• Moody Blues in France

    November 27, 2012

    It has been a demoralizing 10 days for France in its standing in the business world. A week ago Friday, The Economist published a damning report on the parlous state of France’s economy with a cheeky cover story calling the country The Time-Bomb at the Heart of Europe. Then on November 19th, Moody’s downgraded France’s […]

  • Scaling your startup successfully into the States

    November 20, 2012

    Nic Brisbourne of DFJ Esprit wrote a great piece last week called, “The smart way to expand software companies to the U.S.” I won’t rehash the whole post but definitely recommend you read it. While Brisbourne’s advice is geared for British startups, much of it is relevant for France as well. His money shot is […]

  • Infographic: HTML5 mobile gaming

    November 18, 2012

    Many mobile game companies still choose native iOS or Android as their first route to market, only to discover that it’s very challenging to stand out among hundreds of thousands of other games in the traditional app-stores. There is, however, a viable alternative approach that is quickly gaining interest worldwide: HTML5. BoosterMedia has released a […]

  • Another internship opportunity at Truffle Capital

    November 15, 2012

    If you’re interested in experiencing first-hand the daily grind of working in Venture Capital, I invite you to consider becoming an intern at Truffle Capital. Here’s a summary of the position. Requirements: a dynamic and entrepreneurial individual with aspirations to spend 6 months working in a VC fund authorized status in French university to qualify […]

  • What Gallois’ report means for tech startups

    November 13, 2012

    Last week the French government’s Commissaire général à l’investissement, Louis Gallois, released his eagerly anticipated diagnosis on France’s competitiveness to the Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault. Encompassing six major themes and 22 specific proposals, the Pacte pour la Compétitivité de L’industrie Française is both sweeping in its analysis and prescriptive in recommending solutions. Gallois begins by […]

  • Japan’s renewed appetite for Europe?

    November 6, 2012

    The Rude VC disappeared to Japan last week for a combination of business meetings and some spiritual recalibration. I return refreshed and pumped up. Pumped up because the country that the West likes to deride as the one of the “lost decade” is demonstrating a renewed appetite for expansion abroad, especially in the tech sector. […]

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