How Snowleader doubled its international turnover with TextMaster

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If you are a lover of mountains and outdoor sports, you are sure to have heard of Snowleader. Created in 2008 in Annecy by two friends who were passionate about sport, the French startup sells sports items online in three areas: snow, urban and outdoors. Today, Snowleader has almost 300 brand partners, over 12,000 products and is in 8 countries with 30% of its turnover coming from international sales.

Snowleader: the [...]

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Pop culture and international growth: how Konbini is charming millennials all over the world

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Konbini is a new generation media company reaching 60 million unique visitors a year in over 30 countries. With their fresh take on journalism and relaxed vibe, Konbini has become a major player in the world of pop culture.

Konbini may already have made its mark among millennials, but their international success story is as yet unknown. David Creuzot and Lucie Beudet set up Konbini in 2008 to provide mega brands with a global platform capable of reaching young people throughout the [...]

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A closer look at how Dayuse, a pioneer in daytime hotel room booking, is set to conquer the American market.

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Dayuse.com: next stop, the United States

Dayuse.com is the world’s number one daytime hotel booking agent. The startup is opening up digital opportunities for a market that was previously invisible: daytime hotel room booking for several hours, with reduced pricing.

Just like his concept, Dayuse.com founder David Lebée is an atypical entrepreneur. During his tenure as General Manager of Hôtel Amour in Paris, he decided to make the 70% of unoccupied rooms in the hotel available for daytime booking. [...]

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How Jumia earned the position as the African Amazon in just 4 years

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Created in 2012 in Nigeria by Sacha Poignonnec and Jérémy Hodara, Jumia was able to become the ecommerce leader in Africa in just 4 years. With record growth, it has seen sales multiplied by 5 in the last two years. Today, Jumia is active in 12 African countries, employees 1800 people and has delivered over 1.6 million orders in 2015.

This exceptional growth has attracted some of the biggest investors worldwide; Africa Internet Group, Jumia’s parent company, has raised $300 million [...]

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99designs & Internationalisation: What We Can Learn

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99designs shares their journey of going from a ‘small Aussie company’ to an international marketplace, and everything they learned along the way.

 

The Importance of Expansion

Today, internationalisation is more important than ever because we are engaged in a global marketplace. As of November 2015, over 3.36 billion people have access to the Internet; this is equivalent to over 46% of the world’s population. Consequently, it is now relatively easy to reach customers on the other side of the world.

While it is [...]

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