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France VCs looking harder at hardware (infographic)

Next month, numerous movers and shakers from the global hardware and IoT ecosystem will descend on Paris for the 3rd edition of the Connected Conference. While those outside the industry might question why Paris is the home to one of the top events on everything connected, insiders know all too well the formidable IoT and hardware […]

Consumer hardware draws France-Japan tech communities closer

Consumer hardware draws France-Japan tech communities closer

Innovation around consumer hardware is at the nexus of Franco-Japanese collaboration. The momentum was born at the official launch of the France-Japan Year of Innovation in October. Then in November, Tokyo’s largest hardware startup accelerator, DMM.Make, welcomed France’s business angel community, organized by LaFrenchTech in connection with 50 Partners.  And to cap off the year, French and […]

Branded emoji-maker Feeligo raises €1.5 Million from Iris Capital

Branded emoji-maker Feeligo raises €1.5 Million from Iris Capital

Over the last two years, we’ve been covering the growing success of Feeligo (here, here and here), a rising adtech leader in branded, rich media content for native ad campaigns.  They first started making their mark in the ‘sticker’ or ’emoji’ market, a hot space in Asia, but still underdeveloped in Europe and elsewhere. Feeligo […]

Dotemu team launch Playdigious to shake-up the world of mobile publishing

The excitement around the online and mobile game spaces seems to ebb and flow, the volume of games being produced continues to grow. And contrary to popular belief, revenues in the games sector continue to grow, with mobile gaming still posting double digit year-on-year revenue growth in most markets. France also has had a strong […]

TIA Tokyo2015, leads the way in connecting Asia's ecosystem

I had the fortunate opportunity to attend TIA Tokyo 2015 last week.  Organized by Asia’s tech media powerhouse TechinAsia, TIA Tokyo 2015 not only turned out Japan’s burgeoning tech ecosystem, but also brought out a strong contingent from around Asia and further afield.  Here were some big takeaways and highlights for me from this year’s edition: […]

Little Big Data, bringing data-driven storytelling to advertising

It is clear that adtech has profoundly changed the way the advertising industry works. Although distribution of ad spend has yet to align with consumers’ behaviours and, more specifically, varied device usage, adtech has been particularly powerful in helping advertisers get the most out of their online ad spend.  With the rise of programmatic advertising, […]

Orange Fab France launches call for applications to its 4th season

Orange has made supporting startups and tech ecosystems in France and beyond an integral part of its strategy.  Orange Fab, their 12-wk accelerator program which launched in 2013, is a central part of their focus on startups, aiming to create commercial partnerships between the selected startups and Orange’s various businesses. Orange Fab France is now […]

Leef seeks to crack the iOS device storage problem with global roll-out of iBRIDGE

  As we look to capture nearly every life event and regularly increase number of apps we use, we quickly bump up against a persistent problem – limited storage capacity. Even with increasingly powerful mobile devices coming on the market all the time, the space they afford us never seems to be enough.  While android devices […]

B2B fashion marketplace Uppler crosses the 2000 brand mark

  In recent years, the fashion industry has sought to eschew its traditional, closed, risk-adverse image as it relates to tech. Whether it be LVMH’s investment in Lyst, the fashion marketplace Farfetch newly minted unicorn status, the global success of the private sale model (see, Venteprivee,, VIP Plaza, etc), the growing importance of 3D printing, or […]

Clic and Walk raises €3.5 million to roll-out across Europe and reinforce its R&D

Click and Walk, rising star in the area of geo-location based offline marketing has just raised 3.5 million with CITA Investissement and Fonds Ambition Numérique (managed by Bpifrance). Their historic investor with whom they raised 750k last year also joined the round. Based near Lille in Roubaix and founded just 3 years ago by Frédérique Grigolato, […]