Greetings from Paris

We’re here for LeWeb and the final Mini Seedcamp of the year.

On Monday the teams had time to prepare and receive coaching (hosted at Microsoft). We just wrapped up a full day session with a room full of top notch mentors from all over the globe: folks in town for LeWeb that starts tomorrow, angel investors including Chipper Boulas, @rodridgo and Anil Hansjee; friends from Silicon Valley Bank and VC firms, plus softies Nicholas, Bruno et moi.

Oh, and serial mega successful entrepreneurs like Phil Libin, CEO at Evernote – pictured here with a fairly awe-struck pair of entrepreneurs with new venture Archivme.

The morning kicked off with three minute pitches from all the companies (minus two companies who succumbed to transport disasters): we heard from…

@neexer @modelo3 @LiveSheets @kleenks @dashmin_app @archivme @Human_Record @jottify @fellody @bluefieldscom @infogr_am @slickflick_ @DidTh_is @shallibuy @pinpointGS and @phonoblaster.. then we had a CTO masterclass from Eventbrite CTO Renaud Visage.

After a short break it was time to get down to the serious mentoring: six hours later we emerge from the Orrick offices ready for a stint at @LeCamping housed at the fabulous Bourse building. When we got there the mentors found all the entrepreneurs working rather than drinking and were eager to find refreshment. It was 7:20pm after all. Cue the Cotes du Rhone.

More joined us at @LeCamping (avec vin rouge then a very well-received pizza delivery) such as Mike from TechCrunch fresh from his Moscow trip – with word that revolution may have started in Russia – and more folks off the Eurostar and the Thales from Amsterdam. This is shaping up to be a very good meet-up for LeWeb!

Good luck to the Seedcamp startups at the finals today – especially @modelo3 @DidTh_is @archivme

Signing off for now, and we’ll report from LeWeb soon!

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