About Qinaps

Our team

Laurent Ponthieu, founder and CEO — Laurent enjoys a unique breed of being a PhD in AI with a significant experience of international business leadership. His professional experience spans R&D in AI, leading and growing an industrial business from $30m to $100m with a global customer base, working with government and industry to position a new business, leading one of the French Tech startup ecosystems. He enjoys playing music with his friends. Laurent is an alumnus from École Polytechnique, Paris.

Nilova Pande, cofounder and growth hacker — Nilova is a 10 plus year experienced customer-oriented software growth hacking, product marketing and international business development professional. She delivered growth hacking by building digital channel networks, marketplace management teams and international customer success teams across IT Software, E-commerce, Semiconductor and IoT domains. She is passionate about understanding and solving customers’ business needs with digital technology solutions. Nilova holds and MBA in Marketing and Finance from Alliance Business School, Bangalore.

Qinaps was created out of frustration

Qinaps uses this image to show the old way of working and making a comparison towards new technological advancement of taking notes like in Qinaps

Its main founder has the unique breed of being a PhD in AI with a significant track record of international business leadership.

Being a keen programmer and logic lover while leading complex organisations created an immense frustration.  It was painful to see all this wasted time, patience and effort.  Need a few examples?

  • teammates working from different versions of the same document ;
  • colleagues asking each other to re-send the data they already got because they lost it (or are lazy?) ;
  • wrong document version being sent to customer ;
  • hours spent with countless “search – copy – paste” in order to create the latest delivery ;
  • having to edit tens of documents because just one common paragraph had changed ;
  • going to customer with inconsistent marketing collaterals because versioning is not sharp enough ;
  • having to re-write an new contract every time, cherry-picking the best sections from various other contracts.

Our vision is to change the way we use computers for working

Qinaps uses this image on the about us page to show the vision of Qinaps and comparing it to VR

The bottom line feeling was that, regardless of advances in IT and such, all we have is a typewriter.  An electronic one, but a typewriter.  It knows
nothing about how we work and assemble data.

Plus we have file cabinets.  Electronic ones, though still a file cabinet.  Want to store one thing into three different places?  No way.

Qinaps wants to fix this.  It’s a big endeavour.

In ten years, Qinaps will have reshaped the way we use computers for writing documents.

Machines will become intelligent collaborative robots for performing intellectual tasks as a team.

Qinaps will have disintermediated word processors and collaboration tools by bringing several orders of magnitude more awareness to its users.