Pollen Metrology

Founded in 2014 by Johann Foucher , Aurélien Labrosse and Alexandre Dervillé . This French deep tech, whose concept dates back to 2010, is the result of 15 years of experience at CEA, CNRS and IBM in the field of process control for the semiconductor industry by its co-founder Johann Foucher. After a period of incubation within Gate1 (now SATT Linksium) from 2013 to 2014, three DNA strands, namely: physics (Johann), computer science (Aurelien) and applied mathematics ( Alexandre) meet and decide to undertake the transition from the technological concept to a disruptive software technology of artificial intelligence and data fusion. The objective is to develop a sufficiently generic technology that can be applied to any industrial field developing innovative materials (semiconductor, 3D printing, cosmetics, building, transport …).

POLLEN set-up collaborations with the greatest french laboratories including the french national metrology institute (LNE), various laboratories of the University Grenoble Alpes (UGA) as well as various manufacturers of chemistry and semiconductor industry to model the core of the PLATYPUS™ technology from 2014 to 2017.

In 2017, thanks to a unique breakthrough technology (validated by the first customers) and the creation of a dream team (made up of very high-level experts in complementary fields of data science), POLLEN raises 2 million euros from XAnge, Kreaxi and private investors for its international deployment.

Today, POLLEN provides its customers with software solutions that enable intelligent cross-analysis of data from multiple characterization instruments and process parameters. This software technology significantly reduces the cost of developing high-performance materials and improves production efficiencies through predictive metrology.

This tool enables POLLEN’s customers to undertake intelligent process control digitization from the early stages of their research and development cycle to final production by capitalizing all the knowledge of their experts on a single software platform of artificial intelligence.

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    Chief Executive Officer

    Johann Foucher

     CEO – is a business executive and entrepreneur.

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    VP Business Development

    Ron Burns

    VP Business Development – is a proven business executive and technology advisor.

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    Chief Technical Officer

    Alexandre Dervillé

    CTO – is a competitive and experimented applied mathematician.

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    Chief Product Officer

    Guilhem Bernard

    CPO – is a senior expert in software and product development

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    Agile Coach

    Yann Zimmermann

    AGILE COACH – is an experimented senior software developer and group leader

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    Chairman

    Luc BURGUN

    Chairman of the Supervisory Board – is a successful executive and entrepreneur.
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    Xange representative

    Guilhem de Vrégille

    Guilhem is Deputy director at XAnge in charge of deeptech investments.

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    KREAXI representative

    Rémi Berthier

    Rémi is investor at KREAXI, specialized investment management company  for more than 25 years

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    Founders representative

    Johann Foucher

    CEO – is a business executive and entrepreneur.

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    Founders representative

    Alexandre Dervillé

    CTO – is a competitive and experimented applied mathematician.

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Management Team
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    Chief Executive Officer

    Johann Foucher

     CEO – is a business executive and entrepreneur.

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    VP Business Development

    Ron Burns

    VP Business Development – is a proven business executive and technology advisor.

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    Chief Technical Officer

    Alexandre Dervillé

    CTO – is a competitive and experimented applied mathematician.

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    Chief Product Officer

    Guilhem Bernard

    CPO – is a senior expert in software and product development

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    Agile Coach

    Yann Zimmermann

    AGILE COACH – is an experimented senior software developer and group leader

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Supervisory Board
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    Chairman

    Luc BURGUN

    Chairman of the Supervisory Board – is a successful executive and entrepreneur.
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    Xange representative

    Guilhem de Vrégille

    Guilhem is Deputy director at XAnge in charge of deeptech investments.

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    KREAXI representative

    Rémi Berthier

    Rémi is investor at KREAXI, specialized investment management company  for more than 25 years

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    Founders representative

    Johann Foucher

    CEO – is a business executive and entrepreneur.

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    Founders representative

    Alexandre Dervillé

    CTO – is a competitive and experimented applied mathematician.

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The Pollen Metrology Team

  • Welcome to Jonathan in the POLLEN Team
  • Welcome to Julie our new teammate
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  • Great afterwork at an outdoor laser game with the team
  • Team POLLEN February 2018
  • Welcome to Guillaume our new teammate
  • Daily stand-up of one agile team
  • Great afterwork with a raclette in the Vercors mountain
  • Father Christmas brought a nice present to the team
  • Happy Birthday POLLEN
  • Welcome to Thibault in the POLLEN Dream Team
  • Welcome to Benoit in the POLLEN Dream Team
  • Welcome to Guilhem our new Chief Product Officer

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CEO & Member of the Supervisory Board – is a business executive and entrepreneur with 17 years of experience in the semiconductor industry and advanced process-control. He is the CEO and co-founder of POLLEN Metrology, the first smart process-control software company powered by a revolutionary technology based on deep learning and data fusion. 
Prior co-founding POLLEN, Johann was assignee at IBM (NY) where he has jointly developed new nanometrology methodologies for sub-30nm node technologies. He has
introduced the hybrid metrology concept to get the best from each complementary characterization technique. Before that, he was a researcher and project manager at CEA/LETI institute in the field of nanometrology for semiconductor industry. He has published more than 70 papers and gave numerous invited talks at international conferences and has been granted nine patents.
Johann holds a PhD degree in plasma physics applied to advanced semiconductor CMOS gate etching from University Grenoble Alpes and an engineering degree in electronics and plasmas physics from Polytech Orleans.

 CEO

Johann Foucher

Is a full stack developer with 17 years of experience in software development. He is co-founder of
POLLEN Metrology and currently Principal Architect of Platypus technology, the first smart process-control software company powered by a revolutionary technology based on deep learning and data fusion. Such unique technology allows the smart digitalisation of process-control in three different high-performance materials related markets namely semiconductor industry, raw materials/powders and nanomaterials.
Prior co-founding POLLEN, Aurelien worked in IT service companies. His former customers includes Orange, ST Microelectronics, Yahoo! Among others.
Aurelien holds a second-year university level in computer science. Curious and determinated, he climbed the ladders one by one to reach a level of software expertise allowing him to industrialize Pollen Metrology products.

Principal Architect

Aurélien Labrosse

 

 

Is a young and competitive applied mathematician. He is the CTO and co-founder of Pollen Metrology. Each day, Alexandre
brings his passion, energy and high skill level to the team to answer to the roadmap specifications and deliver high quality product around POLLEN revolutionary technology.
Alexandre holds a master degree in applied mathematics with a specialisation in statistics and image processing from the University Grenoble Alpes.

CTO

Alexandre Dervillé

 

Is a proven business executive and technology
advisor with more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the global electronics, software
and professional services industries. Prior to joining Pollen, Ron led a Product Solutions Sales Team for
Synopsys’ Verification Group. Ron joined Synopsys in 2012 through its acquisition of EVE, the leader in
standard FPGA-based emulation, where he served as VP of Sales. Prior to EVE, Ron held leadership roles
at Wipro, Cadence, Siemens/Mentor and several start-up technology ventures. Ron holds a BSEE degree
from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Santa Clara University. Ron is a member of the
Band of Angels, as Silicon Valley-based angel investment organization. He also serves as an advisor to
new ventures and mentor to multiple Silicon Valley accelerators.

Vice-President Business Development

Ron Burns

 

 

Guilhem holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics during which he specialized in solving diffusion problems in complex environments with a significant component of numerical simulation.
During his career, he acquired strong software development skills that allowed him to go to work following his career as a physicist as software development / design engineer and scientific expert for 2 years.
He has worked with companies specializing in energy and medicine. Guilhem then developed his knowledge of machine learning by working as an integrator of artificial intelligence algorithms for nearly a year. Guilhem has now joined Pollen Metrology as a Product Manager where he combines all his skills to assess and understand customer needs, plan the product development roadmap and ensure the best possible customer relationship.

Chief Product Officer

Guilhem Bernard

 

 

Is a team manager with 15 years of experience in software development in multiple domains, from the EDA to cloud services. He ensures the welfare and the efficiency of the POLLEN teams.

Before joining POLLEN, Yann was a software developer at ClearBUS, an online registered mail provider. He was involved in all technical aspects of the productization of the service, from the development of the end user desktop and web applications, as well as in the improvement of servers to make them scalable. It was also assignee at ClearSy and Alstom as a B Method verification expert.

Yann holds a PhD degree in formal methods applied to the design of electronic systems from University Henri Poincaré in Nancy.

Agile Coach

Yann Zimmermann

 

Chairman of the Supervisory Board - is a successful executive and entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in the electronics industry. He is the CEO of Novasparks, the leader in FPGA-based high performance and ultra-low latency market data solutions for the financial industry. Prior to joining NovaSparks, Luc was VP Engineering at Synopsys. Before that, he was CEO and President of the board for EVE, the leader in standard FPGA-based emulator, which he co-founded in 2000 and sold to Synopsys in 2012. From 2007 to 2011, Luc was also President of the supervisory board of Cofluent, a leader in system level specification acquired by Intel in 2011. Prior to EVE, Luc was managing the emulation engineering team at Mentor Graphics. He has published numerous articles at international technical conferences and
has been granted six patents. Luc Burgun holds a Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris VI. Luc also leads a small private investment fund focusing on innovative hardware/software French companies in the semiconductor and finance industries.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Luc Burgun

Guilhem is Deputy Director of Xange in charge of the investments. He has notably invested at Amoéba, Citilog, Docéa Power or Eldim. Xange is a Franco-German venture capital team that manages 450 million Euros and invests in digital, high-tech and impact start-ups. Guilhem has a double degree in Arts & Métiers Engineering and Financial Engineering at EM Lyon.

XAnge Representative

Guilhem de Vrégille

Rémi is an investor at Kreaxi, a management company specializing for more than 25 years in investing in innovative and high-potential startups. Kreaxi invests in the first rounds of tables from 100K € to 2.5M € to support entrepreneurs in the start and acceleration of their startups.

Kreaxi Representative

Rémi Berthier