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 […]

Bigger, stronger, and laser-focused: VivaTech returns on May 16­–18 in Paris

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French-founded digital health startup Doctolib raises €150 million at a €1 billion valuation

Let’s all welcome a freshly-minted European unicorn: Paris-based booking and scheduling platform for the healthcare industry Doctolib has just raised €150 at a valuation of €1 billion. The funding round was led by General Atlantic, with participation from Eurazeo, Bpifrance, Kernel, and Accel, as well as several German healthcare entrepreneurs. The company has been expanding […]