Archive for April 2014

La Belle Assiette expands to Belgium, with the UK, Switzerland and Luxembourg coming by June

Having expanded from just 38 chefs in September 2013 to over 260 today with 2 more coming on-line each day, La Belle Assiette has clearly established itself the French leader, if not European leader, in their space. This rapid jump in chef on-boarding has also increased substantially the number of events La Belle Assiette’s platform […]

10 Sci-Fi Connected Objects that came true

10 Sci-Fi Connected Objects that came true

I’m sure that, like me, you’ve always been wondering what the he** the hundreds of genius-engineers from Google or NASA can be doing all day long in their top-secret labs? Well, my theory is they are watching Sci Fi movies. Take the Internet of Things for example: a lot of connected objects that we are […]

Discover the 5 fastest growing FrenchTech startups

Discover the 5 fastest growing FrenchTech startups

Last week, we announced the 5 startups with the most potential – they got the chance to launch on stage at Paris Founders Event. Today, we are focusing on French companies that have the most impressive growth rate, thanks to the Next Web’s “Tech 5”. The criteria to be eligible are rather solid: startups no […]

Don’t miss your chance to pitch at Web2day’s top-notch Startup Contest on June 5th

Web2Day has grown to establish itself as one of the top tech events in France, if not in Europe. The organizers of Web2Day will be kicking-off their 6th edition this year on June 4-6th in Nantes. What started off as a local tech event, has grown into a high-profile international one which last year boasted […]

Fimalac’s Webedia acquires Overblog from Ebuzzing & Teads

AdTech startup Ebuzzing & Teads has sold off Overblog, a company it acquired in September 2010, to Fimilac’s digital subsidiary Webedia. The acquisition will give Webedia, which owns popular sites like Allocine, Purepeople & more, a combined traffic of more than 20 Million Unique Visitors in France, ranking it among the top 10 media sites in […]

Payments platform The Currency Cloud raises $10M from Atlas, Notion, Xange & more

London-based The Currency Cloud has raised a $10 Million Series B from existing investors Atlas, Anthemis & Notion Capital, along with new investor Xange, Frenchweb reported this afternoon, bringing the total fundraising to $17 Million. The Currency Cloud provides cloud-based currency transfer services, attacking the long-outdated wire-transfer market. Essentially, The Currency Cloud uses network effect […]

KO for the mobile web ?

In a widely circulated piece last week entitled The Decline of the Mobile Web, Chris Dixon touches on a fashionable debate that suggests that the mobile web is in, well, decline, at the hands of the new walled gardens known as the app stores. In other words, that universal cycle of life that has been […]

Connected Home middleware startup AwoX announces IPO for April

Awox, a connected hardware startup providing middleware enabling consumer electronics to communicate with each other, has announced that they will IPO in Paris on April 22nd – they are expected to raise €17 Million in the process. The company, founded in 2003 by Eric Lavigne & Alain Molinie, provides white-label solutions to OEMs, as well […]

Arctic15: Exit Path looks to put startups on the path to success on May 27/28th

ArcticStartup, the Helsinki-based news blog covering breaking startup news from the Nordics and Baltics, will be kicking off the third edition of its highly successful Arctic15: Exit Path Conference on May 27/28th in Helsinki. This year ArcticStartup will draw more than 800 attendees who will come to hear more than 20 notable tech speakers such […]

Criteo acquires AdQuantic to bring its retargeting technology to Search

Update: Rude Baguette has received confirmation of the acquisition from a Criteo spokesperson, adding, “The team will be a great addition to our staff. They have joined with immediate effect.” Criteo has acquired Paris-based Search Ad specialist AdQuantic for an undisclosed sum, TechCrunch reported this week. The Paris-based startup was co-founded by Olivier De Taisne & Cedric […]