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Jow raises $20 million for its meal and grocery planning service –

French startup Jow has raised a $20 million funding round led by Eurazeo. Jow wants to make it easier to cook at home by taking care of menu ideas and helping you manage your online orders of groceries. The company has partnered with national food retailers so that your oder is seamlessly processed by your […] → Read More

Doist redesigns Twist, the Slack alternative focused on async work –

Doist, the company behind Todoist and Twist, has revamped its internal communication product Twist. When I first covered Twist, I said it was like Slack without the annoying distractions. With today’s redesign, the company is doubling down on that idea. The result is an opinionated tool for internal conversations that should help you focus and […] → Read More

VanMoof teases new high-speed electric bike –

E-bike manufacturer VanMoof recently raised a $128 million funding round. And the company is already using some of that cash to develop a brand new product — the VanMoof V. This is a new product in the VanMoof lineup, a high-speed bike. The VanMoof V isn’t available just yet. Instead, the company teased the new […] → Read More

SheeldMarket raises $10 million for its institutional crypto investment platform –

Paris-based cryptocurrency broker SheeldMarket has raised a $10 million Series A funding round led by Atomico. As a EU-registered broker, the company wants to help institutional investors buy and sell crypto assets in a regulated way. Most cryptocurrency products designed for institutional investors focus on American or Asian investors. SheeldMarket thinks it can convince institutional […] → Read More

Dott launches bike-sharing service in Paris –

Nearly a year after Dott originally announced plans to launch a bike-sharing service, the new offering is going live in Paris. Dott is better known for its scooter-sharing service across dozens of European cities. It is adding electric bikes to complement its service. In addition to Dott, Lime and Tier also have scooters currently available […] → Read More

Swile raises $200 million for its employee benefits card and app –

French startup Swile has raised a $200 million Series D funding round led by SoftBank International Group. With this funding round, the startup has now reached unicorn status, meaning that Swile has a valuation of $1 billion or more. Swile provides a payment card for employee benefits, such as meal vouchers, gift cards and sustainable […] → Read More

Mobile gaming startup Homa Games raises $50 million –

Just days after Voodoo acquired Beach Bum, another French mobile gaming company has news to share. Homa Games is raising a $50 million Series A round led by Northzone. The company partners with indie game studios and acts as a publisher. Other investors in today’s funding round include Singular, King, the founders of FuboTV and […] → Read More

Graneet thinks construction companies should switch from Excel to its tool –

Meet Graneet, a French startup that just raised a $2.8 million seed round (€2.4 million) led by Point Nine and Fondamental. Graneet is a vertical software-as-a-service startup focused on the construction industry and the myriad of small and medium companies in this industry specifically. It wants to build the definitive financial management solution so that […] → Read More

German insurtech startup Getsafe adds $63 million to its Series B –

Getsafe has extended its Series B round that it previously announced in December 2020. In addition to its original Series B round of $30 million, the company is adding another $63 million in fresh capital. Overall, Getsafe has raised a $93 million Series B round. Investors in today’s funding round include unnamed family offices as […] → Read More

Mindee’s API automagically parses documents without manual data entry –

Mindee offers an API that lets you turn raw data in a paper document into structured data. The startup is coming out of stealth mode and has raised a $14 million Series A round led by GGV Capital. Other investors in today’s funding round include Alven, Serena Capital, Bpifrance’s Digital Venture fund as well as […] → Read More

Mobile gaming company Voodoo acquires Beach Bum –

French startup Voodoo has made a significant acquisition in the casual mobile gaming market. The company is acquiring Beach Bum, a game studio based in Israel and specialized in tabletop and card games. It’s hard to get a clear number for this acquisition as Voodoo is offering both cash and shares and there are some […] → Read More helps your team communicate better during outages – has raised a $4.7 million funding round led by Index Ventures and Point Nine. When your company is facing an outage or a data breach, provides the right framework to communicate about the issue — both internally and externally — and make sure it is resolved as quickly as possible. In addition to […] → Read More

Fairmat creates a new material based on recycled carbon fiber composite –

Meet Fairmat, a new French startup that wants to improve the recycling process for sophisticated composite materials. The company wants to produce new kinds of materials from material waste and sell them to industrial companies. Fairmat just raised a $10 million funding round (€8.6 million) led by Singular. Various business angels also participated in the […] → Read More

Angle Labs raises $5 million to build stablecoins based on derivatives –

Angle Labs, the company behind the Angle Protocol, has raised a $5 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. The small team has been working on a euro stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain. Other investors in the round include Fabric VC, Wintermute, Divergence Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Alven, Julien Bouteloup and Frédéric Montagnon. “I was […] → Read More

Qovery raises $4 million for its cloud deployment service –

French startup Qovery has raised a $4 million seed funding round. The company integrates directly with your git repository and lets you deploy your code to a public cloud without having to manage the infrastructure yourself. Qovery isn’t a hosting platform. It’s a service that deploys your application to Amazon Web Services, DigitalOcean or Scaleway. […] → Read More

Swan raises $18.7 million to provide embedded banking services –

French startup Swan has raised an $18.7 million Series A funding round (€16 million) led by Accel. The company provides a banking-as-a-service platform for other products and services. Embedded finance has been an important trend for the past few years in fintech. Companies that operate in this space provide financial services to other companies. Those […] → Read More

Dance raises another $19.4 million for its e-bike subscription service –

German startup Dance has raised $19.4 million in new funding (€16.5 million). The news comes just weeks after the company started rolling out its e-bike subscription service in Berlin. Eurazeo is leading today’s funding round. HV Capital and BlueYard are also investing, as well as Dave Morin and James Higa from Offline Ventures, Nicolas Berggruen, […] → Read More

Coinbase to let you deposit part of your paycheck into your Coinbase account –

Cryptocurrency company Coinbase is announcing a handful of new features. While the company is better known for its exchange that lets you convert USD into various cryptocurrencies, Coinbase wants to expand its consumer services so that you use the platform for different use cases with more financial services. First, the company will soon launch direct […] → Read More

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2021 is… Cellino –

We started this competition with 20 impressive startups. After three days of fierce pitching in the virtual yet incredibly competitive Startup Battlefield arena, we have a winner. The startups taking part in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. Like last year, we reproduced the nail-biting excitement […] → Read More

Sunday raises $100 million for its fast restaurant checkout flow –

Sunday, a startup that didn’t exist just a few months ago, has raised a $100 million Series A funding round. Today’s funding round is led by Coatue with participation from partners of DST Global. Investors in the restaurant, hospitality and tech industries are also participating. I already wrote a lengthy profile of Sunday when it […] → Read More