Archive for June 2012

Jirafe – yet another US company who does their R&D in France

When was the last time you heard about a US start-up building an operation in France and considering this as an asset? Usually you hear about French entrepreneurs moving abroad, but not American companies building offices in Paris; and those who do mostly consider this a necessary constraint, but not a strategic decision for their […]

Curioos rolls out lower prices and iPhone cases for their digital art store

Curioos rolls out lower prices and iPhone cases for their digital art store

Curioos has been pushing along with we last talked to him back in January. The Digital Art Factory, which allows users to buy professional prints from independent digital artists, has recently rolled out its Spring Collection, curated by blogger/trendmaker Eleonor Bridge. Curioos prints all the art themselves in their art studio located just south of […]

Rude VC: How do VC's calculate valuations in Europe?

Rude VC: How do VC's calculate valuations in Europe?

The question I am asked most frequently by European entrepreneurs I know is: “How much is my company worth ?” I’ll pull a Henry Kissinger and answer a slightly different and more precise question, which is that of how VC’s in Europe calculate valuations of tech companies. Even if it’s more precise, the answer still […]

MongoDB Paris is coming June 14th – Win Two Free Tickets from us this week!

10Gen is bringing its MongoDB conference series to France, and The Rude Baguette’s got two tickets to give away to MongoDB enthusiasts and amateurs. The event will be held in both English AND French, so there’s something for the whole family – and by “the whole family” I mean the developer community. The event is […]

Come One and All for DojoBoost's June Founders Event!

It’s time for DojoBoost’s monthly Founders’ Event, which will be held on June 26th at the DojoLoft (14, rue Gaston de Caillavet in the 15th arrondissement).  The event, held each month by DojoBoost and sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is a great opportunity for founders and other thought leaders in the tech community to come together for a […]

Web2Day Wrap-Up – Fleur Pellerin, Collaborative Consumption, & $22 Billion

I had the wonderful pleasure not only to be a media partner, but to speak at Web2Day in Nantes last week, and the first thing I’d like to say is that, once again, Nantes punches above its weight class. This two-day event featured startups from all over France, speakers from all backgrounds, and they even […]

Lean Startup Machine Paris tickets open with great Mentors lined up!

This Week the Lean Startup Machine, a weekend event which encourages education about the lean startup methodology, opened fifty early bird tickets to its first event Paris. The event series, similar to Startup Weekend in its grassroots adopting around the world, focuses less on product development and more on customer development and validating hypotheses. To help […]

Registration Now Open for First Ever "Hack Days Transilien"

SNCF Transilien (SNCF’s suburban train services) annnounced today the opening of registrations for their first hackathon, Hack Days, which will be held from June 8 – 10 at La Cantine.  To give you a little extra incentive to sign-up, 10k€ in prize money will be awarded (6k€ for 1st place and 4k€ for 2nd place). […]

KissKissBankBank – The startup from Europe­ that got cloned by Kickstarter

KissKissBankBank is one of the oldest crowdfunding websites in the world. The idea was loosely based on SellABand, who were the first one ever. They started seriously working on the idea 6 months before Kickstarter. What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding comes in four flavors: P2P lending, philanthropy, rewards, and microventure. They are in the most popular […]