Get on the road with French startups!

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Tech & Urban mobility has been growing and French startups are in the heat of the action! Present in France, Germany, Spain, Austria, and Belgium, Drivy announced its expansion in the UK. French startup Drivy is the largest car rental marketplace in Europe. [article in English]

And if you need a place to park your car, Onepark has your back! The French startup had a successful fundraising of €12 million last week and announced its plan to develop in Europe. Onepark is a car service that helps customers to find free parking spots in city areas. [article in French]

Drivy announced its expansion in the UK

In the meantime, check out the latest Friday Inspiration article, featuring the Pakistanis Tech hub, a French startup incubated in Brooklyn, a worldwide known French Chef coming back to NYC, and more.

French Ecosystem

The influencer marketing platform gathering 1 billion subscribers Octoly, raised a $10 million Series A round led by several groups including the giant communications agency Havas Group. [article in English]

The influencer marketing platform gathering 1 billion subscribers Octoly, raised a $10 million Series A round led by several groups including the giant communications agency Havas Group. [article in English]

French startup Allo-media raised €8 million led by the Pinault family, Red River West, and Serena Data Ventures. The developer of “vocal cookies” is planning to appear in the British and American markets in 2018. [article in French]

Beyond borders: EU ecosystems

The on-demand laundry and dry cleaning startup Zipjet acquired French competitor Cleanio. The British startup provides quality cleaning in a timely manner to customers in London, Berlin and now Paris. [article in English]

The on-demand laundry and dry cleaning startup Zipjet acquired French competitor Cleanio.

Across the oceans

The US media Cheddar closed a partnership with French startup Molotov TV to reach out French and European audiences. Launched 18 months ago, Cheddar is a business news network focusing on live video content. [article in English]

In the meantime, the French media Brut is opening an office in New York! Present only on social media platforms, Brut produces short news videos about politics, culture, and society. [article in French]

Culture & Tech

Created by German engineer Jan Schutte, Paris-based startup Le Chemiseur conducted a €400,000 fundraising to speed up its development. Through a digital platform, the startup designs tailored-made and customized shirts. [article in French]

Le Chemiseur conducted a €400,000 fundraising to speed up its development.

Loving is sharing: Business Tips

For the entrepreneurs doing business abroad, the language barrier should not slow down your ambitions. We came across this article which lists the best Translation Apps. [article in English]

A penny for your thoughts?

What’s it like to be a French entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley? Discover the challenges of French entrepreneur Quang Hoang, founder of Plato, which matches tech managers to engineering leaders to find management solutions.  [article available in French and English]

One last quote

“Paris has always been a city of new ideas where people come together to break new ground, to do news things”.
Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook, CB Insights La French Tech Report Q3.

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