from the Billaut Show
Laurent Edel is an interesting character. I met him a couple of years ago only, but his Internet heritage is quite long. After talking Jean-Michel Billaut into paying him a plane fare to the US, he stays on there and covers technology for the then hype Internet Think Tank atelier.fr. That experience helped him launch a start-up financing activity when he came back, helping about 30 companies get about 150 million euros in financing. He went on to launch the Republic Alley incubator. I would have interviewed him for you, but Jean-Michel Billaut as already done so in the Billaut show (see above)
Recently, with his wife Chine Lanzmann, he’s been focusing on travelling the world and finding fantastic “New Business Ideas”. He’s already written a first opus, and has just released his new book on the topic “gagner sa vie en se faisant plaisir”.
He’s inviting everyone on his blog to the launch cocktail this week on thrusday in Paris. I expect a lot of bloggers will show up, and I might tape the Mry & Rodrigo Show #6 there, unless I’m elsewhere in Europe that day for something I’ll only be allowed to announce on Monday .
So if you’re into entrepreneurship, new products, or just great fun, make sure you browse his blog, read his books, and come & sip some champaign on thursday.