Xavier Niel

Kyutai is a French AI research lab with a $330 million budget that will make everything open source

This morning at Scaleway’s ai-PULSE conference, French billionaire and Iliad CEO Xavier Niel gave some extra details about his plans for an AI research lab based in Paris. This new lab, called Kyuta

French billionaire Xavier Niel pledges to invest up to $210 million in AI

Xavier Niel, the founder, CEO and majority shareholder of telecom company Iliad, has announced several new projects around AI and told the AFP that he plans to conduct strategic investments in artific

London’s Dice raises $122M at a $400M valuation for its intelligent event discovery and booking platform

COVID-19 really put the kibosh on live events in the last 18 months, but in the world of tech, it also meant that live event startups that found a way to survive and grow throughout the period got a l

Software development analytics platform Sourced launches an enterprise edition

Sourced, or source{d}, as the company styles its name, provides developers and IT departments with deeper analytics into their software development life cycle. It analyzes codebases, offers data about

Xavier Niel unveils new Freebox with Alexa, Devialet, Sigfox, Netflix

Iliad, the telecom company behind Free, just unveiled a new Freebox at a press conference in its office. This is somewhat significant news for French startups as French billionaire Xavier Niel is also

Inside Station F, the startup megacampus that just opened in Paris

Station F is the world's biggest startup campus. Thousands of entrepreneurs are currently moving into the new building here in Paris. But if you're still wondering what it actually looks like, we visi

With Station F, Paris will have the world’s biggest startup campus

Station F (formerly known as la Halle Freyssinet) is quite an ambitious project and is bound to change the face of the tech ecosystem in Paris. Financed by Xavier Niel and directed by Roxanne Varza, S

42: The answer to life, the universe and education

"We believe that IT has nothing to do with math and physics... it is more artistic than scientific," says Nicolas Sadirac, as he cheerfully slaughters whole herds of sacred cows. "Knowledge is not use

Coding school 42 plans to educate 10,000 students in Silicon Valley for free

<a target="_blank" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xavier_Niel">Xavier Niel’s</a> new project is an ambitious coding university in Silicon Valley <a target="_blank" href="http://42.us.org">calle

Save Secures $16.7 Million To Repair Your Smartphone In No Time

Damien Morin isn't your average first-time founder. In less than two years, he managed to turn a non-scalable smartphone repair shop into an exponentially growing startup with hundreds of employees an

This Week On The TC Europe Podcast: Paris Gets A Supersized Incubator, Tesco Does A Tablet & Valkee Flogs In-Ear Light

After a short hiatus, during which most of TechCrunch's Europe-based writers packed their laptops and took off for San Francisco (for Disrupt), the TechCrunch Europe Podcast is back to chew over a few

3 French Internet Titans Launch A European Startup School

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3 French internet titans launch a European startup school

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-30632" title="EEMIlogo" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/EEMIlogo.png" alt="" width="300" height="160" /> In France, it seems January is