National: France

  • France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign country in Western Europe that includes several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of only three countries (with Morocco and Spain) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines.

  • Editorial: BPIfrance’s move heralds sea-change

    BPIfrance has changed the definition of what it deems “innovative” and hence worthy of backing.

    It has been a truism since the days Eugene Kleiner and Tom Perkins first started venture investing that there is great value in helping a company reduce risk, whether through technical or market development.

    But a short-hand way for the really big returns to be made comes from finding a new business model...

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