Microsoft Accelerator Paris Launches 8th Class With A Program Geared Towards Mature, Fast-Growing Startups
This week, our Paris-based accelerator kicked off its 8th class with 11 startups. For this new batch, we received awesome applications, including some from top French incubators and VC funds, wishing to accelerate their startups' development through our program.
This year’s program has been redesigned to address mature, fast-growing startups looking for technical expertise, business connections and international reach. Our ambition is to attract the best French and foreign startups through direct exposure to Microsoft’s partners and customers. As a token of our commitment towards entrepreneurship, Microsoft supports the emergence of success stories by leveraging its accelerator presence in 7 global hubs – London, Berlin, Tel-Aviv, Bangalore, Beijing, Seattle, Paris – and significant resources in San Francisco, New York and Singapore.
The new class was unveiled last Tuesday at the Park Hyatt-Vendôme hotel, and reflects this new positioning. We are incredibly pleased to welcome the following startups to the Microsoft Accelerator family.
|Textmaster – TextMaster offers a professional online translation service that enables businesses to easily expand their international reach. By combining advanced technology with a network of verified expert translators, TextMaster is redefining how businesses handle translation.|
|Mention – Mention changes the way you monitor the web. Create keyword-based alerts on your company, your brand, your competitors, and receive updates in real time about any mentions on the web and social networks. React to your audience, collaborate with your team, and get analytics on your mentions.|
|Talent.io – Talent.io is the simplest way for software engineers to find great jobs in innovative companies. Over 10,000 developers and 700 companies (including Deezer, Blablacar, Parrot, and many of the best startups in Europe) have already signed up on the platform and hundreds of offers are made every week.|
|Logmatic.io - Logmatic.io is an Operations Data Platform for Log and Machine Events. Logmatic.io helps companies improve their software and business performance by leveraging their machine data, for efficient, powerful apps, enhanced user experience and smoother business decisions.|
|Shift Technology - Shift Technology provides insurance companies with an innovative SaaS solution to improve and scale fraud detection. The analyses performed by Shift are fast and thorough, quantitative and qualitative. Its efficient algorithms are tailored to reproduce fraud handlers' deductive reasoning, making investigations quick and easy.|
|WINGiT - WINGiT discovers from the social media sites all the cool events happening in the city : live concerts, street art, happy hours, art gallery openings... WINGiT technology is unique: a proprietary algorithm that analyses all the messages shared on the social networks and pushes you the coolest things to do now and nearby.|
|PopUp Immo - PopUp Immo is the French leader for short-term retail space renting. PopUp Immo connects landlords with brands, creators and e-commerces for daily, weekly or monthly rentings in order to organize popup stores, short-lived sales and ephemeral events.|
|Melusyn – Melusyn is a collaborative B2B software designed to help in the organization and operational management of Film, TV and Online pre-production. Melusyn makes planning, organization, information sharing much easier. It saves producers several days of preparation before and during the shoot, therefore saving them money.|
|Cypheme – Cypheme is a counterfeits-killer app. Using its patented technology, Cypheme can protect virtually any goods such as Luxury products, Wine, Spirits, and even Fine Art. Cypheme’s technology is unique because unlike its competitors it offers an unmatched level of protection in an unobtrusive and stylish way.|
|Fred de la compta – Fred de la compta is a digital accountant that follows you everywhere, sorts out your documents, answers your questions, keeps you updated on regulations, produces and declares the accounts.|
|Glaze – Glaze invented a new way to convert visitors on a website. It is a patent pending technology that puts the content at the center of the experience. Glaze is a better way to guide, promote and advertise online.|