3 French Internet Titans Launch A European Startup School
In France, it seems January is always full of surprises. This time last year, new seed funds Kima Ventures and Jaina Capital were announcing their plans to fill a gaping void in the French investment landscape. Â And now the same French internet titans (more or less) are announcing the launch of the Ecole EuropÃ©enne des MÃ©tiers de l’Internet (EEMI), a European internet startup school set to kick-off in fall 2011.
The news first broke inÂ Paris Match (not traditionally known for tech news, but hey)Â inÂ December.Â The initiative comes from the founders of three of the most well known companies in France: Meetic (Marc Simoncini), Vente-PrivÃ©e (Jacques-Antoine Granjon) and Iliad (Xavier Niel)