Web Summit 2015: 10 things you need to know!

The Web Summit, also called “the Davos of geeks” (Bloomberg) welcomed 42000 people from 134 countries, 2141 startups, 1000 investors, 1231 journalists, almost 200,000 tweets and of course, a dozen sheep! 1)  2015 changes, learning from 5 years Web Summit 650+ meetings during mentor hours for investors to advise startups on their challenges Startup University: […]

Europe’s position on data protection: The story of a huge gap between ideal and reality

Europe’s position on data protection: The story of a huge gap between ideal and reality

It is not always easy to see a clear line in the difficult relationship Europe maintains with its core values and data protection policies. The current development aims to point out contradictions on the European fight for increased data protection and to give a sense of responsibility to our governments when it comes to protecting […]

Right to be forgotten: CNIL and Google’s arm wrestling match is only the symptom of a deeper disease

Right to be forgotten: CNIL and Google’s arm wrestling match is only the symptom of a deeper disease

We often say, « the truth lies somewhere in between ». That’s exactly what applies to the arguments put forward in the battle the Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés (CNIL), a French independent authority in charge of data regulation, is fighting with Google for the implementation of the « right to be forgotten ». The […]

Logmatic.io raises $1m, marking the first investment for ISAI's Seed Club

Last month, ISAI not only announced the closing of their ISAI Venture II fund, but also announced that they were taking their first foray into seed-stage investing through their newly created ‘Seed Club‘. Via Seed Club, ISAI plans to co-invest with angels who are already investors in their principal fund(s) in 5-6 seed stage startups per year. The first […]

Privacy Advocate Tristan Nitot on France's surveillance law "This law is a major step towards a police state"

With all the data that the IoT and Connected Hardware revolution will generate, securing these devices as well as all the information they utilize and generate is increasingly becoming a concern.  Add to that the increasing level of electronic / internet surveillance by governments around the world, ensuring the protection of our devices and data poses a formidable […]

Evercontact raises $1 million from AXA to boost its international presence

AXA Strategic Ventures which launched earlier this year has opted to make one of its first investments in Evercontact, a cloud-based service which extracts contact information in emails and shares and updates them automatically. Evercontact’s fully automated service resolves the challenge of keeping a comprehensive and update to date contact list. To do this, Evercontact scans […]

Jahia: At the forefront of Enterprise digital transformation

One of our official sponsors our March 28th edition of the Paris Startup Job Fair is clearly one of Europe’s prophetic tech successes. Jahia has steadily growing over the last 12 years to emerge as a leader in the increasingly important user experience platform space. One could describe them as prophetic as 12 years ago they […]

Digital surpasses written press to become #2 advertising channel in France

The dominance of online advertising has been predicted for some time, but it looks like it’s finally reaching it’s coming of age in France. For the first time ever, advertising via digital media has overtake the press to become the #2 advertising channel in France, as found in a recent study by PwC. According to the study, Internet […]

be2bill's and Converteo's 2015 Barometer highlights top online payment trends in France

Fast growing payment solution be2bill launched their 2015 online payments barometer last week in conjunction with digital strategy consulting firm Converteo (part of ADLP Digital).  The barometer looked at 174 e-commerce sites in France across 5 sectors:  entertainment/culture/high-tech, tourism and travel, fashion (clothing and accessories), home decoration, and services. Here were the big takeaways: 1) The number […]

My five takeaways from LeWeb Conference

My five takeaways from LeWeb Conference 2014: The sharing economy is already impressive, and we ain’t seen nothing yet. Bitcoin has fallen out of favor, for now, and hence is probably a good contrarian play. Japan tech is the ultimate contrarian play. Expect the unexpected when a French politician takes the stage. Meditation is the […]