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Accelerators

At 34,000 sq. meters, Paris’ STATION F will be largest startup hub in the world when it opens April 2017

STATION F promises to escalate the pan-European rivalry to be the continental capital of startups
Dec 06, 2016

The European Space Agency’s incubator network says the sky’s the limit

ESA is about to open its 11th Business Incubator Centre in the Madrid Region, laying a fabric of space for transferring tech back to humans on the ground
Oct 19, 2015
"I see a Cambrian explosion of startups in Europe." - Fran Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer for the European Space Agency

This man is bringing space tech back to Earth

If you want to understand what's happening in space technology, you should talk to the European Space Agency's Frank Salzgeber
Oct 18, 2015
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Big Data

What exactly is DataViz? Definitions for dummies

These tools can help you get a better grasp of your data
Mar 03, 2017
Has Microsoft Translator built the next champion of online translating? Should Google Translate watch out? Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow; Hand model: Gedalyah Reback

Microsoft Translator leapfrogs Google Translate on group convos

But here's why it has a long way to go
Dec 14, 2016

Consumer

Marseille startup Unistellar’s lens gives home telescopes power to see galaxies millions of light years away

The French team wants to revolutionize how your kids see the stars
Dec 08, 2016
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Have your own cloud with Lima’s new home server device

Has all the talk of Hillary’s private email server sparked your interest?
Nov 14, 2016

Riot looks to launch a chat revolution with open platform

This new chat platform from Amdocs’ Vector Creations lets users connect across channels
Sep 20, 2016
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Education

Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (The Lumière Brothers, 1895). Photo credit: YouTube

Virtual reality and education: Five lessons from the Lumière Brothers

For those involved in the early development of virtual reality, the story of the cinema’s first steps provides a number of important takeaways
Aug 25, 2016

International Space University opens its first program in Israel with kickoff in Haifa

The annual summer program will be hosted by the Technion, where over 100 students from two dozen countries will be treated to a blend of space and innovation
Jul 13, 2016
The La Defense financial district in Paris. Photo credit: oatsy40 / Flickr

Here are 8 French startups you should know

Beyond wine and cheese, France is the new land of engineering and startups
Mar 25, 2016

Entrepreneurship

This is how fatherhood made me a better entrepreneur

Finding a work-life balance is crucial, and can even make you a better entrepreneur
Feb 12, 2017

What impact will France’s Right to Disconnect law have on startups?

Can French legislation roll back a growing trend in the country's economy to work beyond the legendary 35-hour work week? We ask French startups what they think
Jan 10, 2017
The La Defense financial district in Paris. Photo credit: oatsy40 / Flickr

Here are 8 French startups you should know

Beyond wine and cheese, France is the new land of engineering and startups
Mar 25, 2016
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Events

Les Heures Magiques. Photo Credit: 72andSunny

Google lights up Paris with a month of citywide activities

A new campaign helps residents discover the magic of the City of Light
Nov 11, 2015

Meet the 24 #FrenchPitch startups who pitched at CES in Las Vegas

Here’s a quick wrap-up of several French (and non-French) startups who pitched at the #FrenchPitch event, organized by EPC Digital, and part of the broader #FrenchTech [Read More...]
Jan 07, 2015

There will be 5x more French Startups than US at CES 2015

With nearly nearly 33% of Exhibitors coming from France in the CES Eureka Park, the EU member state will be sending over 100 startups to the event while the US will be [Read More...]
Nov 30, 2014
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FinTech

Paris fintech company Spendesk raises strong €2 million seed round

Ever been annoyed by bookkeeping? Spendesk is here to help
Jan 24, 2017

With banks poised to leave and foreign workers nearly blacklisted, Brexit turns into the feared startup nightmare

Calming words and a rush to quell doomsday scenarios in Silicon Roundabout are whitewashing the real issues fintech and other startup sectors need to discuss as Brexit [Read More...]
Oct 24, 2016

Bitcoin exchange in France shut down by police officers

A bitcoin exchange was dismantled on July 2nd and 3rd in southern France and its three co-founders arrested. 388 bitcoins were seized, which roughly represents 180 000 [Read More...]
Jul 12, 2014
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Greentech

Here are 10 European ‘agritech’ companies to keep a close eye on

From cloud software which monitors crops, animals and urban farms to insects and growing fields of algae, there are many startups working on innovative technologies [Read More...]
Aug 12, 2015

The cycling tech revolution is here: 20 bike startups you should know about

20 awesome bike technologies that will make your ride less bumpy
Apr 26, 2015

Hardware

Photo Credit: Lima PR

Have your own cloud with Lima’s new home server device

Has all the talk of Hillary’s private email server sparked your interest?
Nov 14, 2016

Ferrari not enough muscle for you? How about a bicycle?

The Tour de France may have more to worry about than illegal anabolic enhancers this year - for example, rocketry
Nov 11, 2014

From Gillette to the Dollar Shave Club: How razors have cut through business models

A venture capitalist talks about how the Dollar Shave Club’s recent $50M funding round reminded him of Gillette's business model, which inspired so many of the [Read More...]
Oct 01, 2014
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Industry

Brandenburg Gate lit up during Berlin's 2012 Festival of Lights. Photo credit: SA 3.0 Lotse via Wikimedia Commons

Balderton report on Euro tech talent shows major gaps in Ireland, burgeoning strength in the Nordics

Europe's talent is locked in the London-Paris-Berlin triangle, although the best bet for some developers might be to check out other countries
Dec 12, 2016

Open Startup Sesame: European tech event organizers join forces to support startups

A new program dubbed Startup Sesame makes it much more affordable to attend some of Europe’s top tech events, with a ‘bundle ticket’ for all, and other perks
Sep 13, 2015
BnbSitter

Exclusive: French Bnbsitter adds concierge services to the booming bnb market

If you rent out your home to tourists and would like to hire greeting and cleaning services cheaply, then meet Bnbsitter
Sep 09, 2015
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Innovation

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Banking on drones: France’s Parrot increases capital by €300M

For some reason, few picked up on this besides the French media
Nov 23, 2015
"I see a Cambrian explosion of startups in Europe." - Fran Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer for the European Space Agency

This man is bringing space tech back to Earth

If you want to understand what's happening in space technology, you should talk to the European Space Agency's Frank Salzgeber
Oct 18, 2015

Ferrari not enough muscle for you? How about a bicycle?

The Tour de France may have more to worry about than illegal anabolic enhancers this year - for example, rocketry
Nov 11, 2014

Internet

Has Microsoft Translator built the next champion of online translating? Should Google Translate watch out? Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow; Hand model: Gedalyah Reback

Microsoft Translator leapfrogs Google Translate on group convos

But here's why it has a long way to go
Dec 14, 2016
BnbSitter

Exclusive: French Bnbsitter adds concierge services to the booming bnb market

If you rent out your home to tourists and would like to hire greeting and cleaning services cheaply, then meet Bnbsitter
Sep 09, 2015

Don’t blindly follow the cloud: Infinit sends unlimited-size files through peer-to-peer networks

The company just launched a mobile app that it says lets you transfer vast amounts of data faster and more securely than the competition
Mar 31, 2015
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IoT

Smart home maker may be the solution Sabbath-observant homeowners in Israel have been waiting for

Somfy hopes to capitalize on Israel's craving for tech and its local market's unique demands
Dec 11, 2016

Xee shows off French prowess in connected cars

Nestled in the northern French startup-happy ville of Lille, Xee is hoping to become the European smart car app of choice
Jan 17, 2016
Nokia's new camera, the OZO 360°. Photo Credit: Gabriel Avner / Geektime

What does Nokia’s buyout of Alcatel-Lucent mean for Finland?

This acquisition could put Nokia on top as a leader in the next generation of IoT connectivity. Meanwhile, it will create job losses
Dec 01, 2015

IT

Atos’ €620 Million takeover of Bull approved, will lead in European cloud services

The move will allow Atos to strengthen its cloud offerings, included security & big data
Aug 23, 2014

French Cloud Company eNovance acquired by Red Hat for €70M

The acquisition, according to Red Hat, aims at meeting growing demand for enterprise OpenStack consulting, design and deployment
Jun 20, 2014

Powerpoint will find no cover in the Bukr after the French startup raised €1M to take them on

Rouen-based startup Bunkr has raised €1 Million from IDInvest (led by Matthieu Baret), Daniel Mahrely & Xavier Niel for their collaborative online presentation tool
May 14, 2014
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Lists

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Mobile

Found in translation: how couples are using Google Translate to meet, marry and communicate

Able to meet in all sorts of ways, the only thing separating true love might be a common tongue. Now couples are using Google Translate to get around that
Oct 16, 2016
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Israeli app Moovit to integrate Uber in 22 countries including Canada, Australia, US and UK

The Israeli public transportation app has focused on trains, buses and taxis, but will now add options for ridesharing in a select group of pilot states
May 03, 2016
Bill Gates, CEO Microsoft, announced the launch of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition in Paris where he personally met with Lionel Benizri (CEO MYK APPLICATIONS Ltd) to discuss MYK APPLICATIONS Ltd's involvement in big data management systems. Photo credit: PR

MYK is the last app you will ever need to manage your business

This app wants to move your team from being reactive to proactive
Jan 11, 2016
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News

Paris fintech company Spendesk raises strong €2 million seed round

Ever been annoyed by bookkeeping? Spendesk is here to help
Jan 24, 2017
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These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

This week, Tech.eu tracked 16 technology M&A transactions, one IPO and 75 funding deals. In case you missed it, this is what you should know
Sep 24, 2016
Photo credit: MyOptique Group

UK online optical retailer MyOptique to be acquired by Essilor

No figure has been officially disclosed, but we hear rumors of a €100 million price tag
Aug 16, 2016
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Policy

Robotics

Security

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Social Media

Has Microsoft Translator built the next champion of online translating? Should Google Translate watch out? Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow; Hand model: Gedalyah Reback

Microsoft Translator leapfrogs Google Translate on group convos

But here's why it has a long way to go
Dec 14, 2016
Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, speaks as Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, laughs during the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Photo credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

What Clinton and Trump failed to debate: fighting ISIS online

Combatting ISIS online can't be summarized in a Trump or Clinton sound bite. Here are some of the nuanced strategies that might get us there
Sep 29, 2016

Riot looks to launch a chat revolution with open platform

This new chat platform from Amdocs’ Vector Creations lets users connect across channels
Sep 20, 2016
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Space

Marseille startup Unistellar’s lens gives home telescopes power to see galaxies millions of light years away

The French team wants to revolutionize how your kids see the stars
Dec 08, 2016

International Space University opens its first program in Israel with kickoff in Haifa

The annual summer program will be hosted by the Technion, where over 100 students from two dozen countries will be treated to a blend of space and innovation
Jul 13, 2016

The European Space Agency’s incubator network says the sky’s the limit

ESA is about to open its 11th Business Incubator Centre in the Madrid Region, laying a fabric of space for transferring tech back to humans on the ground
Oct 19, 2015

Telecom

Venture Capital

Partech Ventures closes €400 million in financing for its growth fund

Major European insurance companies like CNP, AG2R La Mondiale and Groupama are backing the fund
Jun 28, 2016
Accel Team. Photo credit: Courtesy

Accel raises $500 million for a huge, new venture fund in Europe and Israel

Surpassing what it raised for its last fund, Accel Partner Harry Nelis says Europe and Israel are avoiding some of the investor anxiety striking Silicon Valley
Apr 12, 2016
The Eiffel Tower and La Défense business district taken by myself from the Montparnasse Tower on 12-18-07 (CC BY-SA 3.0 EN-BATEAU via Wikimedia Commons)

France startups raised nearly €1 billion in 2015 to catch up with Israel, Germany and UK

French tech is soaring in Enterprise SaaS and adtech, with 2016 set to make gains on a strong 2015 for France
Mar 27, 2016
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eCommerce

Photo credit: MyOptique Group

UK online optical retailer MyOptique to be acquired by Essilor

No figure has been officially disclosed, but we hear rumors of a €100 million price tag
Aug 16, 2016