[CONFIDENTIEL] Elon Musk and bitcoin, Uptime and Kima Ventures, new board at France Digitale, ManoMano says no to glyphosate …

by bold-lichterman

Rumors have been swirling ever since Sahil Gupta, a former Space X intern and Yale student, developed this theory in a Medium post published last week that quickly went viral: What if Elon Musk was hiding behind the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto? Is the boss of Tesla the inventor of the cryptocurrency that keeps breaking records?

The answer – coming from the person himself – is no.

In addition, you will note that bitcoin exceeded the symbolic $ 10,000 mark on Tuesday, beating an umpteenth record since its creation.

Uptime, co-founded by Augustin and Amaury Celier, former members of Otis and Rocket Internet, intends to disrupt the elevator maintenance market. Because it is the maintenance of machines that constitutes the sinews of war: services and maintenance (contracts and interventions) constitute a global market of 30 billion dollars, while the net margin of the four large incumbent operators ( Otis, Schindler, Koné and ThyssenKrupp) – an oligopoly which shares 90% of the market – would amount to 50% !!

The start-up offers in particular a predictive maintenance technology, which makes it possible to intervene before the failure.

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A year ago, Uptime raised 800,000 euros from Kima Ventures. Today, and we are learning from Jean de La Rochebrochard, Partner Kima, Uptime is close to closing a series A of 2 million euros. To be followed very closely, therefore …

Digital France inject new blood into his board. At the end of its general assembly, which was held this Monday evening in Paris, the association, which was born in the line of Pigeons in 2012, renewed half of its board. Among the 35 candidates, only 10 came to join what France Digitale soberly calls the “Digital G20”.

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Thus, Guillaume Gibault (Le Slip Français), Frédéric Mazzella (BlaBlaCar) and Teddy Pellerin (Heetch) join the board of the association within the college of entrepreneurs. On the other side, Olivier Mathiot (PriceMinister) and Willy Braun (Daphni) are entering the college of investors. The latter still includes Fleur Pellerin (Korelya Capital) and Jean-David Chamboredon, co-president of France Digitale. “Yesterday evening, France Digitale set up a Dream Team. At the time of Brexit, we are now armed to assume our responsibilities as the leading start-up organization in Europe“, Welcomed Jean-David Chamboredon. London and Frankfurt have been warned!

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The founders of ManoMano: Christian Raisson and Philippe de Chanville

While the Member States of the European Union voted Monday, November 27, to everyone’s surprise, in favor of a new 5-year authorization for the use of glyphosate – the active ingredient of the herbicide Roundup of Monsanto and identified since 2015 as a probable carcinogen, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized agency of the United Nations -, the marketplace of DIY products ManoMano has chosen not to follow the decision of the European Commission.

The platform announced during the day that it wanted to withdraw all products containing glyphosate from sale. “We are maintaining our position and will no longer sell these herbicides on our market. We hope that our decision will help change mentalities and encourage consumers and distributors to favor products that are less harmful to us and our planet.“, Justified Christian Raisson and Philippe de Chanville, co-founders of ManoMano.