Chris O'Brien

Chris O'Brien is the founder of The French Tech Journal, a newsletter that covers France's innovation economy. He previously covered Silicon Valley for the Los Angeles Times and San Jose Mercury News.
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Chris O'Brien
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Scaling Up Talent In Europe
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Scaling Up Talent In Europe

Chris O'Brien
Chris O'Brien
With startups raising mega-rounds across Europe, they now face the challenge of hiring the talent they need to be global champions. That means not just attracting the best local or European talent, but the very best from around the world.
4 min read
VivaTech, Macron, and Scale-Up Europe
Events public

VivaTech, Macron, and Scale-Up Europe

Chris O'Brien
Chris O'Brien
Perhaps the most notable thing about the return of VivaTech, the French mega-conference, was that it was held at all. One year after the pandemic forced its cancellation, VivaTech became the first sizable European tech conference to welcome a live audience, albeit in a hybrid live-video format.
4 min read
How Sendinblue And lemlist Are Building Global SaaS Brands
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How Sendinblue And lemlist Are Building Global SaaS Brands

Chris O'Brien
Chris O'Brien
No matter what the pundits dispensing entrepreneurial wisdom might tell you, there is no one right way to build a startup. To illustrate this point, consider Sendinblue and lemlist, two French SaaS companies in the marketing space that are taking very different routes going international.
3 min read
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