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Hello friends, readers, subscribers, Liam here. For nearly 5 years I’ve squirmed, mingled, and otherwise had my way with the French tech scene. I’ve made friends, great friends, I’ve learned to call France, all of France, my home, and I’ve had so much fun…
Hello friends, readers, subscribers, Liam here. For nearly 5 years I’ve squirmed, mingled, and otherwise had my way with the French tech scene. I’ve made f
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ZipJet is a London-based company offering an on-demand laundry service that collects, washes and delivers clothes. Currently active in London & Berlin and will launch in other markets in the near future. The company is supported by Berlin’s Rocket…
ZipJet is a London-based company offering an on-demand laundry service that collects, washes and delivers clothes. Currently active in London & Berlin
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Founded in 2015 by Rodolphe Ardant and Parisian startup studio eFounders, Spendesk is a unique solution to generate digital or physical corporate cards for employees and easily manage expenses as a team. Tracking corporate spendings is definitely a pain…
Founded in 2015 by Rodolphe Ardant and Parisian startup studio eFounders, Spendesk is a unique solution to generate digital or physical corporate cards for
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Tomorrow will mark the opening of Connected Conference, the 3-day event about IoT and everything related to the convergence of Internet and Industry. For this occasion, we interviewed Sabrina Sasaki, Marketing Manager at Makers Boot Camp – one of the…
Tomorrow will mark the opening of Connected Conference, the 3-day event about IoT and everything related to the convergence of Internet and Industry. For t
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Back in February, and after raising $70M in total from Comcast, Crosslink Capital or Google Ventures, talent recruitment marketplace Hired.com has acquired its Paris-based competitor Breaz.io, with the aim to tackle a French recruitment market, an…
Back in February, and after raising $70M in total from Comcast, Crosslink Capital or Google Ventures, talent recruitment marketplace Hired.com has acquired
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Formerly known as Crossroads, iOS and Android app Comet has been imagined by two entrepreneurs who came to the conclusion that no existing solution was offering an experience handy enough to gather photos with friends and relatives: “During my bachelor…
Formerly known as Crossroads, iOS and Android app Comet has been imagined by two entrepreneurs who came to the conclusion that no existing solution was off
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What started out as two young men working in a garage in Albuquerque in 1975, turned into a Fortune 500 company. Fast forward to today and Microsoft is offering guidance and new technology to young startups, just like they once were. Over the past few…
What started out as two young men working in a garage in Albuquerque in 1975, turned into a Fortune 500 company. Fast forward to today and Microsoft is off
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As venture investors, we favor equity compensation in our portfolio companies for two primary reasons: i) improved alignment between employees and shareholders toward company success; and ii) the affordability of employing strong, driven people without an…
Equity incentive instruments in French startups
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Created in 2013 by Mathilde Collin (CEO) and Laurent Perrin (CTO)  Parisian startup studio eFounders, Front is a SaaS tool designed to help teams manage external emails communication and group addresses -contact@, hello@, support@, and makes it easy…
Created in 2013 by Mathilde Collin (CEO) and Laurent Perrin (CTO) Parisian startup studio eFounders, Front is a SaaS tool designed to help teams manage ex
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In stark contrast to say, The Netherlands, France bemoans the moment one of its home-grown emerging champions gets acquired by a foreign company. [I have a whole blog post in my head on just this topic alone]. Corporations are viewed in France as…
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Paris-based IZBERG Marketplace -which raised €1.5M last year from Alven Capital, announces the launch of their marketplace solution for services: IZBERG Plaform for Services. The startup, which provides a SaaS solution adding an e-commerce layer to any…
Paris-based IZBERG Marketplace -which raised €1.5M last year from Alven Capital, announces the launch of their marketplace solution for services: IZBERG Pl
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Although the proportion of startup pitches employing a technique of name-dropping may well have remained more or less constant over the past several years, I notice that this animal of pretension has evolved. When I first moved to France in 2001, the most…
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The Rude Baguette - France's Startup Blog - is France’s first English-language news site covering startups, tech, and innovation. Founded in 2011, Rude Baguette covers Tech, Mobile & Web new in Paris, France, highlighting French entrepreneurs & Investors who are building great companies.

Rude Baguette boasts a well mixed audience of French(~50%) & International readers(~50%), particularly in the UK, US, Germany & Canada. French readers enjoy articles like 4 French startup names that really don’t work in English, while international readers learn a fair amount about the French startup scene through articles like 10 French entrepreneurs who attended Stanford

In the most recent Startup Genome Report, Paris was placed at #11 for the top startup cities, in between Berlin(#15) and London(#7). It has reached Independent status, according to the report.

Rude Baguette has been cited by writers from TechCrunch, Pandodaily, GigaOm, TheNextWeb, Wall Street Journal & more as the reference for the French startup scene. In addition to writing about French startups, we also write about large French tech companies (and their role in the startup scene), as well as covering international startups & multinationals, and news related to their activity (or lack thereof) in France.