OpenDataSoft - Share your data

OpenDataSoft - Data Innovation

Founded in 2011, OpenDataSoft has built the industry-leading turnkey SaaS data publishing and sharing platform designed for the easy transformation of data into services for both the public and private sectors alike. It is the only platform of its kind capable of processing data streams in real-time.

With headquarters in Boston, MA (USA) and Paris, France, OpenDataSoft powers data sharing portals for the City of Paris, the Portuguese Ministry of Health, the Swiss National Railway Company, and cities and towns in the Research Triangle in North Carolina (USA).

Learn more on or find us on Twitter @opendatasoft.


What’s the story?



Late 2011
Jean-Marc Lazard, David Thoumas and Franck Carassus launch OpenDataSoft.


OpenDataSoft lands its very first customer and hires its first employee. Woohoo!


Late 2013
OpenDataSoft counts ten happy customers.


An awesome team of ten people working full-time on the development, the design and the marketing of OpenDataSoft.

OpenDataSoft raises 1.5 million euros

Late 2014
Forty happy customers are using OpenDataSoft for their data management needs.


June 2015
OpenDataSoft raises 1.5M€ from VC fund Aurinvest and hires new experts to pave the way for international expansion.


June 2016
OpenDataSoft now numbers thirty team members. And we’re still hiring!


September 2016
More than 80 customers across ten countries are using OpenDataSoft to bring value to their data.


October 2016
OpenDataSoft raises $5.5M from Aster Capital, Salesforce Ventures and Aurinvest to continue its global expansion in the data revolution.


Those behind the magic


Jean-Marc Lazard
Founder & CEO
> Five years leading Innovation and Strategic Projects at Exalead (Dassault Systèmes)
> Startup mentor, Cap Digital expert
> Graduate of EDHEC Business School & Degree in Applied Mathematics

David Thoumas
Founder & CTO
> Ten years leading Software Development at Exalead (Dassault Systèmes)
> Expert in Big Data technologies & Cloud-based distributed IT architectures
> Graduate of Ecole des Mines

Franck Carassus
Founder & COO
> 15 years managing sales for major software vendors: HP Software, Symantec, Novell, Dassault Systèmes
> Graduate of EBS, DESS at Paris V University, Blue Ocean Strategy at INSEAD
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The OpenDataSoft team


Romain, Angeles, Frédéric, Pascal, Nicolas, Rémi L, Gaylord, Mathieu, Marie-Cécile

Jason, Laeticia, Ian, Christina, Ghislain, Franck, Jérémy M, Thibaut, Benoit, David, Julien

Thibaud, Peter, Fanny, Rémi M, Clément, Emmanuel, Ysée, Pauline, Natalia, Jean-Marc, Jérémy A