About OpenDataSoft


The OpenDataSoft team is made up of some of the brightest, passionate geeks with whom you’ll ever come into contact.

Whether lovers of tech, cities and urban policies, transportation, transparency, and startup culture more generally, we are all united by one common goal: to open up all of the data.


Once Upon A Time ...

End of 2011

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


OpenDataSoft signs its first client and welcomes the first member of its team!

JUNE 2015

OpenDataSoft raises 1.5 Million Euros ($1.7 Million) from Aurinvest and welcomes new experts to accelerate its international development.

October 2016

OpenDataSoft announces $5.5 million in Series A funding, and opens a North American Headquarters in Boston, MA.


OpenDataSoft now counts over 100 clients located in 14 countries, and the team is still growing!

In Numbers



Public Datasets

About the OpenDataSoft Co-Founders

Jean-Marc Lazard Founder & CEO

  • 5 years managing innovative and strategic projects at Exalead (Dassault Systèmes Group)
  • Expert at Cap Digital and source of numerous innovative projects on data enhancement
  • Master in Management from EDHEC and Applied Mathematics degree from Université Paris Dauphine

David Thoumas Founder & CTO

  • 10 years managing software development at Exalead (Dassault Systèmes Group)
  • Expert in deployment of big data technologies and distributed architectures in the Cloud
  • Degree from the School of Mines

Franck Carassus Founder & COO

  • 15 years of software sales experience with HP Software, Symantec, Novell, and Dassault Systèmes Group
  • Degree from EBS, DESS Paris V et Blue Ocean Strategy at INSEAD

The Team

The OpenDataSoft team’s 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 tower in downtown Boston (with equally stunning views here over the city and the Charles River).

The team is made up of over 40 people – half of which works on the R&D 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). Grabbing drinks in the local watering holes of our two cities is of course a team tradition.

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