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From farming to phones: five French startups making a difference

Many startups claim that they’re trying to make the world a better place—though there’s often confusion between startups which make our individual lives better and startups which genuinely give back as part of their business model. As an example, Deliveroo may make your life better by allowing you to satisfy that sushi craving at any […]

Net neutrality: France is world champion

Net neutrality: France is world champion

Arcep (independent French agency in charge of regulating telecommunications in France) has launched the app, Wehe. It evaluates if an internet provider respects net neutrality. After the first series of analysis, France is far ahead with positive results.   Net neutrality (or network neutrality) is a principle of digital governance. All internet content must have […]

French Tech Friday: The Swello Story

French Tech Friday: The Swello Story

How a summer break idea is tackling the big names in Social Media Management Tools (SMMT)   Meet Jonathan Noble, a 22-year-old French entrepreneur. Seven years ago (yep, your math is right), while in high school, he noticed his tweets were gathering more engagement when posted during school hours. Back in 2010, with no smartphone […]

5 Ineffective approaches to VC funding in France

Although there are no guaranteed methods to successful VC funding in France, some approaches are doomed from the start. Here are five such missteps I’ve witnessed, all from just the past few months, and of course kept anonymous because I believe in second chances. Send me a blind teaser, aka Project X, containing such a […]