Author Archives | Liam Boogar
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3 Takeaways from Deloitte’s Fast 500

This past week, Deloitte released it’s annual list of the 500 fastest growing EMEA technology companies, and the results are pretty interesting. The most interesting point is probably that Logic Bilisim, the top growing technology company with %28617 gr0wth, is from Turkey. I thought I’d take look at the list and find some takeaways that could […]

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Where are all the startup Bassists and Drummers?

Last week I talked about the real “Biz Guy” is, today I wanna talk about another invaluable type of startuper – one who carries the rhythm, the backup, and the soul of the startups. Everyone wants to be a Rockstar… When we’re growing up, we always picture ourselves as the lead singers, lead guitarists, and […]

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Mathieu Lhoumeau raised $0 Million for Contract Live

Scrolling through startup articles, it almost seems like we’re being told interesting information. After all, articles include verbs, like Raises (funds) and there are big shiny numbers, like 20 Million – we read through the rewritten press release, and the author might even give their executive opinion on the product. From a journalist’s point of […]

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The most roundabout online dating I’ve EVER seen!

I sometimes find comfort in searching the oddjobs section of Craigslist. I found my first Parisian apartment there, my current job there, and between the constant creepy requests for “food models,” I think it’s got the best gems. This is why I cracked up when I saw this post: if you’re a little sleep-deprived, it […]

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Startup Trends according to the 16 LeWeb Finalists

After a month of applications, semi-finalists and voting, LeWeb has announced the 16 companies that will compete in the startup competition. For those who haven’t been following, the 16 finalists are all invited to LeWeb, and the LeWeb community will vote over two days for their favorite startups. The top 3 startups will pitch on stage […]

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Pitch advice for French Startups

Last Saturday Jason Calacanis stopped by Le Camping for the fifth edition of TWIST Paris. This edition was the first which he had attended in person, a trend we hope to continue in the future. Alongside co-host Tyler Crowley, Jason was pitched by LifeShow, PrepMyFuture, and Pictarine – three great examples of French Startups. While […]

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What is a Biz Guy?

I will be using the term “Biz Guy” often in this post – it is a non gender-specific term: I, more than most, understand that sentiment regarding Biz Guys. I loathe the question “what do you do?” at social events – I fall back on being a blogger so I don’t have to say I’m a […]

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The Symptoms, Causes and Cure to a sick Startup Ecosystem

I am writing this article with the Paris startup ecosystem in mind, but based on the results of HowToWeb (C’mon Croatia, another event app ?), I’m going to go out on a limb and say that other emerging startup ecosystems are having similar problems…. LeCamping‘s Job Fair looked more like a therapy session this past […]

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Oy, Siri! Throw some shrimp on the barby!

While Siri’s initial launch included English, German, and French (although in limited capacity outside the US), it seems that not all Anglophones have been treated equal. Today’s release of iOS 5.0.1 marked some pretty standard updates: bug fixes, multi-task improvements, iCloud fixes for documents… oh, and now Siri can finally understand Australians! It seems that […]

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Strength In Numbers

This Morning I published two event-wrapup articles – one about HackDayParis, and another about Starup Weekend Paris Social Edition – I suggest you check them out to get a low down on what French startupers are capable of during a weekend. There are a few great things about these events: they promoted social entrepreneurship, they […]

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