Founded in 2013, Arkose develops urban and eco-responsible living spaces designed around the practice of boulder climbing. The group supports its blockparks with a range of related activities to offer a global offer called “Arkose & co” (catering and yoga areas, kids zones, climbing shops, but also a brand of climbing equipment and clothing through its subsidiary Snap and local breweries through its subsidiary Oskare). The company, which currently operates 13 establishments with 100,000 monthly visitors and employs more than 200 people, has federated a growing community of practitioners in France (Paris intramural, Ile-de-France, Bordeaux, Lyon, Massy, Marseille, Genevois and Tours). Fans looking for urban living spaces that combine sports and catering, offering moments of conviviality and sharing, all in a premium setting.
Grégoire de Belmont
Graduate engineer from Grenoble INP (1998) and holder of a Master of Science degree from the IFP School in economics and marketing, Grégoire began his career at Renault as Cost Manager, then joined Thomson multimedia as TV Europe product manager. He became the CMO of Prima Europe in 2006. He held the position of CMO and then COO at Akira from 2008 to 2015. In 2014, he joined Steve, Samy and Lyes in the development of the Arkose group.
After obtaining his engineering degree in management and industrial logistics from IPSA in 2007, Lyes Mekesser joined the Neurones group as a business engineer. In 2014, he joined Steve, Samy and Grégoire in the development of the Arkose group.
A graduate in innovation and entrepreneurship, Samy Camarzana began his career as a business engineer, then head of business unit, before finally taking up the position of Key Account Manager at Neurones. He initiated the development of the Arkose group in 2013.