[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 10/15

by bold-lichterman

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American RingCentral acquires Dimelo, a French customer relations specialist. Dimelo claims more than 100 major accounts, such as SNCF, Orange, Engie or even Axa, across 65 countries.

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Credit: Dimelo

Why this is important: Dimelo, a SaaS platform specializing in digital customer interactions, has joined RingCentral, an American provider of communication solutions for businesses in the cloud. The transaction amount was not sent. Founded in 2006 by Stéphane Lee and Eric Dos Santos, Dimelo is headquartered in Paris. The company has developed a platform that aggregates all customer interactions (via messaging, social networks, live-chat, mobile, email) and distributes them automatically according to availability, customer profiles or even types of requests. Through this acquisition, the two companies plan to work together to create solutions ” unique “And” differentiated ” in the whole world. ” Acquisition will accelerate business transformation to deliver a new generation of digital customer experiences “.

Apple offers the start-up Asaii to better compete with Spotify. The amount of the transaction would be less than $ 100 million.

i>Apple-converted-space ”> Founded in 2016 by Austin Chen, Chris Zhang and Sony Theakanath, Asaii has designed a platform based on the analysis of data from social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and services streaming music (Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud…) to unearth hidden talents.

Which Tech Firms Are Funded By Saudi Arabia? They are many. Saudi Arabia has in fact invested $ 45 billion in SoftBank’s Vision Fund.

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Ryad, Saudi Arabia.
Credit: Fedor Selivanov / Shutterstock

Why this is important: Saudi Arabia is in the middle of a diplomatic storm. A tornado that could have financial consequences as the country seeks to diversify its economy beyond the oil industry. As a reminder, this boycott is due to the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist exiled in the United States, after his visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. On the economic side, the first signs of this disaffection are already being felt, as illustrated by the list, which continues to grow, of companies or personalities who have decided to cancel their attendance at the Future Investment Initiative conference, nicknamed the “Davos in the Desert”, scheduled for Riyadh from 23 to 25 October. And Silicon Valley could turn its jacket around too. Thus, Dara Khosrowshahi is one of the personalities who decided to boycott the Future Investment Initiative conference which takes place in Riyadh, or SoftBank is the company’s main shareholder. A situation that could concern many other startups …

Advitam raises 1.8 million euros to simplify the organization of funerals. With this round table, the company plans to accelerate its deployment in France.

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Credits: Advitam.

Why this is important: The French start-up Advitam, which is developing an online funeral service, has completed a funding round of 1.8 million euros. For this operation, the company, which joined the Ile-de-France accelerator Wilco in 2017 for three years, has surrounded itself with Newfund, the investment fund of François Véron and Patrick Malka endowed with 200 million euros, Bpifrance and of business angels. With this funding round, Advitam plans to accelerate its deployment in France. “This lifting will allow us to accelerate our geographic development and to offer new services that simplify and relieve the families and relatives of the deceased.», Says Philippe Meyralbe, founder and CEO of Advitam. Already present in Ile-de-France, the company will launch its service in the Alpes-Maritimes, Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle. Advitam should cover six other major French cities by 2019.