La French Touch Conference in Toronto on October 29th!

Hello,

La French Touch Conference Team will take a few days off for the summer holidays, like many of you, hopefully! There won’t be any newsletter in August, but we will definitely be back in September.

You can already Save the Date for La French Touch Conference Toronto on Monday, October 29th! The event will take place at Mars Discovery District and gathers entrepreneurs from both Canada and France, for a unique bilingual bridge-building event! #LFTCTO

By the way: thanks to all our survey respondents. Your feedback was very positive and helpful. If you haven’t filled it out it yet, you can still fill out the survey until the end of the week. 😉

We wish you all a great summer, and see you in Toronto! 

Be the first to know when sales open for LFTCTO!!

This Week's Headlines

Our Network

New York-based concert discovery app Bandsintown wants to further expand abroad. Present in France, Germany and England, the company co-founded by former LFTC speaker Fabrice Sergent aims to accelerate its international development. [article in French]

Two HR solutions providers are joining forces: French PeopleDoc co-founded by former speaker John Benhamou has been acquired by the American Ultimate Software. [article in English]

French Ecosystem

French specialist in digital transformation Talan raised €10M to accelerate its international development. The company plans to open new offices in Belgium, Italy, Portugal, and Netherland by 2020. [article in French]

EU Ecosystem

Spanish startup Glovo raised €115M / $134M to pursue the international expansion of its on-demand delivery platform. [article in English]

BlackFin Capital Partners announced it has closed a €180M fund, making it the largest independant FinTech fund in Europe. [article in English]

AwoX, a French pure play company specialized in smart devices and smart home technologies teamed up with Deutsche Telekom to deploy their smart light bulbs in Germany. [article in French]

Around The World: International Ecosystem

France and Japan allied to support startups development. [article in French]

French IT company Atos acquired Michigan-based IT services provider Syntel to boost its presence on American markets. [article in English]

Did You Know That?

Taking a holiday on the French Riviera? Nice’s airport implemented the facial recognition system!  [article in French]

If you want to know more about this system, you can also read our article on TravelTech! [in English]

Click here to read our article on TravelTech ;)

quote

“If you want to leave your homeland to set up a business in France, spend some time here [in France] first, study the market and the business environment. Talk to other entrepreneurs who’ve done it.”
Angela Natividad, Co-Founder & COO of Hurrah – LFTC “Build The Bridge”
Full interview – Video LFTC Paris – Tweet

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