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L'Europe va enfin se doter d'un système de brevets compétitif

L'Europe va enfin se doter d'un système de brevets compétitif | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
Le brevet unitaire européen était attendu depuis des décennies par les PME. Trente ans d'efforts se concrétisent...
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What is the worst part of being a VC? - Quora

There are lots of great parts of the job - especially watching young and small teams create new products, calendar control, and the fact that the pay is pretty good - even without carried interest - which very few funds in the past decade have shown. ...

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This is a must read. He forgets to mention situations where several portfolio company CEOs make a fortune and VCs lose money. VCs are always financialy outperformed by entrepreneurs.

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2015 Venture Investing Update

2015 Venture Investing Update | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
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This is a great post of F.Grinda. It is uncommon to have investors disclose their strategy in the very detail....

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Vidéo : l'impression 3D passe à la polymérisation liquide, façon Terminator 2

Vidéo : l'impression 3D passe à la polymérisation liquide, façon Terminator 2 | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
Avec une nouvelle technique de fabrication additive en continu, et non plus couche par couche, le temps de fabrication d’une pièce se compte en minutes et non plus en heures. Sans faire de compromis sur la résolution. Une méthode de fabrication qui, vue en action, présente une similarité amusante avec le "polyalliage mimétique" utilisé par le T-1000 dans le film Terminator 2.
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just awesome

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12 Reasons You Didn't Get Funding for Your Startup

12 Reasons You Didn't Get Funding for Your Startup | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
I am approached quite often by a range of entrepreneurs—from first timers to startup vets-- who are looking for funding for their companies. As both a veteran entrepreneur who has raised about $73M in funding, and now in my commercialization/startup role at the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute, one of the major public research universities in the U.S., it never surprises me how the search for funding is a constant concern for every entrepreneur. I think some of the folks who appro
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an interesting analysis on fundraising failure causes, one could add NOT BANKABLE CEO.

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Anti-Portfolio | Bessemer Venture Partners

Anti-Portfolio | Bessemer Venture Partners | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
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All of us have built a fantastic anti-portfolio. I have.  Passing on a deal is mainly a question of measure of risk/reward. You can be heavily diluted in capital intensive companies if there is no open window for an IPO. Blockbusters have all benefited from a favorable timing with stock markets. I remember Lastminute.com, one of the few European companies that raised huge money on the LSE in 1999. Wise and experienced VCs are reluctant to bet on the existence of a future bubble on the stock markets. 

read @Nassim-Nicholas-Taleb

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Prédictions 2015

Prédictions 2015 | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
Avant de vous envoyer la plus grosse carte de vœux du monde (280 pages) sous la forme du prochain Rapport du CES de Las Vegas et dans les temps règlementaires (avant fin janvier), je vais étrenner ...
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une belle synthèse des différentes prédictions sur tendances technologiques pour 2015. Merci Olivier

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What Teens Really Think About YouTube, Google+, Reddit and Other Social Media — Backchannel — Medium

What Teens Really Think About YouTube, Google+, Reddit and Other Social Media - Backchannel - Medium
By the “Actual Teen” who nailed Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat last week
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The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital

The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
Find out what VCs look for before investing in a new company.
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good advice to founders

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There's A Lot Less To This Luxembourg Corporate Tax Dodging Story Than They're Making Out There Is

There's A Lot Less To This Luxembourg Corporate Tax Dodging Story Than They're Making Out There Is | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
There's been a huge data dump on how Luxembourg aids corporations in dodging taxes around the world released today. It's turning up in the major newspapers around the world: The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Irish Times and so on. However, there's rather less to this story [...]
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an excellent post explaining clearly how tax is finally paid to states. if states don't manage to have corporate tax paid immediately, they finally have tax paid  on capital gains or dividends. Luxemburg provides companies with just a delay and give them more financing power.

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Microsoft finally killed cloud storage. What’s next?

Microsoft finally killed cloud storage. What’s next? | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
It's exciting that we can finally lay the cloud-storage market to rest and embark on more evolved, full-bodied solutions in the cloud that can bring real value to businesses. As the saying goes, “...
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tough times to come for cloud storage[only] services companies. 

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Free Spending by Startups Stir Memories of Dot-Com Era Excesses

Free Spending by Startups Stir Memories of Dot-Com Era Excesses | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
Free spending by startups on salaries and office space to attract top talent is stirring memories of dot-com era excesses.
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this is not sustainable on the long term. there is here a huge opportunity for Europe to capture R&D spendings

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Coinbase Leads Move to Bring Bitcoin to Masses

Coinbase Leads Move to Bring Bitcoin to Masses | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam certainly look like the kind of guys who could help bitcoin recover from its wild years.
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bitcoin for dummies - bitcoin pour les nuls

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LA DICTATURE DE LA CONSOMMATION | Conversation avec Jacques Attali - Lexpress

LA DICTATURE DE LA CONSOMMATION | Conversation avec Jacques Attali - Lexpress | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
La bataille qui se joue depuis au moins deux siècles entre l’économie et la politique, entre le marché et la démocratie, entre le capitalisme et l’Etat,
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cette analyse est éclairante et excuse finalement l action politique dépassée par les enjeux et les forces qui régissent le monde.

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Three Basic Rules: Dilution, Dilution, Dilution

Three Basic Rules: Dilution, Dilution, Dilution | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
Take a sample of 100 venture-backed companies successful enough to undertake an initial public offering. In a high percentage of the transactions, the prospectus discloses that the earliest stage i...
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up the ladder warrant is a interesting approach, but unfortunately, those warrants will be taken into account in fully diluted pre money  valuation for any additional round of financing. price per share will be lower so dilution will be higher. the positive effect could be offset.

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Outbrain - The Ever Changing Deal Terms

Outbrain - The Ever Changing Deal Terms | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
Outbrain has created a marketplace for publishers and buyers of content. They caught our eye not only from the jump in deal terms used in each financing round, but also how they have created serend...
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This is a great illustration of how difficult is is to invest at the seed stage in a company willing to follow the VC route. Terms of future rounds of financing can just ruin performance if things go no that well. 

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Silicon Valley’s bubble is about to burst, says Sequoia’s Moritz

Silicon Valley’s bubble is about to burst, says Sequoia’s Moritz | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
Early investor in Apple and Google doesn't like what he's seeing.
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a window for great investments will open again soon. it is temporarily closed. Moritz says aloud what we all think

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Uber’s New BHAG: UberPool

Uber’s New BHAG: UberPool | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
In their seminal 1994 book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, Jim Collins and Jerry Poras coined the term BHAG (pronounced BEE-hag) -- an acronym that stands for “Big Hairy Audacious Goal.” Collins and Porras suggest that the very best companies set an audacious, very long-term goal that shines a light towards “an envisioned future.” BHAGs serve as a rallying cry for the company culture, an ambitious target for the future, and a focusing tool for corporate decision-making.
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uberpool is just one part of the ultimate global solution. no doubt that uber will add additional services including switching from a car pool to a bus then switching to a bike, then to a train... Even if I can afford having my own car and driving alone, i would accept to take a passenger for a short ride, just for contributing to the humanity global effort.

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99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time

99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
And other lessons learned from “Mr. Davos.”
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wasting 99% of the time is what you have to pay to get 1% ultra high value opportunities. 

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A Teenager’s View on Social Media — Backchannel — Medium

A Teenager's View on Social Media - Backchannel - Medium
Written by an actual teen
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part 1... a must read

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Jeremy Rifkin : “Ce qui a permis le succès inouï du capitalisme va se retourner contre lui”

Jeremy Rifkin : “Ce qui a permis le succès inouï du capitalisme va se retourner contre lui” | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
Pour l’économiste américain Jeremy Rifkin, l’heure de la troisième révolution industrielle a sonné. La société va devoir s’adapter.
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même si je partage son constat sur la mutation de la société, je ne pense pas quant à moi que l'entreprise va être mise à genoux; oui, les entreprises traditionnelles vont être secouées;  des millions d'autres vont cependant être créées, plus petites et plus automatisées. je ne crois pas quant à moi que le partage supprimera l'envie de posséder. les Hommes tireront profit du partage, à l image des propriétaires de voitures qui utilisent blablacar pour rentabiliser leur achat.  

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Connaissez-vous les Gafanomics ? Les nouvelles règles du business qu’imposent Google, Apple, Facebook et Amazon

Connaissez-vous les Gafanomics ? Les nouvelles règles du business qu’imposent Google, Apple, Facebook et Amazon | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
Les Gafa (Google, Apple, Facebook et Amazon) ont balayé les règles de l’économie traditionnelle et sont devenus des géants. Dans sa dernière étude, l’institut FaberNovel décortique ces nouveaux modèles en rupture depuis le recrutement jusqu’à la chaine de valeur. Objectif : donner des clés aux entreprises traditionnelles pour se transformer.
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Léo Touroul's curator insight, November 30, 2014 11:50 AM

Nouveau modèle éco'

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33 Silicon Valley Investors Are Starting To Freak Out About The Tech Bubble They Helped Create

33 Silicon Valley Investors Are Starting To Freak Out About The Tech Bubble They Helped Create | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
"The first decline in two years."
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VC is a cyclical business. It is an obvious fact. The party will be over for the current cycle the day of the next significant profit warning of GOOGLEFACEBOOKAPPLE. They will stop spending billions to buy non profitable companies and private companies valuations will decrease by a factor of 10.  

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The 5 C’s To Create A Winning Investment Pitch | LinkedIn

The 5 C’s To Create A Winning Investment Pitch | LinkedIn | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
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great advice to founders.

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Dress for Success: The Best Decision I Ever Made

Dress for Success: The Best Decision I Ever Made | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
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inspiring for generation Y

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There are now at least 25 billion-dollar mobile internet companies

There are now at least 25 billion-dollar mobile internet companies | Startups et compagnie... | Scoop.it
Some are virtually household names, like Uber and Dropbox, Snapchat and WhatsApp. Others you may never have heard of, like GungHo and Airwatch and RocketFuel. But all of them have two things in com...
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