With the Databases of Musicovery, we tried to cluster users in different user profiles and use them to enhance recommendations. In order to deal with the col start problem,...more I worked on a way of finding the most discriminant artists to submit to a user for ratings on first connection
Besides my previous jobs and an ongoing music industry related project that I am working on with some friend, I am very proud of doing a military service and of what it taught me about myself and about others.
CEO of TRASH. 10+ years in entertainment tech. Previously GM at Vine. Business with strong background in product/design.
What words of advice would you give your younger self?
Take some time to think about what you want to do it life early on and never let go.
What's the most creative thing you've ever done?
I make instrumental music, every beat I make sounded like the most creative thing I ever made after I made it.
Which founders or startups do you most admire?
I admire the founders of Spotify because they almost single-handedly disrupted the music industry against all odds.
What's your super power?
I firmly believe that no matter the goal, also that is required is the willingness to accept one's own limitation and work hard enough to overcome them.
What's the best way for people to get in touch with you?
I am pretty responsive by email.
What words of wisdom do you live by?
J Dilla changed my life.
What aspects of your work are you most passionate about?
I like to be intellectually challenged. Cracking a problem is similar to a sport achievement to me, very fulfilling.
What was the most impactful class you took in school?
What would be considered my undergraduate program was something called "Classes Preparatoires" in France, a 2 years very intensive cursus in Maths and Physics than opened me to the idea of intellectual accomplishment.
What's something you wish you had done years earlier?
Understanding the tools involved in the creation of a data driven product is as valuable as being able to come up with complex Machine Learning algorithms.
What's an obstacle you've overcome?
It is better to ask and feel stupid in the moment but learn than to pretend to know in order to feel as capable as the next guy. Learning that set me free.
If money were not an issue, what would you be doing right now?