about us

Our mission:

We support our clients in capital-intensive and strategic operations by providing them with valuable information for their decision-making and helping them to tackle the challenges posed by cyber threats on a daily basis. Our team combines both civilian and military experiences, and we prioritize offering a consulting service that is close to our clients' concerns, placing human expertise above all else. Our consultants' mission is to understand your interests and your business in order to provide you with the most appropriate advice. We rely on an ecosystem of value-added technological innovations to enhance the ability of our consultants and analysts in order to deliver the most efficient service possible. Our mission at Semkel is to help our clients make the best decisions and ensure the best protection of their information and digital assets through the levers of strategic intelligence.

Our assets


We carry out our missions in compliance with the rules and laws. Thus, all the information transmitted by our teams can be used.


A cumulative experience of several decades in the civilian and military sector of economic intelligence and cybersecurity.


Discretion and security of information are guaranteed in our contracts for all our services.


An audit methodology, supported by information and risk detection, as well as research tools on the deep web and dark web, placing significant emphasis on analysis.


Julien Lopizzo - Semkel

Bio Julien Lopizzo


Julien Lopizzo, a developer by training, founded the investment holding company 777 CORP in 2014. It has about 15 companies in its portfolio. 777 CORP specializes in start-ups - the latest is Major Corp, Intelligence as a Service, of which he is the co-founder and chairman of the board - as well as venture capital, with investments ranging from seed to pre-series A (Gaming Campus, Afyren, Elwin, Fulllife, Getfluence...). Prior to 777 CORP, Julien Lopizzo co-founded OptiSantis, sold in 2018 to Crédit Agricole Assurances. From 2002 to 2019, he participated in the creation and development of several companies in the field of BtoC publishing, micropayment and advertising. Julien Lopizzo also has a strong societal commitment. He created the 777 Children endowment fund which finances charities for children.

Julien Lopizzo

President and CEO
Jean-Baptiste Descroix-Vernier - Semkel


Board member

Jean-Baptiste Descroix-Vernier was one of the pioneers of the European web in the 2000s. He invented micropayment systems with Rentabiliweb, which became Dalenys, the first French Fintech. He ended his career in 2016 following a serious illness, and his group was the subject of a takeover bid by Natixis (BPCE group). He is one of the only great fortunes of our country to have shared everything during his lifetime. At the head of the Descroix-Vernier Foundation, he has devoted himself for several years to humanitarian causes (notably the homeless and the provision of drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa) and to the protection of nature.

A recognized and respected business leader, his expertise is invaluable. JB Descroix-Vernier accompanies us free of charge, and his directors' fees are donated to NGOs at his request.
" Semkel is an extremely innovative concept, a seasoned team and an excellent manager. It is also a promising market, at the forefront of new data processing technologies."

Jean-Baptiste Descroix-Vernier
Board member
Laurent Laporte - Semkel

Bio Laurent Laporte

Board member

Laurent Laporte is co-founder and CEO of Braincube, a provider of big data solutions for industry. He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (ENSAM), historically the leading engineering school in France. He has held positions as process engineer, production manager, plant manager and operations manager in France, Italy and the United States. He co-founded Braincube with Hélène Olphe-Galliard and Sylvain Rubat du Mérac in 2007. He is president of a consortium of companies of the Campus du Numérique in Lyon, president of a committee of the Gimélec (the largest union of French suppliers of industrial solutions), vice-president of the Digital League cluster, in charge of the Auvergne region, and member of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes board.

Laurent Laporte
Board member
Olivier Bernasson - Semkel

Bio Olivier Bernasson

Board member

Trained as an architect, Olivier Bernasson worked for a long time in the fields of graphic publishing and institutional and cultural communication. In the mid-90s he became fascinated by the Web and in 1998 co-founded a web-agency with a strong e-commerce specialization. Founder in 2000 of the website Pecheur.com, which became the European leader in online sales of fishing equipment, sold in 2010 to the Decathlon group, he was also co-founder of Prestafind (Findizer), Calibag and Airsport (which was a failure).
Since 2011, Olivier has invested in more than 20 start-ups, including Easyflyer (sold to Cimpress), Ikom (sold to Labelium), Gaming Campus, LesGrappes.com, Design-Market, Panopli.co, Whisperies, Wired Beauty...
Olivier Bernasson was a director of Fevad from 2011 to 2016. He is now President of La French Tech Clermont-Auvergne and sits on the Board of Directors of ESC Clermont Business School. He is also a member of the investment committee of the Jeremie II Innovation fund and the Métropole Innovation fund (Sofimac) as well as the "Comité des sages" of Spring Invest.

Olivier Bernasson
Board member
Philippe Fraysse - Semkel

Bio Philippe Fraysse

Board member

Philippe Fraysse started his career in the software industry in large American companies to manage indirect sales channels. Thanks to his experience and his network within the European IT community, he created Trees Channels, his own company, in 2006. His approach is simple: to allow foreign software publishers to establish themselves in France by accompanying them in their first sales and by weaving a solid network of distributors.
An activity that eventually led him to co-found an open source software publisher in 2008 that would quickly become the alternative to the world leader Micro Focus. So much so that the Anglo-American giant bought the "little French guy" in December 2017 and appointed Philippe Fraysse as worldwide COBOL-IT sales director.
As creation calls for creation, Philippe Fraysse decided to expand his field of action. From 2011, he takes shares in some start-ups and accompanies their development. He is gradually refining his investment strategy with one guiding principle: to bet on projects led by entrepreneurs who want to create value in France and, by extension, in the world. In 2015, his first exits, notably Resto-In and Citycake, encouraged him to accelerate. He then went on to co-found Stuart Delivery, a pioneer in last-mile delivery, which was later acquired by the La Poste Group.

Philippe Fraysse
Board member and VP Sales
Laurent Sarralangue

Bio Laurent Sarralangue

Director of Operations

The common thread of his 27-year career in the Gendarmerie is intelligence, its research, its collection in an open environment, its exploitation, and for the last 10 years, seconded to the Police in Territorial Intelligence, its analysis and its integration in the strategic and operational decision-making process. A particularly experienced and qualified intelligence analyst, economic intelligence is central to his field of expertise. In a multidisciplinary and technical environment, he puts his competences, his versatility, his pedagogical qualities and his capacity of adaptation at the service of Semkel's customers.

Laurent Sarralangue
Director of Operations
Charles Mathiaud - Semkel

Bio Charles Mathiaud

Senior Analyst

After studying European law and banking/finance, Charles acquired a thorough knowledge of the day-to-day management issues facing companies. He participated in the creation and management of a regulatory monitoring unit within a consulting firm, and then joined a major player in economic intelligence in France. Initially a due diligence consultant, Charles conducted custom reputation and reputational studies for private and institutional clients in various sectors. He then broadened his spectrum of skills to the field of business ethics through compliance audits and sectoral and geographical studies. Today, as a senior analyst, Charles puts his experience and professionalism at the service of the Intelligence team.

Charles Mathiaud
Senior analyst

Bio Alycia Cottin

Cybersecurity Analyst

Self-taught and passionate about OSINT and intelligence, Alycia started her career as a cybercrime intelligence analyst. As part of her duties, she participated in due diligence investigations on individuals and companies and helped dismantle counterfeiting networks.

With a strong interest in cyber-investigation and an academic background in English, she now uses her skills in Semkel's Intelligence department. Alycia carries out threat intelligence missions, ranging from the identification and analysis of cyber threats to the formulation of personalized recommendations, and conducts digital investigations for Semkel's clients.

Cybersecurity Analyst
Hélène Lensel - Semkel

Bio Hélène Lensel

Director of Finance

A graduate of EM Lyon, Hélène has over 20 years of experience in the digital economy. After having been CFO of start-ups in Paris and Montpellier in the fields of sports and music, she accompanied the international development of the Digital Virgo group (telecom services and digital marketing) for 15 years. She then joined the GL Events group, for which she managed the opening of a convention center in China.

Hélène Lensel
Director of Finance