Bitglass + Axelle Lemaire at CES + Philippe Gouspillou (I&S Adviser) = INSIDERS
- Bitglass raises $ 45 million to help businesses protect their data.
- Axelle Lemaire’s speech at CES 2017.
- Eric Sebban met François Fillon at CES 2017 Las Vegas.
- Laurent Le Pen, CEO of Omate: “The connected objects sector has been particularly stormy”.
- 9% of French start-ups present at CES Las Vegas in 2016 found help to raise funds.
- Reporting and accounting, pet peeves of French entrepreneurs.
- The appointment: Philippe Gouspillou …
The start-up Bitglass, specializing in the protection of corporate data, has completed a round of funding of $ 45 million in Series C. Future Fund and historic investors New Enterprise Associates, Norwest Venture Partners and Singtel Innov8.
Founded in 2013 by Nat Kausik, Bitglass has developed a device to sit between employee applications and servers, making sure everything is monitored and encrypted. The startup’s technology primarily enables employees to securely use their own devices on enterprise cloud applications. With this investment, Bitglass plans to expand globally, primarily in the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Axelle Lemaire, Secretary of State for Digital, made her speech to the digital entrepreneurs of CES 2017 in Las Vegas, at an evening organized by Medef.
The images were shot by Emmanuel Vivier, co-founder of the HUB Institute. The HUB Institute has also published its annual report on the event.
Eric Sebban met Francois Fillon and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet yesterday at CES. The founder of Visiomed was thus able to present its brand of connected objects intended for the medical monitoring of individuals, Bewell Connect.
The company is present at the event to showcase its new mobile terminal, the “VisioCheck”.
Present at CES in Las Vegas, Laurent Le Pen, CEO of Omate, shares with FrenchWeb his view of his sector:
“The connected objects sector has been particularly stormy in recent months. Most companies in the first wave of wearables have either gone bankrupt (Filip, Skully, etc.) or been taken over as spare parts, leaving large slates with customers and suppliers (Pebble). Some have been able to save their skins by being bought out by big manufacturers such as Withings by Nokia, Misfit by Fossil Group, but the market remains gloomy. Dozens of companies, often from Shenzhen, now offer similar products at a ridiculous price. The market wearables general public is saturated on the one hand by large manufacturers (Fibit, Apple, Samsung, Garmin …), and on the other hand by small players cost killers who take the crumbs of the cake. “
Read also: Omate (Laurent Le Pen), the Chinese IoT start-up that won over Amazon
This is a record for French Tech: 275 French companies are present this year at CES Las Vegas, making France the third most represented country, behind the United States and China. What are these companies looking for when they participate in this world famous fair? What do they really get out of it in the end? So many questions answered by the French Accelerator in his study “CES… And after?“. The accelerator interviewed 178 start-ups that participated in the 2016 edition of the event.
More than 9 in 10 respondents say they attended CES Las Vegas with the aim of finding new customers or partners, and 27% of them were looking to meet investors. Among the other reasons mentioned, we note the desire to increase its notoriety in France as well as in the United States, or to test the interest of a product on international prospects. After 4 days of the fair, 77% of respondents believe that they have enriched their professional network, while 9% have found help for their fundraising. A little over a third (34%) say they have met new customers and distribution partners, gained media visibility, and validated the enthusiasm for their products abroad. As a direct consequence of this, nearly 3 out of 4 respondents wish to participate in the 2017 edition.
** Survey conducted in December 2016 among 178 start-ups that participated in the 2016 edition of CES Las Vegas.
>>> CES 2017 on FrenchWeb.fr
For nearly 7 out of 10 entrepreneurs, the key factor for the success of their business project lies in their ability to sell, according to the study “Entrepreneurs and Management“, produced by Intuit France with 294 French entrepreneurs. While the ability to manage their business well is a priority for 32% of respondents, nearly half of them believe that accounting and management tools, which are essential for good management, are a source of daily difficulties.
Philippe Gouspillou appointed Associate Director of I&S Adviser
Philippe Gouspillou arrives at I&S Adviser, a company specializing in business and management consulting, as associate director for the Normandy and Hauts-de-France regions. As part of his new functions, he will support business leaders in their development. Philippe Gouspillou created P & GO-Adviser in 2016.
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