Phil Jeudy

Phil Jeudy is the creator of Geektrip, whose aim is to bridge innovation and emerging technologies between Silicon Valley and France. His wealth of expertise in strategic council, technology investments and human resources guides French companies, helping to bridge the gap between their efforts in the States and their on-the-ground activities in Europe.

Phil is writing Le Journal de la Silicon Valley on the online news magazine Lexpress.fr.

Phil is Board Member at Ivesta International, a mobile application development company, a Board Advisor for startup WatZatSong.com (music community portal) since 2007 where he’s developing Business Development, and Investor in Koko Entertainment, the company producing artist Francis Jocky (based in New York).

Phil is the organizer of Barcamp in Paris, focusing on Mobile, Video and Open Source and he leads the Ignite events in this City.

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  • @GeeknRolla: Morten Lund asks 'how close to the edge do you dare to go?'

    @GeeknRolla: Morten Lund asks 'how close to the edge do you dare to go?'

    Words can't really do justice to Morten Lund's speech to close 2010's GeeknRolla event. The Danish serial investor and entrepreneur, who invested in more than 80 start-ups including Skype but was declared bankrupt in January, brought the house down with his straight-talking advice and on-stage antics (video below). When a conference speech involves teaching VCs to play flutes and a clip from a… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: European start-ups seeking US investment – is it worth the trouble?

    @GeeknRolla: European start-ups seeking US investment – is it worth the trouble?

    It's what most start-ups dream of: securing big money investment from one the top VC houses in America. The chance of a bigger exit, bigger returns and some serious prestige are just some of the reasons that lure UK businesses to New York and Silicon Valley in search of funding. But here's a cautionary tale from entrepreneur Alicia Navarro, co-founder and CEO of fast-growing London-based… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: VC Chris Fralic on the art of the email intro

    @GeeknRolla: VC Chris Fralic on the art of the email intro

    Before you sign any deal, you need to make contact. For most start-ups seeking that all-important first meeting with potential investors or partners, email is the first means of communication. But as Chris Fralic, managing partner at First Round Capital, told GeeknRolla delegates on Tuesday, there’s a right way and a wrong way to establish email contact with VCs and he says start-ups could… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: How to crack the French online market

    @GeeknRolla: How to crack the French online market

    If your start-up is plateauing in terms of users and revenue in the UK, it’s only natural you might look further afield for growth opportunities. But while the dream for many early stage digital businesses remains to build success in the US, that’s a route fraught with difficulties – so why not look at opportunities closer to home? One man who would recommend looking to France is… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: Rummble founder reveals his start-up rules of engagement

    @GeeknRolla: Rummble founder reveals his start-up rules of engagement

    Serial entrepreneur CEO Andrew J Scott has launched a handful of online businesses, survived to tell the tale and returned as founder and CEO of location-based mobile app Rummble. Scott was on hand to offer delegates at GeeknRolla on Tuesday some of his hard-earned advice for running start-ups… See the video below at time market 2.36. 1. Don’t choose a crap name: One of Scott’s… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: Why app developers should look beyond the iPhone

    Ewan's Presentation for TechCrunch's GeeknRollaView more presentations from Mobile Industry Review. Mention the phrase "mobile web" to almost anyone and the chances are their mind will turn to Apple's iPhone and the new-fangled iPad. But Ewan McLeod, editor of Mobile Industry Review, is not one of those people. In his fast-paced post-lunch speech, McLeod warned that despite the iPhone's… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: How not to pitch to VCs

    Pitching to a panel of sceptical VCs is just like a first date. The point is to get a second date and maybe a long-term relationship out of it and many of the same rules apply. At least that’s according to Katy Turner and Andy Chung from Eden Ventures who told GeeknRolla delegates just where some inexperienced pitchers are getting it wrong. Preparation: “It’s like a first date… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: Big-league VCs backing Europe's digital start-up scene

    @GeeknRolla: Big-league VCs backing Europe's digital start-up scene

    It was hard enough to attract the attention and cash of VCs before the econony almost crashed into oblivion, so it's a really tall order for start-ups to stand out from the crowd and get funded these days. So what state is the UK/Europe investment scene in right now? A GeeknRolla panel on investment trends was largely positive about the possibilities - even cautiously optimistic - that a good… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: SongHI: a community for the GuitarHero generation

    @GeeknRolla: SongHI: a community for the GuitarHero generation

    SongHi is an entertainment-based online community aimed at the “Guitar Hero generation” across the world. It lets users create and personalise their own musical identity and form bands in customisable virtual spaces. Launching to the world at GeeknRolla 2010 on Tuesday, the company’s Carl Costa said: “We’re creating a social network or environment around music… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: StrippedFinance adds social media to financial advice

    @GeeknRolla: StrippedFinance adds social media to financial advice

    StrippedFinance is a social media platform for personal finance that allows consumers, finance professionals and companies to come together in a secure place tailored for regulatory and financial business processes. The company describes itself as “a social network for the personal finance vertical”. Founder and CEO Eddie George told the last GeeknRolla start-up pitch slot of the day… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: pownum lets anyone rate any company on its service

    @GeeknRolla: pownum lets anyone rate any company on its service

    When consumers have issues with companies, like their broadband provider or an airline, they rarely know how to complain. But that’s where pownum comes in: the site acts as a “social platform to air opinions about companies”. The name is an amalgamation of “power” and “numbers”. Co-founder Marty Carroll, launching Pownum at our second GeeknRolla start-up… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: Musiio aims to let bands go direct to fans

    @GeeknRolla: Musiio aims to let bands go direct to fans

    musiio.com wants to be the source of the freshest music and is proposing a new model for music distribution. Fans can listen for free, buy tracks to download or see what their friends are listening to while artists get to choose the number of free listens, price and receive 100 percent of the revenue. Co-founder Matt McCallum told a GeeknRolla start-up panel that the still-to-launch Musiio is a… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: Maptales launches location-based social broadcasting app

    @GeeknRolla: Maptales launches location-based social broadcasting app

    Maptales is a location-based "social broadcasting and exploring" mobile app designed to help users capture, edit and share their lives and experiences. Launched at our GeeknRolla event on Tuesday by co-founder Philipp Wassibauer, the free iPhone app is due by the end of Q2 while BlackBerry and Android versions are due in Q3. The app organises users' daily events into "Xperience Feeds", which… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: Linkcloud wants to make Web linking a visual medium

    @GeeknRolla: Linkcloud wants to make Web linking a visual medium

    Linkcloud’s vision is to evolve links to turn links into to a visual medium rather than just a text-based reading one. Linkcloud will turn your favorite links into images. It’s like visual social bookmarking, but more interesting that… Linkcloud’s Toni Wagner, speaking during the second GeeknRolla start-up panel, said: “It’s a simple Java-script based website… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: iGlue lets you build your own Wikipedia over the Web

    @GeeknRolla: iGlue lets you build your own Wikipedia over the Web

    iGlue is a knowledge organisation service which creates an additional information layer over web pages. In other words it can understand a web page’s content and start building a database of knowledge. No, it’s not another Google, but when applied to a web page, iGlue recognizes names of relevant entities, such as people, geographical locations, institutions etc. and on the spot… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: Graph.me compares your online social capital to others

    @GeeknRolla: Graph.me compares your online social capital to others

    Graph.me is described as “social benchmarking”. You can start your own poll on graph.me and find out to which piece of the pie chart you belong – and who’s “on your side”. Rene Karsten Kunkel, the site’s head of marketing, told the first GeeknRolla startup pane of the day that Graph.me could be used to chart…. well, just about anything. Sports and… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: Gigaboxx lets bands sell music direct to their live audience

    @GeeknRolla: Gigaboxx lets bands sell music direct to their live audience

    Gigaboxx allows artists and record companies to sell direct to their live audience, through their own mobile music stores. These stores can be quickly produced and managed, by using a simple online wizard. A Bluetooth box is then used to deliver the site URL to the audience’s mobile phones, allowing them to take advantage of the very moment when fans are most likely to make an emotional… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: GameCreds creates a new type of social network for gamers

    @GeeknRolla: GameCreds creates a new type of social network for gamers

    GameCreds is a an innovative new social network allowing gamers to create and manage their “Gamer ID” online through a set of automated tools, connecting gamers in a new way It effectively combines some of the web’s star concepts – successfully developed by Netvibes, YouTube, Linkedin, Monster and Facebook – having re-designed these to fit gamers’ specific… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: Decibel has killer data about music

    @GeeknRolla: Decibel has killer data about music

    Decibel supplies in-depth music data to drive the next generation of digital music, with over 30 million tracks in the database to help people discover music. What can it do? For the music biz it could mean increased sales and for music services better listings and information for users. Decibel wants to licence its information and search technology via its API to software developers, music… Read More

  • @GeeknRolla: Advice for budding start-ups: funding, staffing and getting noticed

    You’ve got your idea, you’ve assembled a team and set your goals. All you need now is some funding. Easy, right? Not quite. Running a start-up is hard and attracting the right sort of funding is even harder. One man who could help you is Jason Trost, CEO and co-founder of social betting start-up Smarkets. He pitched his company at last year’s GeeknRolla and has been running… Read More