Chris O'Brien

Chris O'Brien is an American journalist in Toulouse, France where he writes about technology, startups, travel, and culture. He is the founder and editor of The French Tech journal newsletter. Previously, he covered Silicon Valley for 15 years for the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Times.

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Inside Logic Founders’ new fintech-focused startup studio

Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Chris O’Brien, an American journalist in Toulouse, France where he writes about technology, startups, travel, and culture. It was first published over at The French Tech Journal, his newsletter. Many would-be entrepreneurs can tear their hair out trying to generate one good idea. In contrast, people who […]

The five largest French Tech VC rounds of 2020

Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Chris O’Brien, an American journalist in Toulouse, France where he writes about technology, startups, travel, and culture. It was first published over at The French Tech Journal, his newsletter. Despite the insanity, 2020 turned out to be a blockbuster year for startup fundraising in France. Those numbers […]