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. […]

Inato raises €1.3 million to make clinical trials more efficient

Inato has raised €1.3 million for its AI-based data collection tool for the pharmaceutical sector from Serena Capital, Fly Ventures, Kima Ventures, Talend cofounder Bertrand Diard, and Criteo cofounder Franck le Ouay. According to the Paris-based company, the tool collects and analyses data for site selection and patient recruitment in clinical trials, helping to accelerate […]

Freelancer platform Comet raises €2 million in new funding

Comet, a marketplace for freelancers, has raised €2 million from Otium Capital and Kima Ventures to expand in France and Europe. Founded in 2016, the French marketplace connects freelancers in fields like app development or big data with companies and organisations that need them. Freelancers are evaluated and connected with clients by algorithms; there are […]