All posts in Elaia Partners

Here we go: Criteo files its IPO, could be trading as early as October

Criteo has filed its public IPO documents with the SEC, meaning the IPO could be no more than a month away. The announcement, first picked up by AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka, comes as no surprise – the IPO has been long awaited, and with the company’s acquisition of mobile adTech company AD-X in July, it was […]

ePawn raises €1M from Elaia to bridge the real & virtual world

ePawn raises €1M from Elaia to bridge the real & virtual world

ePawn has announced a round of funding of €1M from Elaia Partners in order to bridge the connection between machines & real-world objects by using its patented technology to allow machines to detect the position of objects & interact with them. It is currently licensing this technology to major players in the video game & […]

Here are 5 French VCs you must follow on Twitter

Here are 5 French VCs you must follow on Twitter

Twitter for me has always been a great way to keep tabs on what’s going on in the startup community. Some of the accounts I follow are blogs, like This French Life or WhiteboardMag, some are companies & startups, and some are people – each is chosen not based on my support or friendship for […]

Elaia Partners closes 45M€ fund for seed stage

Elaia Partners announced this morning a closing of a new 45M€ fund, Elaia Alpha. The fund is dedicated to seed stage startups, and while a part of it will be dedicated to investing 500K€-1M€ tickets to startups raising a seed stage around, there will also be a portion of the fund dedicated to investing smaller tickets […]

Gilles Babinet says 4 French Investment funds are leaving France

Earlier this week, a tweet from Captain Dash founder and France’s “Digital Champion” for the EU, Gilles Babinet, got a fair amount of attention. This may be perhaps because Babinet’s tweet claimed that he knew of four different French investment funds who will be leaving France directly because of the tax changes. Just days later, […]

Allmyapps announces 400K+ active users & 10K new users/day

At the Dublin Web Summit, allmyapps pitched yesterday with exciting news during the Spark of Genius startup competition. In addition to announcing the release of their V2, available for download here, the Elaia-backed startup announced 400,000 monthly active users & a new user registration rate of 10,000 users per day. The startup, which already boasts […]

CEO JB Rudelle calls Criteo a Ninja Turtle on the eve of Series D fundraising

This morning, headlines are buzzing with the announcement of Criteo’s series D fundraising of 30 million euros, led by Softbank Capital, Yahoo! Japan, SAP Ventures, Adams Street, and Bessemer. Previous investors in the French startup include Elaia Ventures, IDInvest Partners, and Index Ventures. This fundraising will put the company ever-closer to the arbitrary burden that […]