About The Rude Baguette

The Rude Baguette – France’s Startup Blog – is an English-language publication covering the French tech market. Whether it’s breaking news on French Startups, providing insight into the French Government, or covering news related to companies like Google, Apple, Orange, or Amazon, the Rude Baguette provides visibility and access into the French tech market. The Rude Baguette strives not only to provide readers with the latest facts, figures & announcements, but to provide analysis and an informed opinion on topics related to the technology sector.

The Rude Baguette Team

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Web Summit 2013Liam Boogar
– Cofounder, CEO & Editor - Cofounder of the Rude Baguette, Liam Boogar is originally from the Silicon Valley. Since his move to Paris in 2010, Liam has become a thought leader on the European Startup Ecosystem, being interviewed in online, TV, and radio all over the world. He has spoken at Europe’s top technology events, and animates the Paris startup scene through the Rude Baguette blog and events.

Contact: liam@rudebaguette.com || @LiamBoogar  || Linkedin

Trista-BridgesTrista Bridges - Cofounder, Columnist -  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.

Contact: trista@rudebaguette.com || @TristaBridges  || Linkedin

1133f2b (1)Bruno Vaz Moço Columnist - Originally from Lisbon, Bruno studied Business Administration majoring in Strategy with a minor in Innovation and Technology. In 2013 he moved to Paris to finish his master program at ESCP-Europe. With a curious spirit Bruno is always on the lookout for new life enriching experiences, from guest speaker in national AIESEC conferences, to volunteering in India, or piano performances in Spain. His guiding value is individual integrity and he is passionate about tech entrepreneurship with special focus on wearable hardware.

Contact: bruno@rudebaguette.com || @brunovazmoco  || Linkedin

Mark-Bivens

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.

Contact: rudevc@markbivens.com || @MarkBivens  || Linkedin