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How to follow LeWeb Live!

James Martin LeWeb, Uncategorized

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LeWeb’14 kicks off tomorrow, December 9. Here’s how to get in on the action, online! Join the conversation: The official hashtag is #leweb, so be sure to tune in on Twitter, Instagram and beyond; and of course, to use it whenever you’re talking about LeWeb! Add the following hashtags to “#leweb” to zero in on specific topics: #lab for our Pop Up Lab; …

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Fred & Farid: “We perpetuate the innovation chain by helping out fellow entrepreneurs”

James Martin Trends

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Fred Raillard (left) and Farid Mokart are the CEOs and founders of Fred & Farid Group, and digital investors via FFDIF (Fred & Farid Digital Investment Fund). Here, Raillard explains why they, an advertising agency, are investing both in startups and in China. More to be revealed at their LeWeb’14 workshop!   LeWeb Blog: Why is it important for Fred & Farid, …

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Interview with Roxanne Varza: Why Ecommerce matters

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Microsoft Ventures’ startup lead — and co-founder of Girls in Tech France/UK & Failcon France — is the curator of LeWeb’14’s Ecommerce trend, which will gather some of the world’s most disruptive online retail startups in Paris early December. We spoke to Varza to get an idea of what to expect…   LeWeb Blog: Why did you accept to curate LeWeb’14’s Ecommerce …

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Interview with Jeff Clavier: Why the future of healthcare is now

James Martin Trends

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Jeff Clavier is the founder of SoftTech VC, and one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent VCs. Having invested in Facebook, Twitter, Groupon and Fitbit, SoftTech has recently started backing healthcare startups for the first time ever. Here, Clavier explains exclusively to LeWeb Blog why the sector is so buoyant right now, and tells us more about the “Reinvention of Healthcare” trend he’s curating …

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Are Europeans “slackers”? Christian Hernandez responds

James Martin Trends

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In a video interview with the Financial Times released on September 30, PayPal founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist Peter Thiel shared some controversial views on EU entrepreneurs. He notably said: “I think people in Europe are generally pessimistic about the future. They have low expectations, they’re not working hard to change things. When you’re a slacker with a pessimistic view of …