Technology: Connecting the communities
Thinking big has been one of the ideological backbones underpinning the rapid growth of digital entrepreneur Laetitia Gazel Anthoine’s company Connecthings. Less than 10 years after its launch, the firm now has operations in more than 30 cities worldwide
Laetitia Gazel Anthoine founded technology firm Connecthings in 2007 aiming to merge the physical and digital worlds.
Today, the company, which turns urban infrastructure such as public lighting into contactless Bluetooth and Wifi beacons sending information such as public transportation updates direct to mobile phones, operates in more than 60 cities across Europe and South America.
The company's success has driven a rapid expansion, and last year, it raised some $10 million from investors to fuel its growth in the North American market.
With plans for further fundraising in 2017 plus a push into Asia in 2018, Gazel Anthoine explains her entrepreneurial philosophy and shares her advice for budding business builders.