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4 Investments in 3 Companies
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Louis Monier is currently the Founder and CEO of Kyron.

He is best known as the founder and spokesperson for AltaVista, the first large-scale search engine on the Internet.

During his 4-year tenure he took the search engine through several firsts (very fast scalable Web crawler, support for many languages), while his colleague Mike Burrows (now at Google) built the first scalable search back-end.

Louis also launched BabelFish, the first machine translation site.

Louis got a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, in 1980.

After several years in research at Carnegie-Mellon, XEROX P.A.R.C. and Digital Western Research Lab, he devoted four years to AltaVista.

He was then the CTO and VP of Engineering for a Kleiner-backed start-up in the Internet barter space (BigVine).

After taking a year off he joined eBay as head of the Advanced Technology Group (the precursor to eBay Labs) and eBay's first Technical Fellow.

While at eBay he rewrote the search back-end, enabling it to be both scalable and to support near-real-time updates, saving eBay billions in operational costs.

Louis then spent two years at Google where he led the design of a faceted search engine, widely used for internal applications.

He was then the VP of Products for Cuil, that he left in September 2008, citing differences with the CEO.

In December 2009 Louis joined Doug Imbruce as Founder and CTO of Qwiki. Qwiki won the TechCrunch Disrupt cup in October 2010. Qwiki was recently acquired by Yahoo.

From April 2011 to July 2013 Louis was Chief Scientist at [Proximic].

In July 2013 Louis is a Founder and CEO of Kyron, a company at the intersection of big data and health care.

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Founder & CEO

May 16, 2013 - Current   (over 3 years)

Chief Technology Advisor

2011 - Current   (over 5 years)
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2009
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Founder
May 17, 2011
Jul 14, 2013
Chief Scientist
Dec, 2009
Mar, 2011
Co-Founder & CTO
Aug, 2007
Aug, 2008
VP of Products
Jul, 2005
Jul, 2007
Held Senior Positions
Jun, 2001
Jun, 2005
eBay Fellow, director ATG
Apr, 1999
May, 2000
CTO, VP of Engineering
Dec, 1995
Apr, 1999
CTO and Founder

Investments (4)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2014$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2014$1.6M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2013$1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2006$1.5M / AngelPersonal Investment

Education (2)

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