On Monday, May 13, 2013, Talkdesk was welcomed to the inauguration of Orange Fab by the Chairman and CEO of Orange, Stephane Richard. Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with annual sales of 43.5 billion euros and boasts 231 million customers. Orange Fab is its first accelerator program and is located in the Orange Silicon Valley office in San Francisco.
Talkdesk was chosen from over 100+ applicants and joins 5 other startups to comprise the first inaugural Orange Fab class: AlephCloud (content control and privacy for the cloud), Fenix international (power for 600M off-grid mobile customers), Phone Halo (cloud-based tracking for items), Re:Char (mobile data collection and cloud analytics for Kenyan farmers), and Virtrue (online identity verification service).
For 3 months, Talkdesk will take part in mentoring sessions with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and will be matched with Orange executives from Silicon Valley, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Orange Fab will provide $20,000 in funding and will host demo days in Paris and Silicon Valley.
We are excited about this new opportunity and are looking forward to establishing a business relationship with Orange!