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Whoz at this year’s Web Summit?

Catherine Ryall - 09-oct.-2018 10:43:10
Whoz  will be attending the  Web Summit in Lisbon from 5th to 8th November 2018 With 70,000+ attendees expected, 1,200+ speakers, and influencers from every industry, the 2018 Web Summit is set to be, yet again, the world’s largest tech conference. Thought leaders from around the globe will gather to discuss topics ranging from Deeptech to blockchain or even Edtech. Jean-Philippe Couturier, CEO of Whoz , said, “We are really proud to attend Web Summit for the first time, as we will be representing French Tech under Business France’s banner. It is, without a doubt, the best way for us to showcase our AI and B2B solution . Millions of resumes, job openings and available trainings are analysed every day by our AI to connect people within companies to work opportunities and projects based on their current skills, expertise, and past experiences. We truly hope that you will enjoy witnessing the power of our Skills Intelligence , as much as we enjoy building it.” With breakthrough developments made within the past year, our team has the answers to today’s burning question: how can the skills of your company be managed and leveraged to overcome upcoming challenges? This year we have drastically improved our neural network to continuously analyse and deeply understand the job market. We can now determine in real-time, which skills need to be reinforced or acquired to help organisations in the design of their strategic HR processes. If you want to find out how we can help you support your HR strategies this year, come meet two of our co-founders: Nicholas Mandelbaum , Chief Experience Officer, and Vincent Palita , Lead Developer, during the summit or schedule a meeting now. Going to the Web Summit 2018? Let’s meet: websummit2018@whoz.com   About Whoz : The right person, at the right place, at the right time. Whoz AI reveals your workforce skills and finds positions, assignments, and trainings that suit them best. Whoz.com   - Skills Intelligence

#ConquerTheSummit: French Tech is back in Lisbon

Catherine Ryall - 04-oct.-2018 10:49:47
Bringing together over 170,000 visitors from more than 170 countries, as well as 2400 journalists, 1200 speakers and 21 startups on the  French Tech / Business France  pavilion, it can only be the most wonderful (tech) time of the year again,  Web Summit . This year’s edition in Lisbon, taking place from 5 th to 8th November , is widely expected to be the biggest yet. For tech companies, both big and small, it’s a chance to network, eye up the competition and meet investors. Find out all about the French exhibitors in this Web Summit 2018 catalogue . A jury of experts carefully selected the  20 best startups to represent France at the fourth edition of the event. They will join the Business France Pavillon and will proudly represent La French Tech at the event. Find out more in the catalogue . - Arianee - Blue Whale Company   - Braincities - Brennus Analytics - Clustaar   - ForePaaS - Foxy Nerds Studio - Glowbl -  KeeeX - Listen - Ogo Security - Play Play - Pocket Result  (Data Legal Drive) - Securibox - Redison   - Silent Space   - Skapánê - Toguna - WHOZ - Wiidii More information on all the exhibitors in the catalogue . D o get in contact  for any further information: Business France UK: Samy Kheloufi Business France HQ: Lorena Paz-Vilas Press enquiries: Catherine Ryall 

5 French startups to watch at Dublin Tech Summit 2018

Catherine Ryall - 29-mars-2018 11:39:18
The 1 st  edition of  Dublin Tech Summit  in 2017 was one of Europe’s largest tech conferences with  7,835,981 social media impressions, 10,000 attendees (53% international) , 100+ startups, 264 speakers, 69 countries represented and 46 partners. On the back of this success, we are pleased to announce that a French Tech delegation selected by  Business France   will be exhibiting in the  French Tech Area, in the Startup Exhibition Hall , for the duration of the Summit. Read all about the 5 high-potential and rapidly developing startups that will represent France on  18 th  and 19 th  April in Dublin . KEYMETRICS • French software startup, Keymetrics, has developed PM2, an open source process manager for Node.js apps • PM2 has been downloaded more than 45m times and is currently used by big names including Paypal and Tesla • More than 800 developer teams around the world pay for PM2 Plus, the monitoring extension, to monitor, repair errors, programme alerts and scan slow transactions • PM2 Enterprise enables corporations to carefully manage their extended node.js infrastructure with the expertise of the dedicated node.js support team, training, as well as custom dashboards and features. QARE • Qare is a medical service that connects French patients living in France and abroad with GPs and trained specialists practicing in France. • See a doctor via video consultation in less than 5 minutes, 7 days a week from your computer or smartphone • Obtain a medical prescription valid in France and Europe. The app provides a digital health record, personalised medical alerts and health programme. • More than 10 000 members, more than 2 000 consultations, more than 100 patients, 50% repeat usage, more than 50 physicians and 96% patients satisfied. • An innovative benefit for large companies to improve employees’ well-being and health AXIONE • With more than 15 years’ experience and 1,100 employees, Axione, a subsidiary of Bouygues Energies & Services, is designing and building FTTH networks in the South East of Ireland • Axione offers telecommunication services for Irish companies and telecom operators, including dedicated networks (e.g. for site & data centre interconnections) , international wholesale services (Ireland, UK, France and Africa) and radio indoor coverage for office buildings, stadiums and malls • Axione supports the local economy by contributing to the development of local businesses and creating sustainable jobs through training KUZZLE • Kuzzle is a fast-growing tech startup founded in 2016. It enables global banks, media publishing and healthcare companies to accelerate their digital innovation. • Kuzzle is a next generation Backend platform designed to power Mobile, Web and IoT apps. • Their clients include Crédit Agricole Bank, BioGen Inc., William Reed UK, Comexposium Paris and the French Institute for Public Health. • Kuzzle won the Orange Lab award 2016 in Tokyo NOMADMUSIC • Created in 2014, NoMadMusic is a classical, jazz & world music record label. The startup aims to open the borders of musical repertoires and promote access to music to the widest and most diverse audiences possible. • NoMadMusic also designs digital solutions. Their app, NomadPlay, is launching this year. It allows music lovers to play alongside the greatest artists and orchestras in the world. For instance, if you play the piano, it will digitally remove the original piano from the piece and it is up to you to play the piece. • NoMadMusic has won a number of prizes including the City of Paris’ Innovation Prize. For further information, to connect or organise a meeting with the startups, please contact: Guilhem Sirven, Trade Adviser, United Kingdom & Ireland guilhem.sirven@ businessfrance.fr For further information on this press release: Catherine Ryall, Press Officer catherine.ryall@ businessfrance.fr / + 44(0) 207 024 3613 www.youbuyfrance.com/ uk/ About Business France Business France is the French agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes the economic image and attractiveness of France, its companies and regions. It runs and develops the V.I.E. international internship program. Please visit the  Business France website   for more information.

25 hand-picked French Tech startups at CES 2018

Catherine Ryall - 21-déc.-2017 12:10:41
  25 start-ups have been selected to exhibit at the French Tech pavilion organised for the 5 th consecutive year by Business France at next year’s CES in Las Vegas, on stand 50626, Eureka Park Hall.   Hand-picked from among 100 companies after a competitive selection process, these 25 highly promising start-ups will present an insight into future technological trends.      " We prioritised innovative companies that display genuine international development potential and which have the capacity to ramp up their commercial development so as to spark the interest of decision makers visiting CES ," declared Thomas Delouvrier, who will be running the pavilion for Business France. “ The prototype presented at Las Vegas must be available later this year in order to fully benefit from the leverage effect of the show .” At the last CES, France:   had the 3 rd largest international delegation (after the US and China)   boasted the 2 nd highest number of start-ups in attendance (200 at the 2017 CES), just behind the US and a long way ahead of Israel and China. 55 British companies exhibited at the event. These figures reflect the maturity of French Tech’s ecosystems, all driven by globally-renowned talent, be it in the form of engineers, designers or mathematicians.    It is expected that France will once again constitute the leading European delegation at the exhibition. A tech scene in ascent 2017 is set to be a record year for French startups. In the first half of the year alone French start-ups have raised €1.7 billion in capital - about the same as in the whole of the previous year, according to CB Insights . 5 of these companies received a “ CES Innovation Award ” at CES Unveiled Paris, the official event that previews some of the innovations to be presented at the next CES: CamToy - robot fitted with a video camera to improve the well-being of dogs Lancey Energy Storage - smart electric heater equipped with a battery and an energy management system. Lancey won a ‘Best of Innovations’ award. myBrain Technologies - connected headphones with neuroscientific properties that measure stress levels and play appropriate relaxing music R-Pur - first anti-pollution mask specially designed for people riding bicycles and motorbikes Unistellar - telescope that amplifies light from stars Who are the other hand-picked exhibitors selected by the jury?   AirNodes – Anna, the first smart mirror, already used in 5-star hotels in France Aurasens - an armchair enabling a new type of sensory journey which combines music with massage BladeShadow - Shadow, a high-performance cloud-based PC Catspad - connected water and food dispenser designed to improve cats’ health Caveasy – wine cellar management solution for storing wine bottles Energy Square – a new wireless ‘power by contact’ charging technology eXsens - a cabin that generates an individual’s digital double, a ‘3D avatar’, that can be animated and used for a range of applications - fitness, health, fashion (e-commerce), advertising, video games...), Green Creative - smart robot that sorts and compacts drinks packaging, and tracks its collection in real-time Hap2U – touch and feel what’s on your screen Shapeheart – a range of heart rate monitoring armbands for sport Jagger & Lewis - connected collar capable of recognizing your dog’s behaviour to help you understand them Joy - connected watch for children, that emits no radio waves, with icons that help young children understand the concept of time Lovebox - connected ‘lovebox’ that lets you send love notes via a mobile application MainBot - smart robot for children aged 7-10 combining educative content and affective behaviour Miraxess - extension that transforms a smartphone into a laptop computer Romy - technology used to formulate fresh facial treatments using active ingredients Snips - voice platform for connected objects that allows businesses to incorporate a voice assistant into their products Team8 - a connected watch for children aged between 5 and 12, that lets them create their super-hero - name, costume, super-powers ... but in order to play the children must engage in regular physical activity Timescope - customised virtual reality terminals dedicated to spaces that are open to the public to offer them time-travel experiences Vandelay presents Lokly its new generation USB key, with a smartphone application to control access to its data and transfer files from one key to another without a computer. Business France will also take 10 other startups to the CES in a ‘Family & Friends’ delegation. In total, therefore, its delegation will consist of 35 companies that will take part in the leading worldwide consumer technology show from 9 th – 12 th January.   For further information: Visit the Business France CES 2018 website Contacts in France Thomas Delouvrier – thomas.delouvrier@businessfrance.fr Maxime Sabahec – maxime.sabahec@businessfrance.fr Contact in London Catherine Ryall, Business France UK, catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/

With latest version of Artificial Intelligence platform, Tellmeplus packages intelligence with every asset

Manon Cabrol - 07-nov.-2017 13:04:30
Predictive Objects’ minimal footprint runtime enables predictive models to run inside or close to the asset it supports while preserving consistency with global deployments Tellmeplus , the specialist in Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied to Big Data, released today the latest version of Predictive Objects, the first AI platform for asset efficiency that packages intelligence with every asset. In version 1.4, Predictive Objects leverages a new deployment capability for predictive models, that features a nano-footprint option capable of running on memory- and CPU- constrained connected objects and devices. Using the same technology stack as the one deployed on edge computing gateways and cloud servers, Predictive Objects run seamlessly and consistently on all types of assets, regardless of their level of computing power or their state of connectivity. "Thanks to the use of innovative scalable time series oriented data storage, we were able to reduce the footprint required by Predictive Objects to a few hundred kilobytes only," explained Jean-Michel Cambot, founder and chief strategist at Tellmeplus. "With its transparent scalability from very large and dense time series to smaller ones, the same technology stack is deployed on light embedded systems and on much more powerful systems, guaranteeing complete consistency across platforms." Packaging intelligence with every asset Thanks to their ability to get deployed and embedded on any platform or runtime, Predictive Objects 1.4 packages intelligence with every asset, providing a combined view of the asset, its performance and evolution over time. "Asset intelligence drives the strategy of any organization, regardless of industry or focus," indicated Benoit Gourdon, chief executive officer of Tellmeplus. "Being able to closely package predictions with the asset itself requires the ability to run predictive models in any type of technical environment, but also to gain a deep understanding of the characteristics of the asset and to associate these particular attributes to the produced predictions." True multi-cloud deployment In this new release, Predictive Objects also added the capability to provision and deploy predictive models concomitantly on several cloud platforms, but also to manage and monitor these deployments from a centralized, single front application. Models can run inside Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, as well as a number of private cloud deployment platforms. About Tellmeplus Founded by Jean-Michel Cambot, the original inventor of Business Objects, Tellmeplus leverages 5 years of research in the field of artificial intelligence applied to predictive analytics. Predictive Objects leverages Big Data & Meta Active Machine Learning to provide Automated Embedded Artificial Intelligence. Tellmeplus’ technology enables to put the intelligence where decisions need to be made: in the objects and at the edge of the network. For additional information please visit  www.tellmeplus.com or follow  @TellMePlus on Twitter.  

Brennus Analytics raises €500K in funding to finance growth

Manon Cabrol - 06-nov.-2017 16:50:57
Brennus Analytics , a start-up that specializes in Artificial Intelligence-based price optimization for industrial manufacturers and B2B distributors completed a €500,000 funding round this summer. The ZTP investment fund and several private French investors have now acquired a stake in the start-up.  Founded in 2015, the start-up has developed Brennus ™, a SaaS solution powered by leading-edge artificial intelligence technology. The solution evaluates or predicts customer behavior based on data analysis, and recommends optimal sales prices while taking into account each company’s specific strategic objectives and commercial constraints. The solution uses lifelong learning to deliver real-time, highly dynamic pricing with total transparency. This funding round will enable the start-up to grow commercially. “We are delighted to welcome ZTP and our new private investors. This funding strengthens the tremendous commitment of the Brennus Analytics team. With the support of our new investors, we have the opportunity to continue our work on R&D while remaining continuously engaged with our market” , said Grégoire Saint-Guily, Brennus Analytics CEO. Primarily self-financed by its founders since its inception, Brennus Analytics has also received an interest-free loan and a grant from the BPI, the French public investment bank, and is co-financed by an industrial manufacturing company through a commercial partnership. ZTP, "Ze 12th Player" in reference to soccer, is a private investment fund of the Mulliez family that supports companies, and which is active in several areas: •  International development through a market intelligence office in San Francisco and a presence in Shanghai. •  Accelerating innovative start-ups by supporting them and connecting them with a network of companies with capital  •  A start-up studio designed to develop cross-sectoral projects around data, customer experience, and employee experience.     About Brennus Analytics:  Founded in 2015 by several artificial intelligence researchers, the start-up Brennus Analytics allows companies in industrial manufacturing and B2B distribution to increase profits while optimizing sales prices. Its Brennus™ SaaS solution is based on leading-edge artificial intelligence technology. The solution evaluates or predicts customer behaviour based on the analysis of data, and recommends optimal sales prices while taking into account each company’s specific strategic objectives and commercial constraints. The solution uses lifelong learning to deliver real-time, highly-dynamic pricing with total transparency. Brennus Analytics was incubated by Telecom Paris Tech from 2016, and then joined the accelerator programs BPI The Hub and BNP Paribas’s WAI Boost in September 2017. It was been supported by Wilco (previously Scientipôle) and the BPI since it was founded, as well as by several private investors. The company is also part of Microsoft’s BizSpark+ program. www.brennus-analytics.com   Press contacts: Emilie Dèbes - Yucatan +33 (0)1 53 63 27 34 edebes@yucatan.fr   Emilie Gariel - Brennus Analytics +33 (0)6 51 65 63 23 emilie.gariel@brennus-analytics.com

Achieving New Year’s Resolutions thanks to automated time-tracking

Manon cabrol - 06-nov.-2017 11:21:42
Half the American people have a go at New Year’s resolutions. But only 8% of them succeed: motivation is short-lived when you have no way to evaluate your progress. Smarter Time , the new automated time-tracking app, wants to help users by providing them with a comprehensive baseline and empowering them to track their progress. Smarter Time’s intelligent brain learns from all available data sources and guesses everything the users do, online and offline: their app usage on the phone and the computer, but also the time spent cooking, running, sleeping or with their families. Manual input is only needed at the very beginning – after a short while, Smarter Time tracks everything automatically and provides a detailed timeline and precise analytics. Even modest progress is easy to spot: thanks to a minute precision, Smarter Time takes in account every little effort. No more lying to ourselves about our time use, no more shame and guilt when we, often wrongly, feel we’re not doing enough.   Seeing objectively what our time is spent on, readjusting our view of ourselves and fixing ourselves goals that matter to us and we can actually achieve: that is the only way to make real progress. Smarter Time is meant to accompany users on their path to fulfilment and to become their trusted assistant, low maintenance and always at hand. Smarter Time has launched on Android in November. An iOS version is currently in the works and should hit closed Beta in the next couple weeks. A companion PC and Mac client is available for comprehensive tracking. More information is available on Smarter Time’s website,  www.smartertime.com. A press kit can be found at www.smartertime.com/press Contact: Anna Winterstein - CMO anna.winterstein@smartertime.com +44 (0) 785 6066 071
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Business France - The French Trade Commission in the UK  is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy in the UK. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating the UK’s investment in France. Business France promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE Programme in the UK. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 members of staff, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. In September 2015, Patrick Manon was appointed the new Director of Business France in the UK. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was the Human Resources Director at Business France in Paris, which manages the recruitment of t

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