After a short period in the marketing department of a national IT services company, Frederic Lasnier founded Pentalog in 1993 together with four colleagues, academics like himself. During a period of economic stagnation (in 1995) Frederic was encouraged to guide the company to markets in which offers were scarce or lacking altogether: client-server, micro - UNIX and the internet. Here, everything could be done and the offer was so rare that even a small organization could find its place.
In 1995, he decided to open permanently the capital of Pentalog to the participation of his employees. This participation has now reached 56%. It was a political vision that he shared with the founding members. Starting from 1997, Pentalog searched for their first services outside of France. The percentage of foreign activities subsequently reached 60% in 2006.
In 1999, as part of a large software project (10 000 man-days in J2EE), he made his first trip to Romania and laid the foundation for the Pentalog policy of European "low cost".
In 2005, he initiated the creation of BPO services (Business Process Outsourcing) and implemented the New Pentalog Business Model.
In 2006, with the help of Ausy, one of the 5 most important players in the French market of outsourced R&D services, he created Pentalog Technology, a venture by Ausy and Pentalog, co-owned equally by the two partners. The Joint Venture aims to provide low cost but high quality R&D services to global players. Frédéric Lasnier took operational control of this alliance.
In 2008, Pentalog Deutschland, the German subsidiary of the group was created. In 2009, Frederic founded Pentalog Vietnam. In all these areas, the management is provided from Orleans and it is here that 70% of the consolidated value is held.
Pentalog currently counts 23 clients operating in these new economy sectors, from the US, UK, Switzerland to Sweden and France. Some of them have registered a stunning success, such as the Socrative student app, with 25 million downloads. Other game changers like Visiomed are already famous due to their medical apps and smart devices sold worldwide. Among them are also real estate managers having digitized hundreds of millions of m2. 150 of our Pentaguys are working for these sectors.
This has sounded like a blast! The 39 year old Emmanuel Macron has become the President and Chief Growth Hacking Officer of France last Sunday! France is now more ready than ever to welcome startups from all over the world.
Emmanuel Macron is definitely an entrepreneur. His political organization « En Marche ! » (Same initials as his name) is a typical lean startup project using a huge video campaign and social networks to get “crowdfunded” by people that political observers ...
The Pentalog platform is about growth hacking on an exponential scale. Need a team of 10 Python developers? You can start a team in as little as a 2 weeks’ time and have it ramped up and fully staffed in a maximum of 6. You want to sell your product in the US? RevSquare offers its digital marketing expertise and 300 content journalists as well as its audience, content and automation strategies in Paris or on Broadway. Or maybe you need a ...
… as the Brexit is already in the process of doing.
Talking from our own experience, we have to admit that never before has our company received so many requests for offshore services coming from the UK… than following the Brexit! A paradox? I think not. Trump’s victory should have a similar impact in the US.
As I have already said it in a previous article, which brought us a £600K customer just a few days following its posting, the fear ...
2016 was a hectic year, both in terms of mindsets and geopolitical risks. No decision-maker can afford to ignore the world’s turmoil. But here I will focus on what lessons the digital sector should learn from the tech-related events of 2016. From social debates to politics and diplomacy, everything is now digital, even war.
photo: Matthäus Wander – House of the Free Press (Casa Presei Libere) in Bucharest
Putin invites himself to the US presidential elections
2016 was, first of all, the first ...