Archive for October 2015

EDF Pulse: a flair for innovation!

Last Tuesday we were happy to take part at EDF Pulse 2016 kickoff. The équipe from EDF Pulse organized a great conference to launch both their internal and external awards for this new edition. The internal awards aimed to make the group’s employees aware that they are full of bright ideas, and the external ones […]

The commoditization of content production and how it affects digital publishing

The commoditization of content production and how it affects digital publishing

The following is a guest post from Nathaniel Philippe, Co-founder & Head of Content, Business Development & International at LeKiosk. In the last few months, weeks, we have seen a dramatic increase in terms of deals in the media sector. A sector that has been for a long time criticized for its lack of innovation, […]

YC startup from France that does Netflix for Africa raises money from Orange

YC startup from France that does Netflix for Africa raises money from Orange

Orange Digital Ventures, Orange’s special fund with the aim of investing in early-stage tech startups, just announced its participation, alongside TheFamily, Cross Culture Ventures I L.P. and ACE & Company, in the funding of Afrostream, a subscription video on demand service (SVOD) of African, African-American and African-Caribbean films and tv series. Afrostream’s unlimited SVOD streaming […]

Archos introduces PicoWAN, a low cost, collaborative & low power network

With a strong growth of 30% in its third quarter and a turnover of 103,8 M€ until now (24% increase from last year), Archos’ future looks promising. The company has just announced the launch of its new product, PicoWAN, whose aim is to become the first LP-WAN ( Low Power- Wide Area Network) RF network […]

Catching up with cabin(e) : How #ParisFounders helped them to find the right business model & investors

With #ParisFounders New York Edition coming up on October 28th, we wanted to catch up with our #PFE Alumni from the last edition to gain some valuable feedback on the event and to keep track of their progress. For these reasons, we reached out to cabin(e), the on-demand shopping service for designer shoes that launched on Dauphine’s […]

Beyond Robots, France and Japan Launch Year of Innovation

It was an honor to participate in France’s governmental delegation to Japan to launch the Year of Innovation between the two countries. Seriously, I’m not being sarcastic. It’s true that I like to mock government initiatives in innovation, and my first reaction to the ministerial invitation to serve in the official kick-off of FrenchTechTokyo was […]

Dotemu team launch Playdigious to shake-up the world of mobile publishing

The excitement around the online and mobile game spaces seems to ebb and flow, the volume of games being produced continues to grow. And contrary to popular belief, revenues in the games sector continue to grow, with mobile gaming still posting double digit year-on-year revenue growth in most markets. France also has had a strong […]

Is Happn the next Tinder or Meetic? They'd probably rather be the next

Paris-based happn announced yet another fundraising round, this time €12.5 Million from a slew of investors including IdInvest, DN Capital, Alven Capital & Fabrice Grinda. The dating app, which has brought the ‘missed connections’ idea to a tinder-lick interface, has already see 6 Million users register across the 25 cities they are currently active in. happn’s […]

How One Man Hopes to Destroy the Internet

The following is a guest post from Dr. Dylan Kissane, Content Manager at DOZ. Follow him on Twitter at @drkissane or visit his website Arthur Chu is a man on a mission. Unfortunately for anyone who works in, lives in, invests in, or just appreciates the internet economy, his mission is to destroy the […]

Another chance to Go East, Young Startup

For the third consecutive year, I’ve been granted some coveted spots to bring a delegation of five privileged French startups to the prestigious Dash Camp retreat in Japan. Dash Camp represents one of Asia’s exclusive tech conferences (they have a lot of exclusives there) whose objective is to foster cross-pollination between innovative entrepreneurs and leaders […]