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Macron announces €5 billion late-stage investment pledge from institutional investors

Macron announces €5 billion late-stage investment pledge from institutional investors French president Emmanuel Macron announced in a speech ahead of France Digitale Day that the French government has convinced institutional investors to invest more heavily in late-stage VC funds and asset managers in one way or another. Institutional investors have committed to […]

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With the Paris Call, Macron wants to limit cyberattacks

With the Paris Call, Macron wants to limit cyberattacks French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech at the Internet Governance Forum at the UNESCO in Paris. While the IGF has been around for a while, it hasn’t been as active as some would have hoped. That’s why the French government is issuing […]

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MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its $76M fund

MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its M fund Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson to expand EV lineup, may include scooters, bicycles Update: EV startups Alta, […]

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Macron defends the European way of tech regulation

Macron defends the European way of tech regulation French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech at VivaTech in Paris, alternating between French and English. He defended a third way to regulate tech companies, which is different from the U.S. and from China. Macron thinks Europe should have a say when it comes […]

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A walk around Station F with Emmanuel Macron

A walk around Station F with Emmanuel Macron  “We called this building Station F, like Station France, Station Femmes [ed. note: women in French], Station Founders or Station Freyssinet because Freyssinet was a great architect and a great entrepreneur,” French billionaire and Iliad founder Xavier Niel told Macron. While Station F was […]

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Emmanuel Macron proves that he still cares about startups

Emmanuel Macron proves that he still cares about startups  There’s a weird annual tradition in French politics. French presidents, ministers and hopeful candidates all go to the Agricultural Show in the Porte de Versailles convention center. Somehow, old ideas die hard, and it’s important to show that you still care about people […]

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