Archive for June 2013

With 170K users, Cinemur raises €2 Million for their mobile film discovery platform

Cinemur has announced today a €2 Million round of funding from private investors, which they will use to accelerate the growth of their mobile app, as well as develop their B2B offer. The iPhone app racked up 200K downloads and 170K registered users in just 5 months, an impressive growth for a French-language application, and […]

Get 50 Free business cards when you sign up for the July Paris Founders Event today!

Get 50 Free business cards when you sign up for the July Paris Founders Event today!

Rude Baguette is excited to announce the next date for the Paris Founders Event, July 23rd, which will take place at Delaville Café. This will be the third edition of the event, which has attracted 100+ founders to our open-bar, open buffet networking event. In addition, we are excited to announce that, the UK-base […]

‘Google Reader alternative with a brain’ NOOWIT going live July 1st

‘Google Reader alternative with a brain’ NOOWIT going live July 1st

With Google Reader officially closing up shop on July 1st, users are scrambling to look for alternatives.  As Techcrunch recently highlighted, nothing will entirely replace users’ beloved Google Reader, however there are alternatives out there. That being said, none of these alternatives have managed to fully replicate the most positive aspects of the Google Reader […]

Rude VC: Tech Designers – Hurry over to London by July 10

No, this is not an encouragement to would-be fiscal exiles or pigeons. Nor do I have any specific conference or startup networking event in mind as I write this. In fact, the reason has nothing to do with tech, at least not in a directly obvious way. It’s about an art exhibition. Specifically, Shiro Kuramata, […]

These 2 SNCF changes demonstrate how threatened they are by incoming competition

Earlier this year, we wrote about SNCF’s Porte-à-Porte service (literally, “door-to-door”), which the train company began testing in Aix-en-Provence, allowing train travelers to order a taxi to the departing train station, as well as from the arriving train station. One of many ways in which SNCF has been preparing for the incoming competition later this […]

4 Essential Tech Events for Startups this Fall, all happening at the same time

Spring conference season is almost wrapped up in Europe for the summer. From early February to late June, tech conferences, startup competitions, and networking festivals have taken place all over Europe. Some were good. Some were bad. Many of us have made notes for next year, or missed out on surprisingly valuable conferences, and are […]

StackOverflow is giving away 3 last-minute tickets to Paris Founders Event tonight!

This evening Rude Baguette is welcoming 100+ Founders to the Paris Founders Event, our monthly networking event for Startup Founders. Bootstrapped & funded, CEOs and CTOs, we’re happy to provide a place for founders to discuss their problems, give feedback, and share their experiences with the only people who go through the same issues as […]

ICT Spring Europe: Industry Expo or Startup Conference?

Last week I spent two days in Luxembourg attending the ICT Spring Europe event. The event featured talks from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, EA and Digital Chocolate founder Trip Hawkins, as well as at least 30-50 startups pitching and exhibiting in the giant LuxExpo exhibition hall. Speakers, exhibitors, and other distinguished guests were invited to […]

IBM to set up big presence in Lille, creating 750 new jobs

After announcing that they’ll be laying off 13% of their French workforce by the end of 2014, IBM will announce some positive news later today, finally giving the French government reason to cheer. According to initial reports in Le Figaro, IBM is set to announce that they will open a top-notch service center in Lille’s […]

Startupbootcamp’s MobilityXL offers chance for $1 million loan to scale your startup

Arguably Europe’s top accelerator program, Startupbootcamp, is making a final call for applicants to its newest installment, Copenhagen-based MobilityXL. Interested startups focusing on mobile and related technologies and solutions, will need to apply by June 30th. The ten most promising applicants will be selected to participate in a 3-month accelerator program at The Orbit in […]