Jean-François' Gagné

CEO
Element AI

In October 2016, Jean-François co-founded Element AI. Born out of an AI research lab connected to the world’s top academic institutions, Element AI is an artificial intelligence company that turns cutting-edge research into scalable solutions that make businesses safer, stronger, and more agile. In June 2017, JF spearheaded Element AI’s Series A fundraising round of $102M USD, the largest Series A for any AI startup to date, just seven months after launching. In less than two years, the company has grown from an 8 person operation to over 350 employees located in 5 hubs (Montreal, Toronto, London, Seoul, and Singapore).
Jean-François is a Montreal native and is engaged on the local level as a member of the Calcul Québec Board, which supports the province’s high-performance computing research infrastructure, and is an avid supporter of the Montreal startup scene.



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