Come invent the future of manufacturing with us.
Manufacturing is back. And it's going to be awesome.
Tech is the frontier
Code revolution, sharing economy, knowledge, open source, smart sensors, big data, cobots, additive manufacturing, blockchain ... Lots of big trends and technologies are already here to grab. And nowhere to be seen on the factory floor.
Bring the brains back !
To the factory floor
Industry is cool ! Why are the brightest minds of our time working on optimizing advertisement ? Let's make things with the best and the brightest, and change the world ! Let's drive that 4.0 revolution everyone talks about !
Disrupt & Scale
24 months implementation cycle ? Big vendors using technology from the 1970's ? Millions ? Stop it all. Let's build tech solutions that scale : one or two day implementation, immediate value, cheap, delightful design. Disrupt the status quo !
Industry is ready
And waiting for the change !
The leaders we talked to all pointed to change readiness and willingness of the sector. Let's bridge the gap between technology nerds and factory seriousness ! Let's bring back our factories in Europe and the world :
Are you a manufacturing expert or a factory exec ? We want to hear from you !
What we do
We ideate, test, build and launch ventures with amazing founders and factories
Leveraging our European network of partner factories, we discover pain points in current organizations & processes, and use our proprietary stress testing design, tech and business process to target the pain points that can be addressed by technology.
Leveraging our internal design & bootstrap capabilities, we partner with early adopter factories and daring founders to iterate on the product and business model until the product or service makes sense to every party involved.
Leveraging our internal tech and sales capabilities, and in partnership with the founders, we launch officially the product, create a recurring and stable sales machine that gets the company to breakeven. We even inject fresh cash in the newly created ventures.
The founders get 80% of the newly created company, build their own team and OSS team and advisory board provides advice, operational help and mentoring on par with best funds.
Who we are
We are a passionate team of manufacturing experts, technologists and designers
Renan has 10 years experience in technology and business management, both as a founder having sold a company and as a McKinsey consultant. As the CEO, he drives culture and business.
Quentin has 15 years experience in managing large-scale technological projects, both as CTO in startups and as a director in l'Oréal. As the CTO, he maintains the OSS technological stack and team.
JF has 20 years experience in technology and design. As the head of the french IDEO, he managed more than 40 designers. As the CDO, he maintains the impulse on design being centric to OSS.
Elise has 5 years experience in service&product design. As a former designer for large companies and startups alike, she brings her skillful mastery to build delightful products.
Micha has 15 years experience in manufacturing and operations management. As the leading french expert on manufacturing 4.0 and as the writer of "Tesla's model", he bring his expertise.
Charles has 15 years experience in manufacturing and operations management. As a current factory director and renowned transition manager, he gets operations and what factories need.
Léo has 3 years experience in managing startup operations, as a startup employee and as a VC analyst. Having launched five ventures, he operationaly helps founders.
Ludovic has 20 years experience in managing large manufacturing organizations. He is currently the CEO of NEXTEAM, a 2K employees company.
As the VP of data at Deezer, Aurélien knows first hand what it takes to create a technological giant. He gives that knowledge and insight to the OSS team and its portfolio.
Head of Engineering
Luiz has 20 years experience in managing technological projects at scale. As the head of engineering in Brazil, he manages day-to-day building along with his 10 engineers team.
JB has 20 years experience in managing factories and tech companies. As the head of NextAlim, he can give relevant insight on what it takes to scale manufacturing.
Antoine has 20 years experience in managing factories. As the head of one of the largest factories in France, he can give the opinion of a renowned industry leader to the OSS team and its portfolio.
full-time employees 👪
In one year, the five live ventures & OSS created a total of 40 full-time jobs.
Client factories 🤝
The five live ventures & OSS have been lucky to collaborate with 400 clients so far, in France, Europe, the US and China.
Active users 🤗
Of the products created by the 5 start-ups we have launched.
Our current IRR (Internal Return Rate) stands at 65%. If you want to invest. Yes, that's after the corona crisis.
million euros raised 🏦
Total funds raised by the ventures & OSS.
Tech and manufacturing are team sports, we are proud to be part of a thriving french ecosystem