Twitter + BienManger.com + Pascal Dahan (ex-Exertis) = INSIDERS
- Adam Messinger slams the door of Twitter.
- HelloFresh raises $ 88 million for IPO in 2017.
- After Japan and Korea, BienManger.com is tackling the Chinese market.
- Hopper, $ 82 million to fly internationally.
- 55% of Americans in favor of advertising on connected objects.
- In 2020, the native advertising market will represent $ 85.5 billion.
- Mark Zuckerberg introduces Jarvis, his “virtual butler”.
- Nominations: Sally Jenkins, Pascal Dahan, Bruno Barandas, Xavier Paulik…
The waltz of departures continues within Twitter. The social network run by Jack Dorsey This time has just lost his CTO, Adam Messinger, who had held this position for almost four years. The latter adds to the recent departures of Josh McFarland, vice president of products, Adam Bain, COO, and Adam Sharp, director of media partnerships.
In the third quarter, Twitter posted revenue of $ 616 million, up 8%, for a net loss of $ 103 million. Ten years after its launch, Twitter has still not reached profitability. The microblogging site has even lost $ 2 billion since its inception, including $ 521 million last year.
German society HelloFresh, which delivers ready-to-cook meals to homes, has completed an $ 88 million funding round. Scotland’s Baillie Gifford and another investor, whose identity has not been disclosed, took part in the operation.
Founded in 2012 by Thomas griesel (opposite) and Dominik richter, HelloFresh is reportedly considering going public in 2017. Over the first nine months of 2016, the activity of the Berlin-based start-up generated $ 455 million in revenues, compared to $ 2015 million for the same period. last year. However, losses soared over the first three quarters of the year, to $ 80 million. Over the first nine months of 2015, these amounted to $ 66 million.
Present in more than 80 countries around the world since its launch in 2015, the 100% online delicatessen EatWell.com attacks the Chinese market. Although late compared to other Asian countries (Japan, Korea, etc.), the opening of its Chinese site is accompanied by very strong ambitions. BienManger.com indeed wishes to achieve higher turnover in China than it achieves in Europe (excluding France). At present, the company achieves 10% of its turnover abroad.
“We were aware of the enormous potential of China, but did not have a specific launch plan. This market still seemed difficult to approach for an SME, and inaccessible without the right local partner.», Declares Laurent Caplat, general manager of the French brand. As part of this establishment, BienManger.com is supported by Azoya, a company specializing in supporting French retailers and e-merchants to China.
The Canadian start-up Hopper, which publishes an application to analyze and predict the price of plane tickets, raised $ 82 million. The operation was carried out by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Investissement Québec, Brightspark Ventures, Accomplice, OMERS Ventures and BDC Capital IT Venture Fund also participated in this round.
Founded in 2007 by Joost Ouwerkerk, Frédéric lalonde (opposite) and Sebastien Rainville, Hopper claims 10 million users, mainly across the Atlantic, and the sale of a billion dollars in plane tickets per day in 126 countries. The Montreal-based company says its app collects 5 to 8 billion airfares a day to recommend its users to book immediately or wait before taking a ticket.
This new investment should allow Hooper to expand its presence internationally. “During the year 2017, we will establish a presence in more than 20 countries in Europe, South America and Asia», Specifies Frédéric Lalonde, co-founder and CEO of Hopper. To support this expansion, the Canadian start-up plans to strengthen its workforce, from 40 to 120 employees in Montreal and Boston by the end of 2017.
Nearly 55% of American consumers are in favor of advertisements on the screens of connected objects, in exchange for a discount voucher, additional features, or even access to private content, according to a report. study carried out by the IAB.
With 6 in 10 Americans who are actually equipped with at least one connected object (smart TV, activity tracker, etc.), the potential for advertisers is significant. All the more so if we consider their profile: they are mainly people in the 18-34 age bracket, graduates, earning more than the average salary of American households, estimated at 50,000 dollars per year. Among the most common connected objects today, smart TVs lead the way (47% of Americans have one), followed by activity trackers and health wearables (24%).
** Study carried out among 1,200 American consumers, aged 18 to 74, between August 3 and 8, 2016.
By 2020, native advertising spend is expected to hit $ 85.5 billion globally, data shows AdYouLike. This is 213% more than in 2016. In his infographic “Global Native Advertising Spend Growth», The adtech company presents the breakdown of these expenses, by geographic area. With $ 31.7 billion invested in native advertising, North America leads the way, followed by Asia Pacific ($ 25.3 billion). In France, AdYouLike estimates that spending in this area will exceed $ 2 billion.
In a video published on his official profile on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg presented this Tuesday, December 20 Jarvis, his “virtual butler”.
The artificial intelligence application, which required more than a year of development, makes it possible in particular to control objects remotely and by voice (heating, lighting, etc.), but also to have a summary of the planning of his day, or to choose music that appeals to all the people in a room. The application also allows you to interact with the different members of the household as a person would. For the anecdote, it is the American actor Morgan Freeman who lent his voice to Jarvis.
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LDLC appoints Pascal Dahan General Manager purchasing and logistics
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GetQuanty promotes two of its employees
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