I love startups!

I have a special interest in startups…a long-time fascination that began early in life with a family-owned business and later when I was a consultant in Silicon Valley. I worked with startups that later became landmark technology companies. 

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Cedric ATANGANA, CEO and Co-Founder of INFINITY SPACE

Today I  work with fast-moving small enterprises such as INFINITY SPACE, developer of WeCashUp. INFINITY SPACE is a social innovation fintech startup founded in Douala (Cameroon), expanded to Nairobi (Kenya) and now based in Marseille (France).

Their solution, WeCashUp, is a cutting-edge Payment Platform driven by Financial Artificial Intelligence technology. It leverages the security potential of blockchain to create a global interoperability loop that facilitates and accelerates global money flow between emerging payment systems and the traditional banking system.

INFINITY SPACE was ranked as Top Best Startup Project in the world during the Google I/O Pitch Night in San Francisco. In 2015, FORBES featured the startup in the 30 Top Best African Entrepreneurs under 30.  The Economic Forum for Francophony featured WeCashUp as one of the 4 projects that will revolutionize Africa’s business ecosystem. The mighty team was awarded the best African FinTech startup at the Innotribe Startup Challenge organized by SWIFT in Mauritius.

I helped IQP Corporation to define its leadership role in the Internet of Things, up to their successful acquisition by GE Digital. IQP Corporation was an early innovator in code-free application development and was founded in 2011.

The key offering was IQP, a code-free application development environment for creating and deploying cross-platform IoT and Business applications. IQP was adopted by solution providers such as IBM and Fujitsu and used by companies as a rapid prototyping tool. The solution received industry recognition for its ability to reduce app development time by up to 80%.

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In July 2017 GE Digital acquired IQP Corporation, and the IQP solution will be integrated into Predix Studio, GE Predix’s high productivity application development tool purpose-built for the Industrial IoT.

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As a mentor for Stanford University’s online program for entrepreneurs, I’ve donated consulting time to help young entrepreneurs develop their business plans.

stanford-entrepreneur-courseI participate as a moderator for the annual Axis Innovation startup event in Paris, which brings French startups together with international investors. My last project was to create a consumer focus group for Ford Motors to evaluate mobile applications for the connected car of the future.

 Please think of me as a motivated and experienced collaborator in your startup’s success. Let’s get started!