Romain Dillet

Sqreen wants to become the IFTTT of web app security

Sqreen wants to become the IFTTT of web app security

 French startup Sqreen recently launched a Security Hub with dozens of plugins to put you in control of the security of your web app. In many ways, it feels like enabling tasks on popular automation service IFTTT. Sqreen participated in TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield and Y Combinator’s current batch. The vision of the product hasn’t changed. […]

 Romain Dillet

Assur.com is an insurance aggregator without all the clutter

Assur.com is an insurance aggregator without all the clutter

 French startup Assur.com lets you find and compare all sorts of insurance products without having to enter all your personal information. While insurance aggregators are nothing new, they usually ask you for your email address, phone number and more. And chances are those companies are going to spam you with offers. But Assur.com has a […]

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France’s telecom regulator thinks net neutrality should also apply to devices

France’s telecom regulator thinks net neutrality should also apply to devices

 The ARCEP just published a thorough 65-page report (embedded below) about the devices we use every day. The report says that devices give you a portion of the internet and prevent an open internet. “With net neutrality, we spend all our time cleaning pipes, but nobody is looking at faucets,” ARCEP president Sébastien Soriano told […]

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Lydia raises $16.1 million to become the PayPal of mobile payments

Lydia raises $16.1 million to become the PayPal of mobile payments

 French startup Lydia is raising a $16.1 million round (€13 million) led by CNP Assurances with existing investors XAnge, New Alpha AM, Oddo BHF and Groupe Duval also participating. Lydia isn’t the first startup that wants to replace PayPal, and also probably not the last one. But it’s clear that the company is slowly becoming […]

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Adikteev raises $12 million for its mobile marketing platform

Adikteev raises $12 million for its mobile marketing platform

 French startup Adikteev raised a $12 million funding round led by Ring Capital and BNP Paribas Développement, with existing investors ISAI, Ventech and Laurent Asscher also participating. It’s also worth noting that it represents Ring Capital’s first investment after raising its initial $170 million fund. Adikteev is an adtech startup that previously acquired Motion Lead, […]

 Romain Dillet

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Viva Technology conference

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Viva Technology conference

 Third time is a charm. Viva Technology (or “VivaTech” for short) hosted its kick-off press conference to present this year’s event. And this year is going to be quite special for TechCrunch as well because we’re hosting a Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech and a Hackathon. Hosted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the press conference […]

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Axel Springer is investing in Magic Leap for some reason

Axel Springer is investing in Magic Leap for some reason

 Magic Leap is the gift that keeps on giving. The company has been working for years on augmented reality technologies and raised a gigantic pile of cash on the way. German media company Axel Springer is announcing today that it is investing an undisclosed amount in Magic Leap. The German company is taking a stake […]

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Cityscoot raises $50 million for its European electric scooter service

Cityscoot raises $50 million for its European electric scooter service

 French startup Cityscoot announced a $50 million round of financing yesterday (€40 million). RATP Capital Innovation and Inventure Partners are leading the round, with existing investors Caisse des Dépôts and LeasePlan also participating. Cityscoot operates an electric scooter-sharing service in Paris and plans to expand to other cities in France and Europe. You can now […]

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ProcessOut chooses the best online payment service for each transaction

ProcessOut chooses the best online payment service for each transaction

 Meet ProcessOut, a French startup that automatically routes transactions to the best payment provider. This way, big online services can start using multiple payment providers, pay fewer fees and reduce the number of declined transactions. The startup has just raised $1 million from various business angels, such as BlaBlaCar CTO Francis Nappez, former PayPal Director […]

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Wildmoka grabs $8 million to help you clip live video in real time

Wildmoka grabs $8 million to help you clip live video in real time

 Meet Wildmoka, a French startup that wants to streamline video editing during live events. Wildmoka is particularly useful for broadcasting companies that want to share highlights of live TV programs on social networks. The company just raised an $8 million Series A round led by Alven Capital, with existing investor Apicap also participating. Clients tend […]

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