Maxime has started Sarus with Nicolas and Vincent in 2020. Before Sarus, the three of them had already co-founded a successful startup, AlephD, that was eventually acquired by Verizon.
Deeply convinced that privacy is one of the key challenges of our digital age, he launched Sarus to realize the vision that protecting privacy does not have to hinder the power of data for research and innovation.
Graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in computer science and physics, he has always been passionate about how modern research can have a positive impact in real world problems.
After graduating from HEC Paris, Elodie started her career in Data Consulting. Interested in Data Science and missing mathematics, she went back to school to study Machine Learning at Dauphine University, in parallel to her job. That led her to build and grow the Data Science consulting offer, products and team at her then company.
After 6 years there, she decided to focus on data privacy and healthcare, while remaining at the crossroads of business and tech. This is when she joined Sarus, in 2021, as the Product Director.
Convinced that data can be a game changer to reinvent our society and take up today’s challenges, she wants to participate in setting a safe framework so that the individuals and their data are always protected while innovating.
Benoît started his career at AlephD as one of the earliest employees and stayed at Verizon a few years after its acquisition, working on several big data processing or datascience projects on AdTech. Easily convinced by the relevance of Sarus proposition to companies and society, he happily joined Vincent, Maxime and Nicolas on their new challenge. Graduated from the Ecole Centrale Paris in CS and applied mathematics, holding a Msc in Probabilities and Statistics from Paris-XI, he has always enjoyed bridging the gap between research and real-world applications.
Convinced that the potential of AI for society can only be realized if it does not come at the cost of privacy, Sarus develops a software to let data practitioners work remotely on data without directly accessing it, and surface strictly privacy-safe insights.
By alleviating the constraints of data access, Sarus makes data democratization and innovation faster, safer and more powerful, especially in the fields of healthcare, finance, or sustainable cities.
The solution implements the latest research in privacy-preserving technology, especially differential privacy, to guarantee that individuals' information is truly secure. It integrates natively in modern tech stacks and offers a seamless experience to data scientists and analysts.
The startup was founded in 2020 by three seasoned entrepreneurs with strong engineering and scientific backgrounds. Since then, they’ve raised over €3M from top investors (Ycombinator, Serena, Xange), delivered breakthrough science in privacy-preserving AI, hired an outstanding team, built a product, and signed first clients.
Sarus is looking for people who are both excited about the potential of data and AI, and committed to promoting the ethical use of data.
The Sarus team is curious, eager to try new approaches, challenge the status quo and look at things from the other angle. They back their thesis with data whenever possible or explain their intuition when not.
They are all animated by the idea of being part of the journey of an early-stage company, with an agile mindset and they thrive in a fast-moving startup environment.
To be the most transparent possible we’ve asked our employees and here is what they said, in a privacy-preserving way of course!
“People are both super caring and super smart, which is really pleasant and stimulating. I also like a lot the weekly meetings with the whole team where the founders and the product director share the latest news and ambitions, and are always available for an AMA session.“
“Flexible work, high transparency, caring atmosphere.”
“Good coffee. Flexible remote. Nice team. Big part of time and resources dedicated to research and academic contributions, which is definitely a differentiator when one wants to do R&D and/or work on innovative topics.”
“Excellent work-life balance. Both stimulating intellectually, and super sane and pleasant humanly. Also an amazing opportunity to join a startup at this stage, when so many things are to build and you can have a direct impact.”
“Trust environment, high autonomy. Easy communication, nice atmosphere. Really pleasant to work with experts in their domain.”