by the way

Lyon-based business intelligence specialist 


Our mission: to protect your economic and strategic interests throughCompetitive Intelligence.

Semkel's experts and consultants can help you make the right decisions: due diligence, behavioral portraits, surveys (OSINT, SOCINT...). We use profiling methods to guarantee the relevance and quality of our recommendations.

As experts in Cyber Threat Intelligence, we anticipate, monitor and detect cyber exposures and vulnerabilities to protect you against theft, data leakage and attacks. Our approach covers the full range of cybersecurity issues, from raising awareness to implementing advanced security systems.

We combine an ecosystem of technological innovations with the human intelligence of our experts to provide ultra-personalized support.

Our aim: to offer you a high-quality service focused on your specific business needs.

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 around 15 companies in its portfolio. 777 CORP specializes in start-ups - the latest is Semkel, of which he is 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 BtoC publishing, micropayment and advertising. Julien Lopizzo also has a strong social commitment. He created the 777 Children endowment fund, which finances children's charities.

Julien Lopizzo

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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, 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,, Design-Market,, 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

The team

Combining the civilian and military experience of our staff, we are committed to being close to your concerns by providing a local consultancy service: human expertise above all.

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
Hélène Lensel - Semkel

Bio Hélène Lensel

Director of Finance

A graduate of EM Lyon, Hélène has over 20 years' experience in the digital economy. After working as CFO for start-ups in Paris and Montpellier in the sports and music sectors, she spent 15 years supporting the international development of the Digital Virgo group (telecom services and digital marketing). She then joined the GL Events group, for whom she oversaw the opening of a convention center in China.

Hélène Lensel
Director of Finance

Bio Cyril Blondel

Marketing & Communication Manager

After an initial experience at Société Générale, Cyril joined Dalenys (formerly Rentabiliweb), which became a Groupe BPCE subsidiary in 2017, where he co-constructed the marketing department with a focus on digital via internal communications and employer branding until Dalenys merged with Payplug in 2023.

In October 2023, he joined Semkel as Head of Marketing and Communications.

Marketing & Communication Manager

Bio Nicolas Bressand

Business Development Director

After studying at a top business school (ISC Paris) and starting out in the telecoms world, Nicolas Bressand joined the cybersecurity market 20 years ago when he joined a start-up. Over the years, he has risen through the ranks from sales representative to key account manager, and finally to sales director and member of the management committee in both large companies and scale-ups looking to set up their cybersecurity business or go to scale.

Married with three children, Nicolas Bressand runs marathons and long-distance races, and enjoys discovering different cultures.

Nicolas Bressand
Business Development Director

Bio Thierry Bettini

Managing Director

With over 30 years' experience in the IT sector, including 10 years in cybersecurity, Thierry will bring his expertise and knowledge of the cyber ecosystem to our customers, and will be responsible in particular for business development and acceleration.

Thierry's arrival in the position of Consulting Director is perfectly in line with Semkel's expansion strategy to position itself as a major player in cybersecurity and threat intelligence.

With its recognized expertise and innovative global approach in this field, Semkel is delighted to recruit Thierry as a new driving force within our team.

Thierry bettini
Managing Director

Bio Matthieu Bouchet

Business manager

After more than 10 years in the Data Valorisation sector, Matthieu Bouchet helps customers define the solution best suited to their needs, in order to derive the greatest added value for the protection of their organization.

Business manager

Bio Léo Le Guen

Cybersecurity Analyst

Léo Le Guen
Cybersecurity Analyst

Bio Nicolas Kouboulis

Pre-sales consultant

Pre-sales consultant and business intelligence specialist, Nicolas Kouboulis helps customers identify their needs. His multidisciplinary expertise enables him to carry out threat intelligence and business intelligence missions.

Pre-sales consultant

Bio Charlotte Morin

Administrative and financial assistant

Highly versatile, Charlotte is Hélène Lensel's right-hand woman. With a professional degree in organizational management, she helps supervise the administrative and financial side of Semkel.

Administrative and financial assistant