French web start-ups raised 95.5 million euros in May, compared to 20 million euros last year. Leading the way was Showroomprivé, which raised over €60 million.
Showroomprivé undoubtedly boosts the balance sheet of fundraising of French Web start-ups in May: the site has sold 10% of its capital to raise more than 60 million euros, according to our information, from investors from the Gulf countries, bringing the total funds raised to 95.5 million euros. By comparison, French web startups had raised €20 million in May 2014.
Another major fundraising follows Showroomprivé: e-retailer audience acquisition specialist Twenga has completed a €10 million round of funding from Idinvest and its historical shareholders. In third place, the creator of mobile games Kobojo, with 7 million euros raised.
The e-commerce sector unsurprisingly came out on top, with three deals and €62.7 million raised.E-marketing follows with four deals and €15.75 million, then mobile services with six deals and €11.735 million. Web services raised €3.35 million in four deals, while the connected objects sector raised €2 million for Gridbee Communications.
|Company||Amount raised (in millions of euros)||Investors||Sector|
|Source : JDN|
|Twenga||10||Idinvest and historical shareholders||E-marketing|
|Kobojo||7||Oxford Capital Partners, Endeavor Vision and Scottish Investment Bank||Mobile services|
|Filechat||2,7||Private investors||Mobile services|
|Le Slip Français||2||360 Capital Partners||E-commerce|
|Gridbee Communications||2||PACA Investissement, R2V, FIP Entrepreneurs capital, Foréis, Davanière Capital and private investors||Connected objects|
|Cleeng||1,1||Pascal Cagni||Web Services|
|Serious Factory||1||Investessor, Sibessor 2, Femmes Business Angels and FRCI.||Mobile services|
|Bmobile||1||Finorpa, Nord Franc Amorçage and private investors||E-marketing|
|Cavissima||0,7||Crowd Avenue and historical investors||E-commerce|
|Wedoogift||0,5||Kima ventures and business angels||Web services|
|Uplike||0,5||LCP Service and Katherine Zymla||Mobile services|
|Samboat||0,25||Private investors||Web Services|
|Pretty Fun Therapy||0,205||WeLikeStartup, Investessor, Women Business Angels and private investors||Mobile services|
|Motosport.com||NC||Team China Racing||Web Services|