[INSIDERS] The 7 Tech Info You Shouldn’t Miss
- FoodTech: Swiggy, $ 80 million to dominate the Indian market.
- Weglot raises 450,000 euros.
- The Caisse des Dépôts group launches the Digital Fund of Funds.
- The software publisher Spread integrates the Visiativ group.
- 2.84 million tweets for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
- Bloggers feel “too busy with brands”.
- The nominations: Emilie Franchineau, William Salmon-Lefranc, Clémentine Vanderdonckt…
The Indian start-up Swiggy, which is developing a meal delivery service, has raised $ 80 million in Series E from South African media group Naspers. Accel India, SAIF Partners India, Bessemer Venture Partners, Harmony Partners and Norwest Venture Partners also participated in the transaction.
Founded in 2014 by Nandan reddy, Rahul jaimini and Sriharsha Majety, Swiggy has more than 12,000 restaurants on its platform and delivers meals within 37 minutes of an order. With this new investment, the Indian start-up plans to boost its growth. To do this, it plans to increase its investments in automation, data science, machine learning and personalization.
Read also: Google launches home food delivery in India
The start-up Weglot, which is developing a technical translation solution in SaaS, has completed a funding round of 450,000 euros with Side Capital. Launched last year by Remy Berda (opposite) and Augustin Prot, Weglot allows developers and website owners to translate and distribute their site in any language, without the intervention of technical teams.
This investment should allow the young shoot to accelerate its growth and develop new integrations to penetrate other technologies allowing to build a website, in addition to WordPress and Shopify. To date, Weglot claims more than 10,000 users in more than 100 countries around the world.
On June 15 at the Bpifrance Hub, Pierre-René Lemas, general manager of the group Caisse des Dépôts, will announce the launch of the Digital Fund of Funds. The latter will be managed by Bpifrance. This new fund is part of the digital transition of the Caisse des Dépôts group.
The software publisher specializing in customer engagement Spread entered into negotiations with the group Visiativ, publisher and integrator of software solutions, with a view to a merger. The Visiativ group will replace the historical investors of Spread, who will be able to withdraw from the capital.
“Our integration into the Visiativ group is the opportunity we were looking for to accelerate the development of Spread. This new adventure that is offered to us will allow us to expand our markets and strengthen our R&D in order to satisfy our customers even more.», Declares Olivier Martineau, co-founder of Spread. Between 2015 and 2016, the software publisher Spread saw its turnover increase by 81%, and multiplied its workforce by more than 6, going from 4 employees to 25. The Spread team will therefore join the 600 employees. of the Visiativ group.
On the occasion of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, 2.84 million tweets including one of the official hashtags, # Cannes2017 or # Cannes70, were published, according to official figures from the microblogging site.
Among the films in competition, it is the film Okja, directed by Korean Joon-Ho and produced by Netflix, which drew the most reactions from Internet users. Actresses Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore, as well as their male counterparts Robert Pattinson and Jake Gyllenhaal, have also sparked commitments on the social network at the blue bird.
– Cannes Film Festival (@Festival_Cannes) May 23, 2017
More than 6 bloggers in 10 (61%) say they feel too solicited by brands, we learn in the report “Influencer Marketing: What Do Bloggers Want?», Produced by Cision. If we look at bloggers writing for a professional readership, this proportion rises to 72%.
In terms of specialty, it is tourism and travel bloggers who feel the most assailed by requests from communicators and brands (67%). Conversely, in creative leisure and high tech, bloggers are still a minority to feel too solicited.
** Study carried out with 350 bloggers, between January and March 2017.
Emilie Franchineau arrives at Fullsix Media as Senior Manager
Fullsix Media announces the appointment ofEmilie Franchineau as Senior Manager. She was previously Senior Account Manager of MediaCom.
William Salmon-Lefranc appointed Senior Strategist Sales Manager at Tradelab
William Salmon-Lefranc joined Tradelab as Senior Strategist Sales Manager. He was previously Head of Buyers Continental Europe & MENA at Rubicon Project.
Clémentine Vanderdonckt becomes director of advertising at DigiAds.tv
DigiAds.tv announces the arrival of Clementine Vanderdonckt as director of advertising. She previously held the position of TV / video sales manager at NRJ.
Verlingue is looking for its Test and Validation Analyst (M / F)
With the objective of growing and increasingly satisfying its customers, Verlingue recruits talents from all backgrounds. Being a successful company where life is good and where everyone can develop professionally is a challenge that we have always taken up. Team spirit, enthusiasm, pleasure at work, life balance: the 800 employees of Verlingue cultivate strong human relations. With # 2018, our corporate project, we are writing a new page in our long history with our employees, customers and partners … our favorite page, that of our common future.
The IT Department modernizes and deploys the information system for all of the group’s companies (1,400 people in France, England, Portugal and Switzerland).
We are looking for a test and validation analyst for our Integration and Testing team in the Infrastructures and Services division.
You will work in a varied technical environment (web, web services, client-server, mobile phones and EDI), based on a n-Tiers Microsoft .NET architecture. You will work in close relation with the developers, the project managers, and the MOA.