#FrenchTechFriday: don’t travel alone with Onsenvol

This is not a meeting app, yet you meet people. This is not a travel app, yet you travel. It’s a matching app but not for romantic purposes. Meet Onsenvol (“we’re flying off”), a French startup to end lonely travel.   The need for a travel buddy Many don’t want to travel alone. There are […]

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY: the blockchain crusade of 808 Labs

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY: the blockchain crusade of 808 Labs

  [UPDATE: 50 million tokens are on public sale starting April 10th 2018] In times when wealth is in the hands of a few giant groups, some aim to use blockchain to give back power to individuals. French startup 808Labs may have found the way to correct the economic imbalance.   Internet started with a […]

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY: Five friends launch Fintech start-up Ticoon right out of school

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY: Five friends launch Fintech start-up Ticoon right out of school

    Never underestimate what you can do with a bunch of friends. It is such a bunch that created fintech start-up Ticoon right out of business school, well almost out.   Sébastien Bergès, Gatien Cantais, Mathieu Mhun, Antoine Grimal and Niels Rolland were all in the same preparatory class in Toulouse. Entering different Business […]

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY : Get together with Linkjuice.io

[UPDATE 25/09/18: Linkjuice.io become Getfluence.com] “Lean” is the way for many startups nowadays. “Build it and they’ll come” and update it along the way. For Marc de Zordo, CEO of Linkjuice.io, it’s quite the opposite: make sure the concept is sound before releasing it. Then it’s no surprise that it has rocketed since its launch […]

FRENCHTECHFRIDAY : Freelancers now get to Shine

  [UPDATE 04/09/18: All is well for Shine that just succeeded in raising 8 million Euros] French freelancers are getting a nudge from the French government. More freelancers means less unemployement. Becoming a freelancer is meant to be easy for all. As it turns out, the paperwork is still a hassle and a designated bank […]

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY: Lunchtime gets revamped with CoLunching

Lunchtime in France is a landmark. Forget the quick sandwich, the half-filled Bento, in France you sit down and enjoy a good meal. And you meet people! Even more now that you have CoLunching.   Social network for friendly lunches   It all started as a simple Facebook page, back in 2012. Sonia, a freelancer, […]

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY: Show your skills with Amazjob

Not every day, do you get to witness the debut of a new startup. Yet, this is the case for Amazjob, a French Tech startup that launched its platform just a few weeks ago. And it could be a game changer.   “We all have skills, why not share them?”   This is the basis […]

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY: Why France’s startups can no longer “Pitch”

A strange battle is taking place in France right now. A cake maker is threatening startups of legal action for using the word “pitch”. This could seem like a comical slip-up if it weren’t, in fact, tragic for France’s image abroad.   Pasquier vs Startups The “startup nation” is taking an unexpected blow. Keen to […]

VC industry in Italy: Among the bleak reality of numbers and a pinch of optimism

By Philippe de Marsac   The last State of European Tech Report ( by Atomico) offers an unrelenting warning on Italy. Despite its $1.85T GDP, the country has not yet been able to generate a venture ecosystem compared to its true potential. It has invested only $3/capita (vs. $123 in Sweden and $45/capita in France). […]

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY: Enter pro-gaming with esport-management.

    E-sports is not just play. Training is intensive both solo and in team. Balancing schedules, competitions and career management is not obvious for young players. Two ex-players Tristan Berguer and Guillaume Golfieri had the perfect insights and came up with a solution: Esport-management.   Rush   Tristan and Guillaume don’t waste time. They […]