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French medical care scheduling startup Doctolib announced last week it acquired its main competitor MonDocteur. After launching in Germany last year, it now aims to reinforce its position as a European leader. [articles in English and in French]
AI-driven photography platform Meero raised €38.5M / $45M in venture capital. The Paris-based startup will use fresh funds to fuel its international expansion, including opening a computer vision research center in France and new offices in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific regions. [article in English and in French]
French autonomous vehicle company NAVYA is about to go public on Euronext Paris with an aim to raise more than €50M / $58M. [article in French]
Bordeaux-based Geev raised €3M / $3.5M to accelerate its international expansion. Already present in Toronto & Montreal, Canada, the startup provides an app allowing users to donate and pick up unwanted items for free. [article in French]
French payment platform Lemon Way raised €10M / $17M to accelerate its European expansion. [article in French]
Nigeria-based online retailer MallforAfrica partnered up with German delivery giant DHL to launch MarketPlaceAfrica.com: an e-commerce site for select African artisans to sell wares to buyers in any of DHL’s 220 delivery countries. [article in English]
France’s Orange Group, through its enterprise subsidiary Orange Business Services, has announced yesterday the acquisition of British Basefarm, a leading European player in cloud-based infrastructure and services. [article in French]
Emma, a British money management app, raised €513K / $600K in a funding round led by French Kima Ventures. [article in English]
Israeli MedTech EarlySense aims to reach French markets. Already present in the United States and Asia, the company develops contact-free continuous monitoring solutions designed for patients on general care floors. [article in French]
French startup Qucit which uses AI and big data to make cities smarter, raised €1.7M / $2M. Based in Bordeaux, France, the company took part in Urban-X startup accelerator program in New York earlier this year. [article in French]
Last week we released an interview of Angela Natividad, co-founder, and COO of the Esport ad agency Hurrah and former speaker at La French Touch Conference Paris. [Read the interview – in English] [Watch her on stage – in French]
According to TechCrunch‘s Jon Evans, “France has now graduated from “asteroid” to “planet,” and is well on its way to “gas giant.” Read more in this article: “Liberty, equality, technology: France is finally poised to become a tech power”.
You want your company to be as successful as the French football team? Here is what you can learn from Didier Deschamps’s management. [article in French]
“[A] coach’s job is management psychology, making sure I can guide players towards the collective spirit ” – Didier Deschamps [article in English]