Apple + Sezam Labs + Bruno Gloaguen (ex-HiPay Group) = INSIDERS

by bold-lichterman

  • Apple could inject $ 1 billion into SoftBank’s $ 100 billion fund.
  • Sezam Labs raises 800,000 euros.
  • Antony Jenkins, ex-CEO of Barclays, joins the board of the start-up Blockchain.
  • 76% of Internet users buying online abroad are looking for more attractive prices.
  • Who are the players in augmented reality?
  • “What’s Next” for Publicis?
  • The nominations: Paul Lemonnier, Bruno Goagluen, Manuel Bissey, Peter Leav…
  • Online workshop: Customer reviews: an essential tool for your marketing strategy.
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apple-istoreApple plans to invest up to $ 1 billion in the SoftBank Vision Fund, according to the Wall Street Journal. If the participation of the Cupertino company were to materialize, it would be Apple’s second major investment in 2016. Last May, the company headed by Tim cook had thus invested $ 1 billion in Didi Chuxing, the main taxi reservation service in China.

The SoftBank Vision Fund could become the largest technology fund in the world, to the tune of $ 100 million. SoftBank will invest $ 25 billion while the Saudi government is expected to inject $ 45 billion. Based in London, the structure gives itself 5 years to invest in Tech.

Benoit PascalThe Auvergne start-up Sezam Labs, specialized in connected bracelets, has just completed a funding round of 800,000 euros. The Jeremie Innovation 2 fund and Bpifrance took part in this operation.

Founded in 2013 by Benoit Pascal and Clement barbier, Sezam Labs sells connected bracelets that make it possible in particular to pay without contact or to replace a concert ticket. This investment should enable the company to strengthen its workforce to accelerate its commercial launch. At the same time, Sezam Labs plans to continue its R&D efforts.

antony-jenkinsThe British start-up Blockchain, specializing in services linked to bitcoins, and more particularly to cryptocurrencies, welcomes a new member to its board. This is’Antony jenkins, the former CEO of Barclays bank, known for predicting the “uberisation” of the banking world. He joined the start-up’s management body, according to a information of Wall Street Journal. He will sit on it alongside Peter Smitch (CEO of Blockchain), Nick Cary (President of the company), Jeremy Liew (investor in Lightspeed Venture Partners) and Michael Jackson (former COO of Skype).

Antony Jenkins isn’t the only former banking executive to join a FinTech in this way. Before him, John Mack, former director at Morgan Stanley, joined the board of LendingClub. Anshu Jain, former CEO of Deutsche Bank, is expected to join the management teams of Social Finance.

It is in the Middle East and Latin America that Internet users have the most tendency to make online purchases abroad, with respectively 59% and 57% of Internet users who are concerned, according to the results of “PayPal Cross-Border Consumer Research 2016“. Conversely, it is within the Asia-Pacific zone that consumers are the most tempted to only make purchases in their own country (74%). In Western Europe, the situation is more mixed, with half of Internet users who only make purchases in their own country, and the other half who also buy abroad. 9% of European internet users declare that they only make purchases abroad.

Among the countries that most attract this type of cross-border e-commerce, China leads the way, with 21% of Internet users who shop on Chinese sites, followed by the United States (17%) and the Great -Brittany (13%). The most popular products among Internet users are clothing, shoes and accessories (at 46%), and high-tech products (at 29%). Finally, when asked about their motivations for buying online abroad, 76% of consumers first cite the more attractive prices, as well as the fact of accessing products that do not exist at home (65% ). Almost half even believe that the shipping costs are more affordable when buying abroad.


** Methodology: study carried out in partnership with Ipsos in 32 markets, and among nearly 28,000 consumers.

By 2025, the virtual reality market and the augmented reality market are expected to generate nearly $ 80 billion in revenue; augmented reality alone will represent 25% of this market, according to estimates by Goldman Sachs. Who are the players in this booming market? The specialized American investment fund The Venture Reality Funds, tried to answer this question with his landscape of the sector, taken over by Venture Beat.


Credit: VR Fund / Tipatat Chennavasin

The advertising agency, known in particular for the wishes of its CEO Maurice Lévy, unveils this Tuesday, December 13 the video of his wishes for the year 2017. On the program this year, a video apparently more sober than the previous one. You have to wait until the end of the video to find the original touch specific to Publicis

paul-lemonnierPaul Lemonnier is appointed Marketing Director at Beekast

Paul Lemonnier arrives at Beekast, mobile application for corporate events, as marketing director. As part of his new functions, his mission will be to develop the presence of the start-up in France and in Europe. Paul Lemonnier was previously CFO / COO of Henchman.

Bruno Gloaguen becomes CEO of Anytimebruno-gloaguen

FinTech Anytime appointed Bruno Gloaguen as general manager. Previously, he was Managing Director Europe of HiPay Group.

Manuel Bissey appointed head of cybersecurity activity for Western and Southern Europe at CSCmanuel-bissey

CSC, a company specializing in computer engineering, announces the arrival of Manuel Bissey as head of cybersecurity activity for Western and Southern Europe. Previously, he was Head Of Security Portfolio Europe & LatAm and In-Country Product Management France at BT Global Services.

peter-leavBMC Software announces the appointment of Peter Leav as President and CEO

Peter leav becomes President and CEO of BMC Software, a software and IT solutions publisher. He was previously Member Board of Directors at HD Supply.

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