Archive for October 2015

Mobypark & Europcar announce partnership to make parking easier for car rentals

The Airbnb for Parking – it’s the dream that many startups have been vying for in the past few years, Mobypark among them here in France. the Amsterdam-based company has made big headway this week, announcing a partnership with Europcar that will allow Europcar customers to get a 20% discount on Mobypark parking spots. Parking […]

Octoly raises $1.2 Million to connect fashion brands with amateur YouTube vloggers

Octoly raises $1.2 Million to connect fashion brands with amateur YouTube vloggers

Paris-based Adtech startup Octoly has raised a $1.2 Million Series A from Otium Capital, HiMedia Group & a series of business angels, the company reported this month. Octoly, which connects fashion brands with a longtail of YouTube fashion vloggers, says it is already monitoring over 800,000 channels producing 1 million daily views, and hopes to […]

Fueling voice technology, Amazon invests in Triby-maker Invoxia via its Alexa Fund

Fueling voice technology, Amazon invests in Triby-maker Invoxia via its Alexa Fund

Paris-based Invoxia, creator of the Triby family communication tool, announced this month that they had welcomed Amazon as a new investor in their company via their Alexa Fund, a $100 million in investment to fuel voice technology innovation. After picking up mometnum CES earlier this year, we featured Triby at the Connected Conference inside our […]

To counter Uber, the French government built an app called Le.Taxi. Here's why it won't work

“Anything you can do, I can do better.” Such is the attitude behind the French government, which announced Le.Taxi, a new Uber-like service for consumers to order, pay, and rate a taxi. The app, currently in private beta, comes on top of existing mobile Taxi apps that have been released by taxi companies  (WeCab, by […]

Particeep partners with AXA for plug and play crowdfunding insurance

On Tuesday, Particeep, the solution for creating white label crowdfunding platforms, announced the launch of their first plug-and-play insurance service. The platform has been developed in partnership with AXA Creditor, the division of AXA Partners which is specialized in lifestyle and credit protection, with the aim to protect active crowdfunding investors. Particeep’s crowdfunding insurance service offers protection […]

Uber takes aim at Deliveroo & Take Eat Easy, launches UberEATS in Paris

On-demand transportation company Uber announced today that UberEATS, their food-delivery service that partners with local restaurants to deliver food in under 10 minutes, has expanded to Paris. The service, which already operates in 10 other cities including Barcelona, is part of Uber’s bigger strategy to expand beyond its black car service to on-demand delivery of… anything. […]

Europe’s position on data protection: The story of a huge gap between ideal and reality

It is not always easy to see a clear line in the difficult relationship Europe maintains with its core values and data protection policies. The current development aims to point out contradictions on the European fight for increased data protection and to give a sense of responsibility to our governments when it comes to protecting […]

Zendesk acquires BIME Analytics to bring cloud BI to its enterprise clients

Zendesk announced today that it had acquired Montpelier-based BIME Analytics for $45 Million in an all-cash acquisition. Founded by Rachel Delacour, BIME opened its first US office last year in Kansas City after raising €3 Million from Alven Capital in 2013. The acquisition will allow Zendesk, which already offers its cloud-based customer service platform enterprise […]

My two favorite perks in the Macron Law for French startups

Following much debate and anticipation, France’s Loi Macron was finally adopted into effect in early August, during a period when many people weren’t paying too much attention. The Macron Law (inheriting not coincidentally the namesake of the Economy Minister whose ideas inspired it) is technically called the law “for growth, activity and equality of economic […]

Catching up with Gorgias: from #ParisFounders to Techstars!

Last week we were lucky enough to catch up with Romain Lapeyre, co-founder of Gorgias and one of our proud #ParisFounders Alumni. As the #ParisFounders New York Edition is coming up on October 28th, we are reaching out to all our #PFE Alumni from the last edition to get some feedback and find out what are […]