About Us

We wouldn’t go as far as saying humans are involved in this project, but we are sentient.


A bunch of strange people intent on doing great things

Second is the brainchild of 3 passionate partners with a (very) long track record building, launching and operating service marketplaces. Today we’re a team of diverse (and let’s be honest) very strange individuals. We’re also kind and caring for each other and we’re hell bent on becoming the n°1 solution dedicated to selling services online, through marketplaces and beyond. We’ve directly launched over 100 service oriented marketplaces and therefore we have the experience to back our enthusiasm.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to find out if we’re the right fit for your project, or simply to share your experiences regarding your own service marketplace.


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….


Having either run marketplaces or built them, Arnaud (CTO) Clément (COO) Erik (VP Sales) and Anthoni (he says he’s our CEO) decide to launch Cocolabs in order to help other companies launch their service marketplace. Very quickly the team reaches 50 people with clients throughout the world.


Having built over 160 marketplaces, the 4 partners feel the time is right to provide all developers with a standardized solution to build and operate service marketplaces with. Second is launched, run by Anthoni (CEO), Clément, (COO) and Arnaud (CTO). Erik becomes CEO of Cocolabs (friends forever ❤️).


Within 9 months, 17 companies subscribe to Second, including Thales (8th largest defense contractor), Suez (3rd largest utility provider in the world), GS1 (world barcode organization) and Allianz (world’s largest insurance company). Emboldened by this market validation, we continue pressing forward to building the best performing service marketplace solution in the world.

Second: our daily obsession

Second was designed from the ground up to sell services. The road here has been long and tortuous as originally we ourselves were looking for a solution. After building more than one hundred service marketplaces by hand we were confronted with a hard choice: keep reinventing the wheel or build a solution dedicated to solving this problem. We chose the latter and Second was born.

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Cocorico is now 

Cocorico was an open source demonstrator created by Cocolabs and destined to help companies launch their service marketplace. 5 years after its initial launch, the purpose of Cocorico has been fulfilled: to identify the features and architecture necessary to enable the sale of services through online marketplaces.

Second is the brainchild of several ex-team members at Cocolabs. Our mission is to help companies sell services online. We believe this will happen through marketplaces, simply because:

Service ecommerce will be marketplace native.