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Ornikar’s mission is to make driving a positive and safe experience for everyone. The company aims to become a global mobility leader, with the specific ambition to facilitate access to mobility for young people.

Expert of driving pedagogy since 2013, the company has been able to disrupt the traditional driving school sector by democratizing it through its online platform that connects students and certified driving instructors, as well as dramatically reduced prices compared to traditional driving schools. In 2021, the company owns around 35% market share on the theory learning market and has acquired more than 350,000 new customers. Today, Ornikar has a leading position in driving education with more than 2,5M users all across France. Having introduced an innovative, online driving school model and become a leader in road safety education in France, Ornikar plans to take advantage of its unique position to transform the motor insurance industry. In 2021, the company raised €100M to fund the development of its insurance business. Since 2022, Ornikar has been a member of ‘Next40’, French Governmental label, promoting the 40 most promising young companies to become future technological leaders.

About the founders/CEO:

Philippe Maso y Guell Rivet is the CEO of Ornikar. He joined Ornikar in March 2022 as CEO of Ornikar Insurance business, and was appointed Group CEO in January 2023. Previously, he worked as the CEO of AXA Insurance UK, Aviva France, and MMA Assurances, and also has experience as a Senior External Advisor for McKinsey. He graduated from  Sciences Po and Insead.

Flavien Le Rendu is Co-founder and Managing Director of Ornikar. He graduated fromHEC Paris, with  Master's degree in Entrepreneurship. Before joining Ornikar, Flavien worked as a venture capital analyst at Jaina Capital.

Benjamin Gaignault is Co-Founder and Board Member of Ornikar. He is an ambitious entrepreneur who always strives to become the leader in his sector. He graduated fromEcole de Management de Marseille,with a Master's in Commerce, Finance and Marketing. Before co-founding Ornikar, he worked as a Commercial Engineer at SFR and Sipartech. He was the CEO of Ornikar from 2013 but retired from the position in January 2023, instead taking up an advisory role, while keeping his role as a spokesperson Ornikar. He has since founded Skarlett, a marketplace blending the proptech and insurtech for the elderly.
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