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  • GoCater spins out from La Belle Assiette to build a corporate catering marketplace

    GoCater spins out from La Belle Assiette to build a corporate catering marketplace

    GoCater is a marketplace with hundreds of catering companies accessible from a single platform. It makes it much easier to organize events in your company. As for caterers, it’s a great way to find clients and optimize your workflows. The startup first started as a spinoff from La Belle Assiette. I’ve covered La Belle Assiette multiple times over the years. and the company is… Read More

  • Zyl is a photo management app with a few AI-powered tricks

    Zyl is a photo management app with a few AI-powered tricks

    Meet Zyl, a smart photo app to view, manage and share all your photos. Formerly called Comet, the French startup is now using deep learning to go beyond the endless grid of photos and replace the default Photos app on your phone. While Zyl started as an app to create collaborative photo albums, the app has expanded beyond this simple social feature to take care of everything you’d do… Read More

  • Drivy launches its car rental marketplace in the UK

    Drivy launches its car rental marketplace in the UK

    French startup Drivy is expanding to another European country. This time, the company is launching in the U.K. For now, the service is mostly live in London and it’s slowly going to expand across the U.K. throughout 2018. The company has been somewhat careful when it comes to international rollout, with only six European countries in seven years. Drivy already has 1.5 million users… Read More

  • Criteo founder raises $19 million for ride-sharing app Less

    Criteo founder raises $19 million for ride-sharing app Less

    Criteo has long been named as one of the most successful French startups, quickly reaching unicorn level and even going public in the U.S. Former Criteo CEO Jean-Baptiste Rudelle is now launching a new startup called Less with Romain Niccoli, Florent Bouteiller and Francis Cohen. The startup just raised $19 million (€16 million) from Index Ventures and Daphni. Less is a ride-sharing service… Read More

  • Station combines all your messy web apps into a single app

    Station combines all your messy web apps into a single app

    Meet Station, a startup that was created by startup studio eFounders. Station has been working on the only work app you need. It combines all the services you need into a single window and handles notifications and documents better than a normal browser. If you don’t spend your life in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook, chances are you spend most of your days in a web browser… Read More

  • Convargo grabs $19 million to improve road freight

    Convargo grabs $19 million to improve road freight

    French startup Convargo is a marketplace for shippers and carriers so that you can find a truck and send goods across France more efficiently. The startup just raised a $19 million Series A round led by Inventure Partners and Earlybird. Tony Fadell, Patrick Sayer and Oskar Hartmann, Roger Crook, Clément Benoit and Romain Afflelou are also participating in today’s round. As always… Read More

  • HireSweet monitors Github and Stack Overflow to recommend you your next engineer

    HireSweet monitors Github and Stack Overflow to recommend you your next engineer

    Hiring engineers sucks and many, many companies are trying to leverage artificial intelligence to solve this issue. French startup HireSweet is focusing on finding you candidates who didn’t even think about applying to your company. The startup scans GitHub, Stack Overflow and other technical platforms to find the experts you’re looking for. HireSweet processes unstructured data… Read More

  • OpenIO raises $5 million to build your own Amazon S3 on any storage device

    OpenIO raises $5 million to build your own Amazon S3 on any storage device

    French startup OpenIO just raised $5 million from Elaia Partners, Partech Ventures and Nord France Amorçage. The company has been focusing on object storage technology for different kinds of infrastructure. With today’s funding round, the company plans to work on getting new clients in the U.S. and Japan in addition to the EMEA region. Object storage is a different way of thinking… Read More

  • iAdvize raises $37.6 million for its customer engagement platform

    iAdvize raises $37.6 million for its customer engagement platform

    French startup iAdvize raised another $37.6 million (€32 million) from Idinvest, Bpifrance and Quadrille Capital. The company wants to convert casual website visitors into clients. Thanks to iAdvize, companies can track what you’re doing and engage with you to convince you that you should open a bank account, buy a coat or upgrade your subscription. With today’s funding round… Read More

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