Tuesday, November 29, 2022

French Tech News Podcast

The French Tech News is your English-language source for the most important stories from France's innovation ecosystem. Join Chris O'Brien and Ethan Pierse as they chat with France's entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem leaders.

Small Business Payments and Financial Management with Qonto

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Chris and Ethan had a chance to catch up with Alexandre Prot, Co-Founder and CEO of Qonto, on their amazing growth and what's ahead.

People and Product-Driven Investment with Pascal Cagni’s C4 Ventures

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Join us for a passionate discussion with Pascal Cagni, Founding Partner at C4 Ventures and Chairman at Business France, previously GM & VP, Apple EMEIA, and GM Europe, Packard Bell. Intro and background 0:28 Pascal's journey at Apple 4:50 C4 Ventures' focus and interests 7:12 C4's investment themes and...

Ynsect Vertical Insect Farm Visit

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The French Tech News visited Ynsect's mealworm farm in Dole, France, and spent some time with CEO Antoine Hubert learning more about Ynsect's journey, their mission, their science, and where they go from here. 1. Intro and acquisition of US mealworm factory, Jord Producers: 00:48 2. Vertical insect farm factory description:...

Effective Company Carbon Programs with Sweep

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Discussing reducing carbon emissions in your business and value chain with CEO and Co-Founder of Sweep, Rachel Delacour. Description and history of Sweep: 1:49 Climate change startup investment landscape 3:52 Doing good can also be good business 5:14 Sweep's $5m seed fundraising 6:47 Optimism and the COP26 Experience 7:14 ...

Building the Future of Work with Startup Studio eFounders

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Founder & Managing Director of eFounders, Quentin Nickmans, takes us back to the beginning of their startup studio to share the journey of building a portfolio of 29 companies and raising more than $400 million. 1:15 Intro to eFounders 4:25 Spinning out one SaaS startup after another 9:11 Solve...

Growing Life Anywhere and Everywhere with Interstellar Lab

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Barbara Belvisi, Founder and CEO of Interstellar Lab, shares their mission to create sustainable plant cultivation both in space and here on Earth.

Seyna, The All-In-One Platform for Insurance Brokers

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Stephen Leguillon, CEO of Seyna, shares their journey on creating a regulatory-compliant, all-in-one platform enabling insurance brokers to build and operate digitally native insurance programs. 0:48 The journey from Appetise to La Belle Assiette to ezCater to Seyna 2:50 Becoming an Insurtech entrepreneur 5:31 Joining an existing team to...

Innovating Music Streaming with Deezer

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Join Chris and Ethan for a fascinating discussion with CEO Jeronimo Folgueira on Deezer's continuing mission as an independent music streaming platform: 1:01 Intro to Deezer and Jeronimo's background 2:55 Deezer's place in the music industry 4:30 Deezer's unique value proposition as a music streaming service 10:24 The Home...

Relationship-based Customer Communication at Scale with Front

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Chris and Ethan had the pleasure to sit down and discuss Front's mission to build an authentic, relationship-based customer communication hub with Co-Founder and CEO, Mathilde Collin. 1:20 Intro to Front 2:50 eFounders and the origin story of Front 8:07 Onward to Y Combinator 11:03 Raising a $66M Series...

Elevating Sound in Our Lives with Devialet

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A fascinating chat with Franck Lebouchard, CEO of Devialet, on their mission to elevate sound to its rightful place in our lives through an exacting attention to engineering and design: 1:28 A short history of Devialet 4:07 Being different about sound and design 8:50 People want better sound as...