[INSIDERS] + 127% investment in e-sport in the 1st half of 2016 …

by bold-lichterman

stadium-sportWith audiences envied by many media professionals, e-sport continues to attract brands, but also investors. Since 2011, $ 714 million has been invested in the sector, according to data CB Insights. The analysis firm, which has identified a little more than 100 fundraising in the sector for five years, notes a marked acceleration in investments in 2015: the amounts invested have indeed tripled between 2014 and 2015, the number operations as well.

Another observation is that nearly 173 million dollars were invested in companies in the sector in the first half of 2016, an increase of 127% compared to the first half of 2015. Finally, it should be noted that the most important operation carried out since the start of the year is the fundraising of Chinese DouyuTV for a total amount of $ 100 million.


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SFRIn discussions for several months with the unions about the reorganization of the group, the management of SFR presented to the unions a plan to reduce its workforce, which will be implemented from 2017, according to information from Reuters. The telecom operator could cut up to 5,000 jobs out of the 15,000 it currently has, a reduction of a third of its workforce, we learn from union sources. SFR did not wish to comment on the information.

PokemonSince its launch on July 5, Pokémon Go unleashes passions across the world. As of July 12, the game had more than 21 million active users in the United States. According to SensorTower, Pokémon Go has already been downloaded more than 75 million times worldwide. Faced with such success, the Australian site Yellow Octopus decided to compare the popularity of the game on the web against search queries like the weather, Brexit… and pornography.

To perform this comparison, the site relied on Google Trends and Keyword Data. Unsurprisingly, Pokémon Go outclassed all search queries in early July. However, porn has just regained the advantage. The infographic also provides a glimpse of the spectacular surge in Nintendo’s share price since the game’s release.

Theuberization observatory, in partnership with Creads, published at the end of June an infographic presenting the sectors which are in the process of transformation, under the impetus of new digital players. Transport, rental of goods, or even politics: who are these companies that make the historical players in these sectors tremble?


WorldRemitWorldRemit, an online money transfer service, has decided to engage the services ofAndrew Lee. The latter takes up the post of president of the company. In close collaboration with Ismail Ahmed, founder and CEO of WorldRemit, he will be responsible for developing the group’s brand on an international scale. Previously, Andrew Lee worked with William Hill Online, Jefferies International and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, among others.

Global Innovation Forum
October 5, 2016

Organized by the Mondial de l’Automobile, in association with Startup Sesame, the Mondial Innovation Forum is a new conference accessible exclusively by invitation which brings together no less than 300 key players from the automotive industry, the world of startups and the world institutional.

Startup Sesame, the largest alliance of Tech events in Europe, is also launching its Mobility program intended to support events for startups in mobility and transport.

Find out more.

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