partech ventures

  • Streamroot raises $3.2 million for its peer-to-peer video delivery technology

    Streamroot raises $3.2 million for its peer-to-peer video delivery technology

    French startup Streamroot just raised $3.2 million from Partech Ventures, Techstars Venture Capital Fund, Verizon Ventures* and R/GA. The company is taking advantage of WebRTC to make video streaming much cheaper. When you’re watching a video on YouTube or Netflix, those companies send a video file to your device from their servers. It’s a straightforward, one-way transaction between… Read More

  • Privitar raises $16M to help ensure privacy in big data analytics

    Privitar raises $16M to help ensure privacy in big data analytics

    As data protection — a set of laws and practices created across different markets to ensure that our sensitive information does not get leaked or shared without our permission — continues to gain priority in our rapidly expanding digital world, a UK startup called Privitar that is building tools to help organizations keep that data private has picked up $16 million in funding… Read More

  • Partech Ventures raises $450 million fund

    Partech Ventures raises $450 million fund

    Partech Ventures has raised so many funds over the past couple of years that it’s hard to keep track of all of them. This time, the VC firm is closing the fundraising of Partech International Ventures VII. With $450 million under management (€400 million), the team plans to use this money for Series A and B investments. This was the upper limit of this fund, so Partech ended up raising… Read More

  • Rinse raises $14M in Series B funding to bring its laundry pick-up nationwide

    Rinse raises $14M in Series B funding to bring its laundry pick-up nationwide

    Rinse, the San Francisco-based dry cleaning and laundry delivery service, has closed a $14M Series B round of funding. This comes after a $6M Series A last year, meaning the startup has now raised about $23.5M in three rounds. The round is being led by Partech Ventures, with participation from existing investors including Javelin Ventures, Arena Ventures, Accelerator Ventures, and… Read More

  • Korea’s top financial services startup lands $48M from PayPal and others

    Korea’s top financial services startup lands $48M from PayPal and others

    Viva Republica, the company behind Korean financial services app Toss, has closed a $48 million Series C funding round that includes a strategic investment from payment giant PayPal. The deal is PayPal’s second investment this year — coming just days after it backed health startup Virta — but the round was led by San Mateo-based VC firm Goodwater Capital, which led Viva… Read More

  • Partech Ventures closes its $107 million seed fund

    Partech Ventures closes its $107 million seed fund

    French VC firm Partech Ventures announced that they closed their seed fund of $107 million (€100 million) for early stage startups. Partech Entrepreneur II is focusing on seed rounds, and the firm plans to invest in 80 different startups. The firm already announced the creation of the seed fund 18 months ago. At the time, Partech had $65 million (€60 million) under management. So it looks… Read More

  • Alan wants to turn health insurance into software-as-a-service

    Alan wants to turn health insurance into software-as-a-service

    Ok, my headline is a bit provocative, but it’s kind of true. French startup Alan is launching today a brand new full-stack health insurance company in France. Compared to existing products, Alan wants to make the experience much sleeker. Here’s how it works. The company just raised $13 million (€12 million) from CNP Assurances, Power Financial, Partech Ventures and business angels. Read More

  • Partech ends up raising $440 million for its growth fund

    Partech ends up raising $440 million for its growth fund

    You might remember that I covered a $240 million growth fund from Paris-based VC firm Partech Ventures back in January 2015. As I noted at the time, it was just the first closing and other limited partners kept investing in this fund. The very same growth fund is now bigger at $440 million (€400 million). Read More

  • PushDoctor, The U.K. Video-Based Doctor Service, Scores $8.2M Series A

    PushDoctor, The U.K. Video-Based Doctor Service, Scores $8.2M Series A

    PushDoctor, the U.K. ‘on-demand’ service that enables you to have a video consultation with a doctor, has raised $8.2 million in funding — money it plans to use to develop the data side of its offering to improve the way it integrates with other healthcare providers and to significantly bolster marketing. Read More