The Rude Baguette – France’s Startup Blog – is an English-language publication covering the French tech market. Whether it’s breaking news on French Startups, providing insight into the French Government, or covering news related to companies like Google, Apple, Orange, or Amazon, the Rude Baguette provides visibility and access into the French tech market.

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Entrepreneurship

4 successful approaches for European entrepreneurs doing business in the U.S.

Jason McDonald has lived and worked between the U.S. and Europe, and has seen how cultural ignorance can hurt European professionals. Here are four tips he believes can [Read More...]
Oct 24, 2014

[Interview] Pilo Cofounder and CEO Nicolas Toper introduces Pilo, the 100X Better Battery

Pilo CEO and Cofounder, who recently launched their movement-powered, eco-friendly battery at this month’s Paris Founders Event
Aug 02, 2014

Does cheaper labor translate to a better startup ecosystem?

President Hollande’s economic policy, named the “responsibility pact”, is trying to lower labor costs. Can it encourage entrepreneurship and innovation?
May 23, 2014

Why Ben Rooney is wrong. A response to “How Entrepreneurial is Europe?”

The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Rooney published an article called 'How Entrepreneurial is Europe?', suggesting that entrepreneurs have a 10x better chance of succeeding [Read More...]
Nov 13, 2013

Events

FinTech

Hardware

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

Retail store orders search & seizure at 360 HD Cam Giroptic’s offices

When HD 360 degree Camera Giroptic launched their Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, many were quick to point our that Giroptic looked a lot like Geonaute. latter [Read More...]
Sep 16, 2014

Giroptic’s 360Cam passes $1 Million on Kickstarter, yet they almost didn’t exist

Lille-based Giroptic is on its way to break the record for largest French Kickstarter campaign, with just 24 days to go and $1 Million contributed for its 360° HD Camera
Jun 16, 2014

Aldebaran and Japan’s SoftBank to launch the first emotionally-aware robot ‘Pepper’

Aldebaran and SoftBank are looking for Pepper to be a lot more than a robot that people simply purchase for entertainment purposes
Jun 06, 2014
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Industry

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

Five French startups best positioned for Asia

Although I would argue that most of my current portfolio are capable of penetrating developed markets in Asia, to remain neutral I’ve restricted this list to French [Read More...]
Sep 06, 2014

Dassault Systèmes acquires Supply Chain optimization Startup Quintiq for €250M

Dassault Systèmes is adding Quintiq and its 800 employees to the family for a reported €250M Million
Jul 29, 2014

European Ridesharing Blablacar raises $100M led by Index Ventures

Blablacar has grown to become Europe’s leading ride-sharing platform – as if there was every any doubt
Jul 05, 2014
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Internet

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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

LeCamping & Techstars Alumni DocTrackr acquired by IntraLinks for $10M

Secure file-sharing startup DocTrackr has been acquired by IntraLinks for $10M in cash, according to an SEC filing
Apr 25, 2014

Meet the big data startup that doesn’t care where your degree comes from

Interview with David Bessis of tinyclues
Apr 18, 2014
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Mobile

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News

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Venture Capital

Finexkap raises $22.5 million to launch France’s first online working capital platform

With the annual volume of receivables reaching $800 million and growing 15% last year, France is one of the largest factoring markets in the world
Nov 21, 2014

French government will fund expatriated French entrepreneurs

France sees where its talent is going, and is following them there - a truly bold move
Oct 08, 2014

Minutebuzz, the French Buzzfeed, raises €1 Million from Seventure Partners

Minutebuzz‘s figures are impressive - 5 Million Unique Visitors per month, likely valuing the company around €5 Million
Aug 30, 2014

European Ridesharing Blablacar raises $100M led by Index Ventures

Blablacar has grown to become Europe’s leading ride-sharing platform – as if there was every any doubt
Jul 05, 2014
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