[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 09/26
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Why France is struggling to bring out unicorns. International digital champions valued at over a billion dollars are slow to appear on the European scene.
Why this is important: For some, French start-ups likely to become international champions suffer from the lack of investors capable of investing tens or even hundreds of millions of euros in their round tables. “It’s not so much about funding»Considers Fleur Pellerin, the former Minister for the Digital Economy, now converted into venture capital. “Rather, it is a problem of state of mind, vision and arbitrationAmong the creators of start-ups, she believes. Alexandre Mars, former entrepreneur (Phonevalley, ScrOOn) turned investor and philanthropist, invites for his part not to dream too much of “unicorns” weighing a billion dollars, but perhaps more European champions representing a few hundred million.
The Paris Bar is suing Doctrine. The company, which offers a search engine giving access to court decisions, is suspected of practicing typosquatting.
Why this is important: Doctrine, which offers a search engine giving access to court decisions, is suspected of practicing typosquatting. Concretely, the clerks of the courts would have received thousands of emails from false senders, using addresses referring to the names of large law firms or even AvocatLine, a messaging service intended for lawyers and legal professionals. However, the domain name AvocatLime.fr would have been registered by an English company “Legal Nemesis Limited” whose shareholders are none other than Antoine Dusséaux, Nicolas Bustamante and Raphaël Champeimont, the founders of Doctrine, as well as The Family (Legendary) Limited . The Family is one of the shareholders present at Doctrine’s first round of funding.
Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its trade secrets for the benefit of Intel. The semiconductor giant added this new accusation Monday to the proceedings initiated in the summer of 2017 against Apple.
Why this is important: Qualcomm added the new charge on Monday to the proceedings against Apple in the summer of 2017, according to court documents obtained by theAFP. Qualcomm accuses Apple “for orchestrating a campaign of several years, with false promises, operated undercover and made of subterfuge to steal confidential information and trade secrets of QualcommTo help Intel and other rivals in the field of mobile chips. Apple’s goal was to buy this type of chip from Intel rather than Qualcomm, the latter accuses.
OneRagtime is participating in Jellysmack’s (ex-Keli Network) 14 million dollar round. The New York-based company plans to build new production studios in Los Angeles and Paris.
Why this is important: The company launched by three French people has built its reputation by producing mobile videos created according to current trends detected on social networks. Broadcast on Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, these videos accumulate 2.5 billion monthly views and engage 170 million users per month, more than 70% of which are in the 18-24 age group, according to figures provided by the company. .
Arenametrix is raising 2.5 million euros to optimize the filling of venues. The company plans to expand internationally, particularly in Northern Europe.
Why this is important: Arenametrix (ex-Tech’4’Team) is developing a yield management (real-time price adjustment technique to optimize sales) suitable for the organizers of sporting and cultural events (sports clubs, theaters, museums, amusement parks, festivals, etc.). This solution allows its users to centralize all of their customer data in a single tool to better understand the behavior of their customers.