Archive for September 2012

CNC-Oseo-RIAM can help fund your "image" startup

Although it has existed in its current form since 2007, the CNC-Oséo RIAM call for proposals is still a little-known way of getting funds for projects that deal with the “production, channelling and distribution of interactive or non-interactive images and/or sound, in a linear or non-linear form”. One of our most renowned French startups, Dailymotion, is using […]

Lengow awarded 'International' prize at E-Commerce Paris 2012

Lengow awarded 'International' prize at E-Commerce Paris 2012

Last week Paris welcomed one of the biggest and most successful e-commerce tradeshows / conferences, E-Commerce Paris 2012.  In addition to holding 350 workshops and training sessions, hosting 500 exhibitors, and welcoming over 30k visitors, the organizers of this mega event also make time to honor those firms in e-commerce deemed to be leaders and […]

Paulin Dementhon on the future of P2P Car Sharing

Paulin Dementhon on the future of P2P Car Sharing

Just last week, P2P Car-sharing service Voiturelib announced a fund-raising round of €2 Million – investors included Alven Capital & Index Ventures. The service, which counts 5,000 cars actively available to rent in France alone and more than 50,000 registered users as of September, allows everyday Joe’s like you and me to rent cars from […]

Online advertising still going strong, France well-positioned

Clipperton Finance, a leading corporate finance firm focusing on tech and media, recently published a whitepaper evaluating the trends and opportunities in the online advertising space.  According to Clipperton, online advertising is still going strong, demonstrating robust growth (CAGR 02 – 11 of 24%) which is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.  Not surprisingly, […]

Vive GoogleTV in France!

As promised by Sony Chief, Philippe Citroën, GoogleTV is now available in France. While it is not a nationally recognized jour férié, Google TV wants to invade your home and offer a novel entertainment experience. Via ethernet cable or WIFI, your mundane TV can access the internet on the default web browser, Chrome. The following […]

CEO JB Rudelle calls Criteo a Ninja Turtle on the eve of Series D fundraising

This morning, headlines are buzzing with the announcement of Criteo’s series D fundraising of 30 million euros, led by Softbank Capital, Yahoo! Japan, SAP Ventures, Adams Street, and Bessemer. Previous investors in the French startup include Elaia Ventures, IDInvest Partners, and Index Ventures. This fundraising will put the company ever-closer to the arbitrary burden that […]

Google Indoor Maps now shows FNAC, CDG, Casino & More

Google announced today that their Indoor Maps feature, which first launched showing the Mall of America and other large landmarks, now features select museums, stores & airports in France. Among the list of places available for view is Paris’ Charles De Gaulle airport, supermarkets such as Casino, Carrefour, and Monoprix, major retail stores like FNAC, […]

Rude VC: Pour une France Compétitive

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of perusing France Digitale’s whitepaper “Pour une France compétitive et créatrice d’emplois.” I say pleasure, because I really did enjoy reading the organization’s pragmatic proposal of four concrete measures to include in the upcoming Loi des Finances 2013. For those who are not familiar, France Digitale is a […]

Facebook called to answer for its crimes in France

In the wake of Facegate, Facebook France has been called to answer to the data watchdog CNIL “The national commission for the liberty of data.” The demand was made by ministers Arnaud Montebourg & Fleur Pellerin, in charge of industrial renewal and the digital economy, respectively. Facebook is being asked to address claims that private […]

Hootsuite launches in France; adds Viadeo integration

  Hootsuite, which recently acquired Loic Le Meur’s Seesmic, announced this morning that it is now available in French, adding Viadeo integration to its Social Media Management platform. Hootsuite, used by big brands like McDonalds, Pepsico,Virgin & more, allows social media teams as well as b2c users to manage profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, […]