Christophe is VP Sales at Algodone and responsible for all sales and business related matters.
Previously to Algodone, Christophe was VP Operations at EVE an EDA company acquired by Synopsys and previous to EVE has held senior Sales and Marketing Management positions at Enea and Wind River Systems, both in the embedded Software area. Christophe likes advising start-ups in their business development phase.
Christophe graduated from the ESCP Paris Business School and got an eMBA from Stanford University completed with an entrepreneurship course at HEC Business school.
Stephane Bonniol is R&D Director at Algodone. Previously, he was R&D Director at Satin Technologies SAS and he worked as senior R&D manager at Synopsys Inc., leading a team of 20 IP designers and IP verification experts.
Stephane Bonniol completed many successful design projects at Synopsys, Arcad SA and Matra MHS. His expertise and experience lay in ASIC/ SoC design, implementation and verification IP, telecom standards and project management.
Stephane Bonniol has a degree in engineering from the Engineering Sciences Institute in Montpellier (Institut des Sciences de l’Ingenieur de Montpellier (ISIM, 1986).
Chief Operating Officer
Vincent is the COO of Algodone.
Previous to Algodone, Vincent has been CEO at Wirecom Technologies, LetItWave (sold to Zoran) and Nemerix and VP at Wavecom and Alcatel microelectronics.
Vincent graduated from UPMC Master of Engineering.
Co-founder and partner
Gaël co-founded Algodone where he is in charge of marketing and business development.
Previous to Algodone, Gaël was Product Director at Vector Fabrics (Holland). Before that, he has been VP Software Engineering at Achronix (pioneer in asynchronous FPGA circuits - USA), Product Architecture Director and FPGA Synthesis Products Director at Synplicity and Design Engineer in Scotland and at Munich for Cadence Design Systems.
Gaël is a graduate of ESIEE (1996) and of the Master of Microelectronic Science of the University of Texas at Austin and is co-owner of the patent on digital rights management in integrated circuits and inventor and owner of about ten American patents on FPGA circuit synthesis and FPGA asynchronous technologies.
Renaud graduated from Polytech'Montpellier in 2013 where he specialized in microelectronics.
At Algodone, Renaud is in charge of hardware development and has successfully designed FPGA and ASIC solutions.
CEO and co-founder
Jérôme is CEO and co-founder of Algodone.
Previous to Algodone, Jérôme created the R&D office at Montpellier for the American startup, Synplicity (NASDAQ 2002). Previous to Synplicity, he was co-founder of Veriphia at Sophia-Antipolis whose integrated circuit formal verification engine was acquired by Xilinx in 2001. Before that, he was R&D Engineer at IST technologies (acquired by Xilinx in 1995) then Compass DA, Avanti and Synopsys.
Jérôme is co-owner of the patent on digital rights management in integrated circuits and inventor of two patents on integrated circuit formal verification.
Dominic is a senior software engineer with 10 years experience in web application development in different sectors including automotive and microelectronics.
At Algodone, Dominic is happily in charge of defining the architecture, developing and hosting the online license management Software-as-a-Service platform in the cloud.
Dominic graduated from Polytech'Montpellier engineering school where he specialized in software engineering.
Co-founder and partner
Lionel is professor at the University of Montpellier and scientific advisor to Algodone.
Lionel is currently deputy head of Polytech Montpellier engineering school in charge of research, industrial and international relationship and carries his research at LIRMM (join unit research between University of Montpellier and CNRS). He is director of the Laboratory of Excellence NUMEV (Digital and Hardware Solutions, Environmental and Organic Life Modeling). From 2007 to 2011 he was Director of the microelectronic department at the LIRMM.
He participated in the creation of MENTA, a fabless semiconductor startup, in 2007 and supported many startups during their business incubation: CORTUS, NETHEOS, ORIDAO, SATIN-IP, CYLEONE.
Lionel is co-owner of the patent on digital rights management in integrated circuits, inventor of 10 patents, international conference speaker and he published more than 150 international papers. His research interests and skills concern system level architecture, with a specific focus on cybersecurity, cryptographic applications and Non-Volatile Computing based on MRAM.