Victor Rodrigues

Meet Adyen: the European unicorn redefining payments

Adyen is a quite discrete payment technology company founded in 2006 in Netherlands. If that name doesn’t ring a bell to you, please remain attentive. The company has recently been featured among the Three Unicorns to Bet On by Fortune Magazine, being valued at $2.3B, after a secretive injection from Iconiq Capital, the wealth management firm […]

Comcast acquires programmatic exchange platform

Comcast acquires programmatic exchange platform

Re/Code reported that American broadcasting and media giant Comcast has just acquired programmatic private exchange software provider Founded in 2009, is one of the leading private exchange software technology, powering 130+ private exchanges controlled by major TV broadcasters and large media groups. The platform allows publishers to build, run and operate their own video private exchange […]

This week in FrenchTech venture capital: My Coach Football, BnbSitter, myElefant

This week in FrenchTech venture capital: My Coach Football, BnbSitter, myElefant

Earlier this week, we covered PKparis’ €1M seed round. Because of yesterday’s Ascension day, a public holiday in France, funding deals were all announced between Monday and Wednesday. Among these investments into French startups, other small and early stage deals happened, with Bpifrance participating in most of them. Here are some of the most notable deals: […]

SNCF makes a bet on the future of transportation by backing Hyperloop

Have you ever heard of Hyperloop? This conceptual mode of high-speed transportation has been imagined by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk a couple years ago. Since then, two Hyperloop companies have popped out -even though Musk is not affiliated with any of them. It turns out that – according to BFMBusiness, France’s SNCF, is among the […]

PKparis raises €1M to develop its premium range of connected products

Parisian-based startup PKparis has just raised €1M to launch a new variety of connected products and develop its activity internationally. Most of this investment comes from 40 private investors who provided €700,000 in total through SmartAngels -a French crowdfunding equity website, and Bpifrance -France’s public investment bank, who lent €300,000 to the hardware company. The startup […]

#ConnectedConf: Interview with Matooma’s CEO, Frederic Salles

Connected Conference is a 3-day conference & expo highlighting the intersection of Industrial & Internet sectors. During these three days, Montpellier-based startup Matooma, official sponsor of the conference, invites you to discover their Machine-To-Machine innovations. This includes a managed IoT service based on SIM card connectivity which allows equipped objects to communicate over the 3G networks […]

Connected Conference unveils +100 speakers including Withings, SNCF, Parrot, Indiegogo, Nokia, FirstMark Capital & more

Connected Conference, the 3-Day conference & expo highlighting the intersection of Industrial & Internet sectors will take place May 25th to 27th in Paris. During these three days, we will cover 9 different tracks representing the landscape impacted by the convergence of Industry and Internet. Take a glimpse at our program day-by-day and discover a highlight […]

Sqreen raises $2.3 million in seed funding to ship its app security service

Sqreen, a company that provides every developer a simple way to bring security to their application, just announced a $2.3M seed round led by Alven Capital and including investments from Point Nine, Kima Ventures and 50 Partners -as well as known business angles such as Marc Verstaen, EVP product development at Docker, Thibaud Elziere, former CEO at Fotolia, Francis […]

Dailymotion’s new 360° feature and France’s bid for virtual reality

French video platform Dailymotion just announced that the service will support 360° videos starting today, aligning on its biggest competitor YouTube, which introduced its feature in March 2015. Creators and partners can now upload immersive videos on the platform to connect and interact with their community. The feature is available on desktop, via Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge […]

Mobile payment companies Payleven and SumUp announce merging

European mPOS (mobile point-of-sale) startups SumUp and Payleven announced today their merging, in the future, the entity will operate under the name SumUp. Both companies launched in Europe in 2012 following the success of mPOS market leader Square in the US and are now combining forces to reach more When asking the two founders why they decide […]