New French portal gets €545,000 1st round

23 Oct 2012
Mondebarras is the latest French portal aiming to chip away at Schibsted's Leboncoin by offering local used goods listings. Originally tested only in the Pas-de-Calais region in Northern France it aims to expand nationally and has succeeded in raising €545,000 of first round financing towards that target. The portal is expected to count on geolocalisation and mobile for the appeal of its listin


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Steve Shipside

Steve Shipside has been a technology and business journalist since 1990. He has written for numerous daily newspapers (Guardian, Times, Telegraph etc.), websites (including the BBC), and TV (he was a presenter for the Blue Chip business program on Sky TV). Over the years he has written just about everything from celebrity chef interviews for Healthy Eating magazine to Spice Girls profiles for French fashion magazine Citizen K. His specialty, however, is communications and marketing, which is a subject that he covered extensively for Wired as well as trade titles Campaign, Ads International, and Revolution. He has also published books on e-marketing (Capstone), presentations (Dorling Kindersley), communicating effectively (DK), and CVs (Dummies guides). He is based in Paris and London and writes news, features, and analysis on the U.K. and French markets for the AIM Group, as well as training French newspaper journalists in the dark arts of social media.