Wikio-Rumor: One of Europes biggest funding rounds ever?

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Yesterday evening TechCrunch Europe spread the exciting rumor, that Wikio is closing an investment round in the 8-figures wich could easily hit 9-figures in USD. If the rumor turns out to be true, this would be definetly one of the biggest funding rounds in Europe ever. TechCrunch Europe contacted Wikio’s marketing director, Frédéric Montagnon, who mentioned that “if there is a round of funding, it’ll be a big round do to things on a bigger scale and why not go beyond Europe…”. We will also try to figure out something and keep you up to date.

Wikio is based in Luxembourg and was founded in 2006 by Pierre Chappaz. On the Wikio Group’s website it says: “With offices in London, Luxembourg, Milan, Paris, Toulouse and Rome, Wikio Group’s turnover was five million euros in 2009, in 2010 it had more than doubled, with over ten million euros. We employ over 130 collaborators, half of which work in research and development.”