On the Road… To Paris!

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Hello,

La French Touch Conference Paris is only three weeks away! Join us to meet French innovators in Paris on Tuesday, May 29th. South Africa, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Japan, China, the United States: last year, the very first Parisian edition hosted French entrepreneurs, investors, and executives from all around the world! This year, we’re doing it again!
The event will take place at Morning Coworking Trudaine, Paris 9e.

Have you gotten your tickets yet? *
*We have a special price for French entrepreneurs, investors, and executives based abroad!

Click here and get your ticket now!

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“The greatest advantage of La French Touch Conference Paris lies in its audience. Not only can you listen to AAA speakers and enhance your knowledge, but it is also an opportunity to meet tremendously experienced people who can help you and challenge you.”

Thibaud Lécuyer – Co-Founder, Dafiti
French entrepreneur based in São Paulo, Bresil
Speaker at La French Touch Conference Paris 2017 (video available here)

Join us in Paris on May 29!

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Sponsors Paris

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French Ecosystem 

On May 23rd, French video game developer Dontnod will go public on the Euronext Growth stock exchange and join the rare French video game companies listed (ie. BigBen Interactive, Ubisoft). The company aims to raise €20M / $24M thanks to this operation. Subscription period started on May 3rd. [article in French]

French SaaS startup Station raised €2.7M / $3.25M for its workplace web browser! The startup which was officially launched last October is an alumn of the American seed accelerator Y Combinator. [article in English]

French startup from Limoges (Southwest-Central France) Life Design Sonore has developed New’ee, a smart sound system, and scored €2.3M / $2.7M in fundraisings with the ambition of accelerating its development in France, Europe, and North America. [article in French]

Eric Carreel entered into negotiations with Finnish group Nokia to buy Withings, the digital health company he co-founded in 2008. Nokia’s decision to sell the French HealthTech business it acquired two years ago fits with its new strategy of becoming a “business-to-business and licensing company“. [article in English]

Beyond Borders: EU Ecosystem

Frontier Car builds and runs used-car marketplaces. Last week, the German startup raised €48.3 / $58M in equity and debt funding. The Berlin-based company has hubs in the US and Sweden and wants to use fresh funds to continue expanding its business into Africa, Latin America, and Asia. [article in English]

Beyond Borders : International 

Car makers Renault, General Motor, Ford, and BMW among many others teamed up to launch MOBI, (Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative) a blockchain research group for the automotive industry. [article in English]

San Francisco-based software-developing company Mesosphere raised €105M /$125M in a Series D round. Fresh funds will be used to take its product to a more international market including Europe, China, and the Middle East. [article in English]

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Source : TechCrunch

Tips

“When Should Your Startup Expand Into International Markets?” Rob Moffat, partner at Balderton Capital shares his advice in an article published by VentureBeat  [article in English]

See you on May 29 to live the La French Touch Conference Paris experience! 

La French Touch Conference is an itinerant business event that aims at promoting entrepreneurial successes and building bridges between French, European, and international ecosystems.
Since its creation in 2014 by entrepreneurs Gaël Duval and Cedric Giorgi, La French Touch Conference has gathered more than 4000 entrepreneurs, investors, and key accounts throughout 7 editions organized in the cities of Paris, San Francisco, and New York. Each event hosts fine guest-speakers including top C-level executives, public figures, and officials who address key trends and topics in front of international business audiences.
La French Touch Conference is also the creator of the world’s only flying startup competition, Pitch in the Plane, which gives startups and entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to pitch their concepts in front of investors aboard a commercial flight.

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