Scaling up internationally from France: le good, la bad and l’ugly

France’s tech sector has been on a tear for years now, even before French president Emmanuel Macron announced his ambition to transform the country into a “unicorn nation,” launching a bunch of tech business initiatives to foster home-grown startups and attract foreign ones.  In its 2020 French Venture Capital Barometer, consultancy EY said that during […]

Dott escooters on streets of Brussels

Dott co-founder talks tenders, expansion, and hardware hiccups

The Dutch-French e-scooter company Dott may not be as ubiquitous as the likes of Bolt and TIER, both of whom have hit the 100-city mark, however it is expanding with deliberate care, with an eye on long-term investments in cities.  The three-year old company bagged €70 million in Series B funding in April to expand […]

Danish HR tech firm Eloomi secures $55 million to bolster its ‘people development’ software

Copenhagen-based HR/edtech software company Eloomi has scored $55 million in funding from Boston-based private equity firm Great Hill Partners to push for further growth in the US market. Founded in 2015, Eloomi offers a cloud-based corporate learning and performance management platform that enables HR directors to onboard new staff, and distribute training content to internal […]