[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 05/14
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La Belle Vie raises 5.5 million euros to continue its expansion in grocery delivery. The company claims to be already profitable and to have achieved a turnover of 3 million euros in 2017.
Why this is important: With this fundraising, La Belle Vie wishes to strengthen its management and continue its development in France by opening up to new cities. The company will also open a second warehouse in Paris. La Belle Vie offers the delivery of nearly 5,000 fresh, organic and even artisanal products in one hour in Paris and in three hours in Île-de-France. The company claims 5,000 customers. La Belle Vie must in particular face the juggernaut Amazon, which has already signed a partnership with Monoprix and which is considering launching Amazon Fresh, its delivery service for fresh, frozen and grocery products, in France.
Jonathan Benassaya launches IronChain, a financial index product on cryptocurrencies. The MIX10 Index is currently made up of the 10 main cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, etc.).
Why this is important: The creation of IronChain Capital aims to allow institutional investors and investment funds to access the cryptocurrency market through two index products, IronChain Mix10 and IronChain Mix10 Institutional. One of IronChain Capital’s ambitions is to offer great liquidity by making it possible to invest or divest every day. Jonathan Benassaya intends to be paid up to 1% in annual management fees. The minimum investment amount is $ 10,000.
Gymlib raises 10 million euros to bring sport into companies. The start-up is targeting 250,000 employees benefiting from its corporate offer and 1,000 corporate clients by 2020.
Why this is important: With this funding round, Gymlib plans to launch its service in new countries by the end of 2018. As part of this international acceleration, the company will strengthen its workforce by recruiting 30 additional employees in France and abroad. foreign. Based on the experience gained with individuals, Gymlib decided to extend its offer last year by opening up to businesses. Thanks to the start-up’s network of partners, companies can offer their employees a card with unlimited access to 200 sports activities and more than 2,000 sports facilities throughout France. Today, the company claims that 30,000 employees in around 100 companies benefit from the offer offered by Gymlib in more than 800 cities in France. At the start of the year, the French start-up launched itself in Belgium to begin its European expansion.
The Ministry of Education is suspending school trips to Apple stores. This decision was taken following the broadcast of a report from France 2 in April in which students followed a course but also left with gifts.
Why this is important: The ministry wants all academic services responsible for digital “look closely»The way these outings take place. The goal is to ensure that it is the educational interest and not the commercial interest that takes precedence. However, in the case of Apple, the approach was deemed too commercial. In the report of France 2, we can see the schoolchildren leaving with gifts, a T-shirt and a USB stick, stamped with the famous logo, after having taken an introductory course in computer coding. The question now is to know what alternatives will be offered to teachers, the challenges of digital training no longer need to be demonstrated.