French fintech Virgil gets €2.1 million to help millennials purchase homes

Virgil, the French fintech supporting millennial home ownership, has raised €2.1 million from Alven Capital, LocalGlobe, Kima Ventures, and a group of angel investors. Owning a dream home is becoming more of a pipedream, especially for a generation that started careers in an economic downturn, working in cities where cost of living is on the […]

Belgian babysitting app Bsit raises €3 million to go international

Brussels-based startup Bsit raises €3 million in the financing round led by Connect Ventures. Other investors include Kima Ventures and the founders of AngelList, among others. The startup will use this capital to scale its subscription-based childcare and babysitting platform internationally, starting from France. Dimitri De Boose, CEO and co-founder of Bsit admits that for […]

French medical transportation startup Ambler lands €1.5 million

French-founded medical transportation startup Ambler has secured €1.5 million in funding from Partech, Idinvest Partners, Kima Ventures, and angel investors. Ambler is a medical transportation booking platform that connects suppliers — private ambulances, medical transportation operators, and approved taxis — to individuals, hospitals, and clinics that require their services. Ambler claims to improve the fleet utilisation […]

London-based Kukua raises €2.2 million for its pan-African edutainment franchise

British media and education tech company Kukua has raised €2.2 million in a round led by Africa-based EchoVC, with participation from firstminute capital, Burda Principal Investments, Kima Ventures, and strategic angel investors. The company is also part of the Founder’s Factory edtech accelerator programme. Founded in London, Kukua is building its edutainment franchise starting from […]

French DDoS protection startup Acorus secures €5 million in funding

Paris-based enterprise-focused cybersecurity startup Acorus Networks has landed a €5 million funding round from Elaia Partners, Partech and Kima Ventures. The startup, which specialises on protection against DDoS attacks, will use the money to grow its technical team and hire a head of sales. Founded in 2014 by Benjamin Schilz and Raphael Maunier, Acorus has […]

Belgium’s Cowboy raises $3 million in seed funding for its electric bikes

Belgian e-bike startup Cowboy has announced a $3 million seed round to coincide with the launch of its product. The round was led by Index Ventures with participation from Hardware Club, Kima Ventures, and a number of invidiual investors including BlaBlaCar cofounder Francis Nappez. Cowboy’s cofounders are Adrien Roose, Karim Slaoui, and Tanguy Goretti. Roose […]

French used car marketplace Kyump raises €2.4 million

Kyump, a marketplace for used cars, has raised €2.4 million in a round led by Breega Capital with participation from Kima Ventures, 123 Investment Managers, and angel investors, Yannis Yahiaoui, (founder of Adotmob) and Edouardo Ronzano (founder of KelDoc). The Kyump marketplace is for the sale of second-hand cars with sales guaranteed for six months. […]