[INSIDERS] The 5 Tech Info You Shouldn’t Miss

by bold-lichterman

  • Soundtrack Your Brand raises 22 million for its B2B music streaming service
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto for a “global community”
  • Tetravue raises $ 10 million to expand view of self-driving cars
  • 7 future French unicorns to watch
  • The nominations: Vonny Gamot, Nicolas Castex…
  • Employee ambassadors, valuing expertise and leadership on social networks | On Thursday 23 February at 11 a.m., Sociabble will present the example of Mazars to you

soundtrack-your-brand-2017The Swedish start-up Soundtrack Your Brand announces a new round of $ 22 million in Series C. Two venture capital funds took part in the operation, Industrifonden and Balderton Capital, as well as manufacturers such as Telia Company, Northzone, Creandum, HMP and Jörg Mohaupt, who works at Access Industries.

With this transaction, the company has raised nearly $ 36 million since its creation in 2013. Spotify notably invested $ 11 million in 2015. Created by Ola Sars and Andreas Liffgarden, two former members of the Swedish giant, the company is marketing a B2B version of its music streaming service. The latter, called Spotify Business in Sweden, Norway and Finland and Soundtrack Business in the rest of the world, notably allows brands to manage playlists remotely, and to broadcast them simultaneously to different places.

In an article addressed to his community, published Thursday, February 17, the founder of Facebook details his ambitions for the social network in the years to come.

This is particularly important at the present time. Facebook exists to bring us together and to build a global community. (…) At times like this, the best we can do at Facebook is to develop a social infrastructure that allows people to build a global community that works for all of us.“, Explains Mark Zuckerberg in particular. The ambition of the CEO of Facebook is clear: to make his social network a tool at the service of a united community, tolerant, secure, informed and involved in major social issues.

tetravueThe society Tetravue, specializing in the manufacture of 3D cameras for self-driving cars, has just completed a funding round of $ 10 million. Samsung and Foxconn participated in this operation.

Founded in 2008 in California, Tetravue has developed a 3D camera that allows autonomous cars to have a better view of their environment. They will thus be able to drive at a greater speed while avoiding collisions. LIDAR technology is used to measure distances. In this area, Tetravue counts among its competitors the company Mobileye, which recently joined forces with BMW and Intel to test this technology on around 40 cars.

This fundraising will allow Tetravue to market its cameras. The company not only wants to use them for the automotive industry, but for all companies that need high quality 3D images.

The UK remains the promised land of high growth companies, according to the latest report by Tech Tour. The investment platform looked at European companies that have every chance of becoming unicorns in the coming months.

With 7 French companies among the 50 selected by Tech Tour, France comes in third place among European countries with the most high potential companies, after Germany. Among the French identified, we note the presence of Cedexis, Devialet, Scality or Sigfox.

Infographic: The next 50 European unicorns |  Statista

vonny-gamotVonny Gamot appointed commercial director within the division general public and operators of Microsoft France

Vonny Gamot arrives at the position of commercial director within the consumer and operators division Microsoft France. She previously served as Symantec’s Marketing Officer for EMEA.

nicolas-castexNicolas Castex joins APCO Worldwide as Managing Director France

APCO Worldwide announces the appointment of Nicolas castex as General Manager France. He was previously Managing Director and co-founder of Citigate Dewe Rogerson.

Employee ambassadors, valuation of expertise and leadership on social networks

On Thursday 23 February at 11 a.m., Sociabble will present the example of Mazars to you

How to set up this type of initiative? What return on investment to expect? What type of content should be made available to employees? How to engage users to offer content and share on social networks through gamification? How to manage governance, organization of content within the framework of a multi-country deployment? These are all questions that we will address in a very concrete way during this webinar.

To know more.

Virtuality, the virtual reality show

From Friday 24 to Sunday 26 February 2017

Virtual reality offers new opportunities whether from a consumer or professional point of view. The market is expected to reach $ 1 billion by the end of the year.

To understand what this will change and what the applications may be, the first Virtuality Paris Show presents the best of virtual reality for all sectors and in all forms.

To know more.

HR mobilities is looking for its Business Manager – Intrapreneur (M / F)

We are recruiting for our client a Key People: Business Manager / Developer. This is a job creation to participate and contribute to the growth of a company already in strong development. The position is very progressive: future manager of a new entity / BU.

You take part in the company’s strategy on subjects such as: Big data, IoT, the cloud and the modernization of infrastructures, the evolution and transformation of the workstation, the support of digital transformations and Management trades.

Mission:

  • You build your account business strategy and prospect to develop your customer base;

  • You capture and analyze the needs of your prospects in your segment, share them and decline them in offers;

  • You lead your response team to Call for Tender and work on referencing files;

  • You lead customer support and lead negotiations;

  • You manage the closing of the business until the implementation of the solution (delegation, fixed price projects…);

  • You meet candidates with the support of a recruitment team and make recruitment decisions;

  • You manage, follow the collaborators in service within your client portfolio with the daily support of the HR teams.

Apply here.