The Rude Baguette is France’s first English-language news site covering startups, tech, and innovation. Created in 2011 by Silicon Valley natives, the Rude Baguette provides a one-stop news source for a global audience interested in the French startup scene. Written entirely by Anglophones with expertise in various aspects of the startup scene, The Rude Baguette shows the best of what France has to offer, and encourages the growth of the French startup scene.
The Rude Baguette Team
Liam Boogar – Editor - The Founder of the Rude Baguette, Liam Boogar is a Silicon Valley native, who moved out to Paris in 2011. He wear various hats in the startup ecosystem at various times. He organizes community events like Startup Weekend Paris or the Founders Event. He mentors startups at the Dojoboost startup accelerator and throughout France. He also works with startups as a market specialist, helping French startups launch in the US.
Trista Bridges - Writer - An experienced executive in strategy, market analysis, and business operations, she is passionate about enabling companies to achieve market leadership and transformational growth. Highly global, multi-dimensional background having worked across various geographies and industries, including consumer businesses, consulting, financial services, enterprise data management, and executive education. Trista is highly passionate about startups in the consumer space, especially gaming, mobile, and mobile commerce startups.
Mark Bivens - Columnist - The resident “Rude VC” at the Rude Baguette, Mark Bivens is a former silicon valley entrepreneur, having started three companies before “turning to the dark side.” He has been working as a VC in France since 2001. Currently the director associate at the Paris-Based venture capital firm Truffle Capital, You can read more on his blog at http://markbivens.com.
Nicolas Metzke - Columnist – The Co-founder at Hypeed & wheretoget.it, Mosaic Lab and Ciao, Nicolas’ half-German, half-French background provides him with a unique point of view on the French startup scene. He previously worked with Apple, Gemini Consulting and i+o, and currently blogs on metzke.fr. He has a passion for entrepreneurship, start-ups, sports and is interested in Fashion & Design.