RadiumOne, moving marketing into real-time

The advertising sector has undergone a fundamental transformation over the last 10+ years. Starting with Google’s adwords to Facebook’s social network/ad platform to Criteo’s leadershing in retargeting, technology and innovation have completely changed the game in advertising. As with Finance, advertising is now moving into the machine-to-machine world, with decisions around media mix moving quickly moving towards automation. We are […]

What Etsy can teach us about company culture

What Etsy can teach us about company culture

Over the weekend I perused Etsy’s IPO filing document. Even though less ubiquitous in Europe, you’re undoubtedly familiar with Etsy: What a compelling business that successfuly positioned itself at the heart of several converging trends: sharing economy, online marketplace growth, e-commerce growth, employment dispersement, individual creativity, etc. The IPO will represent another significant milestone for […]

Paris Founders Event announces 3 Speakers for Jan. 19th to kick off 2015

Paris Founders Event announces 3 Speakers for Jan. 19th to kick off 2015

Paris Founders Event is back! We’ll kick off 2015 with the Winter Edition on January 19th at Le Palais Brongniart, will gathered entrepreneurs, investors, journalist and startup lovers – more than 600 people – for France’s biggest startup meetup. We’re busy interviewing finalists to select the 5 products that will be revealed on stage, but we’re proud to introduce you a few of the founders […]

“Digital Sovereignty” can’t be about an OS “made in France”

The phrase “digital sovereignty” has been all the rage in France since Skyrock CEO Pierre Bellanger first introduced it in 2011: “digital sovereignty is the mastery of our present and our fate as expressed in the use of tech and computer networks”. “No national sovereignty is possible without digital sovereignty. The Internet is a global network entirely […]

France leads the way in Europe in Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators list

Each year global media and information giant Thomson Reuters conducts an extensive study to identify the most innovative countries in the world. While the US, not surprisingly, came out on top with 45 companies on the list and Japan came in second with 28, France came out on top in Europe with 12 companies making […]

IBM’s French R&D lab is paving the way for their new mobile-focused business

When people think about the most dominant tech giants today, many often overlook the granddaddy of them all, IBM. Having evolved profoundly since its founding over 100 years ago and grown into to 430k employee-strong, $100 billion/yr company, IBM continues to be a tech powerhouse, particularly in enterprise products and services (e.g. social enterprise, cloud […]

Minutebuzz in hot water for selling plagiarized love story to Coca Cola

It seems that Shia LaBeouf isn’t the only one getting in trouble for ‘being inspired’ by the works of the others – French viral video site Minutebuzz is in hot water for their most recent viral creation, a video about a young Frenchman who decides to get a last-minute plane ticket to Cancun to surprise […]

Midemlab announces finalists to top music industry competition

Midemlab which takes place each year during top music ecosystem event Midem has an impressive track record as a launch pad for the industry’s most promising startups. With names like The Echo Nest, Songkick, Mobile Backstage and, most impressively, SoundCloud having participated in the competition, Midemlab has proven itself as great platform for startups to […]

The Dublin Startup Scene: A Photo Essay

The following photos were taken by Dan Taylor, cofounder of Heisenberg Media, during a weekend tour in September 2013 organized by the Dublin Tourism Bureau in cooperation with the Dublin Web Summit. The following are his thoughts, opinions, and, above all, his photos. Dublin: the name has become synonymous with European tech. Giant names including […]

Balderton invests in 3D Hubs, a social network for the 3D Printing community

Balderton Capital has invested in the seed round of 3D Hubs, an Amsterdam-based startup which currently boasts the largest network for 3D Printers. Leveraging the roughly 95 percent down time that 3D Printers have in people’s homes and offices, 3D Hubs wants to leverage the fast-growing communities of 3D Printer-owners and 3D makers by creating […]