[INSIDERS] The 7 Tech Info You Shouldn’t Miss
- Spotify surpasses the 140 million user mark.
- Amazon potentially interested in buying Slack.
- Careem, Uber’s Middle East rival, raises $ 150 million.
- Bluefox raises $ 7 million.
- Diggers Factory, 300,000 euros to breathe new life into vinyl.
- Up to $ 8 billion in savings for businesses thanks to chatbots.
- The nominations: Paul Mazloum, Laetitia Barbolosi, Renaud Berthe…
The giant Amazon would be interested in buying the collaborative work platform Slack, according to information relayed by Bloomberg. According to the American media, Slack has been approached by several Tech companies for an acquisition.
The company led by Stewart butterfield could be valued at $ 9 billion during such an operation. The two companies declined to comment on the information.
Read also: How many daily Slack users are there in 2017?
Careem, one of Uber’s main competitors in the Middle East, has just raised $ 150 million. The deal was led by Saudi Kingdom Holding, which also backed Lyft and invested in Twitter and Snap ahead of their IPO. The German manufacturer Daimler, DCM Ventures and Coatue Management also participated in this fundraising. This rounds out the company’s $ 500 million Series E funding round. The latter was started in December 2016 with a first tranche of $ 350 million. After these operations, the Dubai-based company is now valued at $ 1.2 billion.
Founded in 2012 by Abdulla Elyas, Magnus olsson and Mudassir Sheikha, Careem claims nearly 250,000 drivers and 10 million people registered on its application. To date, the start-up has deployed its service in 80 cities in 13 countries in the Middle East. According to Mudassir Sheikha, co-founder and CEO of Careem, the revenues and trips managed by the company are increasing by 20% to 25% each month.
Read also: The society Bluefox completed a $ 7 million round in Series A. Baseline Ventures, Panasonic, NewGen Capital and Pentalog participated in the transaction.
Founded in 2006 by Guillaume de La Tour, Bluefox has been based in the United States since 2013, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The company has developed a solution that can detect customers’ phones from a single location and analyze the data in real time without any application or software installed on the phones to trigger marketing or sales action. The device thus makes it possible to analyze in real time the customers of a store to adapt the advertisements in the moment and guide the consumer’s purchasing journey.
The on-demand vinyl production platform Diggers Factory raised 300,000 euros from business angels of the Investessor-We Like Startup group. The company was notably accelerated by We Raise Startup.
Founded in 2016 by Alexis Castiel and Victor Perin, Diggers Factory is a mix between a crowdfunding site and a social network. On the platform, artists, fans and professionals of the sector can indeed pool their strengths to produce and reissue vinyls as soon as a minimum of 50 pre-orders is reached. To date, the young shoot claims 30 vinyl projects having reached their objective and more than 1,500 pre-orders made. With this funding round, Diggers Factory wants to gain visibility among artists, labels and vinyl fans.
Read also: Diggers Factory creates a community around vinyl
In the space of a year, 100,000 chatbots were launched on the Facebook Messenger interface alone, according to data taken up by the Conversationnel agency in its infographic “The 10 key figures of the chatbot market”. By 2020, 80% of businesses will be using bots to manage interactions with their customers. This should save them up to $ 8 billion within 5 years.
Paul Mazloum appointed Marketing Director and BearingPoint communication
The consulting firm BearingPoint announces the arrival of Paul Mazloum as marketing and communications director. He was previously marketing and communications director at Mazars.
Laetitia Barbolosi promoted to CEO of Blue 449
Laetitia Barbolosi arrives at the post of general manager of Blue 449. She previously held the position of Managing Director.
Renaud Berthe joins La chose as director deputy general and director of strategic planning
The thing announces the appointment of Renaud Berthe as Deputy Managing Director and Director of Strategic Planning. He was previously a strategic planner at Buzzman.
For its third edition in Arles, the Napoleons summit will focus on the different forms of engagement as well as their intensity, but also on the reasons which push citizens to want to engage.
Mr. François Hollande had made engagement the major presidential project of his mandate. To make it sustainable, it launched the foundation for social innovation “La France engages”, which rewards the most innovative projects in the service of society.
The former President of the Republic will speak on Friday July 21 at 9:00 p.m. during a special “Keynote Session” of this new Napoleon summit.
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AdUX is looking for its Client Manager (M / F)
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Under the responsibility of the Sales Director, your missions will be as follows:
Organize and develop the commercial activity on a portfolio of advertising agencies and respond to their geo-targeted advertising issues, while respecting the qualitative and quantitative objectives required by your hierarchical superior;
Develop and retain existing customers in order to maximize turnover (in line with the objectives set);
Achieve the activity objective (number of meetings);
Develop and manage the annual prospecting plan;
Define appropriate action plans: marketing of Management Applications on the portfolio;
Identify customer needs and build the sales pitch accordingly;
Ensure daily customer satisfaction and implement the necessary improvements;
Ensure a market watch;
Ensure reporting (activity report, action plan, information sharing)