early entrepreneur, Andrea Jacqueminwho founded his first start-up in 2014, LocalViewwhile still pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of Paris-Saclay, sensed very early on the explosion of SaaS (Software as a Service) technology in large companies, caused by the acceleration of digital transformation.
Realizing very quickly that they multiply the tools internally without real centralization, he decided in 2017 to create beamy with the desire to help them better manage their IT ecosystem by aggregating their hundreds of SaaS solutions that are often duplicated, underused or even abandoned. In 2018, he was joined by Edouard Dossotchief revenue officer who worked for Decathlon, then start-ups like Embisphere and Planorama.
Shield against cyberattacks
To strengthen its technological expertise, its workforce and its international deployment, Beamy announces the closure of its series A fundraising at 8 million euros. Co-leaders of the operation, Aglaé Ventures and Isai “positioned themselves very quickly and the alchemy took place quickly”, confides Andréa Jacquemin, president. Historical shareholder, Evolem also participates as well as two business angels, Nicolas Hernandez (360 Learning) and Erwan Keraudy (CybelAngel). More than 50% of the capital remains in the hands of the founders.
Developed in-house with 15 technological bricks, the Beamy platform, which has a R&D budget of 2.5 million in 2022, is based on two flagship products. “With Discovery, we are able to detect more than 75% of apps unknown to the DSI, which represent several tens of millions of euros in expenditure,” he explains. With the App Centre, which provides the company with the complete catalog of all the applications used internally, “we have set up usage guidelines and a knowledge base of more than 50,000 SaaS apps on the market to guide the implementation of its next tools”.
A shield against cyberattacks: “On average, a company uses more than 200 SaaS applications, of which nearly 150 are not controlled and constitute as many potential security vulnerabilities that store customer or HR data. Addressing companies with more than 1,000 employees in sectors such as banking, insurance, distribution… Beamy convinced BNP Paribas, Orange, Engie, Macif or LVMH (owner of “Echos”).
Creation date : 2017
Founding President : Andrea Jacquemin
Rising : 8 million euros
Effective : 40 people