Brice Lemoine

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How virtual reality will grow in 2016

2015 was the year virtual reality finally shed its niche status and made real inroads into mainstream culture.<p>From the early years, back in 1838 with …

Number26 Grabs $10.6 Million To Bring Its Bank Of The Future To Everyone

It feels like Number26 opened its doors yesterday, but the young startup just raised a $10.6 million Series A round (€10 million) from Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, with Daniel S. Aegerter and existing investors Earlybird and Redalpine also participating. This represents Valar Ventures’ second …

Peter Thiel

Silicon Valley investor to startups: Stop drinking the Kool-Aid and burning crazy amounts of cash

In a tweetstorm on Wednesday, Altman, whose organization has funded startups including Airbnb and Dropbox, warns that startups need to keep their burn rates low.<p>Altman said that startups that burn through cash too quickly — even when things are going well for the company — can face …

Venture Capital

Uber CEO Reveals Mind-Boggling New Statistic That Skeptics Will Hate

One of the most commonly invoked takedowns of the ever-increasing and mind-blowing valuation levels the company has achieved — $40 billion at last count— is this:<p>"Investors are valuing Uber as if it's bigger than the whole taxi market!"<p>The implication?<p>Investors are nuts.<p>Well, investors are indeed …

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2015, l'année des chocs?

Alerte sur la croissance mondiale, tensions sur les marchés de la dette, crises géopolitiques... L'année qui vient risque de connaître des …

Investors Are 'Fighting Like Drunken Sailors' Over Hot Startups And Letting Founders Get Rich Too Early

In frothy times, however, that order of events occasionally gets jumbled. A few founders are raising millions and pocketing some of the cash before their businesses are proven.<p>As Business Insider reported in July, the founders of Secret took $6 million off the table during a $25 million funding …

Startups

How To Sell A Nanotechnology Revolution

Last week, Baltimore-based nanotech firm Pixelligent Technologies closed a funding round of $5.5 million to continue its development and growth. This marks a total of $23 million in equity funding the firm has raised to date, plus another $10 million it’s received in the form of government grants …

Snapchat lance Snapcash, pour envoyer de l'argent

<b>Snapchat, le service de partage de photos, vient d’annoncer le lancement de Snapcash, sa solution de transfert d’argent.</b><p>Le service n’est pour …

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