About Leila

About Me


CEO of Idée Inc. Creators of TinEye, the world’s first web scale reverse image search engine.

I am a bit obsessed with large scale image search.

Interested in: big data, strtups, hackathons, photography, technology, running, surfing, motorcycling and bourbon.

I am a wildlife defender and vegetarian. Love travel as “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” [Mark Twain]

Although I have completed numerous marathons and 50K trail races, I am a novice ultra runner. I am working toward completing a 100 miler one day (soon).

I live in Toronto. I put my pants on one leg at a time, I build stuff & I never leave the house without my camera.

My projects:

  • HackDays – a monthly, cross canada hacking event bringing together developers, hackers and awesome APIs.
  • WeAreTOTech – featuring Toronto’s tech and startup community
  • hohoTO – making the world suck a little less by team fundraising >$50,000 per year for the Toronto FoodBank

Find me on Flickr or  Twitter. I can be reached at lb (at) tineye.com


Leila Boujnane is CEO of TinEye.
Leila Boujnane = large scale image search using image recognition. She leads the team that built and released the world’s first reverse image search engine (TinEye) and launched the world’s first cloud based image recognition APIs. Changed the world of image search.
She is a startup founder with a decade of software development and technology experience. She is a supporter of Canada’s startup community and a search innovation leader who has received the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance award for innovation and leadership.
Leila has been featured in various publications including Canadian Business, the Globe and Mail, the Financial Post, Fast Company, The New York Times, CBC, The Guardian for her work in image search. When not working you can find her organizing hardware and software hackathons across North America and working with young entrepreneurs.
Leila is a novice ultra runner and a terrible photographer.

Her blog: http://www.hyperbio.net
Twitter: @leilaboujnane


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