Nicolas Dessaigne

Nicolas Dessaigne

Nicolas Dessaigne
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Nicolas Dessaigne is a Group Partner at YC. He was the co-founder of Algolia (YC W14), a growth stage Search API used by millions of developers. He led the company as CEO up to 350 people before hiring a successor in 2020. He is still very involved in the success of Algolia as Board Director. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Nantes.

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  • Nicolas is the founder of Algolia, a company valued at over $2B.
  • The YC companies he's worked with are worth a combined $5 billion.
  • He's done more than 2,000 office hours over the course of 7 batches at YC
  • Nicolas has advised top YC alumni including:
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