Rachel Vanier

The 5 best IOT startups at Techcrunch Disrupt 2015

  Last day of TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, a whole section of the startup alley is dedicated to Hardware (note that there is a separate section for Virtual reality). Robots are snooping around, drones are flying above our heads: you can tell the future is happening here. Everything looks pretty cool from the outside, […]

Paris Founders Event Summer Edition proves great French products are built during the summer

Paris Founders Event Summer Edition proves great French products are built during the summer

    On Monday night, 275 international investors, co-founders and startup lovers gathered in Google’s offices to witness the launch of the 5 products Rude Baguette selected as the most awesome of the summer. Music, 3D, hardware, green energy, productivity tools, applications… the variety of products and markets addressed showed how dynamic and diverse the […]

These French Entrepreneurs Building Global Startups: How They Do It

These French Entrepreneurs Building Global Startups: How They Do It

Building a startup is hard. Building a startup that is a global leader in its sector is even harder. While many have argued that the task is more difficult from France, there are some who would care to disagree – there are some who are living proof to the contrary. 3 French entrepreneurs, 3 startups […]

Paris Founders Event Summer Edition: Tickets Now on Sale

Each season, the Rude Baguette picks up five very special, brand new startups to demo on stage at the Paris tech networking event: the Paris Founders Event. Five products – that have the potential to become France’s next big – get to launch on stage in front of an audience of 250 international investors, journalists, […]

Pre-order your Qleek: a device for those who miss when medias were objects

How not to fall in love with Qleek? Although not so easy to acknowledge, Qleek seems just right. It brings the greatness of object design together with the easiness of a media playing device. It makes you re-discover the pleasure to collect beautiful media-related objects without giving up the digitalization of your media collection. It […]

Withings brings together “connected” and “fashion” inside a smart watch

Earlier this year, we leaked the info that Withings, leader in connected health, was working on a “dandy” series of wearable technologies. The news is now official: Withings released yesterday its new product “Activité”, a luxury smart watch that will reconcile top geeks with fashionistas/os. Activité uses state-of-the-art technology developed by Withings: it can track your […]

Etsy acquires A Little Market showing “Handmade in France” is in fashion

A Little Market, the six years old French startup where customers can buy artisanal products made in France online was acquired by Etsy, the marketplace for vintage and hand-made goods. The details of the deal remain undisclosed, yet according to the Wall Street Journal, the valuation is less than $100 million. For the two co-founders […]

Whyd releases IOS app: stream and discover tracks through music-lover community

The Rude Baguette has been following Whyd for a while now. The service started out as a very handy browser extension to bookmark your favorite  songs from any platform – a tool much needed by music bloggers, DJs and all of us who spend hours looking for the latest musical breakthrough. After they raised €700k […]

MyFox is the first home security channel to integrate with IFTTT

IFTTT, the tool to create triggers between your digital actions, just announced a partnership with MyFox. The company that provides connected devices to prevent burglaries consequently becomes the first home-security channel on the highly selective platform.   IFTTT seems to have been seduced by the differentiating technology inside MyFox’s devices. The small captors can be […]

Connected Hardware Crowdfunding Competition : and the winners are…

[LIVE BLOG] In parallel to the Connected Conference, the Rude Baguette organized a competition for startups raising funds on Indiegogo for their connected hardware projects. The finalists were announced last week; all 6 of them launched their campaign on Indiegogo and got a booth at the Connected Conference to show off their products. Three startups showed the highest […]