Solen was first imagined on the terrace of a café: Clément, Enzo and Thomas were looking for seats in the sun. They meet each other for the first time at HEC Paris and they leave nothing to chance. In the framework of a school project, they start to develop an algorithm to measure the natural light and the sunshine of Parisian terraces from a simple picture.
Following their HEC qualification, they want to continue on the entrepreneurial path. They start thinking about a business model. Natural light is one of the three main choice criterion of buyers but is not subject to any scientific measurement system today. They improve their technological innovation and decide to develop it for the real estate sector. They create the first sunshine and natural light indicator with the Solen certificate.
1, 2, 3, Solen: the school project becomes
a startup of the proptech (property technology).
Clément Henry - CEO
"With Solen, I have found
my place in the sun"
Clément is an industrial engineer graduated from INSA Lyon. He specializes in the supply chain and is trained by Thales and Airbus. From the early days of Solen, he takes the lead on the development of the big project.LinkedIn
Enzo Laurent - CTO
“I sold my first
website at 14”
Having grown up in Tahiti, Enzo knows the sun well. He is an engineer graduated from the Mines School of Saint Etienne. He specializes in computer and microelectronics. He sells his first website when he is only 14 and is trained in all new technologies since.LinkedIn
Thomas Tirtiaux - CMO
"I have always been passionate
about solar energy "
Thomas perhaps owes more his passion for the sun to his South African roots than his childhood in Belgium... He is a climate and energy engineer graduated from INSA Strasbourg. He quickly specializes in solar energy in particular in the building sector. He works on the RT2020 and receives in 2015, the prize of the Engineer of the Future granted by Syntec.LinkedIn
Natural light is the third criterion for choosing a home. We want to create the first objective indicator of sunshine and natural light in the real estate sector.
The Solen technological innovation is:
We wanted to simplify the daily life of real estate agents and developers by providing scientific answers to popular ideas about natural light and sunshine. Our certificate is an additional selling point which allows to obtain the exclusivity of mandates. Solen is an intuitive and easy-to-use tool with a bright story to tell!
The sun is a selling point for property developers and real estate agents, but for the three co-founders, it is above all a key factor of your daily well-being. Their mission does not only focus on properties: Solen wants other sectors, such as greentech, biodiversity, health or even sport, to benefit from its technology.
We are convinced that natural light and the sun are a great source of energy, good humor and optimism! We are looking for people with an entrepreneurial spirit who are not afraid to take risks. Our employees are our first ambassadors and experts in their field. Solen is a team that shares a common passion for the sun.
Head of operations
Property development manager
Head of growth
Real estate agent manager
Solen was awarded the 2016 RENT Innovation Fair Trophy, the PEPITE 2017 prize
of Web2Day 2017 and the Jules Vernes Summer Universities Trophy MEDEF 44.