Private-sale + Lengow X Azoya + Cyril Jessua = INSIDERS

by bold-lichterman

  • Vente-privee buys a Polish heavy truck to accelerate in Eastern Europe.
  • Lengow joins forces with Azoya to gain a foothold in China.
  • Today’s figure: Criteo reports third quarter net income of $ 15 million.
  • Image of the day: the favorite social networks of the French.
  • The nominations of the day: Cyril Jessua, Olivier de Rocca-Serra, Jennifer Smith…
  • The movement of the day: Clara Bascoul-Gauthier leaves Buzzman.
  • Online workshop: Meetic is looking for new talents to boost its technological transformation.
    November 17 at 12:30 p.m.

Headquarters_vente-privee.com_9The French group Private sell, specializing in event sales, takes a majority stake in the Polish site Zlotewyprzedaze, “considered a benchmark player in event sales in Poland“. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. However, the management team of the Polish company remains at the head of Zlotewyprzedaze.

With this acquisition, Vente-privee is continuing its internationalization. “This new acquisition demonstrates our long-term vision for the company, and marks a new major step in our deployment in Europe.», Explains Jacques-Antoine Granjon, founder and CEO of Vente-privee. As part of its European expansion, the French group had acquired the Spanish Privalia last April. Vente-privee boasts 50 million members around the world. Last year, the e-merchant recorded a turnover of 2 billion euros, up 12%.

Nenad CetkovicThe Nantes start-up Lengow, which markets software for optimizing e-merchant catalogs, has just signed a partnership with the Chinese Azoya, a company specializing in cross-border e-commerce solutions with China. “We lacked a good local partner, who had real knowledge of this particular market, and took into account the Chinese web environment and local realities.“, Explain Nenad Cetkovic, COO of Lengow.

This technological alliance provides for the adaptation of Lengow APIs for Azoya systems, thus providing a gateway to the Chinese market for all of the Nantes company’s customers. With Azoya, Lengow will also help merchants who wish to enter the Chinese market to develop their sales. This partnership is part of Lengow’s internationalization strategy. In October, the Nantes start-up announced the opening of an office in Germany. To date, Lengow claims to support nearly 3,600 merchants in 45 countries around the world.

Three years after its IPO, Criteo is doing well, if we are to believe its quarterly results announced on Wednesday, November 2. With a turnover of 424 million dollars in the third quarter of 2016, Criteo has indeed posted a 27% increase in its revenues compared to the same period in 2015 (+ 25% at constant exchange rates). Its net income has more than doubled in the space of a year (+ 154%), and reached $ 15 million. Another observation is that 57% of its turnover comes from mobile.

Beyond these purely financial indicators, the French company specializing in retargeting declares that it has convinced 1,000 new customers to trust it. It thus approaches 13,000 customers in total.


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In France, Facebook claims more than 30 million French active users each month. YouTube claims 25 million, according to data presented by Wifeo in his infographic “Social media audience in 2016“. Based on the study carried out by the website development platform, Internet users spend an average of 20 minutes per day on their favorite social network.


The OPnGO team strengthens its team with two new arrivals

opngo-2016Cyril Jessua is appointed general manager of OPnGO. As part of his duties, he will be responsible for developing the offer in France and in Europe. Olive tree Rocca-Serra arrives as marketing director. Its missions will be to strengthen the partnerships of OPnGO.

Software AG appoints Jennifer Smith as Chief Marketing Officer

jennifer-smith-software ag-2016Jennifer smith becomes Chief Marketing Officer at Software AG. As part of her new functions, her mission will be to manage the marketing operations of the software publisher. Previously, Jennifer Smith was Chief Marketing Officer at Globoforce and Avid Technology.

Omer Biran arrives at Recast.AI as Chief Technology Officeromer-biran-Recast-AI-2016

Recast.AI appointed Omer Biran as Chief Technology Officer. As part of his duties, he will lead technological projects and will be responsible for developing the business plan for the platform. Previously, Omer Biran was director at Elée.

See as well : Recast.AI relies on the invasion of chatbots

Anaïs Roger joins Elie Saab as Digital Marketing Coordinatoranais-roger-elie-saab-2016

Anaïs Roger arrives at the position of Digital Marketing Coordinator at Elie Saab. Previously, she was luxury digital project manager at the Kassius agency.

clara-Bascoul-Gauthier-buzzman-2016Clara Bascoul-Gauthier resigns from advertising agency Buzzman. As part of her duties, she was in charge of the agency’s press relations and digital communication.

[Atelier en ligne] Meetic is looking for new talents to boost its technological transformation
November 17 at 12:30 p.m.

1605476483 85 600000 euros for You2You Seventure Partners Veronique PicanMeetic is in constant technological transformation, which allows it, 15 years after its creation, to still be the undisputed leader of the dating market in France and on most European markets.

Meetic is looking for creative, passionate personalities who like to work in a dynamic and international environment. Collaborative work, agility, challenge and innovation, both technical and product, are at the heart of the daily life of the teams.

Joining Meetic means evolving in a multicultural and agile environment, team breakfasts, table football and ping pong competitions, team running, office massages, access to our events, sharing around Brown Bag Lunch, meet-up or hackatons but also the possibility of developing through e-learning …

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From November 4 to 6, 2016

Created in 2007 by the Californian incubator Techstars, the Startup Weekend organization encourages the creation of startups through action and experimentation. Since that date, 2,900 events have been organized across 150 countries. 10% of the projects created give rise to a real business creation.

Paris will host the world’s first Startup Weekend on the theme of artificial intelligence. Throughout their progress, the teams are questioned and coached by experienced mentors

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Maif is looking for his UX Manager (M / F)

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