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France Newsletter

Alan introduces Alan Blue, a high-end health insurance product – TechCrunch

July 11, 2018

French startup Alan has been mostly focused on its main health insurance product — a standard package for companies of all sizes and shapes. The company is launching a second offering on this market with Alan Blue. Companies can now choose between two levels of insurance — Alan Green and Alan Blue. Alan Green is the […]

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Deliveroo opens its first shared kitchen in Paris – TechCrunch

July 4, 2018

Food delivery startup Deliveroo opened its first shared kitchen in Paris earlier today. Deliveroo first launched this concept of shared kitchens called Deliveroo Editions in London last year. As the AFP reports, the company is starting with 12 kitchens in a warehouse in Saint-Ouen, right next to the north-western part of Paris. So far, 8 […]

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ISAI closes new $175 million fund – TechCrunch

July 4, 2018

French venture capital firm ISAI just raised a new $175 million fund (€150 million) called ISAI Expansion II. This fund is designed for later stage investments. The firm says that it managed to raise this fund in less than three months. This is a growth fund and the team plans to invest between $6 million […]

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Alan launches Alan Map to find doctors around you – TechCrunch

July 3, 2018

Health insurance startup Alan has launched a new product called Alan Map in France. It’s a dead simple way to find GPs, dentists, ophthalmologists and more around you. You first type your address and the name of a doctor or the type of doctors you’re looking for. There’s a big map front and center with […]

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FoodChéri expands beyond Paris with Seazon – TechCrunch

July 2, 2018

There’s no lack of on-demand fresh meal services in Paris and its surrounding area. But what about the rest of France? FoodChéri has launched a new offering called Seazon to deliver fresh meals with no additives every week. Seazon is a subscription service that delivers anywhere in France. You decide how many meals per week […]

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Criteo creates an AI lab in Paris – TechCrunch

June 28, 2018

Adtech company Criteo is investing $23 million (€20 million) in a new artificial intelligence lab in Paris. Over the next three years, the company plans to hire researchers to work on AI-related projects. Many of their projects will lead to public presentations, open-source releases and research papers. VP of Research Suju Rajan is going to […]

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Oh BiBi raises $21 million for its mobile gaming studio – TechCrunch

June 28, 2018

French startup Oh BiBi raised $21 million from Atomico with Korelya Capital also participating. Oh BiBi is a team of mobile gaming veterans trying to build the next big thing when it comes to mobile gaming. The company has already released a handful of games, such as LoL Kart, Motor World Car Factory, Dino Factory […]

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Taster creates restaurants for Deliveroo and UberEats – TechCrunch

June 27, 2018

French startup Taster, formerly known as Mission Food, is building restaurants around big cities specifically for Deliveroo, UberEats and Glovo. These restaurants don’t have any tables, they’re all about serving food on online platforms. The startup just raised a $4 million funding round led by Sunstone Capital, with Global Founders Capital, Thierry Gillier and LocalGlobe […]

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Airbnb partners with Century 21 to let Parisians sublet their homes – TechCrunch

June 26, 2018

Airbnb needs to find new places to list in Paris to keep up with growth. That’s why the company announced a partnership with real estate company Century 21 in France, according to Les Echos and various French media. Airbnb is in an awkward position in France. It is the company’s most important market, but the […]

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Lime scooters are live in Paris – TechCrunch

June 22, 2018

Lime is the hot new thing in San Francisco, but will it work in other countries? The company just launched its electric scooter service in Paris. This isn’t the first European city as Lime is also operating in Berlin, Bremen, Frankfurt and Zurich. But it’s a significant launch as alternative mobility solutions have all been […]

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