You are the final arbiter ⚖️
A couple of weeks ago, the French Tech ecosystem had the biggest funding week of its history, raising more than €1.3B in only a few days.
A few (or maybe many) have critiqued the size of those funding rounds, arguing that those investments could have been put to better use, in the fight against climate change or for to reduce social inequalities.
So, who should arbitrate those allocation decisions?
We do. We already do.
In spite of occurrences of lemmings-like behaviour from VCs, investors are - on average - not too far off the mark regarding trends detection.
And consumer trends are usually good proxies for the ways most humans spend their time.
If VCs send us back an ugly reflection, well, they might just be the mirror to our Dorian Gray.
If we spend our precious time playing with NFTs, shopping online, or ordering food, they show us what we are.
We all belong to the collective human soul, and so we account for some fragments of that reflection.
A last look to the past ⌛
Last big event! ⏪
Startup valuation is always a hot topic.
Whether you are planning to bring in new associates, you are wondering about their role now and in the future, you will need answers.
Get some frameworks frome Etienne Krieger, HEC Paris finance professor.
Check out what you missed 📰
La French Tech was kicking off the year last week, and announcing a new director. Check it out, along with RoomBa's testimony.
Looking toward our future 🔮
HEC Records is Making Noise 🔊
We have been in our new place dedicated to content creation and creative industries for a couple of months now, while it was still under construction.
But it was now officially inaugurated by our Dean Eloic Peyrache and Icade’s CEO Olivier Wigniolle, to kick off the next few months of creation and partnership exploration.
The Future of Work is Hybrid 🖥️
In case you haven’t heard, working conditions have changed slightly since 2019.
Get some insights on the topic with Deskare.
What about your future? 🎯
Find your dream job! 💼
Are you frustrated by the impact of the finance industry? Goodvest is looking for a head of growth.
Do you believe offices will be better in the future? Imagin'Office is looking for several positions.
Would you like to make organic produce accessible to all? Hors Normes is hiring managers and interns.
Do you live and breathe CSR? Lakaa is looking for a sales intern.
Do you track your carbon footprint in all your actions? Traace is looking for a lead software engineer.
Do you want to help make insurance simpler? Garantme is recruiting a Product Manager.
Are you interested in clean cosmetics? Medene is looking for a marketing intern.
Are you a sneaker addicts? Balt is looking for a community manager intern.
Are you a social media expert? Favikon is hiring for a bunch of positions.
Fill your calendar 🗓️
When you start selling, you are alone, but you won’t be for long.
If you are looking from advice to build your sales team, join our webinar with Maxime Pari.
Merging entrepreneurship and impact can be a difficult proposition to balance.
Come find some insights on the topic by joining the combined webinar of HEC Alumni with Accelerateur ESS.
Before you leave us, here is your reading list for the weekend 📚
I'm sure you have ever casually used images that you found for free on the web. Was that a good idea? Probably not.
Check out the piece from Coralline Manier-Galas from Woog & Associés.
The French presidential race is already on. If you don’t believe that it will be won on social media, Favikon has news for you!
Discover the update of their influence ranking of French politicians.
Are you always crawling the web, looking for the best way to collect news? Newscatcher just wrote a guide of the best open source news APIs.
Working on your climate culture?
Don’t miss the WeatherNews from HD Rain.