Archive for May 2013

How & Why Box acquired Martin Destagnol’s Folders pre-launch and What is coming next

Allow me to introduce you the French startup Reedian, run by and owned solely by Martin Destagnol, founder and former CEO of Plyce. Reedian is a software company which has one flagship app, Folders. The unlaunched product calls itself “the most elegant client for your cloud storage,” which included a PDF viewer, a music player, […]

DragonBox continues its mathematics learning revolution with Dragonbox 12+

DragonBox continues its mathematics learning revolution with Dragonbox 12+

The education revolution is gaining momentum online, with MOOCs and startups like Coursera getting more and more people and universities to join in. Breakthroughs on earlier education are however still very few. French-Norwegian startup We Want To Know is focused on K-12 education, and is revolutionizing the way mathematics can be learned – though once […]

International game leaders take stage at SNJV’s Webgame Conference on June 19-20th

International game leaders take stage at SNJV’s Webgame Conference on June 19-20th

For the fourth consecutive year, the Webgame conference will host leaders from the global gaming world here in Paris. Organized again this year by SNJV and taking place at Microsoft France’s campus, the length of the conference has been expanded this year to 2 days, offering more lectures, panels and networking panels than in previous […]

Cookening opens up to the public to turn your home into a restaurant

Today, Paris startup Cookening has opened up its “Airbnb for your kitchen” to the public, allowing anyone to taste the fine local cuisine of their neighbor or a local. Founded by CEO Cedric Giorgi (30€/meal to eat at his Paris apartment), CTO Sebastien Guignot(25€/meal) and CPO Julien Pelletier, the Paris startup has been in private alpha […]

Uber B2B, bringing together the best of Europe’s B2B ecosystem in Berlin on June 17th

June 17th will see the first Uber B2B conference come to Berlin. Uber B2B seeks to bring together B2B software, web, IT and hardware entrepreneurs and executives from top mid-sized / multinational corporations to collaborate, network and identify new opportunities to work together. For startups, there’s lots of opportunity to get in front of big […]

Announcing the Paris Founders Event – June 25th – Get your tickets now!

After last week’s very successful first edition, we are excited to announce the next Paris Founders Event, which will take place Tuesday June 25th at 7:30PM at Delaville Café. The event, a founders-only networking event with an open bar and open buffet of food, is brought to you with great thanks by Index Ventures, Schibsted, Ftopia, […]

Pinterest isn’t just looking for a Country Manager in France, they’re already here.

Female-friendly social network Pinterest already announced earlier this month that after their big push in the UK, France was up next – according to this job post that appeared this week, “next” is now. The standard Country Manager position, Pinterest is looking for someone with a strong social media background and the ability to research […]

With 3.1M€ lead by Ventech, find out how StickyAdsTV became a Top 10 video property in France overnight

Comscore released their monthly report on web traffic and video property traffic from April 2013, and it seems that there is quite a bit of fluctuation in the video traffic space. Dailymotion’s month got even more rough – fresh off a severe rejection by Yahoo who in-turn acquired Tumblr (rebound acquisition much?) – the French […]

With Yahoo in the rear-view, Dailymotion’s got plenty of new suitors. All of them French.

From this side of the Atlantic, you can almost see what could have been a huge win for French startups – Tumblr’s been purchased for $1.1 Billion and, while no one’s sure whether Yahoo! will make a Flickr out of Tumblr, or a Tumblr out of Flickr, the fact remains that Dailymotion has been left […]

“Social Collaboration” becoming more common in European companies, but still a ways to go

A study recently released by leading French IT consulting and analysis group Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), found that social collaboration has started to make significant inroads into the European corporate world. Some 60% of the companies they surveyed in Germany, France and the UK stated that their companies have taken a first step to launch […]