Every company and every employee will be tech-empowered.
Olympe is the backbone making it happen, within the company and across companies.
Our company history
Passionate about technology and programming, Laurent Chatelanat and Antoine Forel made the bold decision to make development accessible to all. It had become their ambition to give anyone the means to convert good ideas into tangible innovative digital solutions.
At night and during weekends, they conceived the Olympe platform. An environment where business and technical teams collaborate in real time to deliver impactful enterprise software incredibly fast. We call it “Digitalizing by Doing”.
Olympe places the power of software development in everyone’s pocket.
Our mission is simple:
- Talented people working together
- Businesses thriving
- Satisfied users and customers
- Technology for everyone
And this is just the beginning.
Everyone benefits from the democratization of technology and programming. Those without a programming background can visually build software (in DRAW) and trust the platform to translate it into distributed logic. Technical teams can work up to ten times faster. By leveraging on a valid proof of concept to code (in CODE), they can scale small ideas into global tailor-made digital solutions.
Olympe provides a new way for businesses to re-invent themselves and fulfil their ambitions. Technological developments needn’t be intimidating. The Olympe platform empowers people to turn their ideas into tangible digital solutions and accelerate business transformation while guaranteeing a final result aligned with core business needs.
Our diverse skills and backgrounds combined with a shared passion to:
Shape the future of programming;
Help businesses harness the potential of software development.
We have people talking 10+ languages, not counting software languages of course…
Please feel free to stop by and meet the team that founders Laurent Chatelanat and Antoine Forel are building.
Board of Directors and Advisory board
Laurent started his entrepreneurial career at the age of 16 by launching a web hosting service in the basement of the family house with his brother. The activity grew successfully until 2004 when they decided to partly sell it. Following his Master in Communication Systems from EPFL, Laurent evolved a few years as an IT consultant. Idealist at heart, Laurent started working on a new concept of software in 2011, Olympe was born.
Antoine Forel obtained his HES Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering in 2005 with great honor and received a special award from the SISR (Société des Informaticiens Section Romande) for his remarkable diploma thesis. Following a ten-year career as a Software Architect in the financial sector, he ventured into entrepreneurship with Laurent Chatelanat in 2014, before Olympe was formally incorporated in 2015.
Chairman of the Board
Alain Giannattasio has been Chairman and Member of the Board of Olympe since 2016. He’s been a team coach and facilitator for the past two decades. His background in management within the IT world puts him at the crossroads between the human and the information systems. Alain Giannattasio was a Managing Partner of Cambridge Technology Partners, a tech consultancy acquired by Atos in 2014.
Adrien Gonckel joined the Advisory Board of Olympe in 2018, and the Board of Directors in 2019. He is the former Global CIO of Givaudan. Adrien Gonckel also sits as a Member of the Advisory Board of Accenture Switzerland.
Gianni Nigro has represented SICPA on the Board of Olympe since early 2019. He has 30-year experience in general, financial and operational management. Gianni is Chief Operating Officer for Solutions Delivery and Operations at SICPA. He leads a worldwide global and transversal organization encompassing 20 operations and 6 centers of expertise. Gianni is a member of the SICPA’s Executive Committee and board member of subsidiary operational entities.
Benjamin Cohen joined Olympe’s Board in July 2020 following the financing round led by Inter Invest Capital, of which he is the co-founder and managing partner. He has extensive experience in investing in tech companies enabling them to quickly scale up and to position themselves as leaders on their market. He has been working for the past 15 years in Europe with CEOs, PE investors and Boards in a variety of sectors.
Advisory Board Member
Françoise Tomov-Grisogono joined the Advisory Board of Olympe in 2019. She spent 18 years of her career as a Sales Executive at Gartner. Now, besides working as an independent consultant in IT strategy she is also involved in many projects, as Investor (certified Business Angel).
Advisory Board Member
Sauro Nicli joined the Advisory Board of Olympe in September 2018. He is the former Global CIO of AXA Insurance Group and of SICPA SA and has spent 20 years of his career in consulting with McKinsey & Company. Today, Sauro Nicli is a self-employed advisor at LOFOS Consulting Ltd in Switzerland and a Business Angel and seed investor in some promising startups.
Advisory Board Member
Vincent Bieri is the Founder of the Swiss IT Unicorn Nexthink, which he launched following a career as an Engineer at Cisco. He was a member of the Forbes Technology Council and now serves in different tech companies’ Boards, and Advisory Boards. Since 2017, Vincent Bieri has been an InnoSuisse startup coach.