Klaxoon Surpasses €20 Million in Revenue and Appoints Hervé Simonin as CEO to Accelerate Growth
The revenues of Klaxoon, the leader of hybrid collaborative work, have exceeded the €20 million mark. Matthieu Beucher, Founder and Chairman of the Rennes-based scale-up, announced the appointment of Hervé Simonin, former Director of New Business at Carrefour, as Chief Executive Officer. As collaborative tools become increasingly important in a new phase dominated by hybrid work that is disrupting all sectors, Klaxoon is enlisting the expertise of an experienced manager known for his expertise in leading companies.
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Hervé Simonin: “I was seduced by Klaxoon and its innovative technology. In the world of technology, Klaxoon distinguished itself by its meteoric rise amongst the largest international players in collaborative solutions. Today, Klaxoon has become a reference for new ways of working. Its technology is used by all of the CAC 40 players and companies of all sizes around the world. It is the tool we all need to move forward faster and better. I am delighted to be joining this scale-up with a fantastic international growth potential, and I am extremely excited about this new challenge.”
Klaxoon is now debuting a brand new generation platform with additional features in 2023, as well as the ability to integrate its technology with other professional applications. Klaxoon, for example, can now accelerate the prioritization and problem-solving phases when linked with JIRA (an American reference software for project management). This unparalleled level of interoperability has been lauded by project management teams, with Airbus, La Poste, and the National Bank of Canada all recently purchasing this program.
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Klaxoon will depend on the experience of Hervé Simonin, the company’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, for this new phase of development, particularly on an international level. Hervé Simonin started his career in the broadcast industry as Director of Development alongside Jean Frydman. He co-founded Freesbee, a 2000s Internet service provider, in 1998 and served as Chairman of the Board. Following the sale of Freesbee, he was appointed CEO of Tiscali’s Consumer business in France. He joined the Canal+ group in 2006 as director of the New content division. Between 2008 and 2019, he expanded his knowledge as General Manager at Barrière Interactive Gaming, Showroomprive.com, and Linkluence. He has been steering the Carrefour’s trajectory since 2019.
Matthieu Beucher: “I greatly admire Hervé’s career. I am delighted that a personality with such a background in leading groups is joining us. He knows what companies need! We share human values, a culture of growth, a passion for innovation and a common ambition for Klaxoon. “
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