The Latest from Romain Dillet
Woodoo is creating decarbonized wood-based materials
Woodoo, a startup working on alternative materials for various industries, has raised $31 million. The company is manufacturing composite materials based on wood so that they can replace common materi
Proton announces Proton Pass, a password manager
Proton, the Geneva, Switzerland-based company behind the end-to-end encrypted email service Proton Mail, as well as Proton VPN, Proton Drive and Proton Calendar, is announcing a brand new product toda
Kate raises $7.6 million for its electric micro-cars
French startup Kate has raised a $7.6 million (€7 million) funding round from a bunch of business angels. As I wrote in my previous article on Kate, the company has ambitious goals when it comes to
Primo is the IT tool for companies that are too small for an IT manager
Meet Primo, a French startup that recently raised a $3.4 million funding round to build a software-as-a-service product that handles the IT needs of small and medium companies. Primo keeps track of yo
Apple launches Apple Card’s savings accounts with 4.15% interest rate
Apple Card customers in the U.S. can open a savings account and earn interest through an Apple saving account. To learn the specifics about Apple’s new offering, click here. When the company ori
Device-as-a-service startup Fleet expands beyond laptop leasing
French startup Fleet has been growing nicely over the past four years as the company has deployed nearly 10,000 devices with long-term leasing contracts. The company hasn’t raised any outside fundin
Apple partners with Canal+ to bring Apple TV+ content to all subscribers
Apple has signed a multiyear deal with Canal+, a leading French premium television channel and streaming service. Starting on April 20, all existing and future Canal+ subscribers in France and some ot
Thynk wants to upgrade hotel stays with a vertical software platform
Meet Thynk, a new company that wants to build the definitive enterprise software solution for the hospitality industry. The startup just raised a $13 million Series A round. This round was led by Sing
Graneet raises $8.7 million for its vertical SaaS for construction companies
French startup Graneet is building an all-in-one software-as-a-service product focused on small construction companies. And it has grown quite a lot since I first covered the company, as the company h
Forest Admin launches cloud version of its low-code internal tool builder
French startup Forest Admin is launching a cloud-based version of its product. The company helps you create flexible back-end admin panels for operations teams. Essentially, Forest Admin helps develop
Bob Lee, creator of Cash App and former CTO of Square, stabbed to death
Bob Lee, the Chief Product Officer at MobileCoin, was killed in a fatal stabbing in San Francisco. He was the former CTO of Square.
Zealy is an achievement system for web3 communities
Zealy helps web3 companies engage with their communities by giving them tasks that they can achieve in exchange for various rewards.
France moves forward with influencer bill cracking down on risky products and more
The lower chamber of the French parliament, the National Assembly, passed a cross-party bill that aims to introduce some new requirements for social media influencers. This is a preliminary vote as th
Crypto wallet company Ledger raises another $108 million
French startup Ledger has added more money to its Series C funding round. The company designs and manufactures so-called hardware wallets to secure crypto assets. In 2021, the company raised €356 mi
After bootstrapping for 15 years, energy renovation company Effy raises $22 million
Effy is at a crossroads. The energy renovation company based in France is doing well, but it is addressing a market that is much bigger than anticipated. That’s why it is making a bet. The company j
France bans recreational apps like TikTok on government devices
France is the latest country taking steps to ban TikTok from government-managed devices.
Fifteen shows off the latest generation of its shared, docked bikes
Fifteen might not be a familiar name, but you may already know some of Fifteen’s bikes. Fifteen is the new name of the companies formerly known as Smoove and Zoov — these two companies with weird
Shadow wants to make game demos cool again with cloud computing
Shadow is introducing some new use cases for its cloud computing service at the Game Developers Conference. In particular, the company wants to partner with game publishers so that they can create vir
Checkout.com launches virtual and physical card issuing
Checkout.com is launching a new product today: its customers can now create payment cards for their own customers.
Emblem is the latest European seed fund in new wave of VC funds
If you plan to launch a new startup in France, Denmark or Sweden, there is a new seed fund looking for your pitch.