EdTech, Intelligence artificielle / Machine Learning, Logiciels


After graduating from École Polytechnique, Laurent sharpened his entrepreneurial skills at UC Berkeley.

After his return to France he created Lalilo with two schoolmates of his with the aim of fighting academic failure by providing children with a personalised path to reading.

After studying signal processing and computer science at Phelma Grenoble INP, she specialised in speech processing and Automatic Speech Recognition while working in the car industry. She joined Lalilo as one of the first employees to start developing a speech recognition module so that students can read aloud on Lalilo. Since that she broaden her scope by working on the adaptive learning system but also by trying to make Lalilo a data driven company.

Après quelques expériences de software engineer dans des start-ups, Grégoire a choisi de rejoindre Lalilo pour travailler dans un secteur avec plus de sens, d’impact. Il souhaitait rejoindre une équipe bienveillante, qui cherche à faire grandir l’autre aussi bien techniquement qu’humainement. Son rôle en tant que développeur fullstack est l’amélioration continue du produit, l’analyse de solution et la conception des futures features. Il aime toucher à tout et apprendre de tous, Lalilo lui a permis de monter en compétence sur des problématiques d’infrastructures complexes. Il aime le nouveau modèle de société que représente Lalilo et apprécie la possibilité de s’investir dans tous les projets de la société.

Natacha is a Dauphine graduate. She joined Lalilo after 4 years in operations and product in startups. She was always interested in education and in March 2020 fell in love with Lalilo. She joined the company to be the first Product Manager meaning she works closely with teachers, data, designers, pedagogical experts and developers to build a successful product for students and teachers.

After graduating from Centrale Paris, Ambre interned at Theodo as a web developer.

She went on to work on modernizing the French public sector as part of the “Entrepreneur d’Intérêt Général” program for 10 months, putting her experience and skills to good use. In a continuing search to contribute to society, Ambre joined Lalilo in December 2018 to revolutionize education using technology to make learning to read easier for students.

Caroline is a Celsa graduate. She joined Lalilo after 15 years in Marketing and Communication at traditional companies. She discovered the social economy ecosystem in early 2019 while working as a volunteer.

From then on she decided to work in a company that plays a positive role in society. In September 2019, she joined Lalilo as the French Teacher Community Manager to fight alongside teachers against academic failure.

Pascal Julie est le responsable éditorial de Lalilo. Formé au management de l’édition (ESCP-Asfored) après un Master en sciences humaines (ENS Cachan), Pascal a plus de 10 ans d’expérience dans plusieurs groupes d'édition (Studyrama, Reed Elsevier, Lefebvre Sarrut, etc.). Son rôle est de coordonner le travail des membres de l’équipe éditoriale et pédagogique, et de construire avec eux la vision d'un produit toujours plus efficace en terme d'apprentissage différencié. Il aide également ceux-ci à structurer leur travail, en organisant les bases de données du contenu pédagogique et en s’assurant de la qualité de celles-ci.

Anh is a proud Lallilian whose focus is on anything People related. After working in the technology industry in the US and Singapore, Anh pursued a career in teaching yoga and English while calling 8 different countries home. With her diverse international experiences and open mindset, Anh decided to couple HR with education and joined Lalilo where she can contribute to a meaningful mission: help kids learn to read.

Her favorite thing about Lalilo? Going to the classroom and seeing kids smile and excited about reading thanks to Lalilo.


Lalilo is a virtual assistant which helps educators teach primary school students how to read.

The startup was launched in 2016 by 3 engineers from École Polytechnique, with the goal of ending illiteracy with AI. In France 20% of the students who graduate from elementary school (collège) can't read proficiently enough to keep up with the academic demands of the classroom. In the U.S, that number goes up to 30%.

By providing individualised learning to students they want to drive that number down to 0.

To reach this goal, they have brought together experts in pedagogy, teachers, designers and technologists who work hand in hand to build the best classroom tools for students and educators.

Lalilo joined Renaissance Learning in 2021 to accelerate its development and reach more and more students throughout the world.

What they are looking for

We're looking for people who want to change education. Driven, honest, humble, passionate, benevolent and willing to learn.

Good to know

The pillars of Lalilo are:

  1. Transparency
  2. Benevolence
  3. Continuous learning
  4. Feedback culture
  5. Self governance
  6. LaliloDays, our special team retreat

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