[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 12/07
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Lagardère sells MonDocteur to Doctolib and Doctissimo to TF1. The Lagardère group is in the process of redeploying to refocus on publishing and distribution in transport locations.
Why this is important: By getting its hands on MonDocteur, Doctolib consolidates its position as the leading player in e-health in Europe, with 55,000 user practitioners and 20 million patient visits
each month. Since its creation, Doctolib has raised 85 million euros to ensure its development. For his part, Doctissimo “is the subject of exclusive negotiations with the TF1 Group in view of finalizing an agreement before September 30, 2018“, specifies the Lagardère group. The latter is gradually withdrawing from the media and sports marketing sectors.
Meero Raises $ 45 Million and Continues to Rise in Photo Production. Thanks to artificial intelligence, the Parisian start-up delivers its productions in 24 hours and works with UberEATS or Airbnb.
Why this is important: With such a sum, Meero multiplies the projects. The young shoot intends to hire and increase its payroll to 500 people in Paris by the end of next year. It also wants to continue improving its automatic photo retouching technology, investing in R&D, and launching new features. Finally, new offices will open in New York in September, then another in Asia should follow. Meero claims 40,000 customers in more than 100 countries. The company relies on a network of 40,000 photographers and has 180 employees.
Autonomous vehicles: Navya launches its IPO. The group wishes to raise at least 51.3 million euros during this operation.
Why this is important: Navya already claims 67 shuttles sold in 16 countries at the end of the first quarter of 2018. Its “Autonom Shuttle” model is sold at a unit price of 260,000 euros. The company considers itself a leader in these vehicles that can carry up to 15 people and whose speed is limited to 25 km / h. The global market for autonomous shuttles will reach 34,000 vehicles in 2025, according to Navya. But the young shoot also wants to capture “a significant partOf the much larger robot-taxi market, estimated at 2 million units. After reaching 10 million euros in turnover in 2017, Navya is targeting 30 million euros in 2018 and 480 million in 2021, i.e. an objective of 40% market share for autonomous shuttles.
Laid-back but demanding, young entrepreneurs are shaking up private banking. Determined to take up the challenge, the private banks whose entry thresholds vary between 1 and 10 million euros, did not sit idly by.
Why this is important: This generation with a strong entrepreneurial spirit uses its own codes: it has easy familiarity, works in communities like its American models in Silicon Valley, never disconnects and hates getting lost in paperwork . The potential of these young entrepreneurs and the stock market performances of the sectors in which they are active have escaped no one, even if for the moment their influence is greater than their real weight. However, capturing this generation is all the more important as their rise to power coincides with very low interest rates, a digital revolution and the entry into force of European financial regulations known as MiFID 2, which have intensified the competition.
Yes It Is raises 2 million euros to track objects. The young Clermont-Ferrand plant is developing a technology to connect objects by giving them an identity of their own, unique and impossible to reproduce.
Why this is important: By connecting objects via NFC technology, Yes It Is allows its users to have the information they need to know if a product is genuine or if it is a counterfeit. This technology aims to resolve authentication, traceability and security issues in various sectors, in particular health, food, music, aeronautics and even defense. With this funding round, Yes It Is plans to continue its technological development and accelerate its commercial deployment. In this sense, the start-up, which currently has around ten employees, intends to double its workforce in 2019.
Mobile is making its mark in the digital advertising market, with Google and Facebook strengthened. For the first time, mobile is attracting the majority of investments in search and display, markets largely trusted by Google and Facebook.
Why this is important: 76% of site visits now take place on mobile, according to Médiamétrie, and for the first time, mobile attracts the majority (51%) of investments in the two main growth levers for digital advertising, “search”. ”(Internet searches) and“ display ”(banners, videos, content for brands). “There is always this gap between use and investments, but the growth of investments follows the growth of uses“, commented Sébastien Leroyer, director of the PwC “Experience Center”. In “display” investments alone, advertising on mobile media grew by 60% in one year, to 444 million euros.