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Legalstart aims to eliminate the legal and admin pain for SMEs

Anyone who’s launched and operated a business in France knows how challenging the required legal and administrative procedures can be (91% of french managers and entrepreneurs believe there are too many legal and administrative requirements). Of course France is not unique in this regard and the French administration has made various efforts in recent years to […]

TextMaster raises €4 million to take their translation marketplace global

TextMaster raises €4 million to take their translation marketplace global

‘Qualified’ crowdsourced translation marketplace TextMaster (and also part of the eFounders universe) has raised a new round of €4 million. New investor Serena Capital led the round, while previous investor Alven Capital joined as well. This brings the total amount Textmaster has raised thus far to €6.5 million. When they raised €1 million roughly 1 […]

Bpifrance and Business France partner to launch Acceleratech China

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. […]

Real-time recommendation app Wingit raises €2.2 M to ramp up to 100+ cities

Geosocial, real-time recommendation app Wingit announced late last week that they’ve raised €2.2 million via numerous investors including Rhone-Alpes creation, 3 family offices, and 3 angel investor clubs, bringing the total they’ve raised thus far to €3 million. As its name suggests Wingit, which was founded in 2012 by Alban Sayag, addresses the always posed ‘well, what do we do now’ question that arises from spontaneous […]

[Interview] Bigpoint CEO Khaled Helioui "Successful games = strong communities"

Bigpoint Games, which was founded in Hamburg by Heiko Hubertz in 2002, was one of the early leaders in online, browser-based games. Over the years the company has been through many twists and turns. A couple of years ago, France’s Khaled Helioui, a lifelong games enthusiast and pro-gamer, with a finance and private equity background, became […]

The "Unified Customer Journey" to define JahiaOne 2015 user conference

This year is the second edition of Jahia’s JahiaOne user conference which will take place next week, 10-12 June (pre-conference on the 10th  and full conference 11-12th). The enterprise digital transformation, which is the principal driver of Jahia’s strategy and solutions, will again be the central theme at this year’s event. However, Jahia will reveal their vision on how this […]

Challengers, the Barcelona-based 'unconference' kicks-off on 17-18th June!

This year is the second year of Challengers, the Barcelona-based ‘unconference’ which seeks to redefine the tech conference experience. Co-founded by Kayvan Nikjou, who built up his conference organization bonafides working on Helsinki-based, mega-conference SLUSH, and Alex Andreu, with Challengers they are looking to create a more free-flowing, non-conventional, ‘unconference’ type of experience.  Each year, Challengers partners […]

Autodesk : "Never has the ability to create a physical product been so accessible to everyone"

Autodesk has been making huge news at Connected Conference. One of their top highlights has been their sublime SOLID, the first connected, 3D-printed titanium lifestyle bike designed with Autodesk’s Fusion 360 & Alias software. Andrew Anagnost, senior vice president, Industry Strategy and Marketing, Autodesk describes here how manufacturing and design are being completely revolutionized thanks to […]

Twenga raises 10 million with Idinvest Partners to accelerate their international growth

Positioned as the ‘most complete’ search engine for e-commerce, Twenga has just closed a €10 million round with Idinvest Partners. Founded in 2006 by Bastien Duclaux and Cédric Anès, Twenga give users access to 400 million products in one-click.  Over the last few years, Twenga have focused on improving on and repositioning their offer around advanced technologies […]

Connected Conference, free to the public tomorrow – sign-up now!

After two fantastic and inspiring days, we’re opening-up Connected Conference tomorrow, Saturday 30 May, for free to the general public. With 40+ billion connected objects set to come on-line by the end of the decade, now’s the time to understand how our connected future will come to pass. Over the past two days, we’ve had fantastic […]