We are Samp
Our multicultural team combines a wide range of expertise, both industrial and academic.
After her Ph.D., Shivani (now co-founder and CTO) wanted to solve deep technical problems and apply her unique Machine Learning expertise to tackle some of the major societal challenges. Energy was at the top of her list!
Laurent (now co-founder and CEO) had been working for large companies in the energy industry for 15 years, experiencing the major challenges faced by this industry, needing a major shift. Willing to maximize his impact, he decided to embrace an entrepreneurial journey.
Shivani and Laurent met within Entrepreneur First – a “deep tech” accelerator and investment facility that aims to develop new innovations across a range of frontier technologies.
While having a coffee in Station F (in Paris, France), Laurent was expressing his frustration about a simple fact: “we will not succeed in transitioning a to clean energy world if we do not properly manage the upgrade of our existing large industrial facilities! And yet, how can we modify these sites when even operators themselves rely upon incomplete and outdated knowledge of their own plants?!”
After listening to this, Shivani showed to Laurent a couple of videos of very recent developments in Autonomous Cars and Video Games where Machine Learning combined with laser scans could intelligently capture the reality. The expertise acquired during her Ph. D. enables her to transfer this capability to large energy facilities.
It was obvious to both of them that they shared a common excitement: together, they would build a solution to capture from the field an accurate model of facilities and share it with all players to facilitate the modernization of industrial sites. Samp was born!