Juno is one of twelve startups created by OSS Ventures, an investment fund that, like a firm of pledgers, develops and finances its own projects. Among them is Juno, launched in January, founded and managed by Thibaud Godillot (CEO), digital marketing expert and Reda Ouafi (CTO) engineer and interface developer. Their SaaS solution removes the industry from the age of paper and brings it to the age of technology, thanks to the digitalization of the operating system of factories, regardless of their sector of activity, to get everything in production quality, in productivity, working. time, in a logic of continuous improvement. The goal is to connect all operators to a high-performance device, to capture and analyze field data in real time, without going through the aging of software that ultimately leads to the use of paper document. “Usually in Excel format, they are always printed on the workstation”said Thibaud Godillot. “This causes intrinsic problems, re-reading, reliability and homogeneity of re-entered data – an operation that sometimes requires three or four full-time equivalents. The system is not very continuous, there is no this responsiveness to possibly identify a defect, and flexibility in the face of natural changes. »
And this situation concerns a large majority of our industrial sites, as two managers observed by conducting an inventory of the situation in some sixty factories before the launch of Juno. From which it turns out that 83% of them, all sectors combined (automotive, aerospace, mechanics, electronic components, luxury, nuclear, etc.) work on an operating system that leads to the printing of paper documents. “For four months, we met and interviewed all the players in the operational vertical of the sites – the backbone of the factories -, the operators, team leaders, managers, quality specialists, engineers of method… to understand their problems in a way. that is both broad and fine, macro and micro, to prove our intuition and look at the industrial fabric. Observation is the tools used today to manage operations are quite old”. Unlike Juno’s software, simple and intuitive, an interface that all employees can easily install and use.
Just months after its creation, Juno already has customers in the mechanical, pharmaceutical, medical and luxury industries. “Very different sectors, with varying problems, which share the ambition to increase their productivity. In the part-to-part industry, we bring visibility to production quality, in real time, with a reduction in non-conforming products, increases in production capacity and pure productivity. Pharmacy and medical are subject to many standards, with a need for very complete traceability of production data that our solution offers them. Finally, in luxury, the issues are more related to the very high cost of raw materials, and therefore to the reduction of non-compliance. »
To provide funds for the development of its technology, Juno relied on the support of Bpifrance, “by quick and decisive financial assistance in the start-up phase”said Thibaud Godillot, who also joined French Fab, the standard-bearer of French industry. “We are de facto members of La French Fab ecosystem, by the very nature of our Tech startup activities with industrial applications. We are proud to participate in this great reindustrialization movement that includes, among other things, the modernization of factories thanks to digital and Tech. »
If in the future, the leaders seek to consolidate Juno’s seed by winning contracts and by building a solid base of customers and recurring revenue, they aim to raise funds from 2023, “to finance the recruitment that will allow us to develop the activity over the next eighteen months”. Including internationally, in Europe and the United States where some of their customers already operate. “We are targeting ETIs, between 500 and 10,000 employees, in France, in Europe but also in the United States, where some of our customers have factories. We have not set any geographical limits, especially since the questions are the same in other countries. All industries are starting to think about ways to boost their productivity in other ways. »
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