No more business cards that pile up on the desk or that you never find!
The start-up WeMet, created in February 2020 just before the first confinement, is betting on contactless with its connected business card.
To exchange contact details, nothing could be simpler: just scan the card with your smartphone to be able to save all the data automatically on your device, in a pre-filled contact card.
Eco-responsible and Covid-compatible technology in this time of health crisis.
The WeCard, made of PVC, looks like a classic business card.
No app needed
“I always forgot my business cards at professional events, which made me think of a solution to have a single card, explains Samuel Dassa, one of the two co-founders of WeMet, who previously worked in the sector. video games.
A survey by an American institute convinced me of the need since out of ten billion cards produced per year, nearly eight billion are thrown away in the first week.
We worked for ten months on this technology, which makes it possible to encode the coordinates of a business card in a chip, such as bank cards.
Today, everyone pays with contactless so I think the habits around the classic business card will change.
And most importantly, there is no app to download to save the content.
Soon a connected card ... made of wood
The WeCard is compatible with all operating systems.
And if the smartphone is not compatible, you can always take a photo of the card.
Depending on its color and design to incorporate the customer's logo, the card costs between 30 and 50 euros and can be used 100,000 times.
“Contactless”, the star of payment methods in 2020
Despite the absence of trade fairs, the Toulouse start-up, currently hosted by the Starter de la Mêlée incubator, has sold nearly 3,000 connected business cards and already has more than 500 customers, including large groups such as Boulanger. , Pierre Fabre and Vinci Autoroute.
WeMet manages the design and manufacture of the card from start to finish.
"We have internalized production in Toulouse in order to be able to be responsive to orders, it takes five days to receive your card," explains the 27-year-old boss.
We are already known in Switzerland and Belgium, but from 2022 we are targeting the international market, such as Asia and the United States.
And we are evolving since we will soon be marketing a connected wooden business card.
In 2021, WeMet aims to sell 20,000 cards.