Sewan was born in 2007 from a strong desire on the part of its founders - Alexis de Goriainoff, David Brette and Christophe Cresp - to simplify corporate telecommunications. From the importance given to supporting its distributor partners and key account customers, to the desire to unite employees behind a common project and the imperative of maintaining total independence in its choices, the start-up has become a scale-up with solid growth.
To support its growth, the group now has a team of 750 employees. Together, these Sewaners with their complementary expertise support over 1250 distributor partners and 145,000 corporate customers. The symbolic milestone of one million users benefiting from Sewan solutions has been passed!
With sales of 180 million euros by 2022, and major international expansion through the acquisition of Vozelia in Spain, 3StarsNet in Belgium and 42one in Germany, Sewan is now one of the leaders in the BtoB telecoms market in Europe.
Retrospective on ten years of history:
Sewan is the story of a group of entrepreneurs who had the idea of simplifying telecoms. Their mission was to create a new-generation, user-oriented operator.
The project took shape in 2007. The fledgling company offered voice, mobile and Internet access services. Its success is due in no small part to a differentiating operator model that consists of offering telephony, messaging, data and collaborative working services to a network of white-label distribution partners. Providing them with 100% automated services has become a prerogative. It was with this in mind that we developed our automated service management interface: Sophia.
As the years went by, services diversified and teams grew. To gain expertise in specific technologies and solutions, Sewan opted for external acquisitions. In France, with Napsis and Ikoula, but above all internationally, with Vozelia, 3StarsNet, 42one and Pocos, external growth confirms the operator's solidity.
Sewan intends to continue the international expansion it began in Spain, and to export its successful business model to many other countries.
Today Sewan is one of the leaders in its market, and tomorrow Sewan intends to become the benchmark.
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Sewan is :
- 180 million in sales by 2022.
- Purely organic growth, with no financial backing apart from a €75 million fundraising round in 2019.
- 10% of its investments dedicated to R&D.
- Centaur" status since 2019 (+€100M in annual recurring revenue).
- A community of enthusiasts.
- A young, ambitious and dynamic company.
A 100% automated model: the Sewan difference
Sewan has established itself in France with an extremely differentiating operator model. The operator relies on 100% automation of services and on a network of white-label distributors that provide unrivalled proximity to companies.
Sewan provides its partners with the businesstool Sophia to administer online all the services for both the administrator and the end user. They also benefit from a dedicated partner area, rich in marketing and sales content.