Archive for September 2013

Top founders conference the IdeaLab! inspiring entrepreneurs on October 11th/12th

For over 10 years, the IdeaLab!, which is Europe’s largest student led founders’ conference, has served as a key forum for the exchange of experiences and idea for top tech entrepreneurs from around the globe. Each year the organizers strive to create a ‘unique and uncomplicated’ environment for participants to share, learn, and connect with other experienced […]

With 1M€ from Elaia Partners, Sensorly launches its new mobile app and website

With 1M€ from Elaia Partners, Sensorly launches its new mobile app and website

Independent, crowdsourced mobile coverage maps makes the pulse of any geek speed up. Sensorly has tackled this challenge by creating an app that seamlessly, and in the background, records your location, your network strength, and sends it anonymized to the gigantic database that Sensorly has created out of all that data. Why do consumers install […]

Cycling for charity, 70 techies depart from Paris for a 200km, 2-day ride to London

Cycling for charity, 70 techies depart from Paris for a 200km, 2-day ride to London

This morning’s 7AM Eurostar from London to Paris may have been filled with more than just your typical commuters and tourists. That’s because 70 London-based techies/founders piled into the train to cross the Chunnel to Paris, all in order to cycle back to London by Sunday evening. This is the second edition of TechBkers, and they’re […]

Wired 2013 once again showcasing the future on October 17th & 18th in London

This coming October 17th & 18th Wired, together with Telefonica, will host the third edition of its flagship event WIRED 2013, which gathers pioneering speakers from around the world to stimulate debate, spread ideas and showcase the future. Keeping true to the values of their much-celebrated magazine, Wired strives with their top conference to expand […]

Paris finally gets on board with Growth Hacking – first meeting sees 150 attend

I attended Wednesday evening an excellent meet up about the hot topic of the moment: growth hacking. The meet up was held by The Family one of Paris’ newest and fanciest accelerators. Despite being a very accurate, well documented resumé of the variety of articles out there, as first event of this type the meet […]

5 Tools & Tips to help you take better care of your users

Last week the blog covered how most software companies do not care about their users. Amidst the feedback stood a great question: “ok so which tools can I use to better care for my customers?” Before we dive into tools and techniques you can use to build a better customer, a disclaimer:  I am voluntarily […]

Netatmo releases a connected thermostat, a European ‘Nest’ with French Design

French company Netatmo is going full force this year. After their debut at CES 2013 and the launch of their personal weather station, the company just launched a new connected Thermostat for the home. Built from a plexiglass block, the Thermostat was designed by Philippe Starck and strikes as a beautiful piece of hardware. The […]

[Report] H1 2013 European Tech; France tops in deal flow, Germany tops in investment size, the UK slips

Clipperton Finance has released[pdf] their quarterly report on the European Private Equity & Venture Capital, in collaboration with Digimind, looking at over 200 venture deals in Q2 2013 alone across Europe. The report, which looks at IT, Life Sciences & CleanTech investments, gives a broad overview of the ecosystems, excluding out investments under $500K as […]

Game Connection brings the Games Industry to the City of Light | December 3rd-5th

The European edition of Game Connection’s leading games industry event is coming back to Paris this December 3rd – 5th.  With a change of venue and a fully multi-track and multi-platorm event, Game Connection is continuing to evolve its experience for participants.  This year, the event will be held at the Paris Docks (which will […]

The new €60M media fund from Google is already making waves, but not all good.

French media has had some drama of its own this month. Journal Du Net released its report on fake contributors, who infiltrated comment threads and even acted as ‘analysts’ and contributing authors on publications including LesEchos, L’Express, Le Plus & even JournalDuNet itself;.media have been quick to erase, apologize and move on – we here on […]