Launchmetrics Acquires Style Coalition

NEW YORK, United States — Launchmetrics, the technology and data analytics provider created from a 2016 merger between technology tracker tool Fashion GPS and marketing software Augure, has acquired influencer management platform Style Coalition for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition plays into Launchmetrics’ end goal of serving as a one-stop shop for brands and fashion agencies that want to better understand their ROI when working with editors and influencers alike. Launchmetrics’ current services include sample trafficking, event management, PR management, contact database management and a digital showroom tool. In May this year, the company bought Visual Box, a media monitoring and intelligence company.

While Launchmetrics’ marketing software measures the impact of influencer campaigns, Style Coalition adds an additional layer by connecting brands with influencers to create such campaigns. The idea is that, through Launchmetrics’ extensive suite of services, brands can more holistically understand the impact of all of their marketing efforts, from Instagram Stories to digital banner advertising.

“We now have tools for the PR side — events and samples — tools for the media and strategic teams, and tools for the social and influencer side, allowing us to manage all types of campaigns for our customers,” Michael Jais, chief executive of Launchmetrics, told BoF. “Influencers may work for some types of channels and audiences, but they need to be combined with other types of campaigns to be effective.”

Other than affiliate links, which are trackable shopping links that pay a commission to an influencer each time a shopper buys something through said link, there is no direct way for brands to track whether influencers are actually responsible for sales. By tracking the step-by-step trajectory of a product — from the time a sample leaves a studio until it appears in an influencer Instagram campaign — Launchmetrics will aim to shed a light on this.

Launchmetrics currently monitors over 500,000 websites and 100,000 influencers and has over 1,000 brands internationally signed up to its service. The company is predicted to post revenues of $25 million in 2017.

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Adeunis Lists on Euronext Growth

Crolles, le 11 octobre 2017

ADEUNIS ENTRE EN BOURSE SUR LE MARCHÉ EURONEXT GROWTH

  • Augmentation de capital de 7,4 M€
  • Prix de l’action fixé à 10,11 €
  • Premier jour de cotation : 16 octobre 2017

ADEUNIS, spécialiste des capteurs connectés et solutions sans fil au service de la performance opérationnelle des professionnels, annonce la réalisation de son introduction en Bourse et l’inscription prochaine aux négociations de ses actions sur le marché Euronext Growth à Paris (FR0013284627 – ALARF).

La demande globale s’est élevée à 736 757 titres, dont 55 % pour le placement global et 45 % pour l’offre à prix ouvert.

Le conseil d’administration d’ADEUNIS, réuni ce jour, a fixé le prix d’introduction à 10,11 € par action et décidé de servir la demande à 100%.

Au total, l’émission représente une augmentation de capital d’un montant d’environ 7 449 K€. A l’issue de l’opération, le capital d’ADEUNIS est désormais composé de 2 182 960 actions, ce qui représente une valorisation de 22,1 M€ sur la base du prix d’introduction en Bourse. Le flottant représente 29% du capital de la Société.

Pascal SAGUIN, Directeur général d’ADEUNIS, déclare : « Nous tenons à remercier vivement les investisseurs institutionnels et individuels qui nous ont fait confiance à l’occasion de cette introduction en Bourse. Nous remercions également nos actionnaires historiques qui nous ont renouvelé leur soutien, partageant pleinement notre stratégie de développement ambitieuse. Avec cette levée de fonds, nous allons accélérer notre déploiement en Europe et aux États-Unis et accélerer notre croissance sur les marchés de l’IoT industriel et de l’audio professionnel »

Un contrat de liquidité d’un montant de 200 000 € sera mis en œuvre avec CM-CIC Market Solutions dès l’ouverture des négociations le lundi 16 octobre 2017.

REDUCTION ISF / IR

L’augmentation de capital d’ADEUNIS satisfait aux conditions d’éligibilité à la réduction d’impôt sur le revenu (IR) et à la réduction d’impôt sur la fortune (ISF) du dispositif fiscal de la loi dite TEPA s’agissant de souscriptions au capital d’une PME. Les souscripteurs personnes physiques pourront, le cas échéant, faire la demande de l’attestation fiscale auprès de la société, qui la leur délivrera jusqu’à atteinte du plafond légal applicable.

 

Les demandes d’état individuel seront traitées par ordre d’arrivée, selon la règle du premier arrivé, premier servi. Dès lors que le plafond applicable sera atteint, la société ne délivrera plus d’attestation fiscale.

La société rappelle que la réduction IR et ISF est également soumise au respect de certaines conditions par le souscripteur, si bien qu’il appartient à chaque souscripteur de vérifier que les critères d’éligibilité à ces dispositifs fiscaux s’appliquent à sa situation personnelle. Par ailleurs, les titres dont la souscription a ouvert droit à la réduction IR ou ISF ne peuvent pas figurer dans un PEA ou un PEA-PME.

Répartition du capital à l’issue de l’opération

Actionnaires Après émission des actions nouvelles
Nombre d’actions % du capital et des droits de vote
Capital Export 693 345 31,76%
TempoCap 529 588 24,26%
A Plus Finance 265 158 12,15%
Total Investisseurs Financiers 1 488 091 68,17%
HV Investissement 52 495 2,40%
Hervé Vincent 1 230 0,06%
Total Fondateurs 53 725 2,46%
Muriel Bethoux 2 890 0,13%
Pascal Saguin 2 890 0,13%
Total Dirigeants mandataires sociaux 5 780 0,26%
Autres 10 0,00%
Public 635 354 29,11%
Total 2 182 960 100,00%

Intermédiaires financiers et conseils

Listing sponsor : Sponsor Finance

Chef de file et Teneur de livre : CM-CIC Market Solutions

Commissaires aux comptes : BDO, Deloitte

Juridique : Fidal

Communication financière : Actus

Codes d’identification des titres

  • Libellé : ADEUNIS
  • Marché : Euronext Growth Paris
  • Mnémonique : FR0013284627
  • Code ISIN : ALARF

Prix de l’offre

Le prix de l’offre à prix ouvert du placement global est fixé à 10,11 € par action.

Taille de l’opération

Au total, l’émission représente une augmentation de capital d’un montant de 7 449 K€.

736 757 actions nouvelles ont été émises dans le cadre de l’offre.

Répartition de l’opération

408 608 actions ont été allouées aux investisseurs institutionnels dans le cadre du placement global (représentant environ 4,1 M€, dont 1,0 M€ de la part d’A Plus Finance et Tempocap conformément aux engagements de souscriptions pris et présentés dans le prospectus) ;

328 149 actions ont été allouées au public dans le cadre de l’offre à prix ouvert (représentant environ 3,3 M€).

Dans le cadre de l’offre à prix ouvert, les fractions d’ordres A1 et A2 seront servies à 100 %.

Calendrier indicatif

Vendredi 13 octobre 2017 Règlement-livraison
Lundi 16 octobre 2017 Début des négociations sur Euronext Growth


Mise à disposition du prospectus

Des exemplaires du Prospectus visé le 25 septembre 2017 sous le numéro I.17-509 par l’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), composé du Document de base enregistré le 12 septembre 2017 sous le numéro I.17-065 et de la note d’opération (incluant le résumé du prospectus), sont disponibles sans frais et sur simple demande auprès d’ADEUNIS (283 rue Louis Néel, Parc Technologique Pré Roux, 38920 Crolles), ainsi que sur les sites Internet de la Société (www.adeunis-bourse.com) et de l’AMF (www.amf-france.org).

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Telecoms industry and DNS attacks: attacked the most, slowest to fix

EfficientIP, a provider of DDI (DNS, DHCP, IPAM) solutions, has unveiled its latest report on cyber security in the global telecoms Industry. Telecoms organisations face the most DNS-based attacks, and each attack costs companies an average of £460,000 to remediate.

EE, TalkTalk and other recent outages remind us of the pressure telecoms and their networks are beginning to face due to the rise of edge computing, mobile app usage and on-demand videos to name a few.

The findings from new EfficientIP research on the global telecoms industry shows how much access into DNS Server is valued by cyber criminals. A successful cyber breach on a telecoms organisation could lead to a loss of revenue for businesses due to slower internet connections and no landline telephone services. The research found three key themes:

Global and industry specific trends on DNS attacks

DNS-based attacks cost organisations globally £1.7 million on average every year across several industries.

• 76% of all organisations globally were subjected to a DNS attack in the past twelve months, and 28% suffered data theft.
• 42% of all respondents in the UK spent almost an entire business day (six hours) to restore their systems.
• Top five security threats for Telecoms organisations are: DDoS (42%), Malware (36%), DNS Tunnelling (31%), Cache Poisoning (28%) and Zero-Day Exploits (20%).
• Telecoms targeted most by DNS attacks and pay the most to fix cyber breaches.

Telecoms have suffered more attacks than any other surveyed. Telecoms organisations admitted to having faced four attacks on average over the last twelve months.

The average cost to fix a single attack is £460,000 in the telecoms sector, highest in the survey. To put that into perspective, the average cost for the healthcare sector is £210,000.

Furthermore, 5% of telecoms organizations surveyed admitted an attack cost them more than £3.75 million.

A quarter of telecoms organisations (25%) admitted they have lost sensitive customer information as a result of a DNS attack. This is higher than any other sector surveyed.

For 42% of telecoms companies surveyed, attacks resulted in in-house application downtime, which causes poor customer experience online. This number is the highest in the survey, tied with education (42%) and services (42%), followed closely by manufacturing (39%) and retail (37%), the lowest number going to the public sector (28%).

Telecom companies unprepared and slow to fix DNS cyber attacks

As recent cyber-attacks showed how crucial patching was to avoid easy exploits, telecoms have only applied an average of four patches out of the 11 critical patches recommended by ISC in 2016.

It took longer for telecoms organisations to mitigate the attack. 40% of telecoms organisations admitted it took them six hours (almost a full working day) to mitigate a DNS attack. In contrast, over half of retailers only took one hour to fix the issue.

EfficientIP’s CEO, David Williamson, points out that recent news makes it more urgent than ever Telecoms organisations protect their networks from DNS-based attacks and improve their network management tools.

He said: “Telecoms organisations need to adapt to the new surge of cyber-attacks and cannot use yesterday’s security technology for today’s problems, otherwise short and long term costs could strike a severe blow to company revenues.”

“To face recent industry challenges and customers’ high performance expectations, the communications sector needs to change their approach to network management and incorporate automation as quickly as possible.”

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TempoCap invests in RegTech company Onfido

LONDON — A “RegTech” — regulation technology — company founded by three Oxford grads all under 30 has raised $30 million (£22.4 million) from investors including Microsoft’s venture capital arm.

Onfido, an identity verification startup, has raised the “Series C” fundraising from Crane Venture Partners, Microsoft Ventures, TempoCap and Salesforce Ventures, as well as existing investors. It takes the total raised by the London startup to over $60 million.

Onfido was founded in 2012 but only began proper operations around 2 years ago. It uses machine learning technology to help companies like Deliveroo, Zipcar, and Square verify the identity of customers and clients by checking that documents like passports and drivers licences are real.

The company Onfido was set up by three Oxford graduates with an average age of 27. CEO and cofounder Husayn Kassai, 27, told Business Insider: “In many ways, it’s somewhat surreal. We started out as a small startup, starting from zero five years ago having not done this before and just out of university. It’s beyond anything we could have dreamed of.”

From wild animals to passports

Kassai set up Onfido with Eamon Jubbawy, 25, and Ruhul Amin, 29. The idea for the company was originally based on Amin’s university thesis.

“Ruhul, his university thesis was using computer vision and machine learning to spot wildlife in a series of 25,000 photos of the jungle,” Kassai says. That led to brainstorming about what else the technology could be used for.

Onfido's document capture technology.Onfido’s technology in action. Onfido

“An important part of identity verification, a key component will be a document check. That is all about pattern recognition. Given that smartphones are used, documents can be held at an angle — all these kinds of things — that’s where our applications are particularly strong,” Kassai says.

Onfido began trying to apply Amin’s technology to document checking in 2012 but there was a lot of hard graft to get the company off the ground.

“As with any technology, you need a lot of data to help it get stronger,” Kassai explains. “It was almost three years ago that the data set that we had was significantly large to make our technology perform better than the human eye or other providers. What’s happened since is that with everything single pattern check it gets stronger and better.”

Today, Onfido employs a team of 10 machine learning engineers, all with PhDs. “Machine learning” has become a buzzword in tech this year but Kassai is quick to add: “They’re real practitioners.”

Onfido provides document checks for around 1,500 companies, most in the financial services sector, the sharing economy, or the gig economy. (The company, which is approved by the Home Office, ran identity checks for Uber drivers until Transport for London recently mandated that all private hire companies use the same identity checker.)

‘It’s a continuous learning curve’

Kassai and his cofounders may have a handle on the technology, how do they manage the job of running a fast-growing company at such a young age?

Onfido's machine learning teamOnfido’s machine learning team. Onfido

“There are many cases, usually where it’s our first time doing something,” Kassai admits. “It’s a continuous learning curve.”

But he adds: “An advantage of being young is we rely on each other as cofounders all the time and continuously consult and share ideas. And we are heavily reliant on advisors and senior team leaders and others who have done it before. We have to be resourceful and we have fortunately been able to do so.”

Sometimes their youth can also play to their advantage in hiring, he says.

“When you’re trying to recruit people and sitting across the table from some of the best people in the world, it helps if you’re upfront with them and say, ‘We can’t hide the fact that we’re young, however, if you join us you’d be valued and you’d be empowered to deliver, because we don’t know how to do it any other way.’ That, I think, turns it into an advantage.”

Onfido targets Latin America

Onfido’s latest $30 million funding injection follows a $25 million investment last April. Kassai says the latest funding will go towards technology investment and global expansion.

“We are a team of about 150 and half the team, roughly, is on the technology side. We’re solving a very complex problem so obviously, we need a lot of investment in that.”

He adds: “The other part of it will be investing in global expansion. Our core markets are the US, UK, and India. We’re going to be investing even more in the US because it’s our largest and fastest growing market. But equally Latin America. Particularly with fintechs, we’re getting more and more clients [there] so we want to be putting more resources to expand on a global scale too.”

Kassai said he couldn’t comment on Onfido’s valuation in the latest fundraising.

Remade ranked 2nd in Top 100 startups in France

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1 WIKO Constructeur de smartphones Marseille (13) 2011 331 561 215 . M. Assadourian & L. Dahan
2 REMADE GROUP Reconditionnement de smartphones Poilley (50) 2011 131 137 382 22 000 M. Millet
3 INOP’S Conseil digital Paris (75) 2009 35 608 27 700 L. Levy
4 CROSSCALL SA Constructeur de smartphones et mobiles outdoor Aix-En-Provence (13) 2009 29 789 84 4 500 C. Vidal
5 ARKOLIA ENERGIES Energies renouvelables Mudaison (34) 2009 23 000 49 . J-S. Bessiere & L. Bonhomme
6 MOUSTACHE BIKES Fabrication de cycles électriques Golbey (88) 2011 20 466 35 . G. Sand &E. Antonot
7 OGURY Mobile advertising, Mobile Analytics Paris (75) 2014 18 350 105 18 512 J. Canzoneri
8 ADIKTEEV Marketing Plateform Paris (75) 2012 17 500 71 1 662 X. Mariani
9 SUBLIME SKINZ Ad-technologie Paris (75) 2012 15 915 68 3 810 M. Rouanet
10 SUCCESS 4 MOBILE SAS Publicité mobile Paris (75) 2011 15 619 110 5 000 C. Collet
11 ADYOULIKE Technologie publicitaire Paris (75) 2011 13 843 63 2 750 J. Verdier
12 KLANIK Conseil en ingénierie Marseille (13) 2011 13 835 176 . J. Guedj
13 CONSERTO Conseil en ingénierie informatique Saint-Herblain (44) 2013 13 659 221 . G. Avenard
14 SOCCER PARK – LE FIVE Centres de loisirs sportifs Cannes (06) 2010 11 497 79 14 900 T. jalinier & G. Debelmas & J. Vieville
15 ZOOMALIA Animalerie en ligne Seignosse (40) 2009 11 454 48 2 100 P-A. Thollet
16 METSYS Service Informatique (ESN) Boulogne-Billancourt (92) 2011 10 902 92 . L. Cayatte
17 DOMAINES PIERRE CHAVIN Production & négoce en vins Beziers (34) 2010 10 792 13 . M. Boulachin
18 BAGELSTEIN (ABEIL) Restauration rapide Strasbourg (67) 2011 10 301 71 7 487 T. Veil
19 WEMANITY Transformation agile et digitale Paris (75) 2013 10 287 104 5 000 J-C. Conticello
20 REPAR’STORES Service de réparation de volets roulants et stores Saint-Jean-De-Vedas (34) 2009 9 587 33 . R. & G. Varobief f & Y. Guichard
21 AMANCE Accueil des jeunes enfants Paris (75) 2010 9 264 42 . T. Desandre
22 GO CONCEPT Conseil en innovation technologique Prevessin-Moens (01) 2011 7 830 94 . P. Chapalain & X. Badina
23 LE SLIP FRANÇAIS Conception, fabrication et distribution de sous-vêtements, de maillots de bain et d’accessoires maid in France Paris (75) 2011 7 814 34 . G. Gibault
24 CONSTRUCTION CONCEPT LITTORAL BTP / Matériaux de construction Leulinghem (62) 2011 7 342 32 500 A. Hermier
25 LITTLE BIG CONNECTION Plateforme de gestion de prestations intellectuels Levallois-Perret (92) 2010 7 200 25 1 000 J. Clouet
26 MAILJET SAS Traitement de données, hébergement et activités connexes Paris (75) 2010 6 946 63 14 700 A. Renard
27 EBS ISOLATION SAS Conseil en gestion énergétique Castres (81) 2014 6 928 28 . E. Barthes
28 DELAIR-TECH S.A.S Solution de traitement des données Labege (31) 2011 6 869 69 25 000 M. De Lagarde
29 MISTERFLY Agence de voyages en ligne Paris (75) 2015 6 650 68 25 000 N. Brumelot
30 COALISE Portage salarial Neuilly -Sur-Seine (92) 2012 6 649 77 . M. Lam
31 BOA CONCEPT Fabrication de convoyeurs modulaires et intelligents Saint-Etienne (42) 2012 6 634 26 450 J-L. Rascle & C. Ledoux
32 DELVILLE MANAGEMENT Management de transition Paris (75) . 6 600 17 . P. Abadie
33 DISKO SAS Agence de communication Paris (75) 2008 6 230 67 . D. Tessier
34 GROUPE VOLTAIRE SAS Producteur de selles d’équitation haut de gamme Bidart (64) 2010 6 042 88 . B. Goguet
35 ROSEMOOD Création de faire­part sur internet. Nantes (44) 2009 5 928 75 320 H. Germain & G. Monconduit & A. Roche
36 PACWAN SAS Opérateur de télécommunications Aix-En-Provence (13) 2011 5 915 18 . S. Lecomte & S. Robert
37 ADOTMOB Advertising technology / Publicité programmatique Paris (75) 2014 5 650 47 11 000 Y. Yahiaoui
38 AGRICONOMIE Place de marché d’approvsionnement agricole Coole (51) 2013 5 613 28 12 610 P. Pascot
39 TEXTMASTER Solutions de traductions dans le Cloud Paris (75) 2011 5 500 39 5 000 T. Lougnon
40 MATOOMA Objects connectés par carte SIM Perols (34) 2012 5 400 30 1 000 F. Salles
41 ARTERAIL Conseil technique ferroviaire Lille (59) 2011 5 298 23 106 J. Garcia
42 BLOOMUP Création et developpement de produits cosmétiques Cassis (13) 2010 5 252 12 3 980 C-A.Lovera & S. Blin
43 RAVIDAY E-commerce de produits outdoors Nort-Sur-Erdre (44) 2009 5 027 10 400 A. Laschon
44 SPEAKING AGENCY Apprentissage des langues Paris (75) 2009 5 000 48 . A. Gentil
45 KINAXIA Information environnementale en ligne et géodécision immobilière Vabonne Sophia Antipolis (06) 2009 4 561 67 1 800 E. Le Goff
46 PROJETS ET PERFORMANCE Conseil en systèmes d’information Lyon (69) 2011 4 519 40 . S. Gilles & I. Rimokh
47 FORMIND Conseil en protection de l’information et gestion des risques Issy-Les-Moulineaux (92) 2010 4 430 38 . X. Fauquet
48 NATURAL GRASS Développement de nouveaux matériaux éco-conçus végétalisables Paris (75) 2009 4 082 22 . B. Picard
49 SELENIUM MEDICAL Fabrication de matériel médico-chirurgical et dentaire La Rochelle (17) 2009 4 058 56 4 969 O. Richart
50 AVENIR DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE Innovation / Big Data / Transport / Objet Connecté Marseille (13) 2009 4 028 43 620 E. Elkaim
51 MONSIEUR T-SHIRT SAS Plateforme e-commerce vente de t-shirt Lormont (33) 2013 3 990 20 . A. Père
52 BIO ELPIDA Laboratoire pharmaceutique de thérapie cellulaire Saint-Priest (69) 2009 3 983 24 . B. Pinteur
53 TEDIBER Vente de matelas sur Internet Paris (75) 2015 3 842 16 1 080 J. Sylvain
54 UBI TRANSPORTS Solutions digitales dans le domaine du transport Macon (71) 2012 3 800 20 . J-P. Madioni
55 SAS LA FRAICHERIE Foodtech – concept de découpe de fruits & légumes Lyon (69) 2014 3 767 119 800 A. Jabou
56 AKUITEO SAS Editeur de logiciels de comptabilité Lyon (69) 2011 3 728 37 . J-C. Llinas
57 QUANTMETRY Cabinet de conseil en Big Data et Data Science Paris (75) 2011 3 693 33 . J. Harroch
58 FINALCAD Application mobile et analyses prédictives pour le BTP Gometz-La-Ville (91) 2011 3 575 70 14 000 J. Louchart
59 ELYSIS CONSULTING Conseil en ingénierie Lezennes (59) 2010 3 557 52 . J. Gonce
60 SAS CEBAG E-commerce pour agriculteurs Lille (59) 2011 3 531 15 1 750 V. Leman
61 ALG ATTESTATION LEGALE Plateforme web de service aux entreprises Lyon (69) 2010 3 400 50 2 215 R. Sornin
62 SOPHIE LEBREUILLY boulangerie-pâtisserie et espace de restauration Le Touquet (62) 2013 3 295 70 1 850 O. & S. Lebreuilly
63 MEDIATECH SOLUTIONS Editeur Logiciels Montrouge (92) 2011 3 270 40 3 200 H. Cebula
64 POWERLING Traduction linguistique Lille (59) 2015 3 256 23 . P. Mathieu
65 HANDINORME Conception/conseil normes ERP Bondues (59) 2013 3 200 15 . E. Gatineau
66 COSMO TECH Editeur d’outils de modélisation et de simulation des systèmes complexes Lyon (69) 2010 3 188 54 6 700 H. De Bantel
67 CREME DE LA CREME Marketplace de jeunes talents Paris (75) 2015 3 000 30 1 000 J-C. Varlet
68 SYSAXES (EXPERT ROBOTIQUE) Vente de robots collaboratifs Etupes (25) 2014 2 899 6 29 E. Rosello & E. Pourtau
69 WEB-ATRIO SSII Paris (75) 2012 2 784 42 . R. Gaubert
70 STARDUST Tests et assurance qualité pour services digitaux – chasseur de bugs Marseille (13) 2011 2 774 47 824 F-J. Viallon
71 FRESH BURRITOS Restauration rapide mexicaine Lille (59) 2016 2 700 71 1 890 T. Tronet
72 PLATFORM.SH Platform-as-a-service – Hébergement cloud Paris (75) 2010 2 682 39 9 500 F. Plais
73 ISKN Produits éléctroniques, activités de design d’application Grenoble (38) 2014 2 613 19 1 500 J-L. Vallejo
74 TILLER SYSTEM Commercialisation de solutions digitales pour les commerçants Paris (75) 2014 2 422 75 4 100 D. Farber
75 CLIC IT Solutions EPI antichute Reims (51) 2011 2 400 16 130 T. Dehondt
76 TOUCAN TOCO Edition de logiciel: Nous créons une catégorie nouvelle dans l’univers de la Business Intelligence : le Data Storytelling. Paris (75) 2014 2 400 32 . C. Miglietti
77 WINERGIA Conseil en efficacité énergétique Marseille (13) 2012 2 217 24 500 D. Vindimian
78 DAGOMA Créateur d’imprimantes 3D Roubaix (59) 2014 2 150 55 3 250 G. Vignon
79 MORNING GROUP SAS Editeur de jeux de sociétés Toulouse (31) 2011 2 042 22 200 V. Famose
80 ARIADNEXT Dématérialisation de documents et d’identification sécurisée des personnes Rennes (35) 2010 2 016 30 1 300 G. Despagne
81 FEMAT Distribution de matériaux et de solutions d’éco-construction Dardilly (69) 2011 1 904 7 120 F. Brunet-Lecomte & A. Sornay
82 OBIZ CONCEPT Solutions de marketing relationnel Lyon (69) 2010 1 840 27 . B. Chambard
83 CASTALIE Commercialisation de fontaines à eau Boulogne Billancourt (92) 2012 1 818 21 2 600 T. Lamarque
84 PIXIEL Conception et distribution de drones professionnels Bouguennais (44) 2011 1 794 30 . M. Rogez
85 PHENIX Aider les entreprises à réduire le gaspillage en donnant une deuxième vie à leurs déchets Paris (75) 2014 1 781 50 2 500 J. Moreau
86 LUDILABEL Solution d’etiquettage personnalisé Toulouse (31) 2011 1 780 14 . S. Jullien-Rouquie
87 IMAGREEN SAS Services en Ressources Humaines Lille (59) 2010 1 746 20 . G. Lecleire
88 MYJOBCOMPANY Recrutement & Conseil Paris (75) 2012 1 727 10 1 377 G. Herbe
89 EASYRECRUE SAS Solutions de recrutement Paris (75) 2013 1 700 41 11 000 M. Cabrol
90 TALENT.IO Plateforme de recrutement Paris (75) 2015 1 688 28 9 000 J. Azoulay
91 AGOSPHERE Conception et installation de cloisons amovibles et murs mobiles Osthouse (67) 2013 1 615 5 . J-P. Palmer & P. Mehl
92 MESDEPANNEURS.FR E-commerce Paris (75) 2013 1 600 13 1 825 A. Gushchin
93 SARL ATELIER S&L PRESTIGE Ferronnerie d’art Vallauris (06) 2012 1 596 11 . N. Singery & T. Lesieur
94 OPERA ENERGIE Courtier en énergie Lyon (69) 2014 1 542 20 1 000 J-S. Degouve & N. Chevallier & J. Tedde
95 NEO ECO DEVELOPPEMENT Cleantech Hallenes-Lez-Haubourdin (59) 2015 1 521 9 1 300 C. Deboffe
96 CITYSCOOT Service à la mobilité Paris (75) 2014 1 500 35 9 300 B. Fleurose
97 SARL METSENS DEVELOPPEMENT Gestion de titres et valeurs mobilières Allauch (13) 2014 1 487 12 350 T. Arnaud
98 ADSTELLAM Editeur de logiciels, caisse Ipad pour les restaurateurs Bordeaux (33) 2012 1 439 20 5 200 S. Constant
99 UNE PETITE MOUSSE E-commerce de bières Echirolles (38) 2013 1 417 8 800 J. Bonzy
100 STIMIO Conception et distribution de solutions IoT (objets connectés) Carquefou (44) 2014 1 402 16 90 D. Dorval
101 BMOBILE Agence de responsive design Tourcoing (59) 2013 1 401 12 1 000 C. Richard
102 SINGTIME SAS Salles privées de karaoké nouvelle génération et bar à cocktails Paris (75) 2013 1 401 15 415 A. Studer
103 PITCHY BROS PROD Logiciel de création vidéo B2B (SaaS) Paris (75) 2013 1 352 15 3 131 L. Chouraqui
104 EVEON SAS Dispositifs médicaux à base de technologie microélectronique Montbonnot Saint-Martin (38) 2009 1 339 30 1 959 V. Tempelaere
105 ECOAT Chimie verte Grasse (06) 2011 1 334 13 1 520 O. Choulet
106 CORNIS SAS Inspection de pales d’éoliennes Paris (75) 2011 1 305 9 . T. Gouache
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Launchmetrics Acquires Visual Box, Launches Platform

CANNES, France — Looking to offer fashion, luxury and cosmetic brands a 360-degree view on their investments in both digital and traditional print communication, Launchmetrics has acquired Visual Box and launched a new product, dubbed Discover.

Billed as the first one-stop tool for measuring print, online and social, the new platform is geared at allowing brands to monitor the impact of campaigns and events as well as garner key insights into their cross-channel performance in the media and with influencers.

Discover marks the first launch for Launchmetrics since the company’s creation in January 2016 when Fashion GPS, a technology provider for the fashion industry, merged with influencer marketing specialist Augure. The company, which has also appointed Paolo Valota senior vice president, monitoring, is based in New York and counts 1,700 clients spanning 70 countries, including Dior, Fendi and Levi’s.

Founded in Italy in 2000, Visual Box, meanwhile, is billed as being a leader in international fashion beauty and lifestyle media monitoring and analysis services, with a fully searchable fashion media database spanning editorial coverage and advertising data. The platform monitors over 1,800 titles – from daily newspapers to niche bi-annual books – with around 5,000 pages analyzed daily.

“Our aim is to offer brands, in one tool, the ability to measure the value of each medium,” Michael Jais, chief executive officer of Launchmetrics, told WWD in an interview in Cannes. “This acquisition will allow us to bring the market a way to really evaluate the return on investment of a campaign. Today it’s really difficult to benchmark the value of a ‘like’ or of an article in a title like Vogue, say, for a brand.”

Jais was in town to meet with city officials to discuss the launch of a fund for fashion-tech start-ups planned for June. “The idea is to create a kind of ecosystem for start-ups dedicated to fashion-tech luxury in Cannes, like for Silicon Valley but for fashion and luxury,” said the executive who also revealed that Cannes is planning to open a university “that can also host a lot of programs” dedicated to the subject, due to open in around 2019.

“There will be the incubation program, and investment fund, and also an academic program. It will be a joint program between the city of Cannes and a group of individuals, including myself,” he added.

Jais declined to disclose the terms of the Visual Box acquisition, but said it will give Launchmetrics access to 12 years of data linked to how brands interact with print. The company is actively looking to make further acquisitions in order to grow revenues from the current 25 million euros, or $27.9 million at average exchange rates, to 100 million euros, or $111.8 million, by 2021, he said. The plan, he added, is to invest in two directions: in the services area, “to help improve the user experience in terms of helping customers better understand the data,” and in data itself.

Launchmetrics currently monitors 100,000 influencers, and 1.7 million websites worldwide, has “a lot of data on the brands,” including monitoring “everything that is published by 20,000 brands in the world,” as well as “a lot of data” linked to “the interaction between influencers and the brands,” said Jais. “But to really take it to the next level, we need to invest in technology around image recognition and product classification.” He also revealed plans to bring in retail data and integrate data “related to the entire value chain of the fashion luxury business.”

On average the return on investment for brands using all of Launchmetrics’ tools, he said, is around 80 percent, “meaning it improves the efficiency of their launch by 80 percent.”

The company currently offers six tools covering areas including sample, content, and event management.

The firm’s revenue is partly generated through subscriptions, according to Jais. Customers pay anywhere from $200 to $50,000 per month, he said, with a current total of around 900 customers.

Jais also shared insights gleaned from recent analytics campaigns carried out for brands. “For example, at the shows, the real celebrities are the models. The reach that is driven by the models when they publish anything on Instagram is at least 10 times superior to the reach of the celebrities watching the runway,” he said.

“It shows that the audience is really there to see the product, which is good news. It also shows that people are interested in what is behind the scenes, and the models are the only ones to get access behind the scenes. Five percent of guests invited to the show make up 90 percent of the global reach of a show, and they are mainly bloggers and two or three celebrities.”

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Telco Altice to acquire video ad tech player Teads for $308M

Another telco is buying an adtech firm — today it’s been confirmed that video ad player Teads is being acquired by Dutch telecom Altice, which has some 50 million fixed and mobile subscribers, the majority of whom are in the U.S. and France. Teads claims its global online video advertising marketplace has more than 1.2 billion unique visitors, including 720 million via mobile.

Teads is being valued at €285 million (~$308 million) “on a cash and debt free basis” by Altice, with the purchase price subject to it meeting certain revenue targets in 2017. Seventy-five percent of the purchase price will be due at closing — with the remaining quarter becoming payable in early 2018, should targets be met.

The pair say they are expecting the acquisition to close in mid-2017, following competition reviews.

Teads offers so-called “outstream” video ad format — enabling ads to be displayed outside of a video stream, such as within any content on a webpage, thereby enabling publishers to house video ads without needing to produce their own video content to host the ad inventory. Its revenue grew by 44 percent in 2016 to an estimated €187.7 million.

The French company was founded back in 2011, and despite previously talking up the prospect of an IPO, Teads has remained private, while making some acquisitions of its own. It also merged with another adtech firm, Ebuzzing, in 2014.

As noted above, there’s a growing trend of telcos going shopping for adtech firms — not least TechCrunch’s parent company AOL’s parent Verizon, which is also in the process of closing in on Yahoo‘s adtech.

Altice and Teads say the acquisition rationale is the strategic combination of their assets — citing, for example, the advantage of being able to link Altice’s “unique first party data-sets” (aka the personal data of the 50 million subscribers to its broadband and mobile services) with Teads’ “relationships with 94 of the top 100 advertisers globally” and “partnerships with 500+ premium publishers globally and 8,000 vertically specialized publishers.”

In simpler terms, this is about telcos monetizing knowledge of their vast user-bases by finding ways to benefit from serving them targeted premium advertising — and in the U.S. now encouraged by President Trump’s new FCC chairman pick, Ajit Pai, who is a fan of very-light-touch regulation (versus the prior FCC chairman’s intent to expand broadband privacy rules).

Commenting in a statement, Michel Combes, CEO of Altice, said: “There is significant incremental value to be generated from our assets. Teads, a powerful business in itself, with major presence in Altice footprint notably in the U.S. and France, will enable us to offer a truly unique value proposition to brands and agencies on the one hand and the media industry, programmers and distributors on the other. It is that value proposition — data-driven, measurable and multiscreen — which will enable us to significantly grow our advertising business. We are very excited to partner with Pierre, Bertrand and their talented team.”

While Pierre Chappaz, founder and executive chairman of Teads, added: “Since our inception we have strived to offer our clients with superior advertising solutions based on measurable performance and technological innovation. As part of Altice, we will be able to offer even more tailored, data-driven solutions and take our value proposition from the digital world to a multiscreen platform, which includes TV, digital, mobile and tablets.”

Altice’s stock was trading up 1.45 percent following the announcement.

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Teads Announces $200 Million Revenue

Growth driven by Mobile and Programmatic

  • Revenue of $200 Million
  • 39% Organic Year-Over-Year Growth
  • Mobile Now Reaches 55% of Revenue and Programmatic 35%

NEW YORK and LONDON   Teads, the inventor of outstream video and the No. 1 video advertising marketplace in the world, today announced record results for 2016, reporting a revenue of $200 million representing a 39% organic growth year-over-year (YOY). In Euros, the Luxembourg headquartered company registered 45% YOY growth. The company was EBITDA-positive for the fourth year in a row.

Bertrand Quesada, CEO,  said,2016 was the year when outstream became mainstream. The outstream video advertising format that we have pioneered in Europe since 2012 has been adopted by the most prestigious publishers globally – the likes of Time Inc., CondeNast, Washington, Business Insider, and their European counterparts including The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Trinity Mirror, Der Spiegel, Axel Springer, Le Monde, Le Figaro and many, many others. Its potential is bigger than pre-roll, as it opens up an unprecedented opportunity for monetizing publishers’ mobile traffic.”

Massive mobile video inventory

Thanks to the availability of its inRead video technology for all mobile web environments, including Google AMP and Facebook Instant Articles, and in-App, Teads’ reach has grown to 1.2 billion monthly unique visitors, including 720 million on mobile. According to Comscore, Teads global reach is ahead of AOL, Adap.tv, Yahoo! Brightroll, Adobe, Tubemogul and Bertelsman SpotX, and in many countries, including the US, its potential reach (deduplicated reach of its publishers) is even larger than YouTube and Facebook.

Pierre Chappaz, Executive Chairman commented:Outstream is a game changer in the programmatic world, because it provides quality at scale. Teads is offering the highest quality inventory to programmatic buyers globally, and this is fuelling the exponential growth of our programmatic revenue.”

About Teads

Teads, founded in 2011, is the inventor of outstream video advertising and No. 1 video advertising marketplace in the world. Publishers work with Teads to create brand new video inventory and manage their existing inventory, monetizing it through programmatic buying, their own sales forces, or third parties.

Teads’ native video advertising solutions encompass a series of formats inserted deep into media content, like the inRead playing inside articles. It is changing the game within the video advertising market by creating unprecedented levels of premium inventory, which did not exist before.

Brands and agencies can access this top-tier, premium inventory, available on the web and on mobile, through programmatic or managed services. Through its managed services capabilities, the Teads team execute on its clients behalf using its platform.

Teads has a team of over 500 employees, 100 of whom are on the innovation team, across 27 offices in 21 countries.

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Special Fashion Week Content Delivered Through Google Search

When users search “Fashion Week,” designer – supplied content, street style and party photos will appear.

For the second season in a row, Google is getting friendlier with fashion week, but the focus this time is more on content and less on commerce.

This season, designers and brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and others have signed on to post fashion week content directly to Google Search during fashion shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris.

In a feature that was piloted during New York Fashion Week last season, designers will share information before, during and after the shows. Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera and Proenza Schouler have already started sharing content.

Google is scrapping any shoppable elements in the Search feature to focus on what it found to be the most useful tools. This go around, the search giant has added a partnership with Launchmetrics and GPS Radar to show runway photos in real-time. Additional fashion week content — which appears when users type “Fashion Week” or a related topic into Google Search — includes street style and party photos from photo agency BFA.

In September, Google unveiled the first iteration of this feature, for which it commissioned former Maxim editor Kate Lanphear to act as consultant. Lanphear also worked on the project this season.

The first season that Google introduced this product, it linked with RewardStyle to share influencer street style posts that are normally only seen within apps such as Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat.

This type of search feature, in which Google builds special search results tied to an event, has previously been used with the Olympics, Coachella, the Oscars and more.

Google also partnered with H&M Group’s Fashion Tech Lab, and its digital fashion house Ivyrevel, to create what it’s calling a “Data Dress.” The dress is a personalized dress based on a user’s “context signals,” using a special Android app that is being tested by style influencers during fashion week.

The app uses technology that monitors the user’s daily activity and lifestyle with their permission, including location, weather and more, for a week. The algorithm then creates a “digitally tailored” dress design that the user can purchase. The custom dresses will likely start at $99.

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The Future of Intelligent Customer Routing

Routing customer queries to the best skilled agent to deal with them is the foundation of every contact centre. As consumers continue to increase the amount of channels they communicate with the company via, it becomes increasingly difficult, and yet crucial, for contact centres to assign them in a timely manner. For example: after speaking to an agent on web chat, the customer would expect to have their query routed to the same agent on the phone later down the line.

Contact centres have moved on from the days of hunt groups and least occupied agent routing, to more dynamic and intelligent techniques. This article will look at the most effective & efficient ways of routing enquiries based on agents’ skillsets in the contact centre and how they can be taken a step further to embrace innovation of software solutions for contact centres.

Skills Based Routing

The most common method of routing customer queries in the contact centre today is skills based. This is driven by the agent’s skillset and what the customer requires from them, e.g.: whether a payment or a delivery. One method of skills-based routing is for the system to conduct data look-ups and then cross reference the customer’s details to detect the skillset necessary for the query; it then routes the customer to the next available appropriately skilled agent.

Another popular skills-based routing method is to have the system identify keywords or numbers in written correspondence, such as emails or social media, from the customer. This ensures that these channels, as well as calls, are routed back to the agent who dealt with the issue initially, or alternatively, someone with the best skillset for it.

Demographic filtering is also widely used within skills-based routing; this allows queries to be assigned to agents with particular language or geographical skills. Where cloud based contact centre software is deployed, companies are able to create a local presence in global markets, thus allowing them to tailor their service, regardless of location, and therefore build customer loyalty.

customer routing

 

One Step Further

In order to maintain a competitive edge in today’s age of the autonomous customer, leading companies are now deploying solutions that enable contact centre staff to configure routing, queuing and complex omni-channel workflows themselves, while simultaneously automating business processes. What this means is that the solution will perform the above mentioned routing methods, plus others, while eliminating time consuming manual processes that usually need to be carried out by the IT department at great costs, lengthy appointments and complex coding. Solutions such as this make it easy for contact centre supervisors to set up and configure communication follow-ups from various channels.

With barely many solutions on the market, mplsystems’ Omni-Channel Process Designer is unique in the sense that it offers a user friendly drag and drop design, which allows users to configure, change and recreate workflow processes on an ad hoc basis. This allows customer routing within the contact centre to be agile and attentive to successful progression.

customer routing

An example case of a successful workflow process can be seen in the above diagram, which shows the customer journey of Sal, who has a broken washing machine. This particular workflow sees Sal emailing and then calling the customer service desk to report her problem, here, the software groups her activities for optimum productivity within the contact centre. Her request is routed to Dean, an agent that has dealt with Sal before and is therefore familiar with her account details. Upon deciphering that the washing machine cannot be repaired, Dean selects ‘replacement machine’ in the CRM system; this then automatically triggers the warehouse to dispatch a new washing machine to Sal’s house and also automatically schedules an engineer, Mike, to visit Sal on the same day that the device is due to arrive; as he was visiting that area already.

Once Mike has fitted the new machine and ensured that Sal is happy with everything, he asks her to complete a customer satisfaction survey on his tablet, which transmits all of the entered data back into the company’s CRM. The updated system then sends Sal an automated SMS to notify her that her request case has now been closed. Sal would also receive an automated confirmation SMS at each stage of the process to give her ongoing real-time updates throughout. This is a simple example of how skills based routing and a configured workflow process can deliver the highest quality of efficiency within customer service with little effort from the agent.

Therefore, the future of customer routing is strategising an intelligent contact flow within the contact centre itself. Solutions, such as the Omni-Channel Process Designer, allow flexibility in the routing process, which is essential to adapting to customer behaviour flow. Being responsive is fundamental for high levels of customer satisfaction without significant costs, and with customer experience at the heart of every interaction today, it is crucial to have a system that will transcend this in every feature that it offers.

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