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Oberthur Technologies developing next gen, fraud-free credit card

With EMV, the global standard for the inter-operation of credit card chips, finally making its way around the world to the US, many believe that we may finally be moving into a world of true credit card security.  However, adding this technology won’t necessarily entirely solve the problem. Although requiring a pin when the card is used does require […]

Groupe Cerise draws 36 million visits to their sites in March

Groupe Cerise draws 36 million visits to their sites in March

Groupe Cerise is a rising leader in digital media in France. Their top online properties, including GENTSIDE top site focusing on men and OHMYMAG targeting women, draw millions of visitors and stream 50 million videos each month.  They strive to deliver highly relevant and visual curated content, giving readers a more distinctive media experience. Rounding out the group, […]

Evercontact raises $1 million from AXA to boost its international presence

Evercontact raises $1 million from AXA to boost its international presence

AXA Strategic Ventures which launched earlier this year has opted to make one of its first investments in Evercontact, a cloud-based service which extracts contact information in emails and shares and updates them automatically. Evercontact’s fully automated service resolves the challenge of keeping a comprehensive and update to date contact list. To do this, Evercontact scans […] bets big on mobile and sees growth soar

  Next year, will celebrate its 10 year anniversary. Since their founding and under cofounder Thierry Petit’s leadership, they’ve grown substantially to establish themselves as the #2 European player in the online exclusive sales market, posting 480 million euros in revenues last year. A success? Undoubtedly, but Petit, a serial entrepreneur and seasoned angel investor, […]

Drivy raises €8 million and acquires competitor Buzzcar

A little under a year after having closed a €6 million round, car sharing startup Drivy has raised a second round, this time at €8 million.  For their latest round Via-ID (investment fund of Mobivia Group) and BPIfrance joined the round, with previous investors Alven Capital and Index Ventures reinvesting.  Via-ID’s coming board as investor was precipitated […]

Sculpteo raises € 5 million to expand its industrial and global footprint

Sculpteo have quickly become the international reference in online 3D printing with a range of software tools that have made 3D printing easy and accessible to both professionals and individuals. They continue to build on this success, having just announced the closing of a € 5 million round with XAnge and Creadev, a Mulliez family holding company.  As underscored by Sculpteo Chairman Eric […]

Connected objects startup Sevenhugs raises €1.5 million seed round

Just a year after their launch, Sevenhugs have just announced closing a €1.5 million seed round with several investors, including CapDecisif Management with the FRCI, NovX Capital (investment arm of the Noveo group), Kima Ventures, and business angels networks BADGE (Business Angels des Grandes Ecoles), Femmes Business Angels (FBA), and Investessor. Sevenhugs is yet another example of […]

Connected car content specialist NAVX acquired by US-based OPIS

French startup NAVX, who provide real-time retail fuel pricing and parking data to auto manufacturers, PND manufacturers and mobile operators, have just been acquired by Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), a global provider of oil industry pricing.  The value of the deal was not made public. Founded in 2006 by Florent Boutellier and Jean Cherbonnier, NAVX […]

Augure raises €15 million to launch in NYC, further expand in Europe

Marketing software startup Augure has announced that they’ve just closed a 15 million euros round with their previous investors, Serena Capital, Aumndi Private Equity Funds, Ventech, and OTC Agregator, with two new investors, Seventure and Bpifrance, joining the round.  This brings the total amount of funds they’ve raised to €23 million, having closed an €8 million round in 2008. […]

Happn launches in the Silicon Valley, announces 2.5 Million downloads

Facebook made a lot of news yesterday at their annual developer conference F8, but other startups present at the conference are making big news as well. Happn, an increasingly popular new dating app launched by former Daily Motion COO Didier Rappaport, have decided to announce their San Francisco launch at F8.  San Francisco would be the 6th major […]