Paris & Co + Orange + Parrot = INSIDERS

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  • Paris & Co is preparing to welcome 9 new foreign start-ups.
  • Cybersecurity: Orange Digital Ventures invests in SecBI.
  • The figure of the day: Parrot expects a decrease of 29% of its turnover in the 3rd quarter compared to the same period in 2015.
  • Image of the day: “data collectors” are putting their businesses at risk.
  • The appointments of the day: PTC, FlixBus …
  • Online workshop: Employee Advocacy, Social Selling: how to make your employees ambassadors?
    September 29 at 11 a.m., with Sociabble.

Karine BidartSince this summer, Paris & Co set up the Paris Landing Pack Explore to allow 9 foreign start-ups to set up in Paris next October and benefit from a one-month acceleration program.

Two other sessions are planned in March and from mid-May to mid-June. This approach is in line with the City of Paris’ objective of welcoming 30% of innovative foreign companies to Parisian incubators by 2018. “At this stage, we will have welcomed more than 30 foreign start-ups in Paris & Co incubators in 2016. This is more than double the previous year, and we will further strengthen our actions to double this result again next year“, Explain Karine Bidart, co-managing director of Paris & Co.

9 start-ups from South Korea, the United States, Germany, Spain, Israel, Egypt and Taiwan will take part in this first session in October. MMOODDEELL (FashionTech), SmartUp Cities (Smart City IoT Solutions), Intuiteo (Healthcare and Lifestyle), Method Health (Wellness), Welt (Wearable technology, Healthcare, Fashion), Whishupon (E-commerce, Mobile Application), Smart Company ( Smart City), Koshk Comics (Media & Entertainment) and ThinkTank (Smart City & Mobility) are the start-ups selected by Paris & Co to benefit from this acceleration program.

Pixelated unrecognizable hooded cyber criminalOrange Digital Ventures announces its acquisition of a stake in the capital of SecBI, a start-up specializing in the detection of computer threats. As part of this Series A fundraising, Orange Digital Ventures is investing alongside Jerusalem Venture Partners and Connecticut Innovations. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.

The Israeli company founded in 2014 has developed a solution to automate the detection of threats as well as the investigation of incidents spotted on a computer network, in order to provide faster and more effective responses.

Parrot-200x200-artcile jobThe French manufacturer of drones and connected objects Parrot reassessed its revenue forecast for the 3rd quarter of 2016. In a communicated published on September 23 on its website, the company says it expects to achieve a turnover of around 55 million euros over the period, down slightly compared to the 2nd quarter, when it had achieved 56.6 million euros in turnover.

If we compare these estimates to the 3rd quarter of 2015, when the company posted a turnover of 77.8 million euros, the evolution is however more significant with an expected drop of 29%. “The acceleration of the drop in prices in recent weeks in the mid-range segment of the consumer drone market is impacting Parrot’s sales», Details the company in its press release, highlighting a net cash position of several hundred million euros and an innovative range of products to attest to its good health.

More than half of French employees would rather throw away all of their clothes than throw away all their digital files, according to the results of a study produced by Veritas. This result illustrates a widespread trend in businesses, including IT departments, of accumulating digital data.

While storing data puts the business at risk and costs money, it’s hard to change your habits, according to the study’s authors. 61% of employees would have started to organize their files, but would have stopped before the end, discouraged by the magnitude of the task.


** Methodology: study carried out in 13 different countries, with more than 10,000 office workers and IT decision-makers. The infographic is unfocused on France.

Andrew Timm becomes CTO of PTC

andrew-timmAndrew Timm joined PTC, global supplier of dedicated IoT technologies, as Chief Technology Officer. He will be in charge of “piloting the processes of governance, alignment and technological innovation,” the company said in a press release.

Former Vice President of the Technology Platform Group at PTC, Andrew Timm started his career setting up his own IT consulting company, which he already worked with on behalf of the technology company.

Yvan Lefranc-Morin appointed Managing Director of FlixBus

Yvan Lefranc-MorinA little over a year after his arrival at FlixBus, Yvan Lefranc-Morin was promoted to general manager of the coach company. In this post, he succeeds Pierre Gourdain, which will now report to the Corporate Development division at the group’s headquarters in Munich.

My role will be to perpetuate our leadership while continuing to develop, both through innovation and operational excellence: that is the DNA of FlixBUs!», Declared Yvan Lefranc-Morin on the sidelines of his appointment. Since June 2015, he has been Development Director of FlixBus France, a position which is now assigned to Adrien Ravet.

[Atelier en ligne] Employee Advocacy, Social Selling: how to make your employees ambassadors?
On September 29 at 11 a.m., Sociabble will present the example of PwC France to you.

When an employee shares content with their audience, the level of trust in the content is three times higher than with targeted advertising.

Come and discover during this webinar how to set up an Employee Advocacy program in your company, what are the challenges to be taken up, by discovering in a very concrete way the example of PwC.

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