Lionel Baraban

Lionel Baraban

Co-Founder & CEO @ Famoco


Lionel Baraban is a serial entrepreneur; he started the adventure in France in 1992 where he launched several successful startups. He then went on to manage a technology incubator in Israel from 1995 to 1998. In 1998, Lionel founded Entopia, a company specialized in semantic analysis. His company become a leader of the segment and Lionel raised $40 Million. He headed the company from the Silicon Valley until 2006. After France, Israel and the USA, Lionel moved to China where he developed Xanadu, a key player of online travel services, with Nicolas Berbigier. In 2010 they co-founded FAMOCO of which he is now the CEO. Famoco is one of the “gold nuggets” of the French Tech, Famoco was part of the French Tech Pass for 3 years in a row. To date, Famoco has raised €16 Million. It has deployed 250 000 devices in 35 countries. It counts among its customer prestigious names as Orange, United Nations or Alipay.


Famoco designs Android professional devices, remotely controlled from one platform: Famoco MDM. Famoco facilitates application deployments and secures data capture for mobile payments, public transport, and mobile workforce management. Today, Famoco is expanding worldwide and has deployed more than 250,000 devices in over 35 countries.