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Bpifrance leads $35M investment into Acco to boost the expansion of its breakthrough technology

ACCO Semiconductor, the leader in CMOS RF solutions for smartphones and IoT, announced today the closing of a $35M funding round led by Bpifrance, one of the largest funding commitments to a semiconductor company. The French-American company whose main R&D center is based in Louveciennes, located in the western suburbs of Paris, is currently accelerating its business […]

Bpifrance leads the big data movement and brings SMEs on board

Big Data is the future of everything, as you may have heard or read everywhere nowadays. Indeed, Big Data initiatives proved to be beneficial for many different companies, as we discussed here, and still hold potential for the future. And with the business use of Big Data analytics growing so fast, small and medium enterprises […]

Bpifrance seizes growth for Small-Medium Enterprises with Big Data

Despite the numerous benefits of Big Data, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise have yet to reap the values that most of larger organizations get out of the implementation of data analysis technology. To turn this situation around, Bpifrance is organizing an entire day (November 3rd) dedicated to big data for SMEs. We can all agree that […]

Bpifrance advizes French companies to acquire startups in order to grow

France’s public investment bank BPIfrance has its hands in many pots. They invest in more than 50% of seed and growth funds, and invest directly in larger rounds of companies deemed ‘national treasures’ of sorts  – Withings & Sigfox, for example. Beyond being responsible for an estimated two-thirds of investment capital made available by French […]

Bpifrance and Business France partner to launch Acceleratech China

2015 is shaping up to be a big ‘international’ year for the French tech ecosystem.  Starting with France’s impressive and widely heralded presence at CES and SXSW as well as La French Tech’s planned French Tech Hubs around the world, France is solidifying its reputation as a key and increasingly visible player on the global tech scene. […]

Bpifrance's Le Hub seeks to drive innovation through better ecosystem collaboration [Sponsored]

Bpifrance is obviously a key stakeholder within the French tech ecosystem.  Since 2000, they’ve provided financing to 60k companies, have had at their disposal 18 billion euros to invest in the ecosystem, and have helped finance 200 venture funds. For startups in particular, this support ranges in everything from subsidies to loans to direct and […]

Closing the gap between R and D, Bpifrance formally redefines Innovation

This week Bpifrance, the French investment bank which is financed by the French government, announced that it would be changing its criteria for determining if potential investments are innovative. The new definition will see Innovation defined not only as hard technological innovation (think ‘patents’), but will incorporate 5 new criteria – product innovation, service & use, behavior & organization, marketing & […]

Mobile shopping startup Plyce raises €1.5 Million from Caloga & BpiFrance

Geo-localized mobile shopping networking Plyce has raised €1.5 Million from Caloga & BpiFrance, the startup announcing last week. The funding, which comes on top of a 2011 $850K seed round raised from Orkos Capital, Jaina Capital & others. Founded in 2010 by Bruno Massiet du Biest, Mickaël Arias & Paul Wourlod, the startup today has shifted focus towards […]

[VC Politics] BPIFrance & the blurred lines between support & competition

The relationship between founders & VCs is a delicate one, to say the least. Because of the nature of their relationship, it is often in their mutual benefit for both to brush any tension other the rug. As such, the dark side of working with Venture Capitalist is often neglected or ignored, and so the […]

ARIANEE secures $21 million to ownership NFTs using physical luxury goods

Arianee, an NFT company in France, has secured $21 million in funding during a series A round led by Tiger Global.  With the amount, the company is set to partner with Sandbox on a project to boost customer relationship management (CRM) on the Metaverse.  Arianee’s Ethereum NFTs have gone through testing and acquisition by several […]