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Unit8 welcomes Sagard NewGen to their capital

pts20221208001 Technology/Digitalisierung, Unternehmen/Wirtschaft

Dr. Marcin Pietrzyk and Michal Rahtan (© Unit8)

Paris/Lausanne (pts001/08.12.2022/08:35) –

Unit8, a leader in data, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) consulting, welcomes Sagard NewGen to its capital to support the next stages of its growth.

Unit8 and Sagard NewGen announce the acquisition of a minority stake in Unit8 by Sagard NewGen to support it in its next stages of development. Sagard NewGen will support Unit8’s leadership in its quest to create a European leader in data, analytics and AI consulting.

Founded in 2017, Unit8 supports its customers in improving their data by combining expertise in data science, analytics and artificial intelligence. Unit8 works at the intersection of strategy, operations and technology throughout its clients’ journey to data and AI through a 360° offering (consulting and strategic consulting, data and AI solutions, data and AI platforms, data operations and MLOps).

Unit8 is a reliable partner for key customers from Europe and North America (Daimler, Firmenich, Merck, WWF, etc.). Unit8 has completed over 125 data and AI projects in various industries. In 2022, Unit8 was recognized by the Financial Times as the “Fastest Growing Firm” in Switzerland.

Unit8 has developed a rich ecosystem of preferred partners with world leaders in data science and analytics software such as Microsoft, Palantir, Dataiku and AWS. Unit8 was awarded Microsoft Partner of the Year in Switzerland in the Data & AI category and became one of Palantir’s first certified partners in the EMEA region.

Unit8 has also received recognition for its pro bono work and contributions to open source projects. Darts, its open source time series forecasting library, is trusted by thousands of users and accepted worldwide by the data scientist community.

Based in Lausanne (Switzerland) and based in Zurich, Bern, Krakow and Wroclaw (Poland), Unit8 employs over 110 data scientists and data engineers. The leadership of Unit8 and Sagard NewGen share the ambition to create a European leader in data, analytics and AI consulting, a rapidly growing industry.

Marcin Petrzyk, CEO and co-founder of Unit8, said: “After 5 years of strong growth, we are delighted to welcome Sagard NewGen as a partner for Unit8’s next growth phases. We share a common ambition to create a European leader in data, analytics and AI consulting. Michal Rahtan, CTO and co-founder of Unit8, adds: “We will continue to accelerate the growth of the company by structuring ourselves, hiring the best people and continuing our internationalization. At the same time, we will preserve what makes us unique – our DNA and corporate culture – while maintaining service excellence and our absolute commitment to our customers. We are thrilled to continue our mission with Sagard NewGen to help our clients capitalize on their data through a combination of data science, analytics and artificial intelligence. »

Guillaume Lefebvre, partner at Sagard NewGen, said: “We are very proud to partner with Unit8’s exceptional management team in this new phase of development. Sagard will provide the company with all available resources, in particular our experience supporting high-growth technology companies, our large AI/ML ecosystem, and our business network, to accelerate Unit8’s organic growth internationally. Agnes Juigius Depointe, partner at Sagard NewGen, adds: “We look forward to active collaboration with Marcin Petrzyk, Michal Rahtan and all the management. »

About Unit8
Founded in 2017 by Dr. Marcin Petrzyk and Michal Rahtan, Unit8 supports its customers in improving their data by combining expertise in data science, analytics and artificial intelligence. Unit8 works at the intersection of strategy, operations and technology throughout its clients’ journey to data and AI through a 360° offering (consulting and strategic consulting, data and AI solutions, data and AI platforms, data operations and MLOps). In 2022, Unit8 was recognized by the Financial Times as the “Fastest Growing Firm” in Switzerland. Based in Lausanne and located in Zurich, Bern, Krakow and Wroclaw (Poland), Unit8 employs more than 110 data scientists and data engineers and has a global network of renowned partners such as Palantir, Microsoft and AWS.

Unit8 has implemented more than 125 data and AI projects with key international clients in various fields of activity (Daimler, Firmenich, Merck, WWF, etc.).

More information: https://unit8.com/fr/

About Sagard NewGen
Sagard NewGen supports the development of technology and healthcare leaders. We finance the growth strategies of profitable European companies with a turnover of up to 150 million euros through majority or minority capital investments. The companies we invest in share the DNA of innovation and sustainability. Sagard NewGen is a member of Sagard’s international platform, which manages $14 billion in assets by combining capital, culture and network to support companies’ growth and their strategic and financial success. As such, Sagard NewGen provides management teams with bespoke support, a high value-added international ecosystem with presence in Paris, London, Montreal, Toronto, New York, San Francisco and Singapore. Additional information: https://newgen.sagard.eu/

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Customer: Rent a PR AG Responsible partner: Rent a PR, c/o Brigitte Kaps for Unit8 Tel.: +41 79 289 2042 E-mail: mail@rentapr.ch Website: www.rentapr.ch

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