Birchbox + Oracle + Camille Çabale (ex-French Founders) = INSIDERS

by bold-lichterman

  • Oracle acquires Apiary to strengthen its cloud offering.
  • Birchbox opens its first store in Paris.
  • The milestone of 200,000 active merchant sites exceeded in France.
  • In one minute on the Internet… Google translates 69.5 million words.
  • The nominations: Camille Çabale, Alexandre Assous, Marcel Mayer, Frédéric Fauberteau…

oracleOracle announced the takeover of the Californian start-up Apiary, which publishes API development tools for cloud software. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2011 by Jakub Nesetril and Jan Moravec, Apiary has developed an APIFlow platform allowing developers to build, test and monitor APIs.

With Apiary, Oracle will provide customers with advanced capabilities to design and manage APIs, enabling businesses to manage the full API lifecycle and deliver integrated applications“, said Amit Zavery, Senior Vice President, Cloud Platform, Oracle. This buyout should allow Oracle to complete its cloud offering. In 2016, the American group acquired NetSuite, Ravello Systems and Opower, an American company specializing in SaaS solutions for the energy sector.

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Katia BeauchampBirchbox, the beauty box sent to home, goes into the physical world with the opening of a “flagship” in Paris.

“On 200 square meters, customers will be able to test the products, benefit from advice and care adapted to their profile but also set up their own box by choosing five products out of fifteen available”, presents the start-up which has already opened a store in New York where it is based. The Parisian store will be located 17 rue Montmartre, in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris.

Created in 2010 by Katia Beauchamp (opposite), Quentin Reygrobellet (in One) and Hayley barna, Birchbox specializes in the sale of beauty products by subscription. She had lifted $ 60 million in April 2014. The company claims 200,000 subscribers in France.

Fevad had predicted at the beginning of 2016 that the bar of 200,000 active merchant sites in France has been crossed. This is more than 8 times more than ten years ago, where 22,900 sites shared the French e-commerce market. Note the steady increase in the number of players in the sector since 2005, visible on a graph produced by the federation of e-commerce professionals.

In an interview for FrenchWeb, Marc Lolivier, CEO of Fevad, reveals some indicators of the dynamism of the e-commerce market in 2016, including the fact that more than 70 billion euros were spent online over the year. Another element to remember, the major challenges that await professionals for the months to come: differentiation through premium logistics, mobile, or even artificial intelligence.


Source: Fevad

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What Happens on the Internet in 60 Seconds? Amazon sells more than $ 200,000 in products, over 6.9 million videos are viewed on Snapchat, and Google translates 69.5 million words, according to data reported by Statista.

Infographic: One minute on the Internet |  Statista

camille-cabaleCamille Çabale, new VP partnerships at

Based in San Franscisco, Camille Çabale, joins the team of, the new platform created by Loic Le Meur. For the start-up, which also organizes Tech events throughout the year, it will be in charge of partnerships as “VP”. Camille Çabale was previously VP West Coast for the French Founders community.

alexandre-assousAlexandre Assous becomes Head of brand & content at PhotoBox

Alexandre Assous arrives at PhotoBox as Head of brand & content. He was previously communications director of Meltygroup.

Marcel-MayerMarcel Mayer appointed Commercial Director of Dreamlines

Dreamlines announces the arrival of Marcel mayer as sales manager. As part of his new functions, his mission will be to oversee the creation of the Dreamlines Package and to internationalize the company’s activity. Before joining the tour operator, Marcel Meyer was a consultant for the TUI group.

frederic-fauberteauFrédéric Fauberteau joins ESILV as a research professor and Director of the New Energies Department

TheESILV appointed Frédéric Fauberteau as a research professor and director of the New Energies Department. He was previously a research professor at ECE Paris.

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