French healthtech startup Sim&Cure raises €3 million

Paris-based digital health startup Sim&Cure has landed €3 million in funding from Elaia and IT Translation. The company says that its product has already been used to treat more than 1,500 patients in 250 hospitals. Founded in 2014, Sim&Cure is currently working on Sim&Size, a software suite that helps to treat brain aneurysm, which is […]

HelloWork buys French career guidance startup Diplomeo

Over in France, HelloWork (formerly the RegionsJob group), has acquired Diplomeo for a undisclosed sum. Founded back in 2012, Diplomeo offers a platform dedicated to guidance in the field of higher education, and the company claims it’s already supported 2.5 million students in France. Hence, the acquisition will enable HelloWork to strengthen its operations 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 […]

France’s Drivy gets acquired by Getaround for $300 million

The US-based car-sharing company Getaround has acquired Drivy, one of Europe’s largest car-sharing platforms for $300 million. Getaround claims that the acquisition makes it “the world’s leading car-sharing marketplace” with a total of 5 million users and a presence in 300 cities in Europe and the US. Founded in 2010 in Paris, Drivy is currently […]

UK-based GuestReady acquires French Airbnb management company BnbLord

London-headquartered GuestReady has acquired France’s BnbLord and claims to be the largest Airbnb management company in Europe with more than 2,000 properties. It has also announced the creation of a holding company, GuestReady Group based in Switzerland. Since its launch in 2016, GuestReady has acquired three Airbnb management companies. The other two were Oporto City […]

French DIY e-commerce platform ManoMano raises €110 million

French online DIY marketplace ManoMano has raised a €110 million funding round from Eurazeo, Aglaé Venture, and Bpifrance, as well as existing investors CM-CIC, Partech, Piton, and General Atlantic. Founded in 2013, ManoMano has raised a total of €186 million, including the current round. The startup claims to have 2.5 million customers and attract 20 […]