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- Sparklane, 4 million euros to expand in Europe.
- Yahoo! and AOL will merge to become Oath.
- Cohesity raises over $ 90 million.
- The Flint robot sharpens his weapons to find the right items.
- Buzzman takes to the stove
- More than one in two French employees interested in freelance or self-employed status.
- Nexeya chooses Brainsonic for the overhaul of its corporate site.
- The nominations: Nathalie Rouvet Lazare, Pascal Petit, Pierre Brunet, Amélie Rochette…
The start-up Sparklane, specializing in help with business prospecting via artificial intelligence, has completed a funding round of 4 million euros. XAnge and Entrepreneur Venture took part in the transaction. Launched in 2009, Sparklane is developing a SaaS platform based on artificial intelligence and big data to help companies identify their market and increase their commercial responsiveness by focusing on prospects with the highest potential. “We collect and analyze millions of data related to business news to identify weak signals that indicate the high probability of a proposed purchase“, precise Frédéric pichard, founder and CEO of Sparklane. To date, the company claims 350 customers.
This investment should enable Sparklane to accelerate its international development. With offices in Paris, Nantes and London, the start-up wants to continue its European expansion, particularly in Germany. At the same time, the company plans to continue investing in artificial intelligence to develop new solutions. To boost its growth, Sparklane also plans to strengthen its sales and R&D teams.
Goodbye AOL and Yahoo! The two companies will merge this summer to create a single entity called Oath. Marissa Mayer will leave the management of Yahoo! with compensation of 23 million dollars after the finalization of the takeover of the group by Verizon by the end of June. She will be replaced by Thomas McInerney, member of the board of directors of Yahoo! since five years. Yahoo! will continue to exist under the name Altaba, an investment company which will retain the financial assets not purchased by Verizon, mainly the stake of Yahoo! in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.
After the revelation of two massive cyberattacks that affected more than 1.5 billion Yahoo user accounts, Verizon has downgraded its takeover offer. The telecommunications company negotiated a rebate of 350 billion dollars to afford Yahoo! for $ 4.5 billion.
Cohesity, a California-based startup that helps companies store and manage all the secondary data they create outside of their production applications, has raised more than $ 90 million in Series C. The operation was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Sequoia Capital. The exact amount of the transaction was not disclosed. However, TechCrunch specifies that this is between 90 million and 100 million dollars.
Cohesity, which was created in 2013 under the impetus of Mohit Aron, was looking for new funds to deal with “a rapid increase in customer demand for its hyperconverged secondary storage platform“. Cohesity’s platform includes both the company’s own devices as well as software tools that can integrate with major public cloud platforms to manage and analyze incoming data.
Flint, the robot specializing in articles for news sites, sent us some news. Developed by the Trendsboard company of Benoît Raphaël, the robot has recently started to “like” or “I don’t like” in order to refine the precision of its matching algorithm between a reader’s tastes and relevance. content. The story of a growing artificial intelligence …
The advertising agency Buzzman announces the opening of a restaurant, “an incubator of culinary talents” which will welcome its first cooks next October. “With the opening of this concept, we want to give these young people the opportunity to express their cuisine by pre-testing it before taking the plunge.“, Explain Georges Mohammed-Chérif, President of Buzzman. Place of life, meetings, testing of 6 young chefs …
In France, 53% of employees would be ready to take the plunge to work as a freelance, or as a self-employed person, according to the results of a recent study carried out by ADP, a specialist in human capital management solutions. For 29.6% of respondents, it is a way to maintain a good work-life balance, and for 24.1% of them, it allows them to be flexible in their working hours.
Although three-quarters of French people who are self-employed are satisfied with their work, the report’s authors see this attraction for self-employment as a sign that companies are struggling to retain talent with attractive professional opportunities. “While the gig economy has many advantages for employers and workers (…), it can also represent a real challenge. Employers could lose employees whose expertise would be valuable to them, while the employees themselves could lose control over the situation they had hoped for, in particular for fear of refusing a job, which would then never be offered to them again. . “, comment Carlos Fontelas de Carvalho, Chairman of ADP France.
Nathalie Rouvet Lazare appointed to the board Middlenext administration
Middlenext announces the arrival of Nathalie Rouvet Lazare to its board of directors. She has been CEO of Coheris since 2013.
Pascal Petit joins Héraclès Investissement as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and member of the Management Board
Pascal Petit is appointed Deputy CEO and member of the Management Board ofHeracles Investment. He previously held the position of financial director of Icade Promotion.
Pierre Brunet becomes Managing Director France, Vice-President Sales for France, Benelux and Switzerland Software AG France
Software AG France announces the promotion of Pierre Brunet as General Manager France, Vice-President Sales for France, Benelux and Switzerland. He was previously Country Manager.
Amélie Rochette joins the Dentsu team Consulting
Amelia Rochette becomes consultant at Dentsu Consulting. She previously held management control and literary publishing positions.
ePressPack is looking for its WordPress Developer Project Manager (M / F)
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Participate in technology watch and enrich the portfolio of possibilities made available to designers
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