Roxanne Varza

I'm sorry, did you think French companies don't acquire?

It's true. French companies don't have the same acquisition culture as some of the American tech darlings, like Google or Facebook. And it definitely doesn't help the local exit market. French and other European companies often look across the Atlantic when it comes time to go public or get acquired.But just because there are more exit opportunities elsewhere doesn't mean

French product recommendation of the week: SPARROW

French product recommendation of the week: SPARROW

This week's French product recommendation goes out to Sparrow, a fabulous mail client for Mac developed in France.

Friday Humor: This is NOT a French Entrepreneur under stress

Friday Humor: This is NOT a French Entrepreneur under stress

There are many ways to deal with stress. Some people scream, some people cry and some people, uh...well...

France's Brittany gets its own Facebook

No, not Britney. But B-r-i-t-t-a-n-y. You know, the region in the north west of France, known as "Bretagne" to the French and "Breizh" to the local population. It's a French region unlike the others, with its strong Celtic roots and local language that closely resembles Welsh (yes, French is still the official language, calm down). It's the home of French writer Chateaubriand, crêpes and nationalist writer-historian Ernst Renan (whose famous essay "What is a nation?" not-so-subtly argued that the populations

We can haz a logo !

Liam and I are absolutely thrilled by the amazing reactions and support we’ve been getting for our project this week. So a HUGE thank you to everyone. In a far away place… Tons of people have reached out offering different ways to help our project. Even if you’re based in Botswana, if you’ve got an […]

Uh oh, Autolib stations = more free parking

OK, so some people seemed less interested in the tweet post from yesterday about Siri being a little politically ignorant. But I think a daily tweet from the French community adds a little flavor to the site… Up today is and founder Pierre Beyssac, who noticed that the new Autolib stations in Paris are […]

Diversity in French startups: a really (un)touchy subject

It comes as no surprise that the US media is pointing fingers at Michael Arrington and that the TechCrunch star is once again under fire. After all, he’s been spit on, gotten into a “friendly” fight with Loic Le Meur, called out prominent Silicon Valley investors and given them a bit of a scare – and he even […]

What's wrong with being a copycat?

It's funny almost to the point of hilarity. We applaud numerous copycat companies around the globe (Yandex anyone?) but are quick to criticize when it comes to Europe.

Siri apparently has a political view – and it's not socialist

This is a tweet from last week that I couldn't let go unnoticed by non-French speakers.

Why we be RUDE?

A lot of blogs talk about France, a lot of blogs talk about tech, and a lot of blogs talk about startups. And here is what we think about that...