All posts in #geonpi

Investors & Entrepreneurs: forget everything you’ve heard about taxes in France in the last 6 months.

In the past 6 months, there have been a lot of new tax ideas thrown out around France, most of which has resulted in smoke & a bad reputation for French businesses & entrepreneurs. Paris went from 6th to 10th in ‘attractiveness for investment’ in just one year according to a recent study reported on […]

Sénat votes in favor of Pigeons – Capital Gains Tax removed

Sénat votes in favor of Pigeons – Capital Gains Tax removed

As we reported last month, this past week the Sénat voted on the PLF2013, Francois Hollande’s tax budget proposal for 2013. One article in particular, Article 6, has made global news in the past two months, after it sparked the viral Pigeon Movement, calling for the removal of Article 6. The senate, in particular the nationalist (UMP), […]

What the Gallois report means for tech startups

What the Gallois report means for tech startups

Last week the French government’s Commissaire général à l’investissement, Louis Gallois, released his eagerly anticipated diagnosis on France’s competitiveness to the Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault. Encompassing six major themes and 22 specific proposals, the Pacte pour la Compétitivité de L’industrie Française is both sweeping in its analysis and prescriptive in recommending solutions. The Gallois Report […]

Rhou! The #geonpi movement closes officially

With the PLF2013 approved in the National Assembly, and with the Senate set to vote on it the week of November 22nd, the #geonpi Facebook page announced today that it would close its Facebook page. Thanking the 70K+ fans of the page for their support in the 30 days since the page’s creation, the page noted […]

Gilles Babinet says 4 French Investment funds are leaving France

Earlier this week, a tweet from Captain Dash founder and France’s “Digital Champion” for the EU, Gilles Babinet, got a fair amount of attention. This may be perhaps because Babinet’s tweet claimed that he knew of four different French investment funds who will be leaving France directly because of the tax changes. Just days later, […]

Mixed messages In French Innovation Ad in NYTimes

New Yorkers and readers around the world woke up Tuesday morning to find a full-page ad in the New York Times advertising France’s legal propensity for innovation and entrepreneurship. The ad, original pointed out by ISAI GM & #geonpi spokesperson Jean-David Chamboredon, received a fair amount of attention, perhaps because it came out on the […]

Rude VC: Pigeons don't poop in private

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 […]

3 Changes in France the #geonpi Have Not Prevented (yet)

French tech news has been pretty shook up this past week with readers and journalists trying to keep up to date with the ever changing announcements of how the new tax laws will affect entrepreneurs and investors – the globally known Pigeon movement has achieved a lot of amazing things in such a short time, […]

The #Geonpi Movement – A victory for French Entrepreneurs

As the story begins to wrap up, much like the eve of an election night in the US, pundits are racing to declare the #geonpi movement a success. Having managed to get a meeting yesterday afternoon with two French ministers, entrepreneurs and investors spoke their peace about the adverse impact that the proposed law changes […]

[rant] Bouygues answers #FreeMobile "Lalala, I can't hear you"

I wouldn’t consider myself a “fan” of Bouygues – in fact, in France no one is happy with their ISP, no matter who they have. In conversations, you more often hear “Oh, you have [SFR/Bouygues/Orange], they suck!” followed shortly by a “I mean, I don’t like [not the one you have], but at least I […]