The team behind the WOW checkout

Acquire is on a mission to empower online merchants of all sizes with an elevated checkout solution. Small business owners work hard to provide their best products and services to shoppers; the checkout should be the easiest part of the process. We want the checkout to serve your business and be an unforgettable experience.

Read how co-founders Florent and Maxime launched Acquire.

Florent Breton

CEO & Co-Founder

Florent is an entrepreneur at heart and leads business strategy, operations, and fundraising for Acquire. He brings more than fifteen years of business operations and management experience across a range of industries.

He holds an MBA from the London Business School and Columbia Business School.

Elle McCann

Video Content Editor

Elle McCann has been listed as a Shopify Expert for over eight years and in that time has created over 170+ Shopify stores. She is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow their online business without the overwhelm.

Elle has a BFA in web development and lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and three dogs.

Maxime Pruvost

CTO & Co-Founder

Max oversees Acquire’s global product vision and software development. He has extensive knowledge of the e-commerce sector and over ten years of experience with SaaS solutions for businesses. With three start-ups under his belt, Max has expertise and passion in building excellent user-friendly solutions that enhance online shopping.

Max has a master’s degree in computer science from SUPINFO (Paris, France).

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

Content Editor

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun is an international communications consultant and storyteller who has established the foundational voice and messaging for start-ups in Asia, Africa, and the US. She is an award-winning writer, a former Inc.com columnist, and the author of two books: Start, Love, Repeat and Let There d.light.

Dorcas has a BA in communication and an MA in sociology from Stanford University.

Teppo Kauppinen

VP of Engineering

Teppo leads engineering at Acquire. He is passionate about web development and back-end technologies with a focus on SaaS. Teppo masters the entire software development flow from development, DevOps, Cloud infrastructure to machine learning.

Teppo earned a Bachelor of Engineering from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki, Finland)

Luc Vandesype

Lead Front End

Luc brings over 20 years of experiences as a full stack engineer in web agencies, e-commerce websites and startups environment. At Acquire, he leads the Front End developments and ensures smooth integration with our back end infrastructure.

Edmund Louie

Software Engineer

Edmund holds a key role in our backend infrastructure: he specializes in JavaScript development for SaaS environments.

He holds a BS from UCLA and extended his javascript skillset graduating from Hack Reactor.

Looking for an unforgettable experience?

Bring your passion and skills to Acquire. Be part of a team that pursues excellence, empowerment, and collaboration.

Based in San Francisco and Montreal. But also everywhere else around the world.

Acquire’s home is San Francisco, with growing operations in Montreal, Canada. In both cities, the team enjoys premium office space and amenities.

Team members can also work from wherever they’re based.

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Who’s backing us

Acquire has raised $1.7 million of pre-seed investment from multinational venture capitalists and angel investors.

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