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Episode 29: Commoditizing Data Integration Pipelines with Michel Tricot
About the episode
Michel Tricot has been working in data engineering for 15 years. Originally from France, Michel came to the US in 2011 to join a small startup named LiveRamp. As the company grew, he became the Head of Integrations and Director of Engineering, where his team built and scaled over 1,000 data ingestion and distribution connectors to replicate hundreds of TB worth of data every day. After LiveRamp’s acquisition and later IPO (NYSE:RAMP), he wanted to return to an early-stage startup. So he joined rideOS as Director of Engineering, again deep in data engineering. While there, he realized that companies were always trying to solve the same problem repeatedly, which should be solved once and for all. This was when he decided to start a new company, and Airbyte was born.