Olivier Pailhes

Co-founder and CEO
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Olivier Pailhes

Co-founder and CEO
Olivier began his career at The Boston Consulting Group and ArcelorMittal. While working in large enterprises, he saw the opportunity to improve the way businesses connect with customers on the phone. This insight urged him to enter the start-up world and create Aircall. Olivier holds an MBA from 
HEC School of Management in Paris.

Jonathan Anguelov

Co-founder and COO
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Jonathan Anguelov

Co-founder and COO
Jonathan has always had entrepreneurship in his DNA, with a particular passion for real estate. After working with La City in London, he joined Aircall in 2014 to build the sales organization. Jonathan studied finance at ESCP Europe.

Pierre-Baptiste Béchu

Co-founder and Director of Platform & Infrastructure
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Pierre-Baptiste Béchu

Co-founder and Director of Platform & Infrastructure
Pierre-Baptiste joined Aircall as a co-founder in 2014, building from scratch the first version of the solution, backend and infrastructure. He's now leading a team of 20+ engineers, responsible for Aircall's platform and infrastructure. Under his leadership, the team deploys Aircall's services worldwide with a strong focus on reliability, voice quality and security. Pierre-Baptiste holds a Master of Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lyon and a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Université Lumière Lyon 2.

Aircall’s Beginning

The idea of Aircall was born at the eFounders studio in Paris in 2014. Recognizing that a telephone system is complex and expensive to set up, the co-founders set themselves the challenge of revolutionizing corporate telephony. In just a few weeks, they built the first version of Aircall. As they realized the potential of their idea, the four entrepreneurs started facing technical and operational challenges.

How do you deliver the best possible call quality from various environments and local providers? How do you develop a reliable and durable architecture in a constantly changing space? Completing 500 startup's 2015 Batch in San Francisco, Olivier Pailhes, Jonathan Anguelov, Xavier Durand and Pierre-Baptiste Béchu then raised $2.75 million to make their project a reality. In 5 months, the team grew from 5 to 15 people and the turnover tripled. Aircall's success story had just begun.