Paris-based recruitment solutions company Jobijoba has acquired JAI (The Jobs Artificial Intelligence), a startup that develops chatbot technologies for recruiters. Jobijoba plans to integrate JAI’s product into its offering. JAI’s pre-trained chatbot is there to talk to handle the first contact with an applicant, asking the usual questions and replying to whatever the candidate has […]
MyDataModels, a startup based in Sophia Antipolis that provides an automated machine learning platform for small datasets, has landed €1 million from Earlybird Venture Capital. The startup’s main target audience is domain experts with little to no coding skills. With MyDataModels, they can create and run their own predictive models on small datasets in the […]
French-founded HR tech company Talentsoft has raised $50 million in a funding round led by Francisco Partners, with participation from Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs. The company plans to use the funding to accelerate its international expansion. Founded in 2007, Talentsoft currently employs 600 employees and expects its revenues to reach $100 million “in a near […]
Amsterdam-founded e-scooter startup dott has landed €20 million in a funding round co-led by EQT Ventures and Naspers, with participation from Axel Springer Digital Ventures, DN Capital, Felix Capital, FJ Labs, U-Start Club, and angel investors. The company will use the cash injection to launch a pilot version of its shared e-scooters and e-bikes at […]
French SaaS startup Fred de la compta that connects entrepreneurs with accounting firms has raised €4 million from New Alpha, Go Capital, and existing shareholders. The marketplace platform of Fred de la compta, which started as a service that helped entrepreneurs to send documents to their accountants, employs AI to match small businesses with accounting […]
This week we’re discussing the recent insolvency filings from two European startups, France’s plans to “embed” researchers into Facebook, Kenyan workers who make the AI magic, and more.
BlaBlaCar, a French-founded carpooling platform, has announced its plans to move beyond ridesharing towards becoming a road travel platform. The company has offered to acquire the bus operator Ouibus from SNCF, the French national railway company. At the same time, BlaBlaCar announced a €101 million funding round from SNCF itself with participation from existing investors. […]