Victor Rodrigues

SlimPay announces partnership with subscription giant Zuora

SlimPay‘s co-founder and CEO Jérôme Traisnel announced last week the opening of a new office in San Fransisco, becoming the latest FrenchTech startup to land in Silicon Valley. The move follows a new partnership with Zuora, an American leader in online subscription plan management for enterprises. The idea is for the two companies to offer a […]

Tilt brings the social touch to the French crowdfunding landscape

Tilt brings the social touch to the French crowdfunding landscape

Olivier Buffon – Country Manager UK & France Launched out of Y Combinator in 2012, Tilt is a simple solution to allow group payments of everything from small bar tabs to big projects. Now the company has launched its service in France to tackle a market where it faces some local competition in the form of […]

Mangopay allows 10 million consumers to pay globally

Mangopay allows 10 million consumers to pay globally

Last week, we interviewed two people contributing to the transformation of our money habits : We talked about the future of foreign exchange with Kantox’ CEO & Founder Phillipe Gelis, and the new lending solutions offered to SMEs with Lendix’ CEO & Founder Olivier Goy; both speakers at our upcoming event SPEND Paris. Today we have the […]

Lendix wants to let small and medium businesses tap into the P2P lending revolution

Preceding our SPEND Event in a couple weeks, we started yesterday to interview some of our speakers by asking a few questions to Kantox’ CEO Phillipe Gelis about the new ways consumers and enterprises send money, most particularly how they deal with foreign exchange. Today we explore another subject, with Oliver Goy, CEO, and founder of […]

What entrepreneurs should know about PR in China

Last year, international polling and market research firm Ifop, conducted a survey among the Chinese middle-class in five main cities (Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Shenyang) to understand people’s perception towards products and services from different countries around the world. The result is that the country of origin is indeed essential information for Chinese consumers: 70 percent […]

Bpifrance leads $35M investment into Acco to boost the expansion of its breakthrough technology

ACCO Semiconductor, the leader in CMOS RF solutions for smartphones and IoT, announced today the closing of a $35M funding round led by Bpifrance, one of the largest funding commitments to a semiconductor company. The French-American company whose main R&D center is based in Louveciennes, located in the western suburbs of Paris, is currently accelerating its business […]

Foreign Exchange’s future is powered by SaaS

Finance is an ever-changing industry and some important challenges are getting overcome by people rethinking the concepts that have been anchored in our financial systems for years. This is the reason why at Rude Baguette, we’ve decided to organize our first conference dedicated to the future of finance, it’s called SPEND and it will take place April […]

GoCardless is making direct debit easier in France

English company GoCardless has started its activity in France almost one year ago day to day. Since then, they developed partnerships with companies such as Habitat or LaFourchette, growing four times faster there than when they launched in the UK. The London-based company has been founded by young entrepreneur Hiroki Takeuchi in 2011. The startup provides a simple to […]

After backing Blablacar, Showroomprivé & Deliveroo, Accel raises new $500M Fund

Accel, one of the world’s leading venture capital firms, announced a new $500M fund, with a focus on investing mostly in European and Israeli companies. The firm confirmed that France has been and will remain a key market for their investments. Back in 2000, Accel opened its London office with the strategy to partner with entrepreneurs, who […]

HomeRez announces €4 million fundraising conducted by Entrepreneur Venture and XAnge

Rental properties booking and distribution service HomeRez has raised €4 million in a round conducted by Entrepreneur Venture, XAnge, and several business angels including David Roche (ex-President, Nicolas Brumelot (Founder Go Voyage, Founder MisterFly), Pablo Szefner (Justfab)  and Frederic Halley. The Paris-based startup is a centralised service for the booking of holiday rental properties, it is the brainchild of three former […]