[INSIDERS] Talent.io offers itself a German recruitment agency …

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Jonathan azoulayTalent.io, a platform for connecting developers and recruiters, has just acquired Webcrowd, a Berlin start-up specializing in digital recruitment. This is the first acquisition of the Parisian company, the amount of which has not been specified. In July 2015, she had completed a first round of funding of 2 million euros.

With this new operation, Talent.io continues its ambition to digitize the traditional recruitment firm. “We buy a recruitment firm, an old school headhunter, to make it become a platform. We bought the team (5 people in Berlin) to train them in our method. It is also a mandatory step for European development», Explains to Frenchweb Jonathan azoulay, co-founder with Nicolas Meunier and Amit Aharoni, the founders of the platform. The latter will be launched in Germany on July 18 to 100 beta customers.

Born last year in Paris, the Talent.io recruitment solution claims 2,000 engineer registrations each month and 3 recruitments per day after one year of existence. 15 months after its launch in Paris, Talent.io begins its European extension. The platform chose Germany because of the “booming” IT sector in Germany, notably with the success of SoundCloud, Zalando and Xing.

valerie-pecresse-2016Valerie Pécresse takes over Paris Region Companies, the economic development agency, and disembarks Sabine Enjalbert. It will be replaced by Robin rivaton, who until then served as advisor in charge of economic attractiveness to the president of the Ile-de-France region. In addition to a reframing of the agency’s mission, a departure plan will be opened from September in order to achieve annual savings of a few million euros.

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lm2group-ishopLM2 Group, a company specializing in home security devices (alarm and video surveillance systems) announced on July 1 the takeover of iShop, an e-merchant positioned on the same market. Created in 2012, the Bordeaux group now manages five brands dedicated to home security, including Atlantics, which markets the products of the same brand, owned by LM2 Group.

With this operation, the company declares in a press release that it wishes to increase its market share by 60%, and increase its visibility in search engines. The takeover will also result in a physical reorganization of the company: logistics activities will be based on a platform on the outskirts of Bordeaux, while administrative services will be located in the city center.

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robotThe world of industry seems to have started its digital shift. Three quarters of German industry executives indeed associate “Industry 4.0” (ie the adoption of digital technologies in this sector) with increased productivity and lower costs. This proportion reaches two thirds in the United States, according to the study Inside Ops: Are your operations ready for a digital revolution? produced by the Boston Consulting Group and published at the beginning of July. However, only 19% say they have actually adopted this type of solution in Germany, against 16% in the United States.

Despite everything, German industrial companies seem better prepared to begin their digital transition: only 18% of German executives surveyed believe that their organization is not at all ready to switch to Industry 4.0, compared to 41% of American executives. Another indicator of the lead that Germany is taking in terms of connected factories: 60% of German executives plan to deploy a predictive maintenance solution within two years compared to 40% of American executives. Finally, in 2014, German factories were among the most robotized, with 292 industrial robots for 10,000 workers. This figure barely reached 164 robots per 10,000 workers in the United States. The main stake, for the decision-makers questioned within the framework of the study, lies in the fact of having qualified workers to use this type of solutions.

** Methodology: more than 600 managers and senior executives working in 312 German companies, and 315 American companies were interviewed for the purposes of the study.
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AgTech start-ups are on the rise, as evidenced by the evolution of the amounts invested in companies in this sector, which have practically multiplied by 100 since 2010, according to data from the BNP Paribas workshop. The banking group’s watch unit presented the results of its study this Friday, July 1, AgTech: Will technology feed and save us?, synthesized in an infographic.


Herve ManetHeracles Investment, real estate company founded in 2003 by Xavier Alavrez-Roman, decided to engage the services of Herve Mannet. He becomes chairman of the group’s executive board. In this capacity, he also heads all of the company’s subsidiaries. As part of his new functions, he will be responsible for setting up and applying the strategy imposed by Héraclès Investissement with a view to developing the group’s assets. Previously, Hervé Mannet was a member of Icade’s executive committee, in charge of the promotion department, since 2007.

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