French IoT statup Sigfox announced it has closed a Series E funding round of €150 million to accelerate the expansion of its global network to 60 countries.
Fidzup, a French startup specialized in mobile performance marketing for physical shops, raised €3 million from CapHorn Invest, Turenne Capital, and its existing investors.
Saagie, a big data platform for businesses, has raised €4.2 million from CapeHorn Invest, BNP Paribas Développement, Bouygues Development, Matmut group and NFactory. The funding will allow it to accelerate international growth and improve its product, namely through the further development of artificial intelligence technology.
France’s national railway network, SNCF, has opened up its API, offering developers real-time data on rail lines, stops, delays, emergency maintenance and more.
Paris-based startup accelerator and innovator community NUMA has raised €3 million from MAIF Avenir, a brand new investment vehicle from the MAIF Group (a massive French insurance company). Formerly known as Silicon Sentier, NUMA recently also raised €1 million in crowdfunding from over 300 investors. Its employees are also shareholders, and also joining the cap […]
Online accommodation booking service provider Airbnb today announced on its blog that it will start collecting and remitting tourist taxes (€0.83 per person per night) from guests on behalf of hosts in Paris (PDF) from the 1st of October onwards. Deeming the French capital “the number one city in the world for home sharing” (there […]
Despite being available in France since last year, QuizUp suddenly shot up to #1 in the French App Store in the last couple of days. When the company behind the app looked at why, they discovered they might have a ready-made competitor to Tinder on their hands.