Jean Gaillard, Co-founder & CEO of Nomalab, chats with AWS about how the French startup is simplifying digital content logistics, the wide range of customers it serves, and how his experiences working in media production provided inspiration.
Front, a French email client startup, is taking a team-first approach to email management. Front CTO & Co-founder Laurent Perrin talks about the platform limitations that inspired him to build Front, how the team uses AWS to scale, and their most recent releases.
Ines Salhi, International Product Manager at PayFit, pitched the HR management startup at the AWS Startup Stage at Vivatech 2019 in Paris.
Call A Lawyer General Manager Francois Pekly talks about the legal tech startup’s changing customer base, sourcing lawyers, and expanding into international markets in 2019.
David Le Douardin, the co-founder of predictive marketing platform Advalo, talks about his background in CRM data processing and how the French startup is building and scaling its business.
At a recent VivaTech 2019 panel, “What Works: How the Best Entrepreneurs are Building Their Startups,” Julien Crochet, VP of sales strategy and enablement at AB Tasty, and Carles Sistare, head of engineering at Ogury, laid out their best tips for how to get things done when you’re a new, growing business with employees all over the world.
Wakatoon Founder & CEO Pierrick Chabi talks about the animation startup’s origins and how his team is creating a new kind of storytelling.
For entrepreneurs, the importance of product-market fit has become conventional wisdom. Selling the right product to a strong market that really wants it is a cornerstone for growth. But startups and investors are increasingly focusing on a different kind of compatibility: founder-market fit. You may have a great product for a strong market — but are you the right person to build the company? Maybe the most obvious element of founder-market fit is based on experience. It’s essential to have founders with the right kind of skills and background to match the market.
European startup culture is evolving rapidly, both in terms of priorities and investment. The technology sector has seen especially significant growth over the last decade, with $23 billion in investments in 2018, up from $5.2 billion just five years prior. The European Union has adopted a brighter attitude toward startups as venture capital funds in the region have matured and investments have soared. Perhaps unsurprisingly, entrepreneurial enthusiasm isn’t hard to come by in Europe, and neither are up-and-coming folks with promising ideas.
In the middle of Paris’s 13th arrondissement, a few blocks away from the banks of the Seine, stands a former railway depot. It used to be known as la Halle Freyssinet; today it’s simply Station F. And it’s the world’s biggest startup campus, housing 1,000 companies within 34,000 square meters. To put that in Parisian perspective, it’s the size of the Eiffel tower lying down. We spoke with Roxanne Varza, the director of Station F, to get a sense of what’s been happening since the campus opened in June 2017.