Victor Rodrigues

Safran & Visa team up to upgrade biometry in the payments space

Morpho (Safran Group), a leader in the development of security solution and identity verification technologies, teams up with Visa Europe to present two innovative technologies in the context an exhibition “Visa Explore Le Monde” currently taking place in Paris until April 23rd. ‘MorphoWave’, the first contactless technology in the world able to capture and identify up to […]

How France’s Linkurious helped reporters use data visualization to make sense of the Panama Papers

How France’s Linkurious helped reporters use data visualization to make sense of the Panama Papers

The release of the Panama Papers this week marks one of the largest data leaks journalists have ever received. It turns out a small French company played a crucial role in helping a massive consortium of journalists conduct their investigation.  Linkurious, based in Paris, is a startup developing a solution that helps organizations visualize and […]

Accor acquires Onefinestay, the luxury Airbnb

Accor acquires Onefinestay, the luxury Airbnb

Paris-based and Europe’s leading hotel operator AccorHotels Group, announced today the €148M acquisition of Onefinestay, a London-based company specializing in luxury serviced home rental. The company operates a portfolio of 2,600 properties under exclusive management, with locations in London, New York, Paris, Los Angeles and also Rome starting June. Accor also plans to invest a […]

Tiller Systems closes a €4M round led by 360 Capital Partners to expand in Europe

Tiller Systems, a cash-register management solution company created in 2014, just raised €4M in its second round of funding led by 360 Capital Partners, along with various business angels such as Nicolas Sireyjol (former American Express France CEO), Damien Guermonprez (Lemonway) or Thierry Petit (Showroomprive). This new round of funding will allow the young startup to support […]

P2P Car Rental Service Koolicar raises €18M from French auto giant PSA Peugeot Citroën

PSA Peugeot Citroën joins Koolicar‘s capital for €18M, along with MAIF, historical partner of the car-sharing startup since 2010. Koolicar launched its service in 2012, present in 40 French agglomerations with already more than 60,000 registered users. The most valuable asset of the startup is undoubtedly the connected device they use in every car, which […]

On the back of LaFourchette exit, Otium Capital ramps up seed investments in France

Otium Venture, an early stage VC fund focused on marketplaces, SaaS and innovation media models, announced two seed round investments this week: Stratumn(€0.6M), a Blockchain development product; and Shippeo (€2.0M), a haulage management platform. Otium Venture has €50m to deploy and was created by Pierre­ Edouard Stérin following the sale of LaFourchette to Tripadvisor. Their […]