[VC Politics] Index Ventures & when David works with Goliath

The relationship between founders & VCs is a delicate one, to say the least. Because of the nature of their relationship, it is often in their mutual benefit for both to brush any tension under the rug. As such, the dark side of working with Venture Capitalist is often neglected or ignored, and so the […]

3 Years after acquisition, Event ticketing platform Amiando rebrands to Xing Events

3 Years after acquisition, Event ticketing platform Amiando rebrands to Xing Events

Amiando users today have been alerted that the German event ticketing platform will be re-branding to Xing Events (note: the URL xing-events.com currently redirects to Amiando.com), after having been acquired by the “German LinkedIn” Xing almost three years ago. The announcement comes as both LinkedIn and Eventbrite, a chief competitor to Amiando in the global market, […]

Restlet raises $2M to facilitate RESTful API creation with APISpark; sets up Silicon Valley office

Restlet raises $2M to facilitate RESTful API creation with APISpark; sets up Silicon Valley office

French startup Restlet announced it has closed a $2 Million round of funding from Siparex and CapDecisif Management. Founded by Jérôme Louvel & Thierry Boileau, the team also announced a third co-founder, Stève Sfartz, who will be based in the Silicon Valley along with Jerôme Lavel. The round of funding comes more than 8 years after Louvel started working […]

Mobile eBook specialist Gutenberg Technology raises €3 million; new sectors & the US in sight

Hot on the heels of their big fundraising announcement in May, mobile ebook specialist Gutenberg Technology has finalised their second round with another big investment.  This time €3 million, which brings the total money they’ve closed on this year to €5 million. The additional investment which came from BNP Paribas Développement and their existing investors.  This […]

Tinyclues raises €1.4 Million from Elaia Partners et al. for their Predictive CRM

Tinyclues announced this week that they have secured a €1.4 Million round of investment from a suite of investors which includes Criteo-investor Elaia Partners; the startup says the vast majority of the money will go to improving their Predictive CRM, which crunches data on millions of existing and potential customers in order to identify evolving customers […]

Where do you buy while mobile? Another £2.5M for the mobile ecommerce platform

  Shopcade is the go-to ecommerce platform that serves over 16.000 retailers and 150.000 brands. Using big data to fuel their discovery engine Shopcade is able to predict demand even before Amazon – a remarkable feat in itself. With Fancy-like features like wanting a product and tagging items to express different emotions towards products Shopcade […]

Home, Health & Payments – Orange CEO Stephane Richard’s 5 big announcements

Positioning themselves as the Open Innovation leader Orange has just announced several initiatives to establish new platforms of innovation. Stéphane Richard himself took the stage at the Orange Hello Show to make some very bold announcements on how will Orange take advantage of its global presence and expertise in mobile networks to push new services […]

Rentabiliweb back to growth with a big jump in Q3 revenues

Digital monetization leader Rentabiliweb is back in growth mode having achieved 14.2% revenue growth last quarter, bringing their total revenues for the quarter to a higher than expected €18.2 million.  This strong performance brings their total revenues for the first 9 months of the year to a healthy €51.8 million.  Their strong performance was largely […]

Approaching €100 Million, Dailymotion to open office in the Land of the Rising Sun

It’s been some time now that the French press is watching closely every move Dailymotion is making, mainly because of the French government intervention last spring putting an end to the Dailymotion Yahoo deal. Dailymotion and a few UK media announced several days ago a new partnership between the two parties consisting in Dailymotion appointing […]

360Learning raises €1.2M from 3T Capital & ISAI to enable enterprises to build their own MooC

The e-learning craze has been taking off, and the word ‘MooC’ – Massive Open Online Classes – has become ubiquitous with eduTech, and today MooC’s are getting a boost as 360Learning announces it has raised €1.2 Million from 3T Capital & ISAI for its enterprise MooC platform. The announcement, originally picked up by JournalDuNet, comes […]