We are DomRaider

Our values are the foundations of our vision. We are highly motivated by the same project where every team member brings the best expertise to carry out our mission.

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Our mission

To provide the best expired domains to our customers.

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Our vision

To be a leading service trusted as the most efficient in the world. Guided by our values, we’ll keep innovating to become the world’s first company at developing decentralized auctions using public blockchain.
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Our values

Technical Excellence
Consistently improving algorithms to become more efficient and increase our dropcatch capacity.
Service
The customer always comes first. We care about providing the best service possible to our customers.
Teamwork
A horizontal organization, everyone involved in decisions, immediate proximity and knowledge sharing.
Personal Fulfillment & Fun
Free coffee (or tea), friendly spaces, and great facilities. We’ve created the best work environment possible to keep employees happy and productive. Have a blast while being the best!

Meet the team

 WE ARE AN EVER-GROWING FAMILY

Sébastien Donné

Product Owner

With a career path in both business and communication, Sébastien has worked in Columbia and in Germany. Influenced by Latin humor and exactitude, Sébastien, like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, is never late! For DomRaider he is the Product Owner and disseminates Agile methods. With his rigor and his phlegmatic nature, he navigates between departments with…agility.

Begona GARRIDO IBARZ

International Operations Manager

Born in Spain and with a degree in Translating and Interpreting, Begoña chose France as she reoriented her focus towards International Trade studies. She began her career in a multilingual customer service department and quickly moved up to the ladder towards purchasing.

As Chief Product Purchaser, she used all the traditional purchasing levers to carry out successful negotiations (planning, simplification, pooling together needs) and thus build long-term sustainable relations with global partners!

Strongly focused on added value and customer needs, at DomRaider she is implementing its international product strategy and coordinating its development.

Christophe David

CFO

Christophe not only graduated from a business school with a degree in international management but he also has a degree in accounting. During his career he has worked in innovation, consultancy as well as setting up of companies. Thus, in 1998, he set up Zencod, a company developing hardware crypto accelerators, which he sold to Thalès in 2004. Always motivated by highly ambitious entrepreneurial challenges, his encounter with DomRaider was a natural fit. The enthusiasm was shared and immediate. Always a leader, he is now the guarantor of investments and fundraising.

Tristan Colombet

CEO

The founder, Tristan Colombet, is a successful serial entrepreneur.

He founded his first company, Prizee.com, when he was only 18 years old. Within a few years, his platform, which specialized in organizing award-winning competitions for the general public, was the leader of the French casual gaming sector.

He won 1st Prize in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in 2006, for Prizee.com’s spectacular growth of 6,577% over 5 years. By the next year, the company was employing 150 people with a turnover of €13.7 million.

In 2012, with 35 million gamers using the Prizee network, Tristan was approached by the international corporation Digital Virgo, which wanted to develop the gaming website worldwide. The sale was entered into in June.

 

This sale enabled Tristan to launch Eefficiency, his own investment fund dedicated to startups. He acquired 20% of Linxo in 2013, which has since become one of the stars of Fintech.

Following another investor round of more than €20 million in 2017, he sold his stake to 3 large financial institutions (Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, Crédit Agricole, MAIF).

 

In 2013, he founded DomRaider which in less than 2 years become the leading drop catcher (The service of reserving expired domain names) in France. In 2016, the company grew exponentially with its headcount increasing from 5 to 28 employees. In 2017, DomRaider has been accredited in more than 20 countries and has opened its first 3 international branches.

 

In June 2016, Tristan was voted onto the AFNIC Board of Administration, the French state’s official .fr registry under the authority of the Minister in charge of the Digital Economy. He seats alongside representatives of the ministries in charge of electronic communications, industry and research.

 

In 2017, Tristan launched the Turing22 project which includes the extension and renovation of close to 5,000 m2 of next generation offices and coworking spaces in the La Pardieu Technological Zone in Clermont-Ferrand, integrating large lounge spaces with pool tables and table soccer tables, 3 large laid-out terraces, a 100-seat auditorium and a fitness center. Bivouac, the Clermont-Auvergne startups accelerator, which has recently been labelled Frenchtech, is already installed there.

Julien Fernandes

Communications and Partnerships Manager

He is the globetrotter of the marketing team. After a year’s experience working in communications for a digital company, Julien left to work for The Walt Disney Company in the USA. On his return to France, he searched for a marketing-based position and one which had an international dimension: DomRaider was the perfect fit! Very organized, he develops the dashboards and reports for all the events in which DomRaider takes part. Monday in Montreal, Tuesday in Berlin, Wednesday in Rimini, Friday in Las Vegas…sometimes, we ask ourselves whether he has the gift of ubiquity.

In September, he is going to open the Canadian subsidiary.

Florian Pereira

React Lead Dev

Stack technique favorite: React, React Native, PHP, Node

His +: React / Machine Learning

From missions in different companies to more personal projects, Florian can never get enough when it comes to coding or discovering a new language! He works quickly, very quickly. The more complicated something is, the more he excels. He always has the mot juste with his excellent repartee. He loves algorithms almost as much as he hates meetings.

Lauren Gavalda

Administrative Management Assistant

Like Wonder Woman but without the red cape, it is simple Lauren does everything! She is the super assistant who helps out all the departments in their administrative tasks. With a very cross-functional and very operational role, she takes into account everyone’s requests, searches for and finds the solution. And always with a smile and a cup of coffee!

Paul Décombe

Direct Marketing Manager

A graduate of ESC (Clermont-Ferrand Business School), Paul worked in marketing for M6, Casino and Fnac. He then took a ‘back-packing’ break and crossed the American continent from Canada to Argentina. Five months later, back in the marketing field where he decided to specialize in direct marketing. At DomRaider, Paul is Mister Numbers. CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is his favorite playing field. If you need reports, database extracts or results, then Paul is your man! He will be really happy to help you, he loves it!

Romuald Clermont

Brand Content & Community Manager

Before the position of Community Manager was recognized in the corporate world, Romuald was already doing this job as he was the one who invented it! He experienced an initial success at Babymoov where he contributed to the brand’s development. An expert in social media, he is connected everywhere and all the time. He is also a specialist in editorial strategy and content creation.

Kévin Bargoin

Full Stack Lead Dev

Stack technique favorite: ReactiveX / PHP7 / RethinkDB / Kubernetes / Docker / ReactJS

His +: MongoDB / AngularJS / Material Design / Docker / Elastic Search

While he was still in his senior year internship at Prizee.com, Tristan COLOMBET offered Kévin the position of developer at Efficiency. Freshly graduated with a degree in Web Development, it was therefore alongside Tristan that he learnt how to work. From test to test, from new ideas to projects, the code lines came out fast and furious. In August 2013, he participated in the creation of 4X (ex-DomRaider). Organized and autonomous, Kévin has been an historical and vital link of the team and has perfect knowledge of DomRaider.

Logan Lesage

Front/iOS Lead Dev

Stack technique favorite: Laravel, PostgreSQL, AngularJS, Swift, React, React Native

His +: Mobile development

When he was employed by an international industrial company he was also working as a freelancer developing mobile applications. He joined DomRaider but above all the team! A keen sportsman, team spirit is part of his DNA and DomRaider’s values perfectly match his own. He listens, knows how to adapt to constraints and is patient. He gives true balance to the Front team.

Séverine Demay

Executive Assistant

Séverine has 10 years of experience in support positions in administrative management, customer service, human resources, after-sales service. She worked for startups for five years before joining DomRaider. At the time, the creator was already a certain: Tristan Colombet…Her smiley nature and versatility are key assets in her multi-task role at DomRaider.

Damien Henriques

CMO

He is customer centric, and after earning his stripes working in customer service and marketing, Damien set up his own marketing agency. His goal was to satisfy the needs of large multinational companies such as Michelin, Limagrain and Volvic. Five years later, he decided to sell his share in his company for a new more digital-orientated challenge and joined DomRaider. Here, he thinks globally, his goal is to be as efficient and effective as possible and he carries out his marketing and communication tasks like no one else.

Alban Baixas

Back End Developer

Stack technique favorite: API Rest, Kubernetes, Docker, RabbitMQ, PHP7

His +: Object-oriented programming (design pattern)

Convinced of the benefits of teamwork, Alban likes to learn and share on a daily basis. Replying to complex issues by simple programs motivates him to continually search for new approaches.

Florent Blin

Country Business Developer

Likeable and optimistic, he is loves finding new customers. In the past, he worked in sales management in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden). A graduate of the KEDGE Marseille Business School (previously Euromed Management), he is today in charge of developing DomRaider’s business in the Swedish market.

Vincent Vermersch

CTO

A legend says that Vincent was there before the Internet…It may well be true.

After several entrepreneurial adventures under his belt, in particular in the referencing field, he joined the ranks of DomRaider at its inception.

He is the man that you can count on in the technical team, there is never a problem with him just solutions. He thinks things over, he arbitrates, he prioritizes and everything sorts itself out. His natural curiosity has led him to have an in-depth knowledge of all the programming languages, as much at the Front End as the Back End, he has good people skills with his teams and is always kind and friendly. An excellent trainer, he will improve any team’s expertise.

Armel Sadon

Account Manager

For a long time he made of use of his talents in the tourism sector, and this is why he believes in quality of service and results. A manager recognized for his human qualities, he has worked for a number of companies and obtained excellent results. Armel is demanding in ensuring that DomRaider serves its customers as best as possible, and is particularly demanding of himself.

Delphine Delaire

Sales Manager

Results driven, tuned into the needs of customer, a business school graduate, Delphine initially specialized in international management and corporate finance. She was a project manager for franchise-oriented profit centers. She then joined the DomRaider team in order to participate in the drop catching business as the Sales Manager.

Etienne Roudeix

Back End Lead Dev

A legend says that Vincent was there before the Internet…It may well be true.

After several entrepreneurial adventures under his belt, in particular in the referencing field, he joined the ranks of DomRaider at its inception.

He is the man that you can count on in the technical team, there is never a problem with him just solutions. He thinks things over, he arbitrates, he prioritizes and everything sorts itself out. His natural curiosity has led him to have an in-depth knowledge of all the programming languages, as much at the Front End as the Back End, he has good people skills with his teams and is always kind and friendly. An excellent trainer, he will improve any team’s expertise.

Kathleen Durand

Account Manager

After studying applied foreign languages, her entrepreneurial spirit incited her to create her own company. She then worked for the family business developing and managing customer service and vocational training. A few years later, she took on a new challenge and joined the DomRaider adventure. With her sparkling personality and a permanent smile on her lips, Kathleen is passionate about her work: exchanging with customers, advising them, supporting them or explaining to them the website’s latest news. She loves to share the customer experience with the technical team in order to develop the best solution for customers.

Mike Nopère

Back End Developer

Stack technique favorite: Linux, Nginx, MongoDB, PHP, NodeJs

His +: Network inter-connectivity

For Mike, nothing is impossible. Entirely self-taught, he is our “crazy geek coder”. He has expertise in several techniques, has a broad knowledge base and is very mischievous. He remains calm in every circumstance, is enthusiastic and proactive.

Gianandrea Pozzi

Country Business Developer

A polyglot, he has lived in an international environment from his earliest childhood. He moved to France to study at university and obtained a Master’s Degree in Management and International Trade. He has also worked for two large multinationals. Bolstered by this experience, he joined the DomRaider team in 2017 in order to develop its Italian business.

Matthieu Huguet

Back End Lead Dev

Stack technique favorite: Scala / Play Framework / Akka / Cycle.js

A graduate of EPITECH [Paris Graduate School of Innovation], Matthieu is both a developer and an entrepreneur.

His technical expertise is thus enhanced by his strategic vision and his customer centricity.

He is passionate about scalability issues and notably worked as an architect for Prizee.com. After 5 years as an entrepreneur, he joined DomRaider in 2016 to work on the optimization of the drop catching algorithms.

His philosophy: sharing and progressing.

Jonathan Cote

Account Manager

After graduating with a degree in asset management insurance and after implementing insurance plans for companies of all sizes for several years, Jonathan’s career path was already mapped out. Constantly in search of new knowledge, Jonathan wanted to work in a sector he is passionate about. Curious by nature, he is capable of registering a lot of information very quickly. Very comfortable with new technologies, he has had to familiarize himself with the services and functionalities of DomRaider’s drop catching business. His team spirit and people skills means that he sees customer service not just as a department but as an attitude which always focuses on customer satisfaction.

Jérémy Marodon

Full Stack Developer

Stack technique favorite: Nginx / Symfony / React

His +: Project management & Open Source

Jérémy is interested in many topics, is enthusiastic and is results-driven. He believes in respecting his commitments, he does everything in his power to achieve his individual, team and company objectives. After having worked for the region’s largest companies as well as start-ups, he was convinced to become part of the project by the challenge of designing solutions that would be used by thousands of daily users, the large-scale technical challenge and the team.

Sabrina Gaillac

Communications and Partnerships Manager

Sabrina observes, notes things and then only acts after she has analyzed everything. She can tackle and understand a wide range of topics. She recently participated in the launch of an airline company, designed and monitored this project’s communication and media strategy. She is now exercising her talents in the drop catching sector. Intelligent and smart she has an expert knowledge of the codes of communication and uses them perfectly.

Svetlana KOVIN

Area Manager - Russia

Svetlana is results-oriented, has strong negotiating skills and expertise in process optimization. After working for 8 years in Moscow, she followed her husband when he came to France to work for a French multinational company. After graduating with two Master’s Degrees in France (in Marketing and Technical Communication), she was in charge of developing and implementing B2B and B2C Customer Services for different multinational companies. She joined DomRaider to develop the Russian market.

Dan Yu

Area Manager - China

A Chinese proverb says: “Read as many books as you can and travel as far as the path allows you”. Born in the Yunnan mountains region, she always wanted, from her earliest childhood, to leave one day and explore the world. Her passion for languages and literature led her to France where she continued her studies after having obtained a degree in literature in China. For 4 years, in Jinan, she worked in different fields as an editor and sales assistant. She has been working in France since 2012. Curious and always in search of new challenges, she joined DomRaider’s international team for the “DomRaider ICO” project!

Ana Montero

Area Manager - Spanish market

Ana speaks four languages, is autonomous, a perfectionist and pugnacious.

She went to the United States when she was 15 years old, then travelled to Australia, England and France. She then worked for a well-known law firm and other Spanish, French, Italian companies as an interpreter. She graduated from the University of Granada with a Master’s Degree in Translating and Interpreting. Ana joined the DomRaider international team and will be happy to support Customers in Spanish-speaking countries during the ‘DomRaider ICO’ project.

Yufang WANG

Area Manager - China

Yufang is passionate about new technologies.

After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree from the Henan University, she worked for four years at the Vocational Education Institution of Chengdu and the Huangshui College of Chengdu as an IT professor. She taught herself to speak French. In 2016, she came to France to pursue her IT studies. Armed with her specific knowledge and skill set, she has joined DomRaider’s international team.

Simonetta CHINES

Area Manager- Italy

A keen linguist, Simonetta began as a teacher in Italy. After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Modern Letters at the University of Turin, she emigrated to France to pursue her career. After obtaining another Master’s Degree from the University of Caen (Normandy), she taught Italian, and on the side, began to publish novels for an Italian publishing house. She has won several awards during creative writing competitions. Two of her stories will be in the final of a national competition organized by the press company Mondadori. The ICO is a new challenge for her!

Alice KENNEDY

Area Manager - English market

Meticulous, operational, Alice began her career as an English teacher in Paris. She then returned to the United Kingdom to get a Master’s Degree before working for a project at a law firm for two years. She has returned to France to develop the company’s business in English-speaking markets.

Kosuke KAWASAKI

Area Manager - Japan

Multilingual, Japanese, French, English; Kosuke is DomRaider ‘s samurai carrying out any services in Japanese! Born in Japan, he arrived in France when he was 20 years old. After getting a Bachelor’s Degree in sociology, he worked in the international trade, construction and translation sectors. Since 2012, he has worked in journalism and reported from the field during the Ukrainian conflict, the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, etc.  In 2016, bolstered by this experience, he became a student again and obtained a Master’s Degree in social politics and territorial development, and became interested in new systems such as crypto currency and blockchains… topics which interested him so much that he joined our team!

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