[INSIDERS] The 5 Tech Info You Shouldn’t Miss
- Deliveroo teams up with TripAdvisor.
- Ring arrives in France.
- MAD raises 360,000 dollars to find and support the talents of tomorrow.
- 12 IPOs in Tech since the start of the year.
- The nominations: Tiphaine Raskin, Vincent Boucheron, Séverine Robert-Sellak, Pierre-Antonny Dugor…
British Deliveroo, specializing in home meal delivery, announces a partnership with TripAdvisor, the site which collects the opinions and recommendations of consumers in the tourism sector. As part of this alliance, the 20,000 partner restaurants of Deliveroo, including the 3,000 French restaurants listed on the British platform, will be referenced and accessible for delivery on the TripAdvisor website and mobile application.
Deliveroo will be accessible from TripAdvisor in 12 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific (France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia). To order from TripAdvisor, Internet users from those countries will need to click “Order Online” on a restaurant’s TripAdvisor page to be redirected to the Deliveroo website or mobile app. “Through the partnership that we have just forged with Deliveroo, we want to broaden the influence of the 4.2 million restaurants on our platform while allowing TripAdvisor users to access a meal service, whether they are at them or on the move“, Explain Bertrand jelensperger, Vice President of TripAdvisor Restaurants.
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The American start-up Ring, which develops connected solutions for the home, is launching in France. This arrival on the French market is part of the development in Europe of the global supplier of connected doorbells and outdoor security cameras for burglary prevention.
Founded in 2012 by James siminoff, Ring develops several home monitoring products. Its flagship product is a connected ringtone with a camera. Installed near the front door of a home, it warns the owner when someone rings their doorbell, even in their absence. And for good reason, he is notified via a specially dedicated mobile application that allows him to chat with the visitor, such as a friend or a delivery man for example.
Since its inception, Ring has raised a total of $ 209 million, including $ 109 million last January. To date, the American company, which has 1,000 employees, claims 1 million customers around the world.
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The Franco-Lebanese start-up MAD, which is developing a creative platform combining crowdfunding and an artistic marketplace, has completed a funding round of $ 360,000. The network of business angels Seeders, IM Capital, iSME and private investors participated in the operation.
Launched at the end of 2016 by the sisters, Lise and Rima Yacoub, and Bruno Waitzmann, MAD (for Music Arts Design), which has just joined the Parisian incubator Le Cargo, has designed a platform to help artists make a living from their passion. For this, the young growth offers them a crowdfunding space, an online store, a blog and events. By providing artists with tools to develop their community and forge partnerships, MAD intends to “decompartmentalize the creative industries and bring out new hybrid talents”. “Since the launch of MAD, we have referenced 14 artists on the platform with the collaboration of our collective of experts, created a real network of partner brands, supported the realization of a first project from A to Z (Boo, In the Dead of Night), recruited talent scouts from all over the world, and held three MAD Sessions, physical events where the entire MAD ecosystem meets», Explains Lise Yacoub, co-founder and CEO of MAD.
This round table should allow the start-up to strengthen its presence in France and Lebanon, and to expand internationally, particularly in Dubai. In addition, MAD plans to develop new services, such as a mobile application and features to facilitate collaborations between artists and brands.
Since the start of the year, there have been 12 tech companies listed on the stock market, according to data reported by Venture Beat. In total, companies that made an IPO in the past 6 months have raised $ 4.8 billion. Note, if we remove from the total the fundraising of 3 billion dollars carried out by Snap last February, the 11 remaining companies raised 1.8 billion dollars on the stock market.
Regarding mergers and acquisitions, 1,203 transactions have been recorded since the start of the year, for a total of 48 billion dollars.
Read also: Snap’s stock drops below its IPO price for the first time
Tiphaine Raskin arrives at Apple as Head of in-store Customer Experience
Tiphaine Raskin becomes Head of in-store Customer Experience at Apple. She previously held the position of Head of Retail Marketing at SFR.
Vincent Boucheron promoted to director of communication of the Havas Group media center
Havas Group announces the promotion of Vincent Boucheron as director of communication for the media division. He was previously Communications & PR Manager of the group.
Séverine Robert-Sellak becomes director of content operations of the Marie Claire group
Severine Robert-Sellak joined the Marie Claire group as director of content operations. She previously held the position of Managing Partner of M Entertainment Group.
Pierre-Antonny Dugor appointed CEO of 01net
Pierre-Antonny Dugor becomes general manager of 01net. He previously held the position of Deputy Director of 3W Régie at Cdiscount.
Alexandra Pelissero joins OVH as Director Global Communications
OVH announces the arrival ofAlexandra Pelissero as Director Global Communications. She was previously Senior Corporate Communications Manager EMEA at Criteo.