201406.010

Goutu, the Frenchiest fast food

Effective Capital advised Goutu for its first financing round: €2.5m from Audencia. Since 2009, Goutu has become a key player in the Parisian sandwich’s industry. With its mini-sandwich at 1 €, the chain tries to differentiate itself through the large choice of sandwiches and the high quality ingredients. “Goutu Stores” are located in different areas of Paris and its…

201405.090

A series B round fits FittingBox

FittingBox makes a Series B round of $2.9m (€2.1m) mainly from Innovation Capital, and also from Banexi Ventures, its historical shareholder. Created in 2006 with the aim of becoming the reference Saas solution for the optical industry, FittingBox develops and markets virtual fitting solutions in order to boost glasses and sunglasses sales both online and…

201402.070

Ilan Elbase: Merging talents (news from French press La Tribune)

A specialist in mergers and acquisitions, 32-year-old Ilan Elbase has set up his own investment bank, Effective Capital. He is unhesitatingly shaking up the ground rules for his entrepreneurial clients. Gone is the formal necktie Ilan Elbase has traded it for jeans and honest camaraderie. This 32-year-old investment banker, who does not beat about the…

201401.080

Effective Capital and VentureOutNY drive French Startups to New York

Effective Capital and VentureOutNY are currently accompanying selected French start-ups in New York to settle in the Big Apple or open a branch in order to tackle the American market. The leaders of the selected companies will have the opportunity this week to meet venture capital funds, lawyers, incubators and successful entrepreneurs set up there…

201312.280

French Entrepreneurs discover New York’s Silicon Alley

Effective Capital and VentureOutNY support French entrepreneurs in New York from 6 to 10 January 2014. The VentureOutFrance event is an initiatory “business” journey to present the opportunities of Silicon Alley. Effective Capital and VentureOutNY wish to discover the opportunities currently available for French entrepreneurs in the city of New York. They have conceived of…

201312.030

VentureOutFrance : a Trip to New York offered to startups

Effective Capital and VentureOutNY wish to help French entrepreneurs discover the opportunities currently available in the city of New York. To do so, they have conceived VentureOutFrance, a journey which will takes place from 6 to 10 January, 2014, with the objective of benefitting from high-level meetings with investment funds, successful entrepreneurs and companies based…

201311.270

Effective Capital and VentureOutNY going to New York

Effective Capital et VentureOutNY souhaitent faire découvrir aux entrepreneurs français les opportunités que présente actuellement la ville de New York. Pour ce faire, ils ont imaginé VentureOutFrance, un voyage qui aura lieu du 6 au 10 janvier 2014 et dont l’objectif est de bénéficier de rencontres de haut niveau avec des fonds d’investissement, des entrepreneurs…

201306.100

Catherine Max acquires Adèle Sand from Brandalley

Catherine Max has acquired Adele Sand, previously owned by BrandAlley. The operation was performed thanks to the support of its historical shareholder Yohan Ruso, Director of BrandAlley and ex-Director of Ebay France, and three investment funds (Serena Capital, Amundi and Seventure). This acquisition is a part of the company’s new strategy: segmenting the offer around…

201302.250

French start-up Feeligo raises 250,000 euros

Founded a year ago by Jonathan Levy-Bencheton and Davide Bonapersona, the young Parisian start-up Feeligo has just completed a first round of 250,000 euros with small company participation and several Business Angels. This fundraising has been completed for a total of 100,000 euros through loans and grants (OSEO, Scientipôle Initiative). The concept is simple: allow…

201212.280

Auction website Agorastore raises 500,000 euros

Agora store, an auction site for local authorities established in 2006, has just completed a first round funding of 500,000 euros with Business Angels such as Mickaël Benabou, co-founder of vente-privée.com who has been brought on board to strengthen the executive committee. The site, which specialises in equipment resale to professionals, recorded 120% growth in…