Liam Boogar

French engineers aren’t waiting for labor reform to work for great startups

The beginning of 2016 has seen a few big changes in the political hierarchy in France – a ministerial swap that Hollande thought would better position him for a re-election, and the labor reform law that Prime Minister Manuel Valls through his support behind has come to a standstill. TheFamily cofounder Nicolas Colin wrote, as he […]

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

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

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

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 […]

After Las Vegas, LaFrenchTech invades Barcelona for MWC & 4YFN

Rude Baguette is out in Barcelona this week for Mobile World Congress, and, more actively, speaking at 4YFN, a conference built inside of MWC which has quickly become a major focal point for Spain’s largest tech gathering. In addition to VR announcement, most notable this year is the presence by LaFrenchTech, which matches the presence it had […]

Introducing AUDIENCE: bringing together Brands, Media & Technology

As a media company, we’re very passionate about what it means to build an audience, to engage with it, to maintain it, and to monetize it. When I first started to think of Rude Baguette as more than a blog, I thought about what I wanted to do for my Audience – what did they want, how […]

Digischool’s education platform gets €14 Million for European expansion

Online education platform Digischool has raised €14 Million led by Creadev, the investment arm for the Mulliez family, a notable French distribution power behind Auchan, Leroy Merlin, Boulanger & Decathlon, among others. The investment round also included Clément Cézard, a former early employee at Deezer & current European BizDev Director for Netflix. Digischool owns 13 web sites & […] acquires & expands to France

Talent recruitment tool has acquired Paris-based, which launched its similar solution back in 2014, quickly gaining steam as an alternativeto recruitment firms for fast-growing technology companies. Their auction-house model imitated, which makes the acquisition very similar to that of Joliebox by Birchbox in 2012. The team will continue to operate here in […]

Is France ready to host its own Web Summit?

2016 is looking like it’s going to be a strong year for Startups in France. My Blablacar-Lyft merger theory might not pan out now that Lyft is in GM’s hands, but Deezer raised €100 Million, Day Use raised €15 Million, Botify raised €6 Million – a huge jump year over year from the less than €50 Million raised in January […]

Our Top 10 #ParisFounders alumni – fundraising, exits & success stories

This Thursday we get the pleasure to host the 9th edition of #ParisFounders, the premiere startup networking event in Paris which we first began organizing back in 2013 in a bar. The event has since grown to over 2500 attendees last year, including 1,000 packed into the Hotel de Ville last October for our NYC […]

Aircall raises $2.75 Million led by Balderton Capital’s Bernard Liautaud

Aircall has raised $2.75 Million led by Balderton Capital for their self-service phone number management system for businesses, the company announced this week. Working with companies like Uber & Deliveroo, Aircall integrates with a wide range of business applications- Zendesk, Salesforce, Pipedrive, Slack – as the company seeks to make it increasingly easier for companies to scale […]