Olivier Mével

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Olivier Mével
Occupation(s)Co-founder of ReaDIYmate
Co-founder of Enero
Co-organizer of IoT Paris Meetups
Co-inventor of Nabaztag

Olivier Mével (born April 27, 1967) is a French Internet of Things pioneer. An engineer by training, he is a serial entrepreneur and businessman with an interest in building interactive web-connected objects.[1] Mével is the co-inventor of Nabaztag, a Wi-Fi enabled ambient electronic device in the shape of a rabbit.[2]

In 2012, Mével was named one of 100 French digital influencers[3] and, in 2014, one of 20 French personalities that made an impact on the Internet of Things.[4]


Mével graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA ParisTech) in 1990. In 1995, he co-founded BaBeL@STaL, one of the first French digital agencies, with Philippe Feinsilber.[5]

In 2000, he was a member of the Kasskooye.com team, a then popular French website that parodied the new economy, under the pseudonym of Igmar Andersen.[6][7]

In 2003, he co-founded Violet with Rafi Haladjian, which created Nabaztag, an interactive and internet-connected object launched in 2005 and the RFID reader Mir:ror.[8] He's listed as inventor on 2 patents related to ambient and connected devices.[9]

In 2009, he co-founded reaDIYmate with Marc Chareyron .[10] The reaDIYmate DIY kits were successfully launched and manufactured in 2012 on Kickstarter.[11] The duo also created TeleSound [12] which, on its preliminary campaign, did not gather sufficient funds for full-scale manufacturing [13] and is awaiting future re-launch.

The Mével/ Chareyron collaboration produced Enero; a design & technology consultancy focusing on the Internet of Things.[14][15]

Mével is a mentor for the hardware accelerator program Haxlr8r[16] and a co-organizer of the Internet of Things Paris Meetups (#iotparis).[17]


  1. ^ - Olivier Mével, entrepreneur
  2. ^ - Internet of Things History
  3. ^ "01 : Les 100 people de la IT".
  4. ^ "20 personnalités françaises qui comptent dans l'Internet des Objets".
  5. ^ - "La technique n'est pas seulement dans l'intégration mais aussi dans les interfaces".
  6. ^ Kasskooye.com > IGMAR ANDERSEN
  7. ^ Kasskooye ou comment un délire prend devenir une affaire très sérieuse
  8. ^ Mir:ror mak:es ob_jectz smar:ter | TechCrunch
  9. ^ Mevel Olivier - Inventor Patent Directory, Page 1
  10. ^ "READIYMATE - READIYMATE | Le Lieu du Design Paris Ile de France". Archived from the original on 2014-01-15. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  11. ^ reaDIYmate - Build your own web-connected object by reaDIYmate — Kickstarter
  12. ^ - TeleSound because the internet of Things needs toys
  13. ^ - TeleSound the sound messenger
  14. ^ - Enero The IOT Agency
  15. ^ http://garage21.org/2014/05/09/enero-lagence-linternet-objets/ - Enero l'agence de l'internet des objets
  16. ^ Mentors – HAXLR8R
  17. ^ - IOT Paris