#FRENCHTECHDRIDAY: Ride with Horsealot

If there ever were a large worldwide community, it’s the family of horse-riders. Beyond borders and generations, whether for leisure or work, the horse-man bond has always been very strong. Yet, horse riders are scattered and it’s not easy to meet. That was before French Tech startup Horsealot came along. Alexandra Martel started riding at age 8. As […]

French Tech Friday: The Swello Story

French Tech Friday: The Swello Story

How a summer break idea is tackling the big names in Social Media Management Tools (SMMT)   Meet Jonathan Noble, a 22-year-old French entrepreneur. Seven years ago (yep, your math is right), while in high school, he noticed his tweets were gathering more engagement when posted during school hours. Back in 2010, with no smartphone […]

[Interview] Bigpoint CEO Khaled Helioui "Successful games = strong communities"

[Interview] Bigpoint CEO Khaled Helioui "Successful games = strong communities"

Bigpoint Games, which was founded in Hamburg by Heiko Hubertz in 2002, was one of the early leaders in online, browser-based games. Over the years the company has been through many twists and turns. A couple of years ago, France’s Khaled Helioui, a lifelong games enthusiast and pro-gamer, with a finance and private equity background, became […]

[Interview] Guy Maugis, President of Bosch France "In the connectivity business, there is a new '3S': sensors, software, and services"

Although consumer-oriented connected devices have gotten most of the attention in recent years, a clearer picture of the future of IoT, where the both the ‘IoT ecosystem’ as well as ‘Industrial Internet’ as the principal drivers of our connected future, is starting to take shape. Bosch, is one of the principal global leaders of this […]

[Interview] Yseop’s revolutionary approach to turning data into intelligent text

Throughout the July / August vacation period, the Rude Baguette will be running a series of interviews with some of France’s top and rising startups, where their founders give us more insight into their business, their future plans and what sets them apart from the rest. In our first installment we talk with CEO of […]

[Interview] locateit by shrd. brings the Connected Car to everyone

Throughout the July / August vacation period, the Rude Baguette will be running a series of interviews with some of France’s top and rising startups, where their founders give us more insight into their business, their future plans and what sets them apart from the rest. In this installment, we talk with shrd. Founder Michel […]

Big Data innovator Expernova wins the ‘Worldwide Innovation Challenge’

The worldwide innovation challenge that grew out the French government’s ‘Innovation 2030’ commission has come to a close, and Montpellier-based, Expernova has emerged as one of the big winners in the Big Data category. Started in 2008 by Pascal Magnier and Clément Penin, Expernova is a platform focused on the science and technology space, which provides any collaborators […]

Founder Interview: Focusmatic cofounder Amirhossein Malekzadeh discusses customer trust and the value of flexibility

Throughout the month of August, the Rude Baguette will be running a series of interviews with some of France’s top and rising entrepreneurs, where they’ll share their reflections on their year thus far, their plans through the end of the year and how they manage their businesses through the August down period. In the final […]

Founder Interview: Ezakus’ Christophe Camborde discusses their expansion and balancing the short and long-term vision

    Throughout the month of August, the Rude Baguette will be running a series of interviews with some of France’s top and rising entrepreneurs, where they’ll share their reflections on their year thus far, their plans through the end of the year and how they manage their businesses through the August down period. In […]

Founder Interview: tinyclues founder David Bessis on their big launch year and the importance of the team

  Throughout the month of August, the Rude Baguette will be running a series of interviews with some of France’s top and rising entrepreneurs, where they’ll share their reflections on their year thus far, their plans through the end of the year and how they manage their businesses through the August down period. In this […]