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UK startup Jolt raises another €12.7m for its streamlined alternative to business school

The UK education startup Jolt has raised an additional €12.7 million for its accessible, flexible approach to business classes, according to EU-startups.com. The new funding round, led by Balderton Capital, brings Jolt’s total funding raised to €20.9 million. The company was founded in 2015, launched a marketplace for live business class videos in 2016, and opened […]

Antler raises another $50m to help launch startups, with backing from Facebook co-founder

Antler raises another $50m to help launch startups, with backing from Facebook co-founder

The ‘startup generator’ Antler has raised another $50 million to support fledgling startups, with investment from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, according to TechCrunch.  With locations in London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, New York, Sydney, Nairobi, and Singapore, Antler offers a company building program for selected applicants, focused on early-stage funding. They assist entrepreneurs in the first steps of establishing their […]

French startup Majelan raises another €6m for its personalized podcast platform

French startup Majelan raises another €6m for its personalized podcast platform

The French podcast platform Majelan has raised an additional €6 million in funding, according to EU-startups.com, to develop its app offering thousands of podcasts in one place. The startup is also publishing original audio content to compete with established companies like Apple, Spotify, Audible, and Luminary.  “Podcasts are growing in popularity in France, with more than […]

Offering a digital platform to manage rentals, UK startup Residently draws £7m in seed funding

The UK-based startup Residently has raised £7 million in seed funding, with a tech platform to simplify and modernize the rental process for tenants in London and New York, according to Tech Crunch. A press release from the company said they’ve earned backing from European venture capital firms including Felix Capital, LocalGlobe, and A/0 PropTech, as well […]

Privacy startup OneTrust reaches $1.3 billion valuation, offering tools for GDPR compliance

A privacy startup that helps companies navigate the complexities of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) reached a $1.3 billion (€1.16 billion) valuation in its first round of funding, an achievement rivaled by few other tech startups, according to Forbes.  It’s rare to reach $1 billion in a first round of funding, but after raising $200 […]

From farming to phones: five French startups making a difference

Many startups claim that they’re trying to make the world a better place—though there’s often confusion between startups which make our individual lives better and startups which genuinely give back as part of their business model. As an example, Deliveroo may make your life better by allowing you to satisfy that sushi craving at any […]

10 Misconceptions about French support for startups

There are several schemes to help startups in the complicated launching phase. The Research tax credits (CIR) scheme celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and has proved to be one of the main drivers for innovation in France: over 20,000 companies presently benefit from it. However, many misconceptions still persist about this support facility, as […]

#FrenchTechFriday: don’t travel alone with Onsenvol

This is not a meeting app, yet you meet people. This is not a travel app, yet you travel. It’s a matching app but not for romantic purposes. Meet Onsenvol (“we’re flying off”), a French startup to end lonely travel.   The need for a travel buddy Many don’t want to travel alone. There are […]

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY : Get together with Linkjuice.io

[UPDATE 25/09/18: Linkjuice.io become Getfluence.com] “Lean” is the way for many startups nowadays. “Build it and they’ll come” and update it along the way. For Marc de Zordo, CEO of Linkjuice.io, it’s quite the opposite: make sure the concept is sound before releasing it. Then it’s no surprise that it has rocketed since its launch […]

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY: Lunchtime gets revamped with CoLunching

Lunchtime in France is a landmark. Forget the quick sandwich, the half-filled Bento, in France you sit down and enjoy a good meal. And you meet people! Even more now that you have CoLunching.   Social network for friendly lunches   It all started as a simple Facebook page, back in 2012. Sonia, a freelancer, […]