Pennylane

Pennylane

  • Accounting, FinTech / InsurTech, SaaS / Cloud Services
  • Paris
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Quentin is 31 years old, married with 1 (almost 2) children. At Pennylane, he is a double-hatted founder and CTO.

Pennylane is his second entrepreneurial venture. He founded Price Match with Arthur and Tancrède, the CPO when they left school. What he remembers from his first company "recruiting is the nerd of the war!"

He is a polyglot, loves to write and speak multiple languages. He started programming on his Ti-83+ before he graduated high school. His favorite programming languages are SQL and Ruby. He is also an adept of foreign languages, he had several international experiences: in China where he studied Chinese in engineering school and worked there. He then lived in Amsterdam, Santiago and San Francisco.

Fun fact: it is thanks to him that Pennylane has its headquarters in Cherbourg.

A student in economics and econometrics at Sciences Po and Ecole Polytechnique, Arthur founded PriceMatch at the age of 22 with some friends. PriceMatch is an algorithm that predicts future demand and provides price recommendations to hotels. They were acquired by Booking.com in May 2015, and integrated into its new B2B software suite for hotels, called BookingSuite.

He founded Pennylane in 2019 with some of the founding team of PriceMatch. Pennylane's goal: to build the first technology tool that is both the accountant's production tool and his client's steering tool, to simplify business management and enable efficient, real-time collaboration between accountants and executives.

Charlotte studied political science and economics, lived in Canada, the United States, the Philippines and Spain and tried her hand at entrepreneurship. She then joined Criteo as a data analyst before discovering the existence of the product manager job, which she loves. At Pennylane, she works with the design and tech teams to imagine and build a product that meets the needs of clients, accountants or business leaders.

She loves to discover new ideas, new people and especially to debate around a beer.

After graduating from business school, Sonia worked in the media industry for 5 years as an account executive. She also created a healthy and eco responsible catering company.

After her entrepreneurial adventure, she then joined the startup world in foodtech before joining the Pennylane teams where she helps restaurant owners in the optimization and management of their accounting

Sonia has a passion for the Food universe, if you want good addresses or original recipes to eat well, never hesitate to ask her. She also has some talents behind the stove.

Graduated in 2018 from a business school, Nicolas has been evolving in the startup world for 3 years: first via elinoĂŻ, a recruitment firm specialized in startups, then via Payfit, an HR tech that has now grown up nicely.

At the end of 2020, seduced by the potential of the Pennylane product and the vision of its founders, he decided to join the adventure as the first recruiter.

Extraverted, passionate about human relations and psychology, Nicolas finds his happiness in recruiting and the many people he gets to know on a daily basis.

He loves to discuss recruitment or business in general, but also sports / esports, personal development or philosophy.

Don't hesitate to send him a message to chat!

C'est entre le passage de son DCG et de son DSCG qu'Inès s'est réorientée vers un poste de commercial à l'aéroport d'Orly où elle a particulièrement aimé le contact avec la clientèle. C'est ainsi que tout naturellement Pennylane a répondu à ses attentes de carrières qui allient ses deux intérêts professionnels : comptabilité et relation client. C'est donc avec transparence, honnêteté et empathie qu'elle apporte chaque jour son expérience et son professionnalisme à ses clients.

Participer, depuis sa création, au développement et à l'histoire de Pennylane, fut pour elle, un vrai challenge. Quand Inès ne chouchoute pas ses clients, elle aime renforcer son mental au cours de séances de Yoga Bikram et faire le tour du monde pour toujours découvrir de nouveaux horizons !

Après des études d'ingénieur, Damien rejoint Jumia en 2015, où il participe au lancement de la marketplace africaine en tant que product manager (un métier un peu obscur à l'époque !). Il parcourt l'Afrique un temps puis déménage à Berlin pour 4 ans où il continue de travailler pour Jumia, puis pour Doctolib, toujours en tant que product manager.

Il rejoint Pennylane en rentrant à Paris, séduit par la forte culture tech et la problématique à résoudre. Passionné par la technologie et les start-up, il a fondé une association pour promouvoir l'innovation au sein des étudiants au cours de ses études. Enfin, d'après Spotify, il est fan de Jul.

Diplômée d’une école de commerce, Myriam a passé son DSCG en candidate libre. Lorsque la question du choix professionnel s’est posée, deux axes lui ont semblé fondamentaux : l’international et la tech. C’est avec l’envie du challenge qu’elle s’est ainsi tournée vers un cabinet d’expertise comptable à NYC pour réaliser le début de son stage DEC. De retour en France, motivée à l’idée de découvrir un nouvel écosystème dynamique, elle a rejoint l’aventure Pennylane.

Myriam est toujours à la recherche des bonnes adresses de la capitale et du monde ; elle aime aller au musée pour faire la dernière expo, ou encore jouer une partie de tennis !

Learn more about Pennylane

Presentation

Pennylane's mission is to enable business owners to make the right financial decisions and accountants to focus on their advisory role.

What does it mean? Pennylane provides a platform that allows business owners and their accountants to collaborate efficiently and grow their businesses.

With Pennylane, executives make better decisions and simplify their financial management. Without leaving the platform, they can access all of their reliable, up-to-date, actionable data; pay for purchases; and manage their invoicing. Accountants can focus on their advisory role by saving time on data entry and retrieval of documents, thanks to Pennylane's numerous automations.

Launched in 2020, Pennylane team has already achieved great things : 🚀💚

  • Thousands of SMEs
  • Recognized as one of the hottest startup in Paris in 2021 The Wired.
  • €84 millions raised so far though Partech, Sequoia investors, Global - Founders Capital and Kima Ventures
  • Hundreds of French accounting firms use Pennylane every day
  • And 220+ Pennylaners from 15 different countries building the best platform for european SMEs and their accountants

Our Values :

  • SUPPORTING SMES : We solve real issues for real people and never lose touch with the reality of our users

  • COMMUNITY OF BUILDERS : We focus on impact and take pride in being a hands-on team.

  • RADICAL TRUST : At Pennylane, trust is not earned, it’s given.

What they are looking for

At Pennylane, there is no typical profile, but a happy mix of personalities who have in common:

  • The strong ambition to build a product that will help SME to manage their finances

  • The desire to work with a lot of autonomy and responsibilities, in an environment where decisions are taken as close to the field as possible

  • The desire to join one of the best Fintech teams in Europe, with recognized experts in their fields

Good to know

In addition to the mission and the team, there are other good reasons to join Pennylane:

  • For the integration : Our onboarding week lasts 5 days and takes place in our Parisian office. 🤗
  • For well-being: We have a sports partnership that opens privileged access to the best gyms in France and have a Pennylane running club. Our employees are covered by the Alan mutual insurance company - forfait blue. đź’™
  • For events: We organize a monthly welcome party with newcomers, and Pennylane Talks with speakers. In addition, the whole Tech team meets every quarter in our Parisian office. 🎙
  • For the atmosphere: we organize a 3-day seminar with all employees once a year and each department has a dedicated budget to organize a team-building day per quarter. 🎉
  • For flexibility: We are a "remote-first" company, so it is possible to work anywhere in your home country. 👩🏻💻
  • For our premises : Our premises are located at We Work in the 9th arrondissement, with a great rooftop and the best facilities are offered to you. 🏢

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