In 2004 Adrien Schmidt co-founded Squid Solutions, a software company based in Paris that provides usage analytics to publishers around the world. As Squid Solutions rapidly turned companies into data-driven enterprises, he went on to open offices for Squid Solutions in Beijing in 2006 and San Francisco in 2014.
On a mission to become a market leader in a new generation of analytics tools, Adrien co-founded aristotle by Bouquet.ai in 2015, creating a product that brings a fulfilling experience of analytics to thousands of users in their daily jobs with chatbots powered by artificial intelligence.
Raised in both the U.S. and France, Adrien has dedicated his career to innovation and entrepreneurship on a global level. In 2013, Adrien served as Chairman of NUMA, France’s most recognized accelerator, supervising the transition from local non-profit to international accelerator, increasing its budget, facilities, and international presence.
As a thought leader in the AI/Voice space, his work can be found in major publications such as Forbes, Inc, HuffPo, and B2C. He is listed in Inc. as an AI Entrepreneur to Watch and has spoken at events such as Web Summit, Collision, Conversational Interaction, VOICE and P&G Data Analytics Summit.
In 2013, Adrien served as Chairman of NUMA (formerly Silicon Sentier), France’s most recognized accelerator, supervising the transition from local non-profit to international accelerator, tripling its budget and increasing its facilities and international presence. Additionally, Adrien served as the Vice President of JCI France, an economic empowerment program promoting the cooperation between French SMB’s and large companies in China. In 2010, he went on to serve as Treasurer and Board Member for Comité Richelieu, the leading French lobby for technology SMB’s.