OpenDataSoft’s DNA

“In late 2011, the 3 of us were working at Exalead — Dassault Systèmes Group. While working at Dassault Systèmes, we were involved in a project to build the French national open data portal. Passionate about data and convinced of the need for a more agile approach in the growing data sharing market, we co-founded OpenDataSoft. Our conviction: you’ll create value from your data only if you share it. We believe that the data sharing movement will only succeed if we change the way organizations use and share data. This is why we created OpenDataSoft: to develop an agile approach enabling organizations to give business users access to business-ready data when they need it.”

Jean-Marc Lazard, CEO of OpenDataSoft.

End of 2011

Jean-Marc Lazard, David Thoumas, and Franck Carassus create OpenDataSoft


OpenDataSoft signs its first public sector clients!

JUNE 2015

Fundraising from Aurinvest and welcome new experts to accelerate its international development.

October 2016

OpenDataSoft announces a Series A funding, and opens its North American Headquarters in Boston, MA.


OpenDataSoft opens its London office. We now count over 150 clients located in 17 countries, and the team is still growing.

In Numbers



Public Datasets

About the OpenDataSoft Co-Founders

Jean-Marc Lazard Founder & CEO

Jean-Marc is Co-Founder and Chief Executing Officer at OpenDataSoft.

David Thoumas Founder & CTO

David is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at OpenDataSoft.

Franck Carassus Founder & COO

Franck is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at OpenDataSoft.

The Team

Our two main offices are located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris (we can see the Eiffel Tower from the building’s rooftop terrace) as well as on the 18th floor of a downtown Boston tower (with equally stunning views over the city and the Charles River).

The OpenDataSoft team is made up of over 50 people – half of which works on the tech side of our product – and includes some major foodies that also love getting in a serious workout (running, swimming, biking, and squash are common lunch break or after-work activities).

Join the team!

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