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As you – of course – know, last Thursday was marked by the kick-off of FIFA’s 2018 World Cup in Russia. This edition integrates numerous technologies, especially one, which we have all heard about by now: the so-called VAR (video-assisted referees). VAR is a part of what is called “FootTech”.
What is FootTech exactly, and what are the sector’s leading startups?
La French Touch Conference’s specialty? Building and strengthening your international network! Below are some of the photographs we released from our Parisian edition 3 weeks ago. More here
Former La French Touch Conference speaker Taïg Khris raised €10M/ $11.6M for its telco company onoff. Taïg was on stage at the 2nd edition of La French Touch Conference New York City, where he introduced onoff to a jury. [article in French]
French marketplace dedicated to refurbished electronic products and appliances Back Market raised €41M / $48M. This fundraising follows the Paris-headquartered company’s launch in the US. Already a leader in France and Europe, the company aims to become a global leader in its sector. [article in English and in French]
Paytweak, a French Fintech from Normandy specialized in securing smartphone payments raised €1M / $1.16M. Already present in Germany, Spain, Great Britain and the US, the company will use fresh funds to further increase its presence in international markets starting with Italy, Denmark, Benelux, Russia, and Japan. [article in French]
France’s Click&Boat, a rental platform for boats, raised €4M / $4.7M. The company has offices in France and Miami and now wants to further increase its presence in international markets. [article in English and in French]
Digital temp agency Staffmatch raised €3M /$3.5M to develop its HR solutions abroad, starting with Spain and Benelux by 2019. [article in French]
Pipedrive, a CRM and sales software company headquartered in Estonia & New York, raised €43M / $50M to develop its business globally and potentially make acquisitions in the CRM area. [article in English]
Dutch FinTech specialized in online payment Adyen went public on Wednesday. After one day on the stock market, the price of its stocks rose from €240 / $281 per share to €400 / $470 giving the company a valuation of €13.4B / $14Bn. [article in English or in French]
French comedian Anne Roumanoff launched her own marketplace for artists and performers. Check out her interview published in French in Maddyness here.
In his speech given at La French Touch Conference Paris a few weeks ago, Jérôme Lecat shared his experience on entering the US market and gave some advice on what to do – and not to do – in a quest to conquering the American market.
– La French Touch Conference Paris 2018 – Full video here