Probably one of the most impressive and discreet economic trends of the last 25 years is the invoicing to several billions of people of some few hundreds dollars every month to connect them to internet and mobile.
Exceptionally in this post, I will go outside my comfort zone. It’s a widely held conviction that France is a socialist state, an assumption that while not backed up by facts, causes some to hold a prejudice against the country. As a native Frenchman who’s spent four years in California, I see the two countries as a bit more alike in how much money they demand from their people, while the spending habits of the coun
In Japan, unicorns are news applications. While the valley is focused on Flipboard and Apple News, in Japan, mobile news applications are the new unicorns of mobile, seeing massive success and hitting goals most US and European news companies only dream about. In what would be considered a stealth move, in the US, Gunosy went IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange at the end of April.
Will Mobile Advertising be the Beginning of the End for Google? Smartphones in installed base, usage, and revenue potential are dominating the web. The question is no longer when, where, or how, but only by how much.
Gilles is the CEO & Founder of News Republic, publisher of news application for smartphones, tablets, and TV. Federating more than 1,000 publishers worldwide such as Reuters, Associated Press, The Independent, CNN International, Al Jazeera, and Gizmodo … Read More
Why My Thoughts on it?
Running a media company, working directly with more than 1,000 news publishers from regions all over the world, having lived and worked on three continents, after three start ups and 20 years of experience in digital content and mobile technology, many success and mistakes, and wrong interpretations… Read More
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Back in the nineties, Cyril started his career as an architect of embedded software. At the turn of the millennium, he created Alcatel’s first WiFi product line in partnership with the Israeli startup Alvarion. He filed three patents in the digital modulation domain.
After an MBA at INSEAD in 2001, he started a new life as an early stage investor, first for a Silicon Valley VC fund (Telesoft Partners), which taught him the underpinnings of the Venture world, and then for a German VC fund (Munich-based DVCG), where he focused on software and mobility. He joined XAnge in Paris in 2007 as a Partner and member of the Executive Committee.
Cyril holds a Masters’ degree in Engineering from Telecom Paris Tech as well as an MBA from INSEAD.