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(fr) Je suis heureux ce matin : Dismoipourquoi October 21, 2011

Posted by Phil Jeudy in Geektrip, My business, News!, San Francisco, Silicon Valley.
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La nouvelle est officielle (et pour le coup, ce n’est pas une rumeur a la con diffuse sur ce que l’on peut appeler “du petit web”) : Maximiles annonce la signature d’un accord en vue de l’acquisition de 100% de la société Badtech SAS, opérateur des services Dismoioù en France et Tellmewhere à l’international, application sociale mobile basée sur les technologies de géolocalisation.

J’ai collabore plus d’un an avec Gilles de ce cote de l’Atlantique, et j’ai eu le plaisir de prendre part a l’histoire de cette startup Francaise qui n’avait pas peur de defendre fierement les couleurs du Web Francais devant des geants locaux comme Yelp, leader incontestable de la categorie… mais pas sur mobile 😉
L’equipe de Dismoiou, apres un remarquable pivot opere en 2008, avait su utiliser une technologie de personalisation tout a fait maline sur le mobile pour atteindre le fameux million dont revent bien des startups. Nous avons obtenu ici dans la Silicon Valley une reelle attention, car le produit a su se demarquer de la concurrence a une epoque ou Foursquare tentait de forcer le passage sur ce creneau sur des mecanismes differents (le “checking”, le gaming…).

Je souhaite a l’equipe d’atteindre un maximum de miles (nous nous sommes beaucoup entendu sur la qualite reciproque de notre sens de l’humour), et je leur adresse toutes mes felicitations ! Avec au passage egalement le temoignage de toute mon amitie a Gilles Barbier avec qui j’ai adore travailler. Un Grand Monsieur, avec qui je suis tres heureux d’etre ami aujourd’hui.

Une petite video souvenir lors du 1er French SF Newtech a San Francisco a l’occasion d’un Geektrip ou Gilles etait present…

Geektrip Live Special : les Videos du succes a San Francisco September 29, 2010

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Les 7 astuces de TechCrunch Disrupt ? Ce sont les entrepreneurs qui le disent avec quelques clins d’oeil au passage :
– Gilles Barbier, CEO de Tellmewhere
– Josue Solis, co-fondateur de Boosket (en position 2, 4 et 7)
– Xavier Damman, co-fondateur de Storify
– Vincent Gire, co-fondateur de Wozaik
– Rosolphe Ardant, co-fondateur de Wozaik

Merci a Josue, tres inspire.

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French Big Bisou Disrupt 2010 Monday September 27th September 19, 2010

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TechCrunch 50 is dead, vive TechCrunch Disrupt!

From September 27th to 29th, Mike Arrington and his Big Orchestra is back with one of the main High Tech event this Fall in Bay Area (well, with DEMO last week and Giga OM Mobilize on September 30th).

3 days for a big focus on startups… and some of them will come from Paris to get some coverage and show up!

They are good examples of what French startup scene is… Just check this out:

Wozaik provides internet users with a new generation of bookmarks: they are visual, dynamics and automatically updated.

Instead of keeping a simple link, Wozaik lets you cut from the website you are visiting the portion you like as you would cut a piece of paper. The created Dynamic Bookmark is not just a screenshot, you can interact with it as if you were on the original website (links are still active, video can be played…) and it is automatically updated when the original website is modified.

Wozaik was chosen as a winner of Mini-Seedcamp Paris 2009.

Kwaga is a free online service that helps users deal with inbox overload by visually tagging emails based on their content.

This will be available in any mail client (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail…) in English, French, Spanish and eventually Chinese.

Kwaga participated as a finalist in Seedcamp 2009.

Demo with Robert Scoble

Boosket is a social shopping platform for Facebook. Whether you are an individual or a famous brand, promote and recommend products to your community.

Tellmewhere spices up people’s local lives: helping them to easily discover new places suited to their tastes and giving them a rich but simple “my places” tool to catalog and share their favorite places and to organize outings with friends.

They are the first service to bring personalized recommendations to each user on places they should like. The service is based on our sophisticated algorithm that takes into account both user tastes and friends whose judgments they trust.

Demo with Chipper Boulas The Great

Whatever you’re French or not, come and meet with guys on Monday 27th at Bisou Bistro near Castro from 6.45 til 9PM (2367 Market Street).
A great French restaurant owned by Nick Ronan…

PS: Don’t take me wrong. I’m impressed by what TechCrunch did achieve since 2006. And sincerly, startup scene without TechCrunch US would be like a rock band without drums. Not so much fun.

PS 2: be ready for this if you join us on Monday

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