supported by the fund: Doctrine, Meero or Payfit.