Extreme Makeover: Our New Website is Out!

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Our new website is out! 🙂 Discover a (minimalistic) natural, good-looking and user-friendly website, available in French and English.

New look, same address: Click on the button below to discover it.

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Top 3 of the best things you will find on our website:

– The story behind La French Touch Conference & its team
– The list of our former speakers 
– Info about our past & future events!

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This Week's Headlines

French Ecosystem

French Startup Izicap which offers SaaS solutions for banks raised €6M / $7M. Izicap’s platform enables banking networks to provide new services to their customers. Now the company aims to expand into Europe.  [article in French]

After raising €1.3M / $1.5M, ELISE Technologies, a French AdTech developing AI algorithms and deep learning models will turn itself toward an international expansion starting with the UK. [article in French]

French BioTech Nextbiotix raised €7M / $8M to develop a bacterial treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases.  [article in English]

Guest Suite, a French startup from Nantes specialized in customer reviews management for tourist accommodation professionals raised €2M / $2.3M. Fresh funds will be used to accelerate its development in France and Europe. [article in French]

EU Ecosystem

Deliveroo opens its first shared kitchen in Paris called Deliveroo Edition. This Parisian Deliveroo Edition will be made of 12 kitchens located in a warehouse in Saint-Ouen (close Parisian suburb). The company had already tested this concept in London. [article in English]

Former Carving Labs, now Captain Wallet, raised €2M / $2.3M. This Paris-based startup, which already operates in 15 Europeans countries, is specialized in the dematerialization of rewards cards, and mobile customer relationship management. It aims to further increase its European expansion with the opening of new offices abroad. [article in French]

After raising €14.5M / $17M, Barcelona’s social-commerce fashion startup 21Buttons wants to expand into the US. Operating in Spain, Italy, Germany, and the UK, it also aims to reach new European markets.  [article in English]

Around The World: International Ecosystem

Last week, Bpifrance and Business France unveiled the list of the 20 startups that will embark for the 2018 French Tech Tour America. [article in French]

On Thursday, French-Canadian FinTech impak Finance announced an ICO in France in October 2018. The company, which rewards purchases with a positive social impact, launched the pre-sale of their cryptocurrency named impak Coins. [article in French]

French startup Syntony takes geolocation in New York City’s subways! With headquarters in Toulouse and San Francisco, Syntony has designed systems to locate mobile phones in tunnels and subways. It already operates in the subways of Helsinki, Munich, Toulouse and now New York. The company is also in talks with several other cities. [article in French & in English]

The city of Nice partnered up with Uber to complete the night public transport offer. The travel which will follow the Lignes d’Azur (Nice’s major public transportation company) itinerary will cost €6 / $7. [article in French]

Nice's tramway

A Penny For Your Thoughts

“Beijing On Track To Eclipse Silicon Valley As World’s Top Startup Hub”. Read this article published in VentureBeat.


“The reason why Guesttoguest – HomeExchange is where it is now is because we had an ambition from the start. We had the capacity to share and communicate this ambition, which enabled us to convince investors.” 

Emmanuel Arnaud, President GuesttoGuest & CEO HomeExchange.com
La French Touch Conference Paris 2017  – Full video – Tweet

About us

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 throughout8 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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