Donecle + The Economist + Socialyse = INSIDERS

by bold-lichterman

  • DDrone Invest invests 1 million euros to help Donecle take off internationally.
  • The Economist lands on Snapchat’s Discover tab.
  • Today’s figure: 70% increase in catering orders since 2009 in France.
  • Image of the day: 133 start-ups digitizing the in-store shopping experience.
  • The video of the day: living and “sharing” the daily life of a migrant.
  • The nominations of the day: Socialyse, Qubit, Horizontal Software…
  • Online workshop: E-Commerce: the importance of gaining the trust of Internet users to increase conversions.
    October 18 at 11 a.m., with Trustpilot.

Donecle The Economist Socialyse INSIDERSDDrone Invest, a subsidiary of Delta Drone, has entered into an agreement with Donecle to increase the capital of the Toulouse start-up to the tune of 1 million euros. On this occasion, DDrone Invest becomes a shareholder of Donecle alongside the four founders. Founded in 2015 by Yann Bruner, Matthieu Claybrough, Josselin Becquet and Alban Deruaz-Pepin, Donecle is developing a control “swarm of drones” for airplanes.

With its autonomous drones, the Toulouse-based company promises twenty times faster inspection and intelligent recognition of aircraft faults. DDrone Invest’s investment should enable Donecle to broaden its field of action on an international scale.

REVIEW the interview with Yann Bruner, CEO of Donecle, conducted by Frenchweb in February 2016:

Read also: Donecle, attacking airlines with its aircraft maintenance drones

Snapchat The EconomistThe Economist launches on Snapchat. The British magazine landed a place to offer its content on the Discover tab, a sort of newsstand, ephemeral messaging. As part of its partnership with Snapchat, The Economist will publish an edition every weekend on its Discover channel through 14 “top snaps”, which will be enhanced with reports, analyzes, graphics and videos. Only the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Australia will have access to the content published by the British magazine.

Joining Snapchat Discover is the latest initiative in our Read, Watch and Listen strategy, which allows The Economist adapt its content to new platforms and develop its reach and reputation with key audiences“, Explain Lydia Kaldas, Senior Vice-President Strategy and Channel Relationships of The Economist.

Fitness food.  Weight loss nutrition diet.  Take away of healthy food.  Eat right concept, diet, clean food take away in aluminum boxes, vegetable salads and meat at white wood.  Healthy lunchIn France, the number of catering orders that were made by telephone, via the Internet, or even through a mobile application increased by 70% between 2009 and 2016, according to a recent study carried out by the NPD Group firm. From 171 million orders recorded in 2009, we have indeed gone to 290 million orders since the start of 2016.

Another lesson learned from the study is that orders placed on mobile are increasing strongly: + 30% between October 2015 and June 2016. Remember that on the home meal delivery market, many players are present, such as Foodora, Deliveroo, Stuart, FoodChéri or Glovo.

Augmented reality, beacons, virtual changing rooms: start-ups compete for ideas to renew the in-store shopping experience. And for good reason, 90% of purchases are still made in a physical store today, if we are to believe the data. CB Insights. Based on this observation, the American research firm analyzed the value propositions of more than 100 start-ups working in this field, and built a mapping of the sector.


La Cimade, an association committed to the defense of oppressed and exploited people, presents a campaign aimed at making Internet users aware of the difficulties encountered by migrants today. Produced by the DISKO agency, the campaign features, using the Facebook carousel format, the daily life of three people. Each story is told through a series of five videos. After viewing the mini-videos, the user is encouraged to “share the story” with his friends. The campaign, available only on Facebook, will be broadcast from October 11 and for a period of one month.

Olivier Gonzalez succeeds Séverin Naudet at the head of Socialyse

Olivier GonzalezSocialyse, a department of Havas Group focused on social media, decided to appoint Olivier Gonzalez as world director. He succeeds Séverin Naudet. As part of his new functions, he will be responsible for contributing to the development of Socialyse in terms of innovation and performance. Olivier Gonzalez joined Havas Group in 2015 as CEO of Havas Forward France. Previously, he was Managing Director of Twitter France between 2013 and 2015.

Joseph Smith appointed Managing Director Europe at Qubit

joseph-smith-qubit-1Former executive officer at Hootsuite, Joseph smith joins the London teams of Qubit as Managing Director Europe. He will be in charge of the vision of the company, in order to ensure long-term growth of the company in the EMEA region.

Joseph Smith began his career as a consultant for various companies (Lloyds banking Group, Scottish Provident, or Platinum Technology). He will be Senior Vice President Global Sales and Professional Services for SmartFocus, before becoming General Manager International at Hootsuite.

Ingrid Eeckhout becomes Deputy Managing Director of Horizontal Sofware

ingrid-eeckhout-2Former Director of Operations atHorizontal Software, Ingrid Eeckhout is appointed Deputy CEO of the software publisher.

A graduate of the Institut Télécom de Lille, and of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship program at Stanford University, Ingrid Eeckhout founded in 2007 the company TEHMS, acquired by the Horizontal Software group. Following the integration of TEHMS, she joined the group’s Management Committee.

Juliet Bailly is appointed PR and Events Manager at Ve Interactive

juliet-baillyAfter a year and a half as a PR communications manager within the company, Juliet Bailly is appointed PR and Events Manager at Ve Interactive.

A graduate of the New York Institute of Technology, Juliet Bailly began her career in public relations in New York, first for PR Noir then for Calvin Klein, before becoming an assistant press officer at Sonia Rykiel. After several experiences as a sales consultant in the fashion world (Repetto Paris and Zadig & Voltaire), Juliet will be in charge of communication and marketing for Zsport and Medical Z.

8th edition of the Ambition PME Day
October 13, 2016

The Ambition PME Day is the annual meeting given by the Systematic Paris-Region to digital entrepreneurs in the Ile-de-France region who wish to develop their network, discover new trends, understand the different growth levers from which they can benefit via the (business, strategy, financing, HR and skills, export …) and above all doing business.

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