Archive for April 2014

Kolibree launches Kickstarter Campaign for its Connected Toothbrush

%CODEKOLIBREE% After launching at CES 2014 earlier this year & going head to head with Oral B at Mobile World Congres, connected toothbrush startup Kolibree has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $70,000 over the next month and a half. In their campaign video, co-founder Loic Cessot explains how Kolibree’s connected toothbrush uses an intricate […]

Native AdTech startup AdYouLike acquires UK-based Content Amp for $2.5M in European landgrab

Native AdTech startup AdYouLike acquires UK-based Content Amp for $2.5M in European landgrab

I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but France + AdTech = match made in heaven. Today, Native Advertising Technology startup AdYouLike acquired their UK homologue Content Amp in a multimillion cash + equity acquisition. The Content Amp founders will stay on board AdYouLike, which hopes to solidify its presence in Europe as a AdTech […]

Of course French employees will still answer email after 6PM. Are you kidding me?

Of course French employees will still answer email after 6PM. Are you kidding me?

Another week, another ridiculous set of accusations to respond to. When Engadget’s “Paris-based” correspondent phoned in a lazy combination of words that can best be described as the editorial equivalent of a Jackson Pollock-inspired work that replaced paint with fecal matter (yes, that’s throwing shit at a canvas and calling it art), I brushed it […]

Truffle Capital releases its list of France’s Top 100 Software & SaaS companies

Paris-based Venture Capital fund Truffle Capital released its annual Truffle100 list of the 100 top revenue-generating Software & SaaS editors in France.The 2014 edition marks the 10th anniversary of the annual report, which originally started as an internal survey for the firm. It quickly grew to become a standard in the French & European tech market […]

MyScienceWork raises $1.1 million to fuel its international growth and roll-out new services

MyScienceWork, communication and collaboration platform and social network for researchers and scientists has just announced that they’ve raised $1.1 million, which brings the total amount they’ve raised thus far to $2.6 million. This new round will help to drive their expansion into new markets, particularly the US which is currently underway, and also help them […]

Check out the 5 startups that launched at Paris Founders Event last night

Last night at Google’s offices in Paris, the Rude Baguette organized an event gathering 250 members of the FrenchTech ecosystem. It was a real pleasure to see Google’s main auditorium packed with startup lovers who couldn’t wait to see the 5 new products launch, as shows the Twitter-love: Great evening at the #PFE ! […]

MIPCube Lab Winner TVTY talks about their rapid success and US expansion plans

TVTY beat out a impressive group of finalists to be crowned the winner of the annual MIPCube Lab Competition, the one and only B2B startup competition for tech companies offering television and online video solutions.  Having only just launched last September, TVTY impressed the group of top industry judges with their solid use case, sound business […]

Preparing for launch in the US, Deezer launches “Flow,” a free mobile service

Last December at LeWeb, Spotify announced a free mobile service that would allow users to choose artists they wanted to listen to, with Spotify choosing the tracks you listen to. The product itself was seen as a big shift – negotiating appropriate deals with labels to be able to serve songs on mobile for such […]

Netatmo’s Rain Measuring module goes on sale for 75€

Paris-based connected hardware startup Netatmo announced that it would be expanding its catalog of weather-measuring tools, opening up orders for its Rain Gauge, which measures precipitation in the air. The module works as an add-on to Netatmo’s popular Weather Station, and costs 75€ when ordered via their website. Netatmo has become pretty smart with how […]

TelCo Shake-up: With Vivendi selling SFR to Numericable, Bouygues is looking for a buyer

After Vivendi confirmed that they would accept Numericable’s bid to purchase SFR at a valuation of €19 Billlion, Bouygues Telecom, who lost out to Vivendi on the bid for SFR, is now expect to find a buyer – the ailing telecommunications company is currently said to be in talks with Free’s parent company Iliad, as […]