Les récompensés aux Blue Ocean Awards font l’actualité !

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La Banque Postale buys microDON[Blue Ocean Award Baby 2019], July 16, 2020

"Our subsidiary KissKissBankBank & Co, a specialist in participatory financing, is acquiring the start-up microDON. Approved as a socially useful solidarity company, microDON has been popularizing "onboard" generosity in France for more than 10 years, notably with L'ARRONDI solidaire, which enables everyone to support general interest associations on a daily basis... »


Toopi Organics raises over €1 million to transform human urine into organic fertilizer[Blue Ocean Award Baby 2019], April 14, 2020

"The Gironde startup Toopi Organics, which transforms human urine into a highly effective organic agricultural fertilizer, has just raised more than a million euros in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic. By the end of the year, it will have built its first human urine enrichment unit in the South Gironde region. A low-tech, low-cost process for a product whose high efficacy has been measured. »


Okahina wants to make her artificial wave at Futuroscope[Blue Ocean Award Mentor 2016], April 2, 2019

"Futuroscope's next surf spot? The Vienne department has just signed a letter of intent with the company Waveriding Solution which has developed a very innovative concept of artificial wave called Okahina Wave. »


Predictice raises EUR 5 million [Blue Ocean Award Baby 2017], 26 November 2019

"Legaltech Predictice raises EUR 5 million to ensure the development of its predictive justice solution. »


Nickel Account: 1.2 million customers, and many more to come![Blue Ocean Award Mentor 2015], May 9, 2019

"The BNP Paribas Group reveals some figures on its Nickel service: 1.2 million customers and 4,800 partner tobacconists are creating an ecosystem that is conducive to the development of this alternative current account. »


Agorize Raises $13 Million to Boost International Open Innovation[Blue Ocean Award Mentor 2017], April 1, 2019

"The start-up is developing a platform on which online innovation challenges are organized. It is raising €13 million to gain international market share. »


Crowdfunding: how Glowee raised over €1.3 million[Blue Ocean Award Baby 2017], September 3, 2019

"Sandra Rey, founder of Glowee, an ecological light source based on bioluminescence, gives her tips for a successful crowdfunding campaign. She has already carried out two campaigns and is leading a third in the form of equity. »


Virtuo raises €20 million to shake up car rental[Blue Ocean Award Mentor 2018], February 12, 2019

"Present in France, the United Kingdom and Belgium, this new-generation car rental company plans to develop its offer in new markets in Spain and Germany. Its credo: an autonomous rental process based on a mobile application. »


Finalcad Raises $40 Million to Accelerate Digital Transformation of the Construction Sector [Blue Ocean Award Mentor 2017], December 13, 2018

"The French company Finalcad, which specialises in the digital transformation of the construction sector, has completed a $40 million financing round. In addition to the historical investors, Serena Capital, Aster Capital and CapHorn Invest, Draper Esprit, Cathay Innovation and Salesforce Ventures, the investment vehicle of the world leader in CRM, also participated in the transaction. The transaction comes two years after a $20 million fund raising. »


Advitam raises €1.8 million to simplify funeral arrangements[Blue Ocean Award Mentor 2017], 15 October 2018

"French start-up Advitam, which is developing an online funeral service, has completed a €1.8 million financing round. For this operation, the company, which in 2017 joined the Ile-de-France-based accelerator Wilco for three years, surrounded itself with Newfund, the investment fund of François Véron and Patrick Malka endowed with 200 million euros, Bpifrance and business angels. »


Two years after its takeover, Nokia sold Withings to its founder[Blue Ocean Award Mentor 2014], May 31, 2018

"It's now official, Nokia Health becomes Withings again! A long way from its dazzling form of a few years ago, the former three-coloured flagship of connected objects, transformed into the health division of Nokia, which designs health and well-being products, is going back to square one. Indeed, the Finnish group has made official the sale of Nokia Health to Eric Carreel, who is none other than one of the founders of Withings. The amount of the transaction has not been disclosed, but would not exceed 30 million euros, a far cry from the 170 million euros put on the table by Nokia in 2016 to buy Withings, a pioneering company in connected health co-founded in 2008 with Cédric Hutchings".


IA: Startup QuantCube raises $5 million from Moody's and Five Capital[Blue Ocean Award Mentor 2017] , May 30, 2018

"The Paris-based startup, which has designed macroeconomic and financial forecasting algorithms, is completing its first round of funding. Its ambition is to become "a global leader in big data analysis for the financial sector."


Startups: French cloud specialist Scality raises $60 million[Blue Ocean Award Mentor 2016], April 20, 2018

"This brings to $152 million the amount raised by this French nugget of cloud hosting since its creation in 2009. A future unicorn?"


Mobibam, 1 million euros to create custom-made furniture[Finalist Blue Ocean Awards 2017], April 6, 2018

"The French start-up Mobibam, which specialises in the design of made-to-measure furniture, has completed a €1 million financing round. The company benefited from the contribution of business angels and subsidies for this operation. The investors were not disclosed. »


Predictice won the WILCO 2018 Digital Grand Prix[Blue Ocean Award Baby 2017], April 3, 2018

"Louis Larret-Chahine, co-founder of Predictice, has won the WILCO Prize. Digital. Predictice calculates, in one click, the probabilities of resolving a dispute according to the most influential elements in previous decisions rendered. Louis was supported by Philippe EYMERIE, Bouygues Telecom, and was awarded the trophy by Myriam Beque, BNP PARIBAS".

VeraCash is heading towards a €10 million fund raising by ICO[Blue Ocean Award Mentor 2017], March 13, 2018

"CEO of and its subsidiary VeraCash, Jean-François Faure from Bordeaux is preparing an ICO, a fund-raising method based on the issue of digital assets, tokens, which could enable him to raise at least 10 million euros. A project at the crossroads of the worlds of gold, cryptomoney and blockchain. »


Epopia is on TF1's 20 heures[Blue Ocean Award Baby 2017], March 6, 2018

"The young SME Epopia has developed an original initiative to make children read, write and dream. »


Scality receives $60M in Funding[Blue Ocean Award Mentor 2015], April 18, 2018

"Scality, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of software for distributed file and object storage and multi-cloud data control, closed an additional $60m round of funding. The round, which brings total funding to date to $152m, was arranged by Silverpeak, a Europe-based technology-focused independent investment bank, and included participation from all existing investors, Scality staff, and a new investor, Harbert European Growth Capital. The company will use the new funds to accelerate its investment in engineering for technology innovation. » raises 2.5 million euros[Blue Ocean Award Mentor 2017], March 15, 2018

"The French start-up, which specialises in the delivery of buffets designed by craftsmen, has completed a €2.5 million financing round led by ISAI. By June 2016, ISAI's Seed Club, comprising Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet and Olivier Mathiot (PriceMinister), Éric La Bonnardière and Yvan Wibaux (Evaneos), and Thibault Viort (CityVox), had already injected €500,000 into the company. »


MIP robotics raises 500,000 euros for its collaborative robot[Blue Ocean Award Baby 2017], January 24, 2018

"Located in the Paris region, MIP robotics announced that it has completed a new fund raising of 500,000 euros to industrialize the production of its industrial robots and develop new functionalities, the French start-up said in a press release. MIP robotics has developed a (patented) technology that makes it possible to "offer a collaborative robot with a wide range of applications that can be programmed very easily by non-specialists. »


Mérieux NutriSciences acquires majority stake in traQ'food[Blue Ocean Award Baby 2016], January 10, 2018

Mérieux NutriSciences announces today the acquisition of a majority shareholding in traQ'food, a French start-up commercializing a digital application for restaurants and food service to manage their hygiene and sanitary control plan. traQ'food strategically complements Mérieux NutriSciences' already existing Digital Solutions portfolio.


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