My Funding Journey


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Rachel Delacour

General Manager, Zendesk Explore (previously BIME Analytics)

Rachel is the General Manager and co-founder of Zendesk Explore (previously BIME Analytics) a pioneer in SaaS Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) startup originally located in Montpellier, France. BIME analytics was recently acquired by Zendesk in October 2015.

As a young, female financial controller she saw a real business need for BI tools in the age of Big Data, leading her to found BIME in 2009. The company offers true cloud BI service and was the first front-end analytics partner of Google BigQuery. Prior to BIME, Rachel held finance positions at Carrefour and FM Logistics Russia. She holds a Masterʼs finance degree from the Euromed business school in Marseille.

Learn more about BIME Analytics on their website and follow Rachel in Twitter @BIME_Rachel and @bimeanalytics.

Company BIME Analytics
Sector SaaS, Cloud Business Intelligence
How Much Raised 4.27 Million
Country/City France, Montpellier
Funding Level Seed, Series A, Exit to Zendesk for $45 million
Age When Started 28
1st Time Starting Business Yes
Size of Team +45 (+1550 if we add Zendesk)

Key Steps

Bootstrapped
Award
Seed round - Business Angels + love money
Series A - French VC
Exit - Acquired by Zendesk

How She Did It - Her Real Funding Journey

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