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Rachel Delacour, co-founder of BIME, on founding a startup with a spouse and going global

At Tech City News, we’re always keen to shine a light on those who make up the UK’s thriving technology community.

This week, we spoke with Rachel Delacour, the founder of BIME Analytics, which was bought by NYSE-listed Zendesk, in October 2015.

She shares her views on what it’s like to found a company with a spouse as well tips on how to take a business global.


Q: Where did the idea for BIME come from?

I’ve been using business intelligence systems for years. Time and time again I’d become frustrated with how complicated, expensive and unintuitive they were.

At one point in my career, when I was a finance controller, I came to the realization that business intelligence was just too hard: too hard to use, too hard to manage, too hard to buy and too hard to get right....