[INSIDERS] 5 Tech Info to Shine in Society

by bold-lichterman

Iguana Yachts, a Norman boatyard, has just raised 2 million euros in funds, in which renowned figures of French Tech participated, with the Normandie Participations regional fund: Pierre-Noël Luiggi (president of Oscaro) through his investment fund Indenoi, Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet through his Kernel Investissements fund, or Dan Vogel, founder of Enablon and business angel.

Iguana Yachts designs, develops and manufactures high-end amphibious boats equipped with tracks, that allow you to go from land to sea without getting out of the vehicle. User experience is completely frictionless, as your UX manager would say.

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Currently, more than 30 units roll and sail around the world, from Japan to the Virgin Islands, via Bahrain, Australia, or France. Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, himself the owner of an Iguana, is dithyrambic – to the point where I would like him to lend it to me to cross Paris like a multimodal queen, in defiance of the closure of the tracks on the banks:
“You can’t do without the Iguana once you’ve tried it. It is both technologically successful and so practical to use! Being a convinced client, becoming an investor was obvious as soon as the opportunity arose. “

Iguana Yachts was founded in 2008 by Antoine Brugidou, former manager of Accenture. The yard generates 85% of its turnover from exports. Its patented track system is unique in the world. After having experienced double-digit growth for five years, the company wishes to further accelerate its growth by selecting new international distributors and expanding its range of boats.

Barely yesterday in the columns of FrenchWeb, we referred to Juicero’s berezina, the $ 700 citrus juicer, to follow up on a sociology of Burning Man, in a wide gap as daring as it is agile, remember. Josh Constantine from TechCrunch him, comes straight to merge the two subjects into one article. He wonders about the behavior of Doug Evans, founder of Juicero, who planted a box and employees in disarray, to slalom by bike between giant sculptures, all dressed in LEDs, in a Nevada desert with 1G network coverage. Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey took care of displaying it. in front of everyone on Twitter.

Without denying the inspiration potential of Burning Man, or its natural proximity to the community, nor the very legitimate need for leaders to take time for them, Constantine develops, with other examples (SoundCloud, Scully), a point of view on the values ​​of responsibility, concentration and discipline, which they must also develop in order to succeed.

It’s this way : At Burning Man while your startup burns

Always at Techcrunch, a slide show of the tech IPOs of the year, 13 to date, classified according to their performance. With the exception of Blue Apron, Netshoes, Tintri and Snap, with disappointing results, the overall performance is pretty good. At the top of the ranking, Appian software editor, whose price has jumped 85% since its introduction last May. Among the upcoming introductions, to note Roku, pioneer of media streaming devices and TV in the United States, which seeks to raise 100 million dollars.

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To read here: Most of 2017’s tech IPOs are performing well

BNP Paribas announces today the appointment ofAlessandro Promutico as Managing Director of L’Atelier BNP Paribas in San Francisco. He succeeds Nathalie Doré, who is appointed Chief Digital & Acceleration Officer of the insurer BNP Paribas Cardif. Alessandro Promutico will report to Louis Treussard, Managing Director of L’Atelier BNP Paribas. Atelier BNP Paribas has just celebrated its tenth anniversary in San Francisco. Established in three major areas of innovation – Europe, North America and Asia – L’Atelier BNP Paribas disseminates its forward-looking analyzes and supports the Group and its clients in their digital and innovation strategy.

The information went relatively unnoticed, but in the height of summer, China has successfully tested a new computer network deemed to be unstoppable, which is currently being deployed. Some 200 users chosen from military, government, finance and energy industry will therefore be able to exchange gifs, memes and Insiders of FrenchWeb – in short, everything that makes the charm of the internets – without fear for the security of their communications.

The Jinan Project, named after the city where it is developed because of its central position between Beijing and Shanghai, is based on quantum cryptography technology. Networks of this type – Quantum key distribution (QKD) networks, Quantum key distribution networks – are deemed unassailable, as any attack or intrusion would be detected very quickly and reported to users. Here is a video from Chinese television CGTN promoting this ad.

China thus becomes the first country to implement a QKD network for applied and commercial use. Everyone freaks out when Elon Musk talks about artificial intelligence, of course, but this success in terms of quantum communication also raises its share of questions, in particular as to the competitive advantage taken by the Middle Kingdom on high-impact subjects: network security, state sovereignty, espionage… Sighs. See you.