Eléna Poincet spent 12 years in the French Army and 14 years in the Action Division of the DGSE as a secret agent before starting her own business. In 2009, she met Laurent Oudot, an internationally renowned ethical hacker. Together they co-founded TEHTRIS, a cybersecurity software company that fights against cyber espionage, cyber sabotage and promotes cyber peace. In November 2020, the company raised a record 20 million euros in Series A funding. An upcoming Unicorn, the company is based in Pessac (Gironde), employs 200 people, and has a 75% female board.
The TEHTRIS solution has become the only European alternative to international players in its field. For example, TEHTRIS is the only European company to detect, and block known and unknown cyber-attacks in real time without any human intervention. TEHTRIS is accelerating its development both in Europe and internationally and aims to employ 300 employees by 2022.