Victor Rodrigues

Drivy raises €31M and confirms its position as European leader of peer-to-peer car rental

5 years ago, Paris-based Drivy decided to tackle the rental car industry with its peer-to-peer model, providing a lower-priced, consumer-oriented service, and changing the way we think about renting cars. Since the platform was created in 2010, Drivy became Europe’s largest car rental marketplace, with 850,000 users across France, Germany and Spain. Today, Drivy has […]

Hivy launches the solution every office manager needed

Hivy launches the solution every office manager needed

Hivy is a tool making the life of office managers easier and assisting them in their everyday tasks to build a better work experience. Co-founded by Pascaline Bertaux along with startup studio eFounders, Hivy has opened its service publicly today, after months of beta, during which French (DoctoLib, BlaBlaCar or Numa) and US (CareMessage or AdoreMe) […]

Lendix continues its expansion after €12M round led by CNP Assurances

Lendix continues its expansion after €12M round led by CNP Assurances

Barely one week after acquiring its competitor Finsquare, Paris-based Lendix announced a €12 million fundraising led by CNP Assurances, bringing other investors such as Matmut, ZenCap AM, and its existing investor Decaux Frères or Partech Ventures. “The faithful and active support of Partech Ventures has been a key asset for our fast development. Their trust and […]

The Digital French Council is worried about French government position on Open Data

Just a couple weeks after a loud argument between RATP -a state-owned public transport operator, and CityMapper -a public transit navigation app, the CNNum calls out French parliamentarians in a press release, encouraging them to support open data on the occasion of the digital Republic draft bill led by Axelle Lemaire -Deputy Minister for Digital Affairs, […]

This week in French Tech venture capital: Yestudent, Pixmap, YouTransactor

The French Tech ecosystem this week continued to see a steady trickle of the kind of deals that increasingly seem to define it: small and early stage. The deals also were spread across the country. Here are some of the most notable: Yestudent: Based in Toulouse and born of a student project at a business […]

Meet the 5 startups selected to pitch tonight at #PARISFOUNDERS

Tonight, our 10th and last edition of #ParisFounders is taking place at Palais Brongniart. During the past editions, we brought together nearly 5,000 attendees and received more than a thousand applications for startups who wanted to present their product on stage. After this 10th edition, we will have seen 50 startups demo their on stage. Our alumni include including […]

British technology investment bank GP Bullhound opens Paris office

GP Bullhound, the London-based technology investment bank, has announced the opening of a new office in Paris, attracted by the rising tide of French Tech fundraising and mergers. The new office will be led by Guillaume Bonneton, a partner since 2010. The Paris location will expand GP Bullhound’s global reach, in addition to its existing offices in […]

Fnac counters Conforama bid for Darty as French heavyweights battle over retailing prize

Just a day after French furniture retailer Conforama (Steinhoff Group) increased its offer to acquire London-based retail giant Darty, Fnac has launched an unexpected €989M counterbid. France’s Fnac raised the initial €558M offer it made in November 2015. The 60-year-old French company that sells cultural, and electronic products, announced that it was prepared to offer €1.84 per Darty share in a deal that values Darty at €989M. […]

Backed by La Poste, Stuart launches same-hour delivery in Paris

After a 6 months trial in Paris, last-mile logistics startup Stuart has officially launched in the French capital. Stuart connects a fleet of independent couriers with local merchants and e-commerce businesses. The service allows same-hour delivery within the city for companies of all sizes. They also announced the launch of their operations in Barcelona and London, where they […]

BNP Paribas International Hackathon 2016 will take place in 8 cities

For its second edition, BNP Paribas International Hackathon will be present in 8 cities : San Francisco, London, Paris, Brussels, Rome, Berlin, Warsaw, and Istanbul. Through this unique international program, 4 business lines and 10 entities will be engaged with startups teams to work on unique theme: “Making customer journeys effortless for our customers”. The Hackathon […]