As you’re reading this, hundreds of thousands of businessmen (and women) are traveling for work. Only yesterday, a friend told me this was his 101st business trip of the year (yes, Raphael, that’s you). Endless hotel check-ins, same rooms, same breakfast, same everything. What if you could spice it up with Tepee ? The […]
Airbnb contributes €185 Million to the Paris economy, so don’t write-off the Sharing Economy just yet.
Peer-to-peer marketplace Airbnb has released an economic study of its Airbnb hosts and guests in Paris, looking at key figures pertaining to guests & hosts. The study, which comes a few months after a similar study on Airbnb’s effect on the San Francisco economy, showed some pretty interesting stats, such as the €185 Million contributed […]
With the Sharing Economy booming in France, La Belle Assiette brings professional cooks to your kitchen
The sharing economy has been on the top of the tech agenda in recent years. With sharing giants such as Airbnb, ZipCar, Blablacar, etc as well as various events centered on it, including Le Web London in June and the recent Ouisharefest.com, this continues to be a growing area that’s still ripe for innovation. As […]
I got a kick out of this this morning, and I couldn’t help but sharing. This morning I received an email alerting me to a contest that was going on, an opportunity to win a trip to the southwest town of Biarritz, France – it was the first city I ever lived in here in […]
2013 has already been declared the year of the Sharing Economy, with Airbnb founder Brian Chesky appearing on the cover of Forbes as the spokesperson for the aforementioned billion dollar industry. Airbnb has certainly risen to the top of the rising trend, with almost any new player in the market or any new implementation on […]
Wow, it has been quite a week ! President François Hollande’s Socialist government unveiled its draft 2013 budget comprising some potentially devastating tax dis-incentives for entrepreneurs and VCs. A revolt ensued, with the birth of the Pigeon Movement, an explosion of emotion on social media sites, worldwide media attention, and the culmination of a dialogue […]
Walking over to the office of French startup MorningCroissant, I thought to myself, why would anybody want to do an AirBnB clone? Little did I know that I was about to learn a valuable lesson – that slapping the label ‘clone’ onto a startup can make you look very silly if you’re not careful.. Alix […]
There are 2 times per year when my inbox gets flooded with "Hey Roxanne, what should I do in Paris?!" emails: during summer and LeWeb. Usually I send my friends a few random things to do, like see a Chopin concert in the Eglise Julien le Pauvre near Saint Germain or go to the 5th floor of the Louis Vuitton building via the "secret" elevator for the hands-down best view of Paris and other weird things as well.