OVH Confirms its Commitment to Startups at CES 2017

Montreal, January 5, 2017

OVH Confirms its Commitment to Startups at CES 2017

For the second consecutive year, OVH will attend the International Consumer Electronics Show being held in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 5th to 8th. The European cloud leader will celebrate the 500th startup to register to the Digital Launch Pad, its accelerator program for young companies. Founder and CTO of the group, Octave Klaba will also be in attendance.

Innovation occupies a predominant place in the DNA of OVH, which assists businesses in their development through its ranges of cloud solutions. The group also encourages young and innovative startups by providing free infrastructures and technical expertise provided by its solutions architects through its Digital Launch Pad. program.

With an international presence, the Digital Launch Pad is based on three phases, which correspond to the three levels of maturity of an enterprise: Ideation, Build, and Market. OVH is committed to supporting young enterprises at each stage in their development by providing powerful infrastructures which allow them to implement a professional service which includes high availability and flexibility. Businesses can also benefit from international visibility by being referenced in the OVH Marketplace.

Plume Labs, 500th startup to integrate the Digital Launch Pad
Launched a year ago, the program that supports OVH startups welcomes its 500th up and coming company: Plume Labs with the use of artificial intelligence, democratizes access to information related to air pollution. Founded in 2014, the startup recently raised 4 million euros and will present a personal smart sensor at CES 2017. Connected to a smartphone, it makes it possible for anyone to measure their exposure to pollution, in real time. “OVH services have proven to be a perfect match to build and deploy our data platform and AI-based systems,” confidently states cofounder David Lissmyr, an OVH customer of 10 years.

Consideration of an investment fund for startups
To reinforce support provided to young companies, Octave Klaba, founder and CTO of OVH, announced his personal consideration in creating an investment fund on an international scale. This fund could finance startups offering IaaS and PaaS services.

Meet our teams!
OVH teams will be available January 6th and 7th at Eureka Park (level 1, Hall G), the exposition space dedicated to young enterprises with strong potential for growth, making it possible for CES visitors to discover OVH and its Digital Launch Pad initiative.

Opportunity for on-site interviews:

  • Octave Klaba founder and CTO of the OVH group
  • Pascal Jaillon, vice president R&D (OVH US)
  • Cédric Combey, vice president S&M (OVH Canada)

About OVH

Specializing in cloud and internet infrastructure, OVH offers innovative products and services evolving around three universes: Web, Dedicated and Cloud. Since being founded in 1999, the company has become an established partner for hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide. OVH owes its success not only to a development model built on innovation but also to keeping full control over the supply chain, from server manufacturing and in-house maintenance of their infrastructure, right down to customer assistance. OVH is able to ensure stable and reliable product and service offerings to all clients across all its brands while also providing the best price quality ratio. Learn more on OVH www.ovh.com and follow us on Twitter @ovh.

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Guillaume Gilbert
guillaume.gilbert@corp.ovh.com