Advisor of the Saint-Exupery Company to purchase an hotel in Antony

Advisor of the Saint-Exupery Company to purchase an hotel in Antony

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…

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SeFaireAider.com: Serie B – Fundraising

SeFaireAider.com: Serie B – Fundraising

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…

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Effective Capital advised Accor’s franchisee for the financing of a new hotel

Effective Capital advised Accor’s franchisee for the financing of a new hotel

Led by two experienced professionnals, Premier Prix has just raised around 1.5 million euros from the investment fund Midi Capital and Bpifrance to acquire an hotel in Grigny (Paris suburb) and finance the work to upgrade it to Ibis Budget standards (Accor Group). Following several success stories in the industry, the group invests primarily in under-exploited hotels,…

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Prestigious first funding for Babbler

Prestigious first funding for Babbler

Effective Capital advised Babbler for its first financing round. Created in 2012, Babbler is the first social network for PR and media professionals. Babbler has developed a digital platform to change the rules in the PR world. Founded in 2012 by two sisters, Hannah Oiknine and Sarah Azan, Babbler starts playing in the big leagues with…

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Goutu raises €2.5m from Audacia to expand its store network

Goutu raises €2.5m from Audacia to expand its store network

Effective Capital advised Goutu for its first financing round. 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 region…

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Series B round for FittingBox with Innovation Capital and Banexi Ventures

Series B round for FittingBox with Innovation Capital and Banexi Ventures

Effective Capital advised Fitting Box for its first financing round. 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…

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French start-up Feeligo raises €250,000

French start-up Feeligo raises €250,000

Effective Capital advised Feeligo for its first financing round. Created in 2012 by Jonathan Levy-Bencheton and Davide Bonapersona, Feeligo offers a turnkey solution for social websites. This application allows them to monetize their audience through the sale of digital gifts for users. Known as the “social monetization specialist”, Feeligo is used by a network of more than…

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Auction website Agorastore raises €500,000

Auction website Agorastore raises €500,000

Effective Capital advised Agora Store for its first financing round. Agorastore is a website created in 2005, in partnership with the city of Lyon in France. Agorastore enables public institutions and companies to organize their auctions online. A great variety of goods of all types is proposed (vehicles, computers, furniture, gardening equipment, roadways equipment, kitchenware…) at auction sales…

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Luxury beachwear brand Robinson les Bains: successful first financing round

Luxury beachwear brand Robinson les Bains: successful first financing round

Effective Capital advised Robinson les Bains for its first financing round. Founded in 2007 by Christophe Vérot, an insider who worked with prestigious “haute-couture” brands, Robinson Les Bains is a French brand specialized in beachwear. With a high standing position, the brand seduces men looking for casual and stylish clothes. Distributed in more than 20 countries, with…

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