Retail Industry Key Players

FrenchFounders is thankful to receive support from Retail industry key players.

Platinum Sponsors

Adyen

Adyen

Adyen is the payments platform of choice for the world’s leading companies. The only provider of a modern end-to-end infrastructure connecting directly to Visa, Mastercard, and consumers’ globally preferred payment methods, Adyen delivers frictionless payments across online, mobile, and in store.

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Content Square

Content Square

We help businesses understand how and why users are behaving on your digital platforms to improve conversion rates and create ideal customer journeys.

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Cegid

Cegid

Our mission is to enable retailers to capture new growth opportunities and never miss a sale by delivering a unified, personalized shopping experience in-store, online, anytime, everywhere. Our cloud-based unified commerce platform includes features such as order management, merchandising and inventory management, digital and Mobile POS, Clienteling, CRM and retail analytics and is available in SaaS or on-premise. Over 1,000 retailers and 70,000 stores in 75 countries trust Cegid to reinvent the customer experience, digitize their stores, maximize sales, and succeed with unified commerce. We support clients including Barbour, Clarins, Delsey, Estee Lauder, Gant, Havaianas, Lacoste, Leica, L’Occitane, L’Oréal, Paul Smith, Quiksilver, Ted Baker, and Yves Rocher.

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BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees. BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence in the United States to support its client base. The bank employs over 16,000 people and has had a presence in the USA since the late 1800s.

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Gold Sponsors

Microsoft

Microsoft

Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Microsoft enables retailers to deliver personal, seamless, and differentiated customer experiences by empowering people, enabling digital transformation, and capturing data-based insights to drive growth with 4 pilars: Engage your customers, Empower your employees, Optimize your operations, Transform your products.

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VISEO

VISEO

VISEO is an IT consulting firm that uses technology as a powerful lever of transformation and innovation to help its clients take advantage of digital opportunities, address new usages and compete with new players who change the rules of the game. ​

With 2250 employees working on 5 continents, VISEO combines agility and complementarity of its key expertise – design of new products and services, digitization of business processes, ​​data valuation, digital assets’ development – to make digital a real lever of competitiveness and performance.

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Bpifrance

Bpifrance

Bpifrance, a public investment bank, is the trusted partner for entrepreneurs. Bpifrance finances businesses from the seed phase to transfer to stock exchange listing, through loans, guarantees and equity. Bpifrance accompanies firms developing export activities and provides support for their innovation projects. Bpifrance also insures, now, their export activity through a large range of products. Consulting missions, training days, networking and acceleration programs have become an important part of the offer we propose to entrepreneurs.

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Advalo

Advalo

Advalo’s predictive Marketing Platform leverages artificial intelligence to detect intent-rich moments throughout the consumer journey. Advalo enables marketers to develop an individualized relationship with each customer, targeting key moments. Moving away from pollutant and intrusive mass marketing, on average retailers generate 3-4% more revenue in less than 12 months.

Combining its omnichannel platform with Retail and Data expertise, Advalo helps retailers to identify and run highly personalized revenue-generating campaigns.

Located in Paris, Advalo has gained the trust of more than 40 leading retailers who rely on Advalo to generate immediate and sustainable growth. They include BUT, Cyrillus, Devred, Degrenne, Cache-Cache, automotive brands and dealers like Seat, Volkswagen Group and many more.

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Silverstein Properties

Silverstein Properties

Silverstein Properties is a privately held, full-service real estate development, investment and management firm based in New York. Founded in 1957 by Chairman Larry Silverstein, the company has developed, owned and managed more than 40 million square feet of commercial, residential, retail and hotel space. Recent projects include 7 World Trade Center, the first LEED-certified office tower in New York City (2006), 4 World Trade Center (2013), the Four Seasons Downtown (2016), One West End (2017) and 3 World Trade Center (2018). The company has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business for eight years in a row. Silverstein Properties has also had a long history of welcoming events along with photo and film shoots into their buildings.

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Silver Sponsors

Botify

Botify

« Botify is the new standard of organic search marketing.
Our full-funnel SEO platform evolves faster than the speed of search. It continues to answer Google’s requirements and the newest trends on the market, with unmatched power and complete comprehensiveness.
Monitor log files to see how much of your site is being discovered by search engine. Optimize structured data, at scale, to capture rich results. Crawl JavaScript, like Google, for the most accurate insight into what search engines are seeing. Detect trends and understand search intent with a fully contextualized view of real rankings and behavioral data. « 

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Teads

Teads

Teads, The Global Media Platform, unites and empowers the best publishers in the world to connect advertisers to an audience of over 1.4 billion people every month. Teads’ made-for-mobile ad experiences deliver attention and guaranteed outcomes across the marketing funnel. Through its end-to-end platform, Teads provides demand-side, sell-side and creative technology to deliver better media effectiveness for brands, better monetization solutions for publishers, and better experiences for consumers. Teads partners with the leading marketers, agencies and publishers through a team of 750+ people in 21 countries.

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WATTRem

WATTRem

WATT company provides a full package service for your commercial real estate project including interior design, construction management, furniture & move coordination. In 2011 in France, the Design & Build firm WATT Network was created with the worldwide construction company Groupe SNEF. In New York, WATTRem the company sister focuses its services on cross-boarder services for real estate projects whether in France or US. We recognize the complexity of organizing a set-up while running your business as a real estate department, we manage and organize all the work for you, as an interior designer, we program, think and create your space design and as a client representative, we work for you, we work with you.

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Bleu Capital

Bleu Capital

Bleu Capital is a seed-stage fund based in New York and San Francisco investing in the Future of Retail. The partners are ex-entrepreneurs and operators leveraging their experience to support founders who demonstrate the right balance of execution and humility.

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B.D.C

B.D.C

Established in 2009, B.D.C. is a consulting company specialized in Retail, Strategy & Business Development, which assists retailers and disruptive retail tech startups. With a dedicated and diversified team of consultants, B.D.C. covers many subjects, such as digital acceleration, business development or international strategy. The team also organizes worldwide Learning Expeditions for retailers & C-levels.
Our mission : providing a different consulting approach! Human, realistic and pragmatic, we rely on the expertise of our consultants as well as the network developed since the creation of the company to ensure the success of our client’s projects and development.

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Institut du Commerce Connecté

Institut du Commerce Connecté

« The Institute of Connected Commerce is your digital transformation partner, through internal and shared training courses, themed workshops, conferences, learning expeditions, conventions, seminars, etc. Our network of 29 experts give you and your teams access to worldwide business intelligence and a variety of expert skills across the key challenges and opportunities of connected commerce: Traffic Management, SEO, mobile strategy, Digital Analytics, etc… Contact us today for any inquiry around tailored intervention or discover our catalogue of innovative training courses: the ICC Packs. ICC is a registered training centre. Located at the Hub, Wasquehal (Lille), our experts operate in France and globally. »

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Making this event exceptional

EGG

EGG

Egg is an international independent event management agency created in 2000 with offices in Paris, Geneva, New-York, Dubai and Brussels (January 2019).
Our multi-cultural team counts 120 professional event designers . We create and produce more than 700 events yearly from 10 to several thousand participants.
Our tailor made events are designed to bring the maximum of added value and generate emotion for the targeted audiences (internal : seminar, kick-off, convention, party, teambuilding, incentive, …) and (external : conference, congress, symposium, road-show, …).
Beyond our human centric values based on trust, kindness, transparency and solidarity.

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Olivier Cheng

Olivier Cheng

Precision and passion. Unparalleled artistry. Impeccable service. At Olivier Cheng Catering & Events, we believe in serving our clients nothing less than perfection. Combining innovation in event production and unrivaled culinary mastery, our years of experience have
brought us from the finest event spaces and private homes in New York City, to the royal palace in Qatar. Allow our accomplished team to provide you with an extraordinary experience.

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VR World

VR World

VR WORLD is the largest virtual reality entertainment center on this side of the planet with a space of 15000 sq ft, 3 levels and 50 VR experiences.
Whether you want to set up a corporate or a private event, we have everything to make it perfect with semi or fully private areas for up to 450 guests, catering options and drink packages. We set the scene to offer you an unforgettable event.

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We Are Colorful

We Are Colorful

WE ARE COLORFUL is a collaboration between Oilhack and Thomas Blanchard, Two artists/painters combining their know-how and inspiration to create unique works. Their standards drive them forward each and every day to come out with innovative combinations and new techniques. Photography lovers expressing their feelings through soothing videos and luxurious impressions. Their art is an experimental dream making us gently vibrate with its circular movements.

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United Airline

United Airline

United offers unparalleled access to the United States from Paris CDG with connections to more than 280 destinations throughout the Americas. We offer direct transatlantic flights to New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington DC. You will arrive refreshed thanks to our high level of comfort and personalized service. From our adjustable seats in United Economy® class to our 180-degree flat beds in United Polaris® business class, flying with us is a real pleasure..

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Bandsintown

Bandsintown

Bandsintown improves the concert-going experience for millions of fans around the world and helps thousands of artists of all sizes and genres to better connect with their core audience. The family of Bandsintown apps has attracted over 50 million concert-goers, reaches a global audience of 130 million music fans through Bandsintown Amplified and powers the tour dates for more than 500K artists around the world. Bandsintown has expanded to become the premier destination where artists and fans connect.

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Devialet

Devialet

Founded in 2007, Devialet is a pioneering technology brand providing access to the best sound in the world. Built on proprietary sound processing technology, Devialet exclusively designs and engineers all of its own hardware and software in France. Devialet delivers a sound so implosive and impactful, your standards of sound quality are instantly raised. Our goal: making it possible for a larger number of people to listen to perfectly restituted sound using everyday sound devices. Simple enough, come to think of it!

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Grand Marnier

Grand Marnier

Grand Marnier is a remarkable combination of a premium blend of cognac and exotic oranges created in 1880 by our founder Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle. The cognac found in Grand Marnier is made from Ugni Blanc grapes from five of the best crus within the Cognac region in France and is double-distilled in copper stills. Our bitter, exotic orange called ‘Citrus Bigaradia’ sourced from the Caribbean, is a rare variety which offers an intense and unique flavor profile and aroma.

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Kayser USA

Kayser USA

Founded by Eric Kayser in Paris in 1996, Maison Kayser is an authentic artisanal French Boulangerie, meaning that bread and other baked goods are mixed and baked on-site all day long.
In August 2012, the first Maison Kayser opened in the United States, on the Upper East Side in New York. Immediately celebrated by the customers and the press as having the best baguette of NY (New York Magazine 2013), Eric Kayser has since opened several bakeries in Manhattan, to meet the demand of its customers in different neighborhoods.

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