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Etienne Desbrières
Paris, France
Manager, Sales and Development, Communication, Community Manager, Corporate Finance, Project Management, Business Intelligence, Marketing, Public Relation
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Years of experience: 0-5 years
Abilities: At ease with people, Active and dynamic, Organised, Methodic, Oriented objectives , Empathy, Like to make compliments, Open minded, Structured, Like to define deadlines
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WE HAVE WORKED a lot on our Business Plan, doign quantitative and qualitative market research. We worked on the legal issues, namely the privacy poolicy, the general terms of use and the general terms of sales of our app. The articles of association are ready. We hired a freelance team specialized in apps for children to work on the UI and UX: all the screens of the V1 are ready. My partner has 20 years+ of experience in software development and is a director in digital at the Boston Consulting Group. We raised 15k of capital, and we are waiting for a 30k subvention from a French organization. We will be working in the incubator of the Cargo from Septembre 2016, in Paris. We have beta testers and prospects who are interested in our prduct, which is great. WE ARE LOOKING FOR accelerating the MVP and finding a new CTO partner with motivation and implication. Our next step is to have a MVP in a few months, for comercialization in March 2017.

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  • Date attended: from: 2012 to: 2016
    School: EMLYON Business School
    Description: Courses taken: Marketing, Strategic Management, Corporate Finance, Supply Chain and operations management, Economics, Negotiation, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Law, Corporate social responsability. Major in Finance and Entrepreneurship EMLYON business school is ranked: - 2nd French Business School by Challenges magazine in 2013; - 13th European Business School for its Masters of Science in Management by the Financial Times.
    Degree: Master's Degree
    Field of study: Corporate finance, Entrepreneurship


  • Name company: Cabinet d'expertise comptable Robert Ohayon et associés
    Title: Accountant
    Location: Lyon, France
    Experience abroad: No
    Time period: from: 05.2014 to: 08.2014
    Description: • Audited small and medium enterprises using CEGID Expert • Analyzed accounting balance sheet and P&L items • Performed analytical reviews of accounts’ evolution and risks • Wrote final mission reports with senior auditors
  • Name company: EY
    Title: Junior consultant
    Location: Paris, France
    Experience abroad: No
    Time period: from: 01.2015 to: 07.2015
    Description: • Conducted buy-side financial due diligences for cross-border transaction for a major French bank willing to acquire the leasing department of a major American company (USD 2.9bn of net assets, transaction closed in July 2015) • Assisted in M&A origination efforts through company reviews, industry research and client presentations • Audited insurance companies and French banks
  • Name company: Edukily
    Title: Founder and CEO
    Location: Paris, France
    Experience abroad: No
    Time period: from: 09.2016 I currently work here
    Description: • Defined precisely our offer through quantitative and qualitative market study • Building a team • Worked with Francis Lefebvre for data privacy policy and general terms of use • Hired a freelance team with experience in app for childhood for the UX and UI of the app • Raised funds • Applied successfully to incubators, among which the Cargo in Paris
We have started from a simple statement: a parent who is away from his child is not allowed to have a rich a privileged relation with him or her. The problem is affective for the parent: it is very hard to feel the relation with one’s child to wane, and a feeling of guiltiness can appear for the parent. The child who will grow up with only one of his or her two parents will suffer from a lack of emotional environment.
Parents we met are already doing their homework remotely with their children, with difficulty. Some others try to focus on games to spend rich moments with their kids. A lot of parents only use Skype or the phone, and the relation is less and less intense.
That’s why we created Edukily: an application for tablets which allows parents who are away from their children to help them to do their homework and to play remotely, for €4.95 a month.
On one side, we have cooperative games between the parent and the child which includes audio and video.
The homework side includes video call, a shared white board, the access to child’s scanned documents, pedagogical contents, and special tools (calculator, dictionary…).
Besides the parent has access to a wide range of other tools, like an agenda to plan sessions, a historic of the sessions made, or a community to exchange with the other users or with childhood professionals. A strong focus is made on the gamification on the child side in order to make homework fun and Edukily calls a truly pleasant moment for everybody.

Project progress: 2- Prototypeproject-logo-part
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    Partner's function: IT developer
    Skills: IT
    Years of experience: 0-5 years
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