The Linkurious team is growing and we are glad to welcome a new member. Maxime Tribolet is joining us as Marketing Assistant. Welcome Maxime!
Who are you?
I often define myself as a third culture child. I have been living pretty much on the road for the last 20 years following my parents in countries like Australia, Germany, India and the UK (not necessarily in that order). This lifestyle has had a great effect on the way I perceive the world and I can’t really picture myself settling down for good anywhere. I like the figure of the explorer always pushing boundaries further. Right now I’m in the middle of my gap year from my master’s degree in Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Before that I graduated from King’s College London Where I did a BA in European Studies and specialised in 19th century philosophy and History.
Can you tell us about the products you love?
Right now I’m really interested in how tech could disrupt Finance. I’m hoping it will be for the better. Technologies like the blockchain could enable us to track transactions more easily and significantly reduce money laundering and corruption. In brief, if used well, it could be a very powerful regulatory tool and democratize finance!
What do you expect to learn at Linkurious?
Many different things. Knowing how to use Graphs and treat data are very useful skills to have, especially since I intend to write my master’s thesis next year on ‘corruption in western Europe using public procurement data’. I also like being in a small company where everyone learns from everyone on a daily basis in a wide range of disciplines.
Which super hero or fictional character would you be?
V in V for Vendetta. Fighting a totalitarian state whilst quoting Shakespear is pretty badass. “And thus I clothe my naked villany / With odd old ends stol’n out of holy writ, / And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.”
What is your favourite music piece at the moment?
That’s a tough one! I listen to many different genres ranging from free jazz to abstract electronic music. I love the Berlin electronic music scene, it’s very rich and original. Here are two of my favorite artists.
What is one thing few people know about you?
I have a real intolerance for pop music…