Archive for October 2013

The next billion euro business in the music industry

If your startup relates in any way to the music industry then this is for you. The accelerator program dedicated to the music industry and hosted by Midemlab is now accepting applications until November 7. This is the 7th edition of the start-up competition which takes place in Cannes next February 1-4. In a nutshell, […]

Partech & Elaia invest €4 Million in automated Video Ad Platform Teads

Partech & Elaia invest €4 Million in automated Video Ad Platform Teads

Teads announced this week that they have taken in €4 Million in funding from Partech Ventures & Elaia Partners, in order to bring its multi-format video ad platform to international markets. Founded in 2011 by Loïc Soubeyrand, Loïc Jaurès, and Olivier Reynaud, the platform operates as an adExchange for publishers, and as a bidding platform […]

The Gravediggers of Innovation

The Gravediggers of Innovation

The following is a guest post by Nicolas Colin, a co-founder at TheFamily and co-author of a report commissioned by the French Government on taxation and the digital economy. The article was originally published in French on his personal blog; you can follow him on Twitter at @Nicolas_Colin It all starts as a sort of informative […]

Leaving his Wellingtons behind, Daniel Waterhouse joins rising European VC Balderton Capital

Balderton Capital announced that they have brought on former General Partner of Wellington Partners Daniel Waterhouse, a move that comes as Balderton Capital continues to grow its European presence. Alongside Accel & Index Partners, Balderton Capital is among the few pan-European VC funds that actually invests pan-European, and the addition of Waterhouse – who has […]

Getting pumped for the HTML5 Developer Conference | Our picks

Following he rise of HTML5 and gamification in the industry, both as a software producer and software consumer, I am particularly intrigued about the following sessions: Intel HTML5 XDK overview + build process.    This session is led by Paul Fischer.  I know Paul and I know the XDK, the reason I would attend this session […]

Cofounder Paddy Cosgrave discusses what makes the Dublin Web Summit special

Web Summit has grown incredibly fast over the last few years to become one of the tech world’s top, can’t miss conferences of the year.  What started out in Dublin as a modest tech event at the height of the financial crisis, has grown into a power-house series of events, with the Dublin Web Summit […]

French Startups: move to Bulgaria and LAUNCHub will give you €200K

LAUNCHub, the seed fund and accelerator program from Sofia, Bulgaria, has opened its fourth application call for financing startups, applications ending on November 3d 2013. Despite originally being reserved to South and Eastern Europe, LAUNCHub is now welcoming startups from all over Europe. Since 2012, LAUNCHub has invested 2 million € in 25 companies situated mainly […]

What every CEO needs to know about data privacy in France

The following is a guest post by Sonia Hadjadj, a French business lawyer who works with expatriates women entrepreneurs and businesses owner. You can connect with her by email [email protected] & twitter @sonia_hdj Last month, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (the CNIL), the French data protection public agency, opened a procedure to impose sanctions to […]

Serious Game Expo’s 9th edition to descend on Lyon November 20th – 21st

S Each year, one of the top conferences on serious games comes to Lyon, namely the The Serious Game Expo which is organized by Imaginove. For all those unfamiliar with what serious gaming is, it is essentially: “Applications developed using video games advanced technology, beyond the dimension of simple entertainment. They combine in fact gaming […]

Leaving the Silicon Valley for the City of Light: Why Vayable set up shop in Paris

Silicon Valley founders have begun to make the trip from San Francisco to Paris more frequently in recent years – in no small part due to the likes of LeWeb and TheFamily – however, very few startups have uplifted their roots in San Francisco and moved to Paris the way founder Jamie Wong and her […]