Category Archives: France-Startups

FinTech startup IbanFirst raises €10 million to become the leading Banking-as-a-Service provider

The Brussels-based FinTech company IbanFirst, an online multi-currency platform which offers Banking-as-a-Service, has just raised €10 million. This new funding round marks the next growth phase for the startup that focuses on international payments with real-time exchange rate access. IbanFirst is a … Continue reading

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Europe’s online dating giant eDarling acquires French competitor Attractive World for more than €12 million

The Berlin-based online dating heavyweight eDarling (Affinitas GmbH) just acquired the French dating service Atrractive World. We spoke to an industry expert with close connections to Affinitas and learned that the purchase price was most likely between €12 million and … Continue reading

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Spotlight on France: One of Europe’s emerging locations for Alternative Finance

There is no crisis for the alternative finance (AltFi) industry in Europe. That’s what we learn by reading the report titled “Sustaining Momentum”, prepared by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, … Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: Join WorldRemit, Adopto, Weps or payever

Week after week, we’re introducing you to great career opportunities in the startup space. This is your chance to join one of the most exciting startups in Europe! As announced earlier this week, postings in our job board are now … Continue reading

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Food experience platform VizEat secures €3.8 million to interconnect more food lovers

Europe’s largest immersive food experience platform VizEat has raised €3.8 million in a new funding round with a group of unnamed new investors and with participation from current investor Eurovestech plc. Founded in July 2014, Paris-based VizEat has grown considerably … Continue reading

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Video advertising marketplace Teads raised € 43 million and plans to expand in Asia

Teads – the inventor of outstream video advertising and a leading video advertising marketplace – announced today that it has raised €43 million of new debt financing. It happened with the help of a bank syndicate including BNPP, Bank of China, … Continue reading

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Partech Ventures raised €400 million for its growth fund investing in technology and digital companies

Partech Growth intends to invest between €10 million and €50 million of capital in fast‐growing technology and digital companies that have already achieved significant revenues. Launched in January 2015, Partech Growth is a direct response to the relative lack of availability … Continue reading

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Top 15: Europe’s biggest startup hubs in 2016

It’s time for our annual ranking of Europe’s biggest startup cities. Almost exactly 365 days have passed since we did our last research on this topic. Let’s see what has changed since then. In order to come up with the … Continue reading

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Online travel marketplace Evaneos secures $21M in funding to become a global leader

Evaneos, the first online marketplace in Europe that allows travellers to book holidays directly with local travel agents, has just completed its third round of investment, raising $21 million from Serena Capital, Fonds Ambition Numérique managed by Bpifrance, ISAI, and … Continue reading

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Travel tech: KelBillet plans to generate €100 million of business volume to its partners in 2016

Since launching in 2009, KelBillet aims to provide the most comprehensive offer for travellers looking to find the best way to reach their destination. Based on the idea to help  conscious travellers to save time and money, the Rennes-based company … Continue reading

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