Mercredi 12 se tiendra le Camping Demo Day Tour. L'occasion pour les douze start-ups soutenues par l'accélérateur de présenter leur projet aux investisseurs. Parmi eux, Home'n'go, un service de recherche de logement enrichi de données économiques, démographiques ou même politiques.
Publié le 04 juin 2012, 17h42 Pour la troisième fois, l'incubateur de Silicon Sentier Le Camping va faire rentrer douze nouvelles start-up dans son programme qui se compose de trois mois de développement de produits et trois mois de déploiement international. Ces douze nouveaux nominés vont bénéficier de plus de 200 heures de mentoring, d'un open space dans l'ancienne Bourse de Paris ainsi que de 4 500 euros sans prise de participation.
Nestio , a startup that aims to calm and organize the frantic process of searching for an apartment, announced today that it has closed a $750,000 seed funding round. The round was led by Quotidian Ventures , with contributions from a number of angel investors, including Joanne Wilson , Rick Webb , Josh Auerbach , and David Tisch . The startup plans to use its recent funding to build out its development team and is currently working on adding a number of features that will provide deeper context and transparency to apartment listings.
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Paydiant , a new Boston-based mobile payments startup, this morning announced that it closed a $7.6 million Series A round of funding led by North Bridge Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners . The company plans to formally launch later this year. Paydiant was co-founded by Chris Gardner, Kevin Laracey and Joe Paratore, three serial entrepreneurs. Laracey was formerly venture partner at Sigma Partners and co-founder and CEO of edocs, the online billing and payments company that was acquired by Siebel Systems (now part of Oracle) in 2005. Gardner also worked at edocs, where he served as VP of products and marketing, and went on to join premium SMS mobile payments provider m-Qube ( acquired by Verisign in 2006) in the same capacity. Most recently, Gardner was CMO at ExtendMedia , a digital media content delivery and commerce platform software company that was acquired by Cisco in 2010.
We’re quite big fans of Airbnb , the “community marketplace for space” here at TechCrunch, and we’re far from the only ones . This morning, the young company announced that it has hit a fairly big milestone: one million nights have been booked through the service since its launch (including a couple by TechCrunch staff, I might add). Airbnb also says it has registered month-over-month growth of 65% in January 2011 alone.
Maxime, membre de l'équipe de Wais.co nous présente la jeune start-up créée lors de la Start-up Week-End Lyon 2011 ! Leur idée : aider les étudiants à partir à l'étranger dans le cadre de leurs études ! Présentes-nous Wais.co Wais.co pour We Are International Students , a pour but de créer une communauté d'étudiants internationaux. Les étudiants qui partent à l'étranger sont guidés dans leurs démarches : trouver un logement, trouver des contacts sur place, gérer les nécessités pour le départ.
Applying listening logic to television content as Shazam has done for music, new startup IntoNow is launching its iOS application Monday that is capable of identifying 2.6 million broadcast airings, equating to 266 years of video. The television companion application is designed to create an easy way for users to connect with friends around the shows that they love. Select the TV icon from within the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch app and IntoNow listens to what you're watching on the boob tube or internet. In four to twelve seconds the application magically returns the exact episode, and correctly identifies whether the content is airing live or if it's a rebroadcast on the original network or a syndicate. IntoNow provides users with show info, one-click access to IMDb, iTunes and Netflix, the latter of which provides users with a quick way to save episodes to their Instant Queue.
AOL Europe has lead an acquision of video distribution network Goviral today, to the tune of $96.7 million. Goviral distributes branded video content for mainstream brands, as well as content producers and advertising agencies. Originally out of Copenhagen, the company now has offices across Europe.
Websites like SpotScout and Google Open Spot can help urban drivers find a place to park, but typically they rely on other users to post the relevant details when a spot opens up. A new solution now at work in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, however, uses in-ground sensors to provide such information automatically. The brainchild of Paris-based SmartGrains , ParkSense is an integrated solution based on specially designed sensors that are placed directly in the ground in parking areas. The presence of a vehicle changes the sensor’s ambient magnetic field, allowing it to infer whether or not there is a vehicle in a particular spot. The durable sensors are also connected in a mesh wireless radio network, allowing each one to report any spots that open up. Drivers, meanwhile, can use the free ParkSense iPhone app to see the resulting information as to what parking spots are available nearby.