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Paris-based Ankorstore gets €25 million for platform that connects independent brands and shops

French startup Ankorstore, a curated marketplace connecting up-and-coming brands with neighbourhood retailers, has raised €25 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures. GFC, Alven and Aglaé participated as well.  Founded last year by former Etsy executives and serial entrepreneurs, Ankorstore is shortening the distance between independent brands and local shops, cutting out the […]

Belgian insurtech startup Qover lands €8 million to expand across Europe

Brussels-based insurtech startup Qover has raised €8 million in a funding round led by Alven and Portag3 Ventures, with participation from the existing investor Anthemis. The idea of Qover is to offer insurance products via “open APIs and white-label front-ends,” the company said in a statement. It claims that its non-life insurance products can be […]

Paris-based AI-powered photography platform Meero raises $230 million

French professional photography platform Meero has landed $230 million in a funding round from Eurazeo, Prime Ventures, Avenir Growth, Global Founders Capital, Aglaé Ventures, Alven, White Star Capital, and Idinvest. This round comes less than a year after the startup’s previous $45 million capital injection and brings the total amount raised by the company to […]

Paris-based ride-sharing startup Heetch raises $38 million

French ride-sharing platform Heetch has landed $38 million in a funding round led by Cathay Innovation and Total Ventures, with participation from existing shareholders Idinvest Partners, Innov’Allianz, Alven, Felix Capital, and Via-ID. Heetch, which targets primarily the French-speaking markets, is currently present in France, Belgium, Morocco, and Ivory Coast. In 2019, the company plans to […]

French algorithmic image editing startup Meero raises $45 million

Paris-based AI-powered image and video production startup Meero has landed a $45 million Series B funding round led by Alven and Idinvest. The fresh capital injection brings the total amount raised by the company to over $60 million. Meero employs artificial intelligence algorithms to solve one of the problems of the imaging industry: the long […]

Ridesharing app Heetch raises $20 million to continue its relaunch

French ridesharing app Heetch, which relaunched late last year, has announced a new funding round of $20 million from Felix Capital, Via ID, Alven, ID-Invest, and InnovAllianz. Heetch was originally founded in 2013 as a night-time only P2P transport app but was shut down in March of last year owing to a court ruling over […]