[INSIDERS] The 8 Tech Info You Shouldn’t Miss

by bold-lichterman

  • The pure player Fubiz in America.
  • MedTech Cardiawave raises 1.4 million euros.
  • Ingenico and Famoco announce partnership at Mobile World Congress.
  • PayCar first start-up to be incubated at LeBonCoin.
  • The Moneytizer in the Big Apple.
  • Video: Travis Kalanick’s rant… in an Uber.
  • Salesforce posted a 26% increase in revenue for its 2016-2017 fiscal year.
  • AgTech: the United States, China and India in the top 3 countries which attract the most investors.
  • The nominations: Christophe Sirugue, Isabelle Herlin, Tom Fisher …
  • Online workshop: Co-creation: myths and realities of client communities.
    March 7 at 11 a.m., with Fanvoice.

Fubiz Media is growing. Created 12 years ago, the pure player specialized in art, design and pop culture, announces the opening of an American subsidiary Fubiz Inc, and an office in New York to pilot projects of international dimension with local and global clients “with a dedicated team on site for business development“, precise Romain Colin (photo in One), the founder.

Based on a model between the agency and the media, Fubiz employs 11 people in Paris.

See as well : The Debrief of the “Special Media” week, with Chloé Giard (Idinvest) and Romain Colin (Fubiz)

Benjamin BERTRANDCardiawave, a French start-up developing a medical device for ultrasound therapy announces a new fundraising of 1.4 million euros from its shareholders, the Angel Source Fund managed by the management company iSource and business networks angels (Angels Santé, Business Angels des Grandes Ecoles, Paris Business Angels, Angels’ Bay Invest and Femmes Business Angels).

At the end of 2015, the start-up founded by the Franco-American entrepreneur Benjamin Bertrand (opposite), physicists Mathias fink, Mickaël Tanter and Mathieu Pernot from the Langevin Institute and the cardiologist Emmanuel Messas had already raised 2.4 million euros. Created in 2014, its solution makes it possible to treat heart valve pathologies, in particular those of calcified aortic stenosis.

Famoco, the manufacturer of readers for transactional (non-banking) terminals on Android, announced a partnership with Ingenico, another French manufacturer of mainly banking payment terminals, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. A Proof of concept was presented at the fair in order to present a new integration of the Famoco solution in Ingenico terminals. Additional services have also been developed for corporate clients, the two companies present.

Famoco completed a fundraising of 11 million euros a few weeks ago with Idinvest Partners, as lead investor, Orange Digital Ventures, SNCF Digital Ventures, BNP Paris Developpement, Hi inov, Bpifrance and Aurinvest.

Vincent Marty-LavauzellePayCar, specializing in the payment of used vehicles, is the first start-up to join the LeBonCoin accelerator. In addition to hosting in the group’s premises, the Parisian startup will benefit from the acquisition of group users (i.e. nearly 24 million unique visitors & 20 million qualified individual accounts) for means of promotions. “The support of the LeBonCoin group should therefore strongly help us to develop the notoriety of our service among all individuals who need a secure payment solution when they sell their vehicle.», Welcomed Vincent-Marty Lavauzelle, CEO.

Founded in 2015 by Vincent Marty-Lavauzelle and Mike Waldman, PayCar develops a payment solution for the purchase and sale of used vehicles between individuals. Once the buyer has credited his account on the platform, he can instantly pay the seller on the day of the transaction from his smartphone.

Augustin OryThe Moneytizer, the programmatic advertising platform, opens an office in New York. “The performances we bring to the 6,000 sites registered on our platform push us to move faster than expected internationally. Opening an office in New York will allow us to cover the entire North and South American zone, with a better quality of service provided to our publishers ”, indicates Augustin Ory, co-founder of The Moneytizer.

Created in mid-2014, The Moneytizer network claims 28 million monthly VUs and more than 2.5 billion impressions per month.

Travis Kalanick is a man like everyone else, he sometimes gets into an Uber. For this race, the driver started a debate on the decreasing income of the drivers, due in particular to the commission charged by the VTC. While being filmed in this car by the driver, Travais Kalanick responds at the end with these words: “You know what? Some people don’t like to take responsibility for their own s ***. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck!

Salesforce_150Salesforce ended its 2016-2017 fiscal year with sales of $ 8.39 billion, up 26% over the year. 92% of turnover comes from subscriptions and support services, the remaining 8% from the sale of professional services, specifies the company. The result, at 5.54 billion dollars, increased by 29% over the period. Finally, the CRM software publisher announces a total of $ 9 billion in unbilled deferred revenue, that is to say of services performed, which have not yet been invoiced, or 27% more than 2015.

For its fiscal year 2017-2018, the American company hopes to achieve a turnover of between 10.15 billion dollars, and 10.20 billion dollars, an increase slightly lower than this year. The publicly traded company has a market capitalization of $ 56.68 billion.

AgTech companies raised more than $ 3.2 billion in 2016, during 580 operations, according to the “AgTech Investing Report»From AgFunder, a financing platform dedicated to agricultural companies. The United States, which captured 48% of operations, leads the most attractive geographic areas for investors. Despite everything, this is 10 points less than in 2015, and 42 points less than in 2014.


Read also: What amounts were invested in AgTech in 2016?

christophe-sirugueChristophe Sirugue replaces Axelle Lemaire at the Secretary of State for digital

Christophe Sirugue has just been appointed Secretary of State for Digital. He replaces Axelle Lemaire from February 27. He was previously Secretary of State for Industry and Member of Parliament for Saône-et-Loire (2007-2016).

isabelle-herlinIsabelle Herlin becomes director of the Inria Lille – Nord research center Europe

The research center Inria Lille – Nord Europe announces the appointment ofIsabelle Herlin as director. She was previously research director at Inria. From 2005 to 2016 she led the Clime team within the establishment.

tom-fisherTom Fisher appointed CTO of MapR

Tom fisher comes to the position of CTO at MapR. His mission will be to lead the innovation part of the data platform. Tom Fisher was previously Senior Executive in Engineering and Operations at Oracle.

Co-creation: myths and realities of customer communities
March 7 at 11 a.m. with Fanvoice

Calling on its community of customers to co-create, collect opinions, imagine the products and services of tomorrow is a dynamic that today appeals to many brands and companies.

Fanvoice, a pioneer in co-creation, offers you a better understanding of the challenges of co-creation and to identify the right reflexes to adapt them to your company’s business.

To know more.

Customer Experience Week by Adobe
From March 13 to 17, 2017, 5 days to revolutionize the customer experience

In 2016, it welcomed more than 600 marketing, digital creation and IT professionals to share feedback from major brands, experts and digital specialists.

Join us for 5 days of business meetings and conferences and explore the latest trends and innovations around the customer experience.

To know more.

ARTE GEIE is looking for its Social Media Editor (M / F)

The European cultural channel ARTE GEIE, headquartered in Strasbourg, offers a full-time CDD of Social Media Editor (M / F) to be filled from the beginning of May 2017 for the digital edition of ARTE INFO (information department) for a period of 12 months.


  • Manage the presence of ARTE’s Info offer (ARTE Journal, ARTE Reportage, ARTE Journal Junior, Geopolitical Thema) on the main social media (Facebook, twitter, etc.); write posts according to journalistic customs and ethics; enforce the rules of good conduct within the user network

  • Animate, moderate and energize exchanges around current events and link them with the news content produced by the editorial staff

  • Advise editors-reporters on the promotion of topics through the posting of key information, the use of video, visuals and additional links

  • Edit and adapt videos responding to posting constraints (extracts, surtitles, photos, etc.)

  • Identify influencers in social networks who are likely to actively relay news content in France and Germany

  • Relay internally the contributions, criticisms, opinions, ideas and suggestions of users; manage the history and archiving of interesting posts for editorial staff

  • Monitor traffic and attendance statistics; formalize observations and conduct analyzes

  • Contribute to competitive intelligence on the management of networks targeting the processing and analysis of current events and themes; make proposals for new shapes to be tested

  • Participate in the improvement of technical and statistical tools; perform tests and simulations

Apply here.