201507.10
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A new hotel for the little Prince…

Two hotel professionals, along with 123 Venture, BPI France and BNP for funding, just finalized the acquisition of a hotel in Antony, for 8.5 million euros. Following several success stories in the industry, the group invests primarily in under-exploited hotels, with the aim of revitalizing them and operating them as a franchise of first-rate hotel…

201507.09
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SeFaireAider.com raises €4.5M and increases its visibility

Founded by two internet experts with proven track records, Denys Chalumeau (founder of SeLoger.com) and Pascal Queslin, SeFaireAider.com has just completed a second round of fundraising with €4.5M from TF1 and ClearChannel (managed by 5M Ventures) as part of its Media For Equity strategy as well as long-term shareholders. SeFaireAider.com is a platform for matching…

201507.01
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Effective Capital gets French first award…

Premier Prix just raised nearly one and a half million euros from the Midi Capital and BPI investment funds. Following several success stories in the industry, the group invests primarily in under-exploited hotels, with the aim of revitalizing them and operating them as a franchise of first-rate hotel chains. The group already operates around thirty…

201411.14
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Prestigious first funding for Babbler

Founded in 2012 by two sisters, Hannah Oiknine and Sarah Azan, Babbler starts playing in the big leagues with prestigious investment funds entering its equity. Babbler has developed B2B software solutions for the press industry : agencies, press departments and press agents. It offers a new real time communication channel between professionals and media. Babbler…

201406.01
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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…

201405.09
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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…

201402.07
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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…

201401.08
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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…

201312.28
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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…

201312.03
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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…