Viadeo has just announced that they’ve reached 8 million members in France, outpacing LinkedIn’s 4.3 million (here and here) [update below]. Often in the shadow of its much larger rival, Viadeo has done a particularly good job of fending off LinkedIn in their home market. Strategically positioning themselves in France as the indispensable social network for job-hunting, […]
Hootsuite, which recently acquired Loic Le Meur’s Seesmic, announced this morning that it is now available in French, adding Viadeo integration to its Social Media Management platform. Hootsuite, used by big brands like McDonalds, Pepsico,Virgin & more, allows social media teams as well as b2c users to manage profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, […]
FSI (Fonds stratégique d’investissement) France’s strategic sovereign wealth fund announced this week that the digital economy currently represents 25% of France’s growth over the last three years. According to FSI this will result in a an eventual revolution in sthe make-up of France’s economy as they estimate that the digital economy’s percentage of overall GDP will […]
13 French startups pitched a 20-minutes presentation to key investors and professionals from Europe, the U.S. and Asia, representing €10 billion worth of investment capital.
Now, you all know that I'm not one to usually criticize French startups or entrepreneurs. And I'm not about to criticize what anyone is actually doing (well, at least not in this article). But every now and then I come across a French startup name and giggle to myself, thinking "uh, really?" But recently I came across one startup name and I just couldn't let it get away...