From the TEMPO project to Kesitys!

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

Kesitys was created in October 2018 to commercialise the result of research carried out in three renowned French institutions and establishments: Ecole Polytechnique, Grenoble INP and CNRS.

2010: Emmanuel Gobet joins the Ecole Polytechnique as a professor in applied mathematics, specialized in optimal control. He works in particular on issues related to risk hedging. It is from this work that the foundations of TEMPO are born.

In 2014, Emmanuel Gobet receives funding from the Fondation de Coopération Scientifique (FCS) of Paris Saclay for his work on risk hedging, to implement a prototype. Mnacho Echenim, assistant professor at Grenoble INP - Ensimag, joins the project as a technical expert.

In 2016, thanks to the very good results of the prototype, the TEMPO project is selected by the Société d'Accélération du Transfert de Technologies (SATT) Paris-Saclay for a financed maturation phase. Anne-Claire Jeancolas, a computer and financial mathematics engineer then joins the team and the following two years are spent developing the TEMPO Gamma-Hedging product and testing it under real conditions with a financial partner in London.

Then, motivated by the excellent test results and the interest of the market for this first product, Emmanuel, Mnacho and Anne-Claire decide to create the company Kesitys to market and enrich the TEMPO line of products.


On 24 January 2019, Xavier Apolinarski, President of SATT Paris-Saclay, Benoît Deveaud, Deputy Director of Teaching and Research at the Ecole Polytechnique, Wahiba Robert, in charge of valorisation and corporate partnerships at the INP Grenoble and Anne-Claire Jeancolas, CEO of the start-up Kesitys announced the signing of a technology transfer contract and the start of a great adventure.

To read the full press release (in French), please click here :

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