[INSIDERS] Canibal raises 1.2 million euros for its connected green business terminal …
Canibal, the SME which manufactures digital and fun kiosks to teach employees about waste sorting, has announced a fundraising of 1.2 million euros from Financière Fonds Privés (80%), the remainder having been produced on the SmartAngels crowdfunding platform. Founded by Benoit Paget (opposite) in 2009, the company has placed 140 terminals to date, mainly in companies (L’Oréal, Primagaz) and a few stations.
While it wishes to position itself in the connected objects market, Canibal is also betting on the playful dimension of a “slot machine” with which employees can win discount vouchers from nearby merchants. On the model side, it leases its terminals (between 450 and 600 euros), the manufacturing cost of which comes to around 10,000 euros. It also relies on a range of services to last. Canibal employs 18 people in Gennevilliers. With this lifting, it will seek to expand into public places such as “amusement parks”, but also to establish itself in the United States.
Canibal had raised 2 million euros to “make people want to recycle” in October 2015. It presented a turnover of 1 million euros last year.
Reverso, an online translation service, has acquired Fleex, a start-up in which it took a stake a year ago. Fleex is specialized in video content for learning foreign languages. Founded in 2012, its technology makes it possible to watch series and films with evolving subtitles. “The integration of Fleex with Reverso will allow the site to benefit from recognized expertise in translation in all its forms and to experience a strong acceleration of its audience.», Explain Guillaume Dupuy and Alexandre Point (opposite), the two founders of Fleex. The amount of the repurchase was not specified. Reverso claims 20 million monthly users of its site.
Connected objects have a bright future ahead of them, even though 79% of manufacturers believe that there is not enough consensus around how to deploy and monetize IoT in their sector, according to the latest edition of the report. IoT Outlook 2016, produced by Gematlo in partnership with Telecoms Intelligence. Indeed, half of respondents estimate that a share of between 10% and 50% of their income will come from IoT by 2020; they are even 16% to estimate that more than half of their income will be related to connected objects. Beyond that, it is the “industrial” IoT (within factories) that is considered the most lucrative by respondents (at 32%), followed by consumer electronics (wearables, connected TVs, drones, etc.), considered the most lucrative segment by 28% of respondents.
** A sample of 1,000 industrialists were interviewed as part of the study, conducted by Gemalto and Telecoms Intelligence.
The opinion that French Internet users have of online advertising is improving, according to the results of the Digital advertising barometer realized by Adyoulike, and published this Tuesday, July 19. Indeed, they are now 44% to believe that online advertising is a good thing, against 36% three years ago. The reasons for this development are to be found in the growing personalization of these advertisements, but also in the fact that they are considered “better controllable” by Internet users, according to the authors of the study.
The webmarketing agency JVWEB decided to engage the services of Samuel Gay. The latter becomes a web developer within the company based in Montpellier. As part of his new functions, he will be responsible for developing JVWEB’s proprietary tools and offering high-performance solutions to customers. Previously, Samuel Gay worked at CreateltReal and Mobis before co-founding Noblem and AllNightView. By the end of the year, JVWEB plans to recruit eight more people to cross the 50 employee mark.
IoT Planet International Trade Show
IoT Planet International Trade Show is a fair dedicated to connected objects, Technologies, Applications, Services and their adoption by users.
It takes place in Grenoble, in co-location with Semicon Europa 2016, allowing visitors to meet the entire electronics value chain, from initial technology to software, final applications and connected objects.
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