Archive for March 2016

French investment is growing, just not as fast as the rest of Europe

Tech.eu released their French Tech Funding trends for 2015 this week (you can download their report here), which revealed quite a bit of insights into the French Tech market. The report, which aggregates Fundraising and exit data about french technology companies, has quite a bit of takeaways – some of which are obvious, some of which aren’t – the […]

Crowd-pleasers from Distree

Crowd-pleasers from Distree

February has been one busy month, and it seems to be continuing with a slew of events. From Mobile World Congress to Distree, tech events have started off the year with a bang! During last week’s Distree, we had the chance to animate a couple of panels (international brand building & crowdfunding), where one of […]

The France Japan Year of Innovation is more than mere words

The France Japan Year of Innovation is more than mere words

Government-sponsored initiatives involving startups and innovation often meet skepticism. I understand because I often tend to be one of the skeptics. It’s a familiar drill. A group of politicians announce with great fanfare some theme of cross-border collaboration, accompanied by numerous platitudes extolling the virtues of entrepreneurship, job creation, etc. The official framework here dates […]

Stupeflix’s acquisition by GoPro – the first Exalead Mafia exit

This week GoPro announced two acquisitions in the video software space, one of Paris-based Replay-maker Stupeflix, which was featured on stage at Apple’s most recent keynote, and the other, Vemory, a video-stitching software, for a combined $105 Million (or roughly 20% of their cash on-hand, according to TechCrunch). The news comes on the back of dipping […]