The French venture capital industry maintained its cruising speed in November. The average investment ticket is 1.6 million euros.
French web entrepreneurs will have managed to raise nearly €32 million in November 2012, €9 million less than the previous month if we exclude Deezer’s €100 million fundraising in October. The investments recorded in November were almost all made by French funds and business angels. The average ticket does not exceed €1.6 million, confirming the interest of venture capitalists in early stage and highlighting the lack of financing for subsequent rounds.
The online magazine platform Lekiosk.fr tops the list with €5.6 million raised from CMC-CIC Capital Privé and CDC Entreprises for its international development. In second place comes e-CRM specialist Follow The Sun, which raised €3.8 million to launch its new CRM360° offering. Marketplaces specialist Mirakl and cloud emailing platform Mailjet are tied for third place with €2.5 million each raised.
Sector by sector, mobile services came out on top with nearly €14.7 million raised this month, more than in the entire third quarter. In second place, e-commerce raised nearly €7.9 million, just slightly more than the €7.8 million raised in e-marketing. The online services sector is falling behind. Only TxtMaster managed to raise €1.6 million, notably from Alven Capital.
|Company||Amounts raised (millions of euros)||Investors||Sector|
|LeKiosk||5,6||CM-CIC Capital Finance, CDC||Mobile service|
|Follow The Sun||3,8||Founders, Stratefib, Martin Toulemonde, CDC||Mobile service|
|Mirakl||2,5||Elaia Partners, Xavier Niel, Laurent Dassault||e-commerce|
|Mailjet||2,5||Alven Capital, Laurent Asscher, eFounders||e-marketing|
|Digiteka||2||A Plus Finance, Calao Finance, Siparex||e-marketing|
|Adictiz||2||Omnes Capital||Mobile service|
|Youscribe.com||2||Iris Capital||Mobile service|
|BuzzParadise||Several millions||Quilvest PE||e-marketing|
|TextMaster||1,6||Alven Capital, private investors||Online service|
|Trekea (Live Trekker)||1,3||Geofinance||Mobile service|
|Teleportd (Nitrogram)||1||Connect Ventures, Betaworks||e-marketing|
|The Tops||1||Marc Mayor, Olivier Mathiot, Claude Bébéar||e-commerce|
|I-Dispo||Nearly 1||Historical shareholders, Kima Ventures, JAG, J-D. Blanc, Fabrice Grinda, Annie Eyt||Mobile service|
|Shogunmoto.com||0,75||Entrepreneur Venture, Damien Roland||e-commerce|
|Responsible sales||0,7||Sigma Gestion, Genesis Capital||e-commerce|
|Snowleader||0,6||Crédit Agricole des Savoie Capital, Expansinvest, a family office||e-commerce|
|MadeleineMarket.com||Between 0.5 and 1||Grégoire Lassalle, Benoit Habert, David Amsellem, Philippe Carle||e-commerce|
|SpreadButton||0,3||Go Capital, business angels||e-marketing|
|ExperOptic||0,105||Provence Business Angels, Méditerranée Investissements||e-commerce|