French start-ups that got VC funding in January 2010

I think the VC community in France had a promising start for 2010. The month of January included the launch of the Paris Founder’s Club and tech innovation cluster System@tic launched its investment club with 17 VC firms. In addition,  quite a few start-ups got funding, including (and obviously not limited to): eYeka (@eyekafr)  This company likes to […]

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“Hadopi” is French for “Oops”

Ok, well not exactly. “Hadopi” is actually the name of the French law for creative protection rights on the internet. The name comes from the organization that oversees internet copyright protection, the Haute autorité pour la diffusion des oeuvres et la protection des droits sur Internet (Higher Authority for the Distrubution of Works and the Protection of […]

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The Sarkophone: Thalès Téorem

Just because Sarah Palin is the only average Joe to get a call from President Sarkozy doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be interested in his mobile device. Not an iPhone, not a Blackberry. Recently all the buzz has been around Sarko’s new handset, the Téorem by Thalès. Sarkozy asked the SGDN (French National Defense) to stop using the […]

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French Animation: A very pretty picture

If anyone is going to give Pixar a run for their money, it’s French animators. Of course, everyone knows and loves Les Triplettes de Belleville, the French, Belgian and Québecois collaboration feature film that was nominated for 2 Oscars in 2003 . Two shorter, more recent, no-to-be-missed animations are: French Roast, which won SIGGRAPH’s Best in Show award […]

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Silicon Valley Connect

To any French and international companies interested in expanding or setting-up in Silicon Valley, you may want to consider this virtual event (done via Adobe Connect  – computer + headset mandatory, webcam optional). Hosted by Marc Dangeard (founder of Entrepreneur Commons, former President of the European American Angel Club, Managing Partner at Paris-based investment banking firm […]

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