Archive for October 2013

Singular University’s Vivek Wadhwa talks innovation in Paris Oct. 18th

Paris accelerator TheFamily will welcome Vivek Wadhwa, VP of R&D at Singular University, to speak on October 18th in Paris. The author of ”The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent,” Wadhwa has lectured in Stanford, Duke & Emory, and  is a regular columnist for The Washington Post & the Wall […]

Open Innovation Forum to prove Russia’s will of being key part of the game changing economy

Open Innovation Forum to prove Russia’s will of being key part of the game changing economy

From the 31 October to the 2nd of November there will be held in Moscow Russia the second edition of the Open Innovation Forum a 2 days-long event centered around the ideas of innovation and disruptive technologies which power the new game changing dynamics in industry and economy. This second edition has invited France as […]

Commerce Guys & Paymill partner to bring easy payments to Drupal Commerce

Commerce Guys & Paymill partner to bring easy payments to Drupal Commerce

Paymill & Commerce Guys announced this week that the online payments platform will now be available on Drupal Commerce, the Drupal-based e-commerce platform developed by Commerce Guys. For Drupal Commerce users, this means being able to choose Paymill as the online payments provider for their checkout process; for e-shoppers on Drupal Commerce sites, this means […]

HTML5 and Gamification: can they feed off each other ?

The countdown to HTML5DevConf in San Francisco has begun and I am working on my presentation on how to use gamification to build a better user.   In this quest for building this better, or should I say happier, user the good news is that most of the technology tools are available but we have not […]

Paris has its own Paypal Mafia: How Exalead spawned dozens of startups

It is often said that nearly every company in the Silicon Valley can be traced back to PayPal, either through investment, employment, or the founding team coming from the pre-eBay PayPal team. A bold statement, most recently quantified by Pandodaily in this interactive map, but we quickly see that many of the household startup brands […]

Developer School 42 announced as venue for the first Scala conference in France,

After launching the first Scala group in 2010, Scala enthusiast and super developer Alexis Agahi has rallied other group members, Clever Cloud and Lateral Thoughts to bring the first Scala conference in France. With similar events have been launched in other markets, most notably the series of Scala conferences organized by UK Skills Matter, Agahi […]

The Dublin Startup Scene: A Photo Essay

The following photos were taken by Dan Taylor, cofounder of Heisenberg Media, during a weekend tour in September 2013 organized by the Dublin Tourism Bureau in cooperation with the Dublin Web Summit. The following are his thoughts, opinions, and, above all, his photos. Dublin: the name has become synonymous with European tech. Giant names including […]

Rude VC: a mESS in the diaper

Regular readers of this column know that I generally don’t do politics. I prefer to spend my waking hours helping my portfolio companies, and by extension, the French startup ecosystem in general. It is in this latter category that when I detect legislation that could seriously imperil our ecosystem, I feel an obligation to openly […]

Partech raises 7th fund of €160 Million; French VCs now have €1 Billion+ to invest in startups

Partech International, a VC fund with roots in France, Germany & the Silicon Valley, has closed its seventh fund with €160 Million, Les Echos[fr] reported this week. €30 Million of that fund will go to “Partech Entrepreneur” an early stage fund that will break the mold of most of Partech’s investments, which usually sit in the […]

Global Innovators Report underlines French Government’s R&D investment, UK & Germany still lacking.

Thomson Reuters released this week their annual Top 100 Global Innovators report – the website & the downloadable PDF – which measures the top 100 companies in terms of their R&D investment. The report measures innovation based on patents, measuring volume, success, reach & influence of a company’s patent porfolio – to be considered for the award, […]