[INSIDERS] The 7 Tech Info You Shouldn’t Miss

by bold-lichterman

  • Airbnb launches its seduction operation in China.
  • Ogury opens offices in Chicago and Los Angeles to accelerate across the Atlantic.
  • Business angels: fewer, but more significant investments in the second half of 2016.
  • Data from nearly 300 million Apple email accounts hacked.
  • Berlin, the most welcoming city for British startups on the eve of Brexit.
  • What do companies expect from their CDOs?
  • The nominations: Sabrina Principi, Martha Sele, Frédéric Pierresteguy, Gaëlle Bouvier…

Brian cheskyAirbnb does not intend to follow the same path as Uber in China. To conquer the Middle Kingdom, the peer-to-peer hosting platform has announced the creation of a new brand for its Chinese activities and the launch of its “Trips” range of services. Baptized “Aibiying”, it means “To welcome each other with love”, according to Brian chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb.

The company is also committed to increasing its local presence by tripling its workforce in China and doubling its investment in the country. Among the 3 million homes across the world that Airbnb has, the American company claims 80,000 in China. Present for only a few months in the Middle Kingdom, Airbnb claims that nearly 1.6 million travelers have used the platform for their Chinese stay.

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Jennifer Doerle BeaullieuOgury continues its efforts in the American market. After putting a foot on American soil with the launch of an antenna in New York in December, the start-up specializing in mobile advertising targeting announced the opening of new offices in Chicago and Los Angeles. The Illinois-based office will be led by Jennifer Doerle Beaullieu (opposite), appointed on this occasion Director of Sales West Coast. At the same time, Justin cooper, who takes on the role of Head of Midwest Sales, takes over the California office. Last September, the company raised $ 15 million to attack the US market.

To support its international expansion, Ogury plans to recruit around sixty additional employees by the end of 2017. To date, the company has 105 employees, compared to 17 in 2014. As for turnover, it has increased significantly during the year. increased from 7.6 million euros in 2015 to 18.5 million euros in 2016.

Read also: Ogury raises $ 15 million to take on Facebook and Twitter in ad targeting

jean-david-chamboredon-isai-2014The amounts invested by business angels in the digital sector in France increased by 38% in the second half of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015. The number of transactions carried out over the period also increased, but less quickly ( + 12%), according to the results of the latest FIBAMY from Isai. The average ticket invested by business angels is thus on the rise, going from 449,000 euros to 554,000 euros.

The main trend underlined by the authors of the indicator is the rise in power of business angel “unions”, which are increasingly present in the round tables. Concretely, these unions bring together, for the same operation, seasoned business angels and other investors who position themselves as “followers” (such as Bpifrance or accelerators for example).

** Indicator established on the basis of early stage fundraising in the Internet sector announced by the referencing media. Since the start of 2011, the figures have included all of the rounds of discussion, the leaders of which are business angels, and therefore the amount raised is revealed, and less than 1.5 million euros.

Read also: Nearly 2.3 billion euros invested in French Tech in 2016

appleThis is called an attack ransomware. A group of hackers, who call themselves the “Turkish Crime Family»Demands the sum of 75,000 dollars from Apple, paid in cryptocurrency (or the equivalent of 100,000 dollars in iTunes vouchers), according to information taken up by the American media Motherboard.

The Apple firm has until April 7 to pay this amount to hackers, failing which they threaten to delete the data of nearly 300 million Apple e-mail accounts.

On March 29, the United Kingdom will officially leave the European Union. Particularly criticized in the British Tech ecosystem, the Brexit vote last June raises many questions, especially among start-ups based in the United Kingdom. Movinga, a German company specializing in the organization of online removals, sought to determine which European cities were the most welcoming for start-up employees, on the basis of various criteria (income tax, access to funds, cost of rent, etc.).

It turns out that Berlin is the most welcoming city for British startups. Fluency in English, easy access to funds, numerous coworking spaces: the German capital has strong arguments to attract entrepreneurs. Paris is 11th, because of the cost of rent (very high compared to the other European cities studied), and the difficulty in speaking English.


True catalysts of digital within organizations, the CDO’s mission is to have the tools and working methods adopted by all the departments of their company. What profiles are they looking for to occupy this strategic position? Elements of answers with Joblift, which analyzed the job postings for CDO positions posted online.


sabrina-principiTHEAM – BNP Paribas Investment Partners strengthens its teams

THEAM – BNP Paribas Investment Partners announces the appointment of two new collaborators. Sabrina principi arrives as ETF Development Manager for Italy and Spain in Milan. Martha sele becomes commercial for France, Monaco and French-speaking customers from Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland in Paris.

Frederic-PierresteguyFrédéric Pierresteguy becomes Vice-President EMEA at EasyVista

Frédéric Pierresteguy arrives within EasyVista as vice-president. He previously held the position of Area Vice-President South EMEA at Landesk Software.

gaelle-bouvierGaëlle Bouvier arrives at Endemol France as as director of communication

Endemol France announces the appointment of Gaelle Bouvier as director of communications. She was previously head of advertising & entertainment communications at TF1.

ePressPack is looking for its Lead Developer (M / F)

EPRESSPACK, the leader in interactive press rooms and Newsrooms (more than 250 global brands, 30% of the CAC 40, 3-digit growth since its creation, customers in 6 countries) is looking for 1 lead developer in France.

Within a dynamic team made up of project managers & designers, integrators and developers, you take charge of the development of a SaaS platform specializing in Press Relations and acclaimed by major accounts in France and abroad (+ 300 instances deployed).

From a technical point of view, this solution relies on proprietary WordPress plugins to manage the entire life cycle of content intended for the press: press releases, photo & video banks, emailings, social sharing, etc.


  • Analyze development / correction requests in order to propose technical solutions, in conjunction with management;
  • Participate in technical monitoring, in order to improve the experience of users of our tools
  • Pilot and contribute to the development of professional WordPress plugins and their deployment on all our instances (continuous deployment). This will involve planning, developing, testing evolutions with php / Js / Ajax – in conjunction with project managers in French and English;
  • Technically train and participate in the validation of the codes of other developers;
  • Set up simple tutorials for internal teams

Apply here.