BASF acquires French 3D printing service provider Sculpteo

BASF has acquired Sculpteo, a France-based online 3D printing service provider, for an undisclosed sum (via Le Figaro). BASF New Business, the chemical giant’s innovation-focused group, is said to have purchased the company to market and establish new industrial 3D printing materials more quickly for its dedicated 3D printing subsidiary, which it recently announced would […]

France’s AnotherBrain raises €19 million Series A for their “OrganicAI”.

Deep learning company AnotherBrain has announced the first closing of their Series A, to the tune of €19 million. The company announced this investment round was led by a consortium of public and private investors, including SEB Alliance, Robinson Technologies, and existing shareholders Alpha Intelligence Capital, Daphni and Cathay Capital. The firm expects the extension […] Interview: Thomas Serval, CareOS

Thomas Serval is a serial entrepreneur, inventor and founder of CareOS, a company founded in 2018 to develop the first “privacy by design” smart hub for the bathroom. The result, the Artemis Smart Mirror responds to your image and voice commands to offer personalized health, beauty and hygiene suggestions. Since it’s debut, the Artemis mirror […]

Bootstrapped no more: Agorapulse announces £14.7 million in funding

After eight years of bootstrapped and global growth, Paris-based Agorapulse has raised £14.7 million in funding to strengthen its market leadership in social media management for small and medium businesses. The round was led by Hi Inov Dentressangle, with support from Cipio Partners and Entrepreneur Venture; all three investors specialize in growth-stage SaaS investments. Agorapulse […] Podcast #109: SurveyMonkey buys Usabilla; new French Tech Visa; StartHer report; interviews with TNW’s Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Talent Garden’s Davide Dattoli

This week, Roxanne Varza, Natalie Novick, and Andrii Degeler discuss the acquisition of Usabilla by SurveyMonkey, the new French Tech Visas that make hiring for startups easier, a report by StartHer on how women-founded startups attract funding, and much more. Also, listen to two timely interviews with TNW’s Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Talent Garden’s Davide Dattoli.