Archive for May 2012

MyBee: Intelligent payments the easy way

Wessel Kooyman uses his startup assessment criteria on Mybee, looking at their team, problem/solution, competitive landscape, strengths & weaknesses, as well as sharing what we hopes to see them accomplish in the next six months.

European Entrepreneurs: Make your board work for you

European Entrepreneurs: Make your board work for you

VC's often dominate the boards of European startups, certainly in terms of influence if not in full legal voting majority. Board composition in European companies is closely correlated with the company's corporate form.

Brussels says CheckThis and the US says "Yes, Sir!"

Brussels says CheckThis and the US says "Yes, Sir!"

Aptly described as being in between a blog post and nothing, CheckThis has been on a roller coaster ride ever since it was accepted into Seedcamp earlier this year. Find out about its imminent fund-raising, it's Brussels history, and it's New York future!

SFR's new CEO gets ready to beat back Free Mobile

Michel Combes, former CEO of Vodafone, takes the helm at SFR. At 50 years of age, he has tons of telecom experience, including a long stint at France Telecom. SFR has been battered in the market by Free Mobile. They lost 200,000 clients in the first two months after Free’s launch. Free Mobile covers 30% of […]

We've got two tickets to Web2Day in Nantes | May31st-1st

A while back, the Rude Baguette announced a partnership with Web2Day, a two-day tech event in Nantes, and today our readers will be seeing the fruits of that partnership. Web2Day is offering two free tickets (a €100 value) to Rude Baguette readers. Two of our writers will be there during the event – I might […]

HeyCrowd has seen 400% growth since LeWeb with 30K+ Polls created

Social polling platform HeyCrowd has always been a pasttime favorite of mine – upon launching the application, I am instantly posed questions. When I like them, I answer, and try to see whether my answer was the most voted. When I don’t like the question, I just skip it and go to the next one […]

The French Cloud – It's the cloud, but French.

Andromède is an effort led by the French government and funded via "le grand emprunt" at a cost of 75€million to create a French cloud computing solution. The initial rationale for the project was rooted in national security issues, namely that under French law certain types of information must be held within France - this rationale has since evolved.

Twitter's developer series "Tea Time" comes to Paris June 16th

The twitter developer series “Tea time” has lined up Paris as its next target in a ‘world tour’ of developer courting. The event, occurring June 16th, will feature Parisian startups who have integrated twitter into their product, and will also be giving the rundown on how to best make use of the twitter API, and […]

LeBridge announces 10 startups it will be Caravaning from Paris to London

This past week, LeBridge announced that it will be introducing ten French startups to the London startup scene for two days at the end of may. The startups will be introduced to top London accelerators (Seedcamp and Springboard), coworking spaces (Campus London and Innovation Warehouse), and VCs (Index Ventures and ProFounders Capital). LeBridge quietly opened […]

The Tech All Stars competition is sending European startups to LeWeb, Founders Forum, and more!

The EU Commission is the latest to announce a competition for European Startups. A two-day program in London, Tech All Stars will pick twelve startups to receive all the benefits and connections that the EU Commission has in the tech/finance industry.