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malibou

the first all-in-one payroll and HR software for French SMBs

malibou is a web application helping French SMBs to manage employees, run payroll and track compliance in a single app. When processing payroll in France, you either have the choice between an accountant with good advice but no way to connect an HRIS with him, or a good HRIS that does not include payroll services. It was time for a change, to finally bring payroll and HR at the same place. Due to increasing competition in the space, French payroll engines have just opened their APIs. This allows us to offer a unified payroll and HR solution, which wasn't possible before. malibou was launched 4 months ago and helps more than 40 companies to manage and pay hundreds of employees.

malibou
Founded:2023
Team Size:2
Location:Paris, France
Group Partner:Brad Flora

Active Founders

Maxence Drummond

Co-founder and CEO @malibou 🌴. Graduated from Science Po in Paris, France. After school, I started working in SF helping French tech startups to land in the U.S.. Then joined a VC fund in Paris called Breega, went from associate to Partner, stayed there 5 years and opened their office in the U.K.. Wanted to go to the other side of the table, this time as an entrepreneur!

Maxence Drummond
Maxence Drummond
malibou

Alexandre Pernin

Co-founder and CTO @malibou 🌴. Spent my college days studying Maths and Computer Sc. at CentraleSupelec, followed by a second master at the Paris School of Economics. After school, I co-founded a first YC startup in the data space, then joined Theodo (Thoughtworks equiv.) to build various B2B tech products. Now I'm back at YC for round #2, this time as CTO in the HR & Payroll space.

Alexandre Pernin
Alexandre Pernin
malibou

Company Launches

[tl;dr] French payroll is so complex that no one has been able to build the Justwork or Gusto for France. This is coming to an end— we’re building the first all-in-one payroll and HR software for every French startup and SMB.

Hey y’all, we’re Max and Alex, the team behind malibou. We’re here to fix French payroll.

❌ The problem

Running payroll in France is tough! There are 800 different labor agreements with its own set of rules, and each company belongs to a different one.

So when processing payroll in France, you either have the choice between

1/ an accountant with good advice but no way to connect a good HRIS with him. Everything is manual (excel file, emails…)

2/ a good HRIS that does not include payroll services— no one wants to deal with French payroll

✅ The solution

Malibou is the first all-in-one payroll and HR software for every French startup and SMB.

Our promise is the following: 1/ We provide best-in-class HRIS designed for local compliance and 2/ We provide expert help so that HR managers and CEOs don’t have to deal with bureaucracy.

Thanks to malibou, companies can manage employee repositories, onboard newcomers in a few clicks, accept leave requests, validate and distribute payslips, pay their team from the app, and ask any questions related to social laws to our experts. Employees benefit from direct access to malibou.

👥 The team

Max and Alex here, originally from France 🇫🇷.

Max was a VC partner at Breega, where he opened the London office.

Alex is a software engineer and also an ex-YC founder.

🙏 Ask: How you can help

  • Share this with anyone you know who is employing people in France
  • If you have questions or requests, email us at maxence.drummond@malibou.co
  • You can also book a meeting with Max here