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Les VCs internationaux qui financent la French Tech

Dans les 4 derniers mois, 4 sociétés de 50 Partners réalisaient des levées de fonds significatives (2M d'euros). Parmi ces opérations, 3 impliquaient …

Startup

Appareils photo, Smartphones, TV... toutes les nouveautés de fin d'année

Noël est déjà dans moins de deux mois. Petit tour d'horizon des prochaines sorties matériel qui pourraient bien faire des heureux et ainsi se …

Asus

Avec Dougs, la compta ne prend plus que quelques minutes par mois

<b>Dougs est une plateforme innovante qui permet de tenir sa comptabilité en seulement quelques minutes par mois. Florent Galland, cofondateur de la</b> …

Streamroot, le buffering-killer français à la conquête du monde de la VoD

Alors que les services de VoD se développent et conquièrent toujours plus de clients (Netflix, CanalPlay…), les entreprises du secteur doivent …

Startup

As 500 Startups Eyes Aggressive Expansion In 2016, Diversity Tops The Agenda

The accelerator 500 Startups is eyeing an aggressive global expansion plan in 2016, with 10 new micro-funds planned worldwide, and as the investment firm plots its next course founder and managing director Dave McClure says that diversity in the fund and its portfolio are the top priorities.<p>McClure …

Get 87% off the iOS 9 and Swift 2 course bundle

App development is a fast-changing skillset, so keeping your tools honed is essential – especially with Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 update.<p>This bundle of courses at TNW Deals teaches you the new versions of iOS and Swift before they are even released, currently available at 87 percent off.<p>The tuition is …

The insanely slow road to building a blog (and why most people give up)

Building a successful blog is <i>hard</i>. There’s a lot more to it than simply creating a blog and writing your first post. For starters, readers won’t show up just because you’re writing. You have to tell people about your work if you want them to care.<p>But a lot of what it takes to build a successful …

Motivation

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

Designs with a human touch just feel right. It might be intangible, but it’s undeniably powerful.<p>Think of interactions between people. Most communication happens using common languages, such as speech or even posture or gestures. It’s usable communication.<p>It’s the very same thing when it comes to …

The Burgeoning Invisible App Market

Today’s “invisible app” market could be classified as a passing trend, but it might also be the beginning of a significant multi-year shift in how we transact when we’re away from our computers. This shift applies to mobile devices, email, home devices like the Amazon Echo and even wearables like …

3 Creative Ways To Choose A Brand Name

How to choose a brand name<p>If you’ve ever attempted to name a company, you know that the process can be grueling. First, the best domain names were taken—as of 10 years ago. If you want to name your company after something common, in the English language, you’ll need to be prepared to spend upwards …

How to Start a Business With Less Than $20

<i>Jason Zook is best known for being the guy that made over $1,000,000 wearing t-shirts for a living and selling his last name (twice). He writes an action-packed newsletter that’s free to join called The Action Army.</i><p>If I were to start a new business right now and had no experience, no connections, …

11 important metrics for app monetization

Does it seem to you like the number of acronyms populating app development discussions keeps on relentlessly increasing? We at AdtoApp feel your pain. As new technologies are tested, integrated, and adopted, there are more and more dimensions to study.<p>The good news is that app developers have more …

5 ways to make your welcome emails awesome

What’s the most important characteristic to convey to new and prospective customers?<p>Let’s start by examining the two main traits that form first impressions — confidence and trustworthiness. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy explains what goes on in your head upon meeting someone new:<p>We’re judging how …

Here's what makes 500 Startups' latest batch the future of entrepreneurship

Sitting in the audience at the 13th batch of accelerator 500 Startups yesterday, something in my brain ticked. There was a difference to this batch that I couldn’t quite place, but it was palpable.<p>Then, I looked down at my notes and realized something: there was a significant number of female …

Startups

10 tools to help you work smarter, not harder

Software exists to make our lives easier—that is, until it doesn’t. The tech sector is currently seeing a boom in which new, cloud-based products are springing up every day. Just take a look at sites like Product Hunt, and you’ll see that there is an app to simplify every pain point your life: all …

Here’s What’s Involved In Devising And Building An App

Building an app isn’t just coming up with an idea and then coding (or finding someone to code it for you). There’s a lot involved in the end-to-end process that you wouldn’t necessarily think about when you’re idly dreaming about making one yourself. Developer David Smith, who created the …

Découverte des 4 lauréats et annonce du nouvel appel à projets

Lyon Start Up, un dispositif de soutien et d’accompagnement à la création d’entreprise, a récemment organisé sa finale. Après plusieurs mois …

Startup

Quels sont les critères qui rendent votre startup attractive aux yeux des investisseurs ?

Vous recevez de nombreux emails ? Imaginez maintenant la boîte mail d’un VC… À titre d’exemple, Audrey Soussan, Principal chez Ventech annonce …

Startup

The Best Free Stock Image Resources on the Web

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Here on the Buffer blog, we think a lot about visual content.<p>We’ve shared our own study on the importance of images in Twitter posts for more social sharing. We’ve explored tools that help anyone create visual content.<p>But there’s one question we get …

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

Web design color theory: how to create the right emotions with color in web design

The most stimulating color, red is so energizing it has been used to increase blood circulation. Representing passion and power, red is the color that will attract the most attention, which is why it is commonly used for warnings and important notices.<p>Red is very appropriate for the <b>No Way NSA</b> …

The 33 Directories Every Start-Up Should Be Registered On

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth at Twoodo building the future of teamwork. He’s also a Growth Evangelist at Growth Tribe. Follow him on Twitter or G+. This post first appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>If you subscribe to the notion, “build it and they will come” then you can stop reading here. If, …

Nominations For The Europas Awards Are Now Open, TechCrunch Partnering

Nominations are now open for The Europas Awards 2015, the European Tech Startup Awards & Invitation-Only Conference. The Europas will be held on June 16, 2015, in London. TechCrunch is the official Media Partner and attendees of The Europas will automatically receive deep discounts on Disrupt …

21 tools that will help your remote team work better together

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote.<p>We have staff in the UK, India, The Netherlands, USA and New Zealand all working together across time zones successfully, even though the time differences can be confusing …

13 Steps To Perfecting Your App Store Optimization

<i>Shlomo Garbi is the North America GM/VP Business Development at Moburst, a global mobile marketing agency helping first tier startups and brands grow their mobile business.</i><p>When it comes to ASO, there are two types of people: one will admit to not having a clue what that is, and the other will tell …

The A-Z Guide of Influencer Marketing

<i>Tamar Weinberg is the VP of Customer Success at influencer marketing platform, The Shelf, which lets you find the most targeted and relevant influencers for any outreach campaigns through its proprietary patent-pending brand and ecommerce indicators.</i><p>Influencer marketing is a great way to position …

User onboarding: not just for HR and growth hackers – Paul Jarvis

Onboarding is term from human resources for new hires, later taken by growth hackers and application developers to refer to taking on and orienting a …

UX Design

Personality Test App Knozen Asks You Seemingly Random Questions About Your Friends

Knozen has been described as an app for rating your coworkers, but the startup has been moving beyond that, into becoming a broader social game and personality test.<p>In fact, if you visit the Knozen website now, you’d be hard-pressed to figure out that there’s anything job-related. Instead, it …

Getting Into An Accelerator Is More Than Just Luck

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Stuart Logan is CEO and founder of UK start-up Clowdy, a platform connecting the creative industries. He and his company participated in Seedcamp Week in February 2015 and are now part of Seedcamp.</i><p>Everyone is familiar with Y Combinator and TechStars, but not as many people know about …

Startups

Blogging is the New Resume

<i>Ryan Hoover is the co-creator of Product Hunt, creator of Startup Edition, and instructor at Tradecraft. Follow him at @rrhoover or visit his blog to read more about startups and product design.</i><p>Can we all agree resumes are crummy? Can you really communicate your life’s accomplishments and skill-set …