Philippe Liveneau surfs on data… and NFTs

Who has never left a customer review on the Internet? These comments are certainly useful to brands, but now pass through a multitude of channels, including social networks. Hence the idea of Philippe Liveneaua tech “serial entrepreneur”, to create Cosmic Datato centralize this wealth of data and automate the mass sending of responses to consumers.

Launched last year, its young shoot has signed with a hundred Burger King and McDonald’s restaurants, and it is in the process of doing the same with hotel and mass distribution brands.

Stand-up paddle

“In addition to Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok and other LinkedIn, the objective is to capture data on all platforms generating comments, such as TripAdvisor, Hotels.com, etc. “, specifies the 51-year-old “startupeur”, whose messy hair reveals his assiduous practice of surfing.

It must be said that, for nearly three decades, this native of the Southwest has pursued three careers. A top athlete, the youngest child of a stay-at-home mother and a geologist started out with handball, before moving on to water sports. Even today, he is one of the ten best French champions of “stand up paddle”, which he handles with skill even in giant waves.

Susan Sarandon in New York

Also an artist, he signs, under the pseudonym Leny, works combining painting, photography and pixel art, and has acquired “a certain recognition”, in his own words, thanks to Susan Sarandon.

Founder of the New York gallery Spin, the American actress discovered the Frenchman in a hotel in Biarritz and invited him to exhibit in Manhattan in 2012. A springboard for Philippe Liveneau, who defines himself as “an artist off the beaten track beaten”, little enjoying the pressure that some gallery owners bring to bear on creators. “For my part, I can remain free because I live from my art and also from my entrepreneurial activities”, he slips.

Basque art and berets

And for good reason… Since graduating from the University of Bordeaux, where he earned a master’s degree in computer science, this enthusiast of new technologies has chained the creation of companies. At 25, he launched Basque Art & Marketplacean e-commerce site selling espadrilles, linens and other “made in the Southwest” berets to the Basque diaspora in the United States.

The sale of this “pure player” allows him to then put on track the “Web agency” PIC, then the direct marketing solution trakoo. In 2012, this “father of a reconstituted family” became a shareholder and director of operations ofAllMySmswhere he joins two friends, the entrepreneur Lawrence Silva and the rugby player, former captain of the XV of France who has put away his crampons, Thierry Dusautoir. He says of Philippe Liveneau that he “brings the philosophy of sport and a certain wisdom into the business”.

“We are not followers”

For his part, Laurent Silva praises “his ability to sense the market and to materialize ideas that find their audience”. Illustration of their confidence, Thierry Dusautoir and Laurent Silva have invested equity for the launch of Cosmic Data. And it is their venture capital company, Melting Capital, which will orchestrate, in June, the fundraising dedicated to the technical and commercial development of the start-up.

Although mobilized by the preparation of this operation, Philippe Liveneau has stored neither his brushes nor his board. Before the summer, the author of the book “We are not followers”, published in 2018, will present works in the form of NFT.

And it is “without scruple”, he says, that he devotes himself to surfing “even during working days”. This is why he set up his business, which employs five people, in Anglet, “two minutes from the beach”.

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Philippe Liveneau surfs on data… and NFTs


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