Romain Dillet

Romain Dillet

Romain Dillet is a writer at TechCrunch.

Originally from France, Romain attended EMLYON Business School, a leading French business school specialized in entrepreneurship. He covers many things from mobile apps with great design to complex tech achievements. He also speaks at major tech conferences. He likes pop culture more than anything in the world.

He now lives in Paris to help build the tech ecosystem. He likes to cover European startups as well as New York startups as he used to live there.

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  • What Is ‘La French Tech’ Supposed To Do?

    What Is ‘La French Tech’ Supposed To Do?

    Less than two months ago, French president François Hollande made a speech in front of the tech community at the Élysée to show his commitment to La French Tech. As a reminder, La French Tech is a publicly funded initiative to promote French startups under a single brand in France and abroad — or at least, that was the plan. For the last few days, sources have told me that the… Read More

  • Following Blockbuster Q2 Results, Twitter’s Stock Opens At Four-Month High

    Following Blockbuster Q2 Results, Twitter’s Stock Opens At Four-Month High

    Twitter is out of the woods — or so it seems. Following yesterday’s impressive earnings report, the company has had a quick and clear reaction from the stock market. Yesterday evening, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) was up 30 percent in after-hours trading. This morning, shares opened at $47.01, 21.8 percent above yesterday’s closing price of $38.59 — it’s a four-month… Read More

  • Facebook Is Now Worth $190 Billion

    Facebook Is Now Worth $190 Billion

    Facebook is worth more than Amazon. Following yesterday’s earnings report, Facebook shares hit an all-time high in after-hours trading at $75. Price has been very stable this morning as well, confirming yesterday’s pop. Shares opened at $75.96 a share, then set a new record at $76.74. Now, shares are trading at $75.13. In other words, Facebook’s market capitalization is… Read More

  • Apple’s Mixed Q3 2014 With $37.4B Revenue, $7.7B Profit And $1.28 EPS

    Apple’s Mixed Q3 2014 With $37.4B Revenue, $7.7B Profit And $1.28 EPS

    Apple has just released its fiscal Q3 2014 earnings, reporting $37.4 billion in revenue, $7.7 billion in net profit representing $1.28 per share. Compared to the year-ago quarter, it corresponds to a growth of 5.9 percent in revenue, and 19.6 percent in EPS (adjusted for the 7-for-1 split). Fortune’s consensus among analysts was for Apple to report earnings of $1.26 per share on… Read More

  • Apple’s Cash Machine Is Back

    Apple’s Cash Machine Is Back

    Later today, Apple will announce its quarterly earnings for Q3 2014. For the past couple of years, the April-to-June quarter has been the slowest quarter of the year for the company. Before that, Apple used to refresh its iPad lineup in the spring. Now, it seems like nothing is happening during the Q3 quarter. But gross margin is on the rise and should make this quarter more impressive… Read More

  • Sunrise Raises $6 Million From Balderton And Others To Build The Perfect Calendar

    Sunrise Raises $6 Million From Balderton And Others To Build The Perfect Calendar

    A year and a half after launching its first calendar app, Sunrise is raising a $6 million Series A round from Balderton Capital and existing investors — Bernard Liautaud is joining the board. The company had previously raised $2.2 million. Sunrise is also launching a platform preview for third-party developers, so that other companies can build apps for the calendar… Read More

  • Blockchain Releases New Android Wallet App To Put Bitcoin Into Everyone’s Hands

    Blockchain Releases New Android Wallet App To Put Bitcoin Into Everyone’s Hands

    Popular bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain.info is releasing a major new version of its Android app, allowing you to store, receive and send bitcoins directly from your Android phone. The key thinking behind the update is to make bitcoin more accessible. It hides the complexity of the protocol in order to encourage mainstream user adoption. Read More

  • Product Hunt Founder Ryan Hoover To Speak At Disrupt SF

    Product Hunt Founder Ryan Hoover To Speak At Disrupt SF

    Product Hunt didn’t exist a year ago. Over the past six months, the community-powered news website for tech product launches became a Silicon Valley darling. This is largely thanks to its founder Ryan Hoover, who will be joining us onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014. At first, Product Hunt was just a small experiment. In November 2013, Hoover started an email list with his friends. Read More

  • Product Hunt, The Popular Tech Product Discovery Site, Is In Current Y Combinator Batch

    Product Hunt, The Popular Tech Product Discovery Site, Is In Current Y Combinator Batch

    Much-buzzed-about startup Product Hunt has another trick up its sleeve — it turns out the startup is in the current Y Combinator batch. As a reminder, Product Hunt is a community-powered news website for tech product launches. It’s a website where you can submit, upvote and comment on today’s new tech products. And it has quickly become the center of the conversations for… Read More

  • Happn Is A Dating App Powered By Real Life Interactions

    Happn Is A Dating App Powered By Real Life Interactions

    It’s a sunny Wednesday afternoon, you’re sitting outside at a café in Paris. You see this beautiful person who is about to leave, and you get a warm fuzzy feeling. Unfortunately, you don’t have time to introduce yourself, they’re already gone. Until now, the only thing you could do was maybe post something in the missed connections section of Craigslist or the… Read More

  • Tok Tok Tok Hires Former Carrefour CFO Eric Reiss To Head The European Delivery Startup

    Tok Tok Tok Hires Former Carrefour CFO Eric Reiss To Head The European Delivery Startup

    Conventional wisdom has it that Tok Tok Tok is an idea that can’t work. In a few taps, you can order anything you want in Paris, but it will cost you between €5 or €10 depending on where you are. So why would you order a fine burger from Big Fernand if there is a 30 percent premium on the final price? Some users already order dozens of times per month, but the startup has bigger… Read More

  • Save $9, Here Are The TechCrunch Staff’s Email Addresses

    Save $9, Here Are The TechCrunch Staff’s Email Addresses

    I hate email. But there’s one thing I hate even more: people selling my email address. Currently trending at the top of Product Hunt, Pressfarm is an email database for tech journalists — and it’s not free. After creating an account, you can pay $9 a month to get access to a curated list of email addresses of people working for publications such as Business Insider, Re/code… Read More

  • BlaBlaCar Raises A Massive $100 Million Round To Create A Global Long Distance Ride-Sharing Network

    BlaBlaCar Raises A Massive $100 Million Round To Create A Global Long Distance Ride-Sharing Network

    In what is the largest VC round in a French startup of all time, BlaBlaCar just raised a $100 million round led by Index Ventures, with existing investors Accel Partners, ISAI and Lead Edge Capital also participating in the round. Previously, Deezer raised a $130 million round from Warner Music Group’s owner Access Industries, but it wasn’t VC money per se. “Our ambition is… Read More

  • Phonotonic Is A Nifty Music Device That Turns Movement Into Music

    Phonotonic Is A Nifty Music Device That Turns Movement Into Music

    Meet Phonotonic, a new music device that you can back on Kickstarter. What’s interesting is that you don’t need to have any actual music knowledge to play with Phonotonic — it’s all about movements. When I first saw a demo of Phonotonic, I was skeptical. The French startup then let me play with it for a few minutes, I started enjoying moving my arms around and listening… Read More

  • KelDoc Raises $1.4 Million For Its Doctor Appointment Service

    KelDoc Raises $1.4 Million To Make It Easier To Find A Doctor

    French startup KelDoc is raising $1.4 million (€1 million) from Alven Capital and business angels. KelDoc is what you could call a ZocDoc for Europe. But managing doctor appointments is a very regulated market, and KelDoc has a deep understanding on how this kind of service needs to be adapted to the French and European markets. At heart, KelDoc is a website and smartphone app to look and… Read More

  • It’s Never Been A Better Time To Create A Luxury Startup

    It’s Never Been A Better Time To Create A Luxury Startup

    As I’m based in Paris and work in the tech ecosystem, there is a lot of chatter about luxury brands and their future. Paris is still the city of outrageously beautiful goods and clothes from powerful brands. Luxury shops are still crowded with countless of tourists. Yet, when I talk with people around me, it has become much more trendy to find a new up and coming brand before anyone… Read More

  • With Project Miami, Bouygues Telecom Partners With Google To Reinvent Its Innovation Strategy

    With Project Miami, Bouygues Telecom Partners With Google To Reinvent Its Innovation Strategy

    In the fascinating French telecommunications industry, Bouygues Telecom has had a rough year. Now, the company has no choice but to rethink everything from the ground up. And this is exactly what the company is planning to do with Project Miami. It’s a bold experiment. Read More

  • Google Blurs The Line Between Web And Native Apps On Android

    Google Blurs The Line Between Web And Native Apps On Android

    Today at Google I/O, Chrome Director of Product Management Avni Shah introduced the new version of Chrome coming in the next Android update dubbed Android L. As expected, we got a couple of feature updates. But it isn’t just a better version of Chrome. There is a clear and more profound message coming from Google — the company wants to blend native apps with web tabs. And the end… Read More

  • Heetch Is A Ride-Sharing App For Late Night Party-Goers

    Heetch Is A Ride-Sharing App For Late Night Party-Goers

    Meet Heetch, a French ride-sharing app with a twist. Instead of going head-to-head against Uber, Chauffeur-Privé or LeCab in Paris, the company is operating a ride-sharing service that only works at night, mostly when you’re out partying. The company recently raised $500,000 from Via-ID and has been growing steadily for the past 9 months. “Our users generally take the subway… Read More

  • EverythingMe Releases Its Contextual Launcher Globally

    EverythingMe Releases Its Contextual Launcher Globally

    EverythingMe‘s contextual launcher aims to customize your Android home screen so that you get exactly what you need every time you switch on your phone. It’s the results of years of work on mobile discovery. And today, the app is available globally. It’s been a long road for EverythingMe. As co-founder and CMO Ami Ben-David reminded me last week in Paris, the team behind… Read More

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