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Paris-based sustainable deep tech startup FAIRMAT completes €34m Series A round
Published: 21-11-2022 | 09:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fairmat, the Paris-based sustainable deep tech startup pioneering the recycling of advanced materials, announced it has completed its Series A funding round at a total of €34 million.


Paris-based startup Mytraffic raises €30m Series B to provide digital intelligence to brick-and-mortar operators
Published: 08-11-2022 | 15:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Paris, France-based startup Mytraffic, a SaaS offering detailed insights on any location in Europe, has raised €30 million Series B  funding round led by AXA Venture Partners.


French battery startup Verkor raises more than €250m financing for its innovation centre
Published: 07-11-2022 | 09:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French battery startup Verkor announced it has raised more than €250 million, for the inauguration of its R&D lab, an integral part of the Verkor Innovation Centre.


French cloud infrastructure startup Newboot completes first fundraising round to accelerate growth
Published: 31-10-2022 | 09:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Toulouse and Paris-based startup Newboot announced it has completed its first fundraising round with NOVA by Saint-Gobain and several Business Angels.


Paris-based Aqemia raises €30m to scale its deep physics and AI enabled drug discovery pipeline
Published: 19-10-2022 | 11:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Paris-based Aqemia has raised €30 million in a Series A funding round led by Eurazeo and Bpifrance through its Large Venture fund, with the participation of Elaia its historic investor.


Paris-based cultivated meat startup Gourmey raises €48m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 11-10-2022 | 14:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French cultivated meat startup Gourmey, that was part of the Big Idea Ventures program’s first cohort, has raised an oversubscribed €48 million Series A.


French startup Prophesee closes €50m C Series round to drive commercialization of revolutionary neuromorphic vision technology
Published: 26-09-2022 | 15:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Prophesee, the inventor of advanced neuromorphic vision systems, announced the completion of its Series C round of funding with the addition of a new investment from Prosperity7 ventures.


French AI and cloud media startup Newsbridge closes €7m funding round to develop U.S. presence
Published: 19-09-2022 | 12:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Newsbridge, the French AI & Cloud Media company has raised €7 million Series A funding round to continue its expansion to the U.S.A, and hire top AI and Media Engineering talent.


French biotech startup Tridek-One closes €16m to develop first-in-class immune checkpoint agonists
Published: 16-09-2022 | 12:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tridek-One, a Paris-based biotech startup specialized in the research and development of CD31 agonists to restore the immune balance, announced it has closed a €16 million financing round led by the Swiss VC Pureos Bioventures.


Eurobio acquires 100% of Dutch transplant diagnostics startup GenDx
Published: 25-08-2022 | 11:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Paris, France-based Eurobio Scientific (Eurobio) has reached agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Dutch-based transplant diagnostics startup GenDx for an amount of €135 million (net of adjusted cash) to be paid in cash at closing to its current shareholders.


German manufacturer The Stihl Group enters Kenyan market
Published: 11-08-2022 | 12:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
The subsidiary dubbed Stihl East Africa will be its Eastern Africa hub servicing countries that include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, DRC, Rwanda, and Burundi among others.


French insurtech startup Orus raises €5m to reinvent professional insurance for SMEs
Published: 20-07-2022 | 10:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Orus, the insurtech company for small businesses, announced it has raised €5 million from Frst, Partech, Portage Ventures and around twenty business angels.


French space-tech startup Leanspace raises €6m to digitalize the space industry via the cloud
Published: 04-07-2022 | 16:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Leanspace, the company building the digital infrastructure of the space industry, announced the closing of an oversubscribed seed financing round of €6 million.


French startup CleverConnect merges with Talentry to lead talent acquisition in Europe
Published: 08-06-2022 | 12:36:32 | By: Pie Kamau
CleverConnect, a cloud-based recruiting solutions company, announced the merger with Talentry, a Munich-based provider of talent relationship management solutions, to counteract the current unprecedented shortage of skilled workers.


Xerys injects additional $25m capital in French healthtech startup Biolog-id to boost global expansion
Published: 09-05-2022 | 11:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Xerys Invest, a private equity firm focused on health, life sciences, renewable energy and greentech, announces an additional investment of $25 million in Biolog-id, a provider of digital health solutions focused on the optimization of the value chain.


French AI startup Kryptview raises $650k in pre-seed to develop community-driven crypto research platform
Published: 25-04-2022 | 13:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kryptview, a collective intelligence platform that provides peer-reviewed research for digital assets, announced the closure of its pre-seed round, raising $650,000 from crypto technology companies.


French in-game ad startup Gadsme raises $8m seed round to scale growth
Published: 08-04-2022 | 14:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Gadsme, the interactive adtech platform that offers high quality immersive brand experiences through in-game advertising, secured an $8 million seed investment just 11 months after launch.


French insect farming startup Ÿnsect acquires Nebraska-based Jord Producers to open first mealworm farm in the US
Published: 30-03-2022 | 11:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Jord Producers, based in Nebraska, has been incorporated into Ÿnsect’s production portfolio, signifying the global leader’s entry into North American mealworm production.


Danish customer support innovator Dixa acquires Miuros and Solvemate startups for $43m
Published: 11-03-2022 | 13:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Danish customer support innovator Dixa, announced the acquisitions of analytics leader Miuros, and automation pioneer Solvemate.


French healthtech startup Synapse Medicine raises $28m to scale its medication reconciliation platform
Published: 01-03-2022 | 10:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
France-based healthtech startup Synapse Medicine has raised $28 million led by leading European venture firm Korelya Capital, and past investors (XAnge, MACSF, and BNP Paribas Development).


French fintech startup Silvr raises €130m Series A to support growth of digital companies
Published: 08-02-2022 | 13:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French fintech startup Silvr announced a €130 million Series A funding round, to support the growth of digital companies. This fundraising comes at a key moment in development and positions Silvr as the European leader in Revenue Based Financing.


French high-tech startup PlanetWatch selects city of Miami to deploy air quality monitoring network
Published: 30-11-2021 | 12:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PlanetWatch, the world's first decentralized indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring network built on the Algorand blockchain, has selected the city of Miami to deploy a network of its sensors citywide.


French gaming startup Million Victories raises $3 million funding to diversify its portfolio
Published: 18-11-2021 | 19:33:25 | By: Bob Koigi
Million Victories will use this funding to increase the studio’s headcount, scale it’s already quickly growing userbase, and develop new core mobile games to diversify its portfolio.


Subscription Management startup Chargebee partners with Worldline to improve customer engagement and retention
Published: 20-10-2021 | 15:28:51 | By: Pie Kamau
Worldline and Chargebee announced collaboration to provide an end-to-end payment, subscription and revenue operations solution for merchants operating in a subscription model.


Paris-based music experience startup Stage11 raises €5m seed round to reimagine music for the metaverse
Published: 15-10-2021 | 12:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Immersive music experience startup Stage11 announced it has raised a €5 million euro seed round led by Otium Capital, a European venture capital fund, backed up by founder and CEO, Jonathan Belolo.


French real-time engagement startup Sparkup expands in the Middle East
Published: 07-10-2021 | 12:59:47 | By: Pie Kamau
Sparkup, a French startup specializing in real-time engagement solutions, has chosen to expand in the Middle East and will introduce its latest innovations at GITEX and CABSAT in Dubai.


Fantasy football startup Sorare raises $680m Series B to create next sports entertainment giant leveraging NFTs
Published: 21-09-2021 | 08:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sorare, the fantasy football platform, announced it has raised $680 million in Series B financing led by Softbank, with participation from Atomico, Bessemer Ventures, D1 Capital, Eurazeo, IVP and Liontree.


Lectra joins Plug and Play open innovation ecosystem
Published: 14-09-2021 | 16:12:27 | By: Pie Kamau
Major global player in the 4.0 Industry for the fashion, automotive, and furniture market, Lectra is joining the Brand & Retail program of the Plug and Play network, the world's leading innovation platform connecting startups, investors, and pioneering companies.


FDJ announces partnership with Plug and Play Brand & Retail France
Published: 12-07-2021 | 15:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
FDJ announced the beginning of a partnership with Plug and Play, world's open innovation platform.


UNIQORN inks investment and incubation agreement with digital music startup EarthTones Media
Published: 19-02-2021 | 11:49:16 | By: Pie Kamau
France's rural incubator-accelerator, UNIQORN, announced it has finalized an agreement with EarthTones Media, an American technology startup in the digital music space.


Founders Future raises additional €50m to accelerate its Tech for Good investments
Published: 15-02-2021 | 14:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Founders Future, a venture studio involved in Seed and Series A, announced its new investment capital. With the objective of a new €50 million vehicle by the end of 2021, Founders Future has already raised 40% of the total amount.


[Startup Interview]  Julien Morin, CEO, Wiboot, France
Published: 16-12-2020 | 10:07:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Wiboot is a French-based startup that combines IOT and AI different stacks in a single integrated platform, allowing professionals to create rapidly their application and maximize their return on investment.


Datawords, French startup FACIL'iti join forces to promote digital inclusion
Published: 03-12-2020 | 15:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Datawords Group, a global leader in multicultural technologies, announced the launch of a partnership with FACIL'iti, a French startup offering digital inclusion solution capable of adapting the display of a website to the needs of each internet user.


Caroll adopts Openbravo OMS and POS solutions to accelerate omnichannel retail strategy
Published: 12-10-2020 | 13:06:31 | By: Bob Koigi
Openbravo, the global cloud-based omnichannel platform vendor for agile and innovative commerce, has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Caroll International, the French fashion retailer.


French baby food startup Yooji raises €7.5 million funding to boost operations
Published: 30-09-2020 | 15:59:39 | By: Bob Koigi
French-based baby-food company Yooji has secured €7.5 million funding to make highly nutritional and sustainable baby food easily accessible to parents.


Robotics solution startup Exotec raises $90m for international expansion of its warehouse automation technology
Published: 29-09-2020 | 12:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Exotec, a robotics solution for logistics and creator of the Skypod 3D warehouse robots, announced a $90 million financing round.


France AI startup reciTAL raises €3.5 million to bolster its Document Intelligence solutions
Published: 10-09-2020 | 13:12:23 | By: Bob Koigi
reciTAL, a Paris-based AI start-up specializing in Document Intelligence solutions, is raising € 3.5 million for the first time with the Breega investment fund.


Paris-based startup Klassroom raises $3m to expand from France to other countries including the U.S.
Published: 01-09-2020 | 17:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Klassroom, the Paris-based company that reinvents parent-teacher communication in pre-kindergarten and all elementary school grades, raised a $3 million seed round led by Bpifrance.


French startup DNA Script expands Series B funding to $89 million
Published: 05-08-2020 | 13:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French startup DNA Script announced a $50 million extension to its Series B financing, bringing the total investment of this round to $89 million led by Casdin Capital.


French startup AB Tasty raises $40m to lead in experience optimization, feature management markets
Published: 31-07-2020 | 12:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French startup AB Tasty announced a Series C round of funding to revolutionize how companies deliver the best brand and product experiences.


Monaco headquartered startup IQONIQ secures €100m for global expansion
Published: 29-07-2020 | 12:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
IQONIQ, a new fan engagement platform exclusively targeting the world of sports and entertainment, announced it has entered into a €100 million capital funding agreement with the Luxembourg based investment corporation Lux Media Investments.


Xavier Chapel joins GreenTec as Head of Venture Building
Published: 28-07-2020 | 12:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
GreenTec Capital announces that Xavier Chapel has joined the team in the role of Head of Venture Building, to leverage his extensive international and entrepreneurial experience in selecting startups that best fit GreenTec investment criteria.


French startup iObeya raises $17m to revolutionize visual management, expand its U.S. footprint
Published: 24-07-2020 | 16:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
iObeya, a leading provider of Enterprise Visual Management software, announced it has raised $17 million in a second round of funding from Red River West with participation from Atlantic Bridge Capital and Fortino Capital Partners.


Dutch fintech startup BUX launches zero-commission investing app to French users
Published: 20-07-2020 | 16:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dutch fintech startup BUX has launched its zero-commission investing app to French users, making it the first neobroker of its kind in the market.


French startup Ponicode raises €3m to develop Artificial Intelligence for improved code quality
Published: 16-07-2020 | 12:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ponicode, a French start-up specialising in Artificial Intelligence and data sciences has announced a €3 million fundraising led by founder-friendly European VC, Breega, alongside Kima and Plug & Play Ventures.


Wazoku acquires US open innovation leader InnoCentive, raises additional £1.25m to support global growth
Published: 10-07-2020 | 15:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Wazoku, idea management software and services firm has announced a new funding round of £1.25M, led by Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) specialist.


French startup Koala closes €1.6m seed round led by Insurtech Gateway
Published: 07-07-2020 | 15:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Paris based insurtech Koala announced an investment of €1.6 million led by London based incubator and fund Insurtech Gateway alongside Playfair Capital, Techstars Ventures and private investors.


French startup Unlatch raises $5.8m funding round by AXA Venture Partners
Published: 03-07-2020 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Unlatch, a French pioneer in digital real estate sales, announced a $5.8 million financing round, including $4.5 million in equity from AXA Venture Partners and $1.3 million in debt.


E-mobility startup Bolt launches electric bikes in Paris
Published: 01-07-2020 | 15:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
E-mobility startup Bolt has announced the introduction of four and two-wheeled vehicles for Parisian urban commuters, who will now have the opportunity to get from A to B on a Bolt electric bike.


French based startup ubble raises €10 million, partners with Bpifrance
Published: 25-06-2020 | 16:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ID verification startup ubble successfully raised funds from Partech and Breega to complete its seed round, bringing its total financing to more than €10 million.


Memo Bank becomes first independent bank launched in France, closes $23 million funding round
Published: 24-06-2020 | 14:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French startup Memo Bank has become the first independent bank to emerge in France in half a century and it aims to support the growth and digital transformation of French and European small and medium-sized enterprises.


France startup Vizcab secures €1.6 million to advance low-carbon construction technologies
Published: 16-06-2020 | 11:08:18 | By: Bob Koigi
, France construction tech startup Vizcab has completed a first round of financing that also includes the Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield group.


French startup Monk raises $2.4m Seed round to develop AI-based inspection technology
Published: 11-06-2020 | 15:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French startup Monk, an Artificial Intelligence focused on car damage detection announced a $2.4 million fundraising Seed round led by Iris Capital, alongside Plug and Play and key business angels.


French healthtech startup Ambler raises €6 million to accelerate digitalization of medical transport
Published: 09-06-2020 | 12:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
18 months after its first fundraising, Ambler has completed a € 6 million round of financing with Bpifrance via the Digital Venture pole, Idinvest Partners, Partech and Kima Ventures to accelerate the development of its platform for connecting carriers sanitary and health establishments.


EIT Health selects startups for Headstart 2020
Published: 05-06-2020 | 10:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Eighty-nine startups from across Europe have been selected to take part in the annual EIT Health Headstart programme.


French HR solution startup Neobrain raises €3m to support employees in professional transformation
Published: 01-06-2020 | 16:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French HR solution startup Neobrain has together with Breega, raised €3 million to support employees in professional transformation in a rapidly changing world.


France cloud based phone system Aircall secures $65 million to fund expansion
Published: 27-05-2020 | 14:56:00 | By: Bob Koigi
French tech startup Aircall has raised $65 million in Series C funding as it looks to bolster its cloud-based voice platform and fund its expansion.


BlaBlaCar partners with Voi Technology to offer e-scooters in France
Published: 26-05-2020 | 14:58:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Carpooling platform BlaBlaCar has chosen to extend its offer and partner with Swedish electric scooters company Voi Technology to offer BlaBla Ride Scooters.


French fintech startup Agicap raises €15 million to bolster operations
Published: 19-05-2020 | 12:51:36 | By: Bob Koigi
Agicap, a French-based startup building a SaaS platform for SMBs to manage and forecast their cash flows, has raised €15 million in a round led by Partech.


France startup Libeo raises €4 million to digitize invoicing for SMEs
Published: 01-05-2020 | 15:02:19 | By: Bob Koigi
Libeo, France Fintech startup that simplifies the management and payment of supplier invoices for VSEs-SMEs, has announced a new round of funding of €4 million.


France startup TOOPI Organics raises over 1 million euros to transform urine into biofertilizer
Published: 23-04-2020 | 12:34:00 | By: Bob Koigi
TOOPI Organics, a French startup specialized in the valuation of human urine for agriculture has raised over one million euros as part of its first capital round.