Why we be RUDE?

A lot of blogs talk about France, a lot of blogs talk about tech, and a lot of blogs talk about startups. And here is what we think about that… Good.For.Them.

And then there’s us.

Fleeing the land of Milk and Honey, we settled down in Europe with one goal: to stir things up a bit. Packed full of all those supposed connections we made in college and high school and membership access to the SVDBC (you’d know what it was if you were from the Silicon Valley…), we’re here to talk about the coolest startup kids in town.

Oh, it gets better.

Did we mention that we think the France has a better startup scene than California? Well, we do. And it does. And we’re here to tell the world about all the best new tech-startup-entrepreneur stuff that France has to offer. In English. So, apologies to the Académie française for raining on its parade.


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Author:Roxanne Varza

Silicon Valley native discovering the local tech start-up and entrepreneurial scene in Paris, France.

5 Comments on “Why we be RUDE?”

  1. November 2, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    It’s interesting that you think France has a better startup scene than California. I hardly hear anything about French startups. But maybe I’m just listening to the wrong blogs.
    What I wanted to ask you, is there any other place than Paris where there’s some startup activity going on? Maybe you could even write an article about that.

    • November 2, 2011 at 10:42 am #

      You know, that’s one of the problems that France has – it doesn’t give itself international press (I assume you’re not in France). And, in fact, that’s kinda the reason that we wanted to do this blog. WE know there are great startups here, and a potentially great ecosystem for a startup scene, and we want to share that discovery with the world. If you check out this Article from reuters, you’ll see that, while London may get more attention (and even Berlin, too, since most of their press is in English), it is STILL France who is getting more VC – whether that is internal or foreign capital, that’s a pretty good indicator that things are going on here. Our blog has this really weird theory: if we shed light on what’s going on in Paris (and, really, everywhere in France), then we’ll see more people flocking here to start their next startup.

      BTW: Thanks for the comment!

  2. November 2, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Hi Robert – just to answer your question, Paris has the most startup activity but the proliferation of Startup Weekend events outside of Paris is one example of the fact that tech entrepreneurship is developing all over. Outside of Paris, I’d say Nantes/Rennes have a good startup scene as well as in the south of France.

  3. November 2, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    Thanks for your answers. True, I am from Germany and all I hear right now is Berlin as you can imagine (I guess it’s for a reason, of course). Interesting Reuters article, thanks.
    I really had the impression that there is not much going on in France and that most people’s dream job is still to become a ‘fonctionnaire’. Glad to hear that’s not true. So maybe your website will even be a good place to connect with French entrepreneurs.

    The reason I was asking this question was because I always wanted to live in France for a while but not in Paris (I am pretty much location independent so it makes no sense to pay this kind of rents). If you could also let me know what the hot spots are in the south of France would be great 🙂

  4. November 7, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    Helloooo…Good morning…it is Monday 10am…Still not a single post…many people like to read the news in the morning…remember Metro, 20Minutes etc…

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