We're making the ocean safer and friendlier, for the people who foster our global economy.

Seafarer is one of the most hazardous job on Earth. Despite this, every day, men and women sail at sea to ship 80% of our consumer goods. We believe that Artificial Intelligence is the key to provide better work conditions to the amazing people who support the world's trade and prosperity.

Meet the team

Ugo Vollmer

CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Ugo is passionate about the two sides of the coin: the technology and the people making it. With a great track record leading an engineering team at MapBox working on autonomous systems, he decided that the cargo industry deserved as much attention as the trucking industry. He co-founded Shone.

Clément Renault

CO-FOUNDER
Clément is an engineer at heart. After graduating from Stanford, he decided that decision systems were his stuff, in particular autonomous systems.

Antoine de Maleprade

CO-FOUNDER & CTO
Antoine made his first rockets at 5. He graduated from ENS, then took a position of researcher at MIT. His love for automated drones didn't stop there and after working with Parrot and Camp Six, he co-founded Shone.

Aurélien Girardeau

ENGINEER
Aurélien is one of those rare talents that can make anything just works.
Aurélien joins Shone with the desire of changing the cargo shipping industry.

Valentin Perret

HEAD OF BUSINESS
Despite being a business guy, Valentin has always been attracted by company changing the world through technological innovations. After graduating from HEC Paris and UC Berkeley, he co-founded an analytics startup (viewprint) and worked several years in M&A (Alten) and data (Turo). He then decided to join Shone to help the founders define their business plan and go to market strategy. He is now working on business development and business operations.

Meet the team

Ugo Vollmer

CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Ugo is passionate about the two sides of the coin: the technology and the people making it. With a great track record leading an engineering team at MapBox working on autonomous systems, he decided that the cargo industry deserved as much attention as the trucking industry. He co-founded Shone.

Clément Renault

CO-FOUNDER
Clément is an engineer at heart. After graduating from Stanford, he decided that decision systems were his stuff, in particular autonomous systems.

Clément Renault

CO-FOUNDER
Clément is an engineer at heart. After graduating from Stanford, he discovered that decision systems were his passion, in particular autonomous systems. Clément values the importance of data to design performant processes. He co-founded Shone.

Antoine de Maleprade

CO-FOUNDER & CTO
Antoine made his first rocket at 14 and filed his first patent at 17. He graduated from ENS, then researched autonomous swarms of drones at MIT. His love for automated drones didn't stop there and after working with Parrot and Camp Six, he co-founded Shone.

Aurelien Girardeau

TITLE

Aurélien Girardeau

Software
Aurélien is one of those rare talents that can make anything just works.
Aurélien joined Shone with the desire of changing the cargo shipping industry.

Valentin Perret

BUSINESS
Despite being a business guy, Valentin has always been attracted by company changing the world through technological innovations. After graduating from HEC Paris and UC Berkeley, he co-founded an analytics startup (viewprint) and worked several years in M&A (Alten) and data (Turo). He then decided to join Shone to help the founders define their business plan and go to market strategy. He is now working on business development and business operations.

Aurelien Girardeau

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Stephanie Wang

Operations
After getting her J.D. in 2014, Steph realized that she much preferred the fast pace of startups to the hushed atmosphere of the court room. Steph joined Shone after helping build the team at the Fin Exploration Company. When she's home, Steph feeds her sourdough mother and enjoys yoga, biking and exploring hiking trails around the Bay Area with her son and husband.

Jaahanavee Sikri

Software
Jaahanavee loves creating things, be it on a canvas or an IDE. She holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she honed her full-stack skills. In her free time Jaahanavee enjoys reading, cooking and playing video games.

Aurelien Girardeau

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Nitika Aggarwal

Computer vision
Nitika cliched her way into a PhD program at USC where she researched and published in graphics, vision and geometry processing. Some of that research made it to real life with Google VR research and LucasFilms. Since grad school Nitika has been focusing broadly on visual recognition and scene understanding. Now, she makes ships understand the world around them at Shone.