Planday , the workforce management platform for shiftbased businesses, today announces that it has raised a $14 million Series B round of funding. Theround was led by new investors Idinvest, and also included Creandum, the lead investor in Planday's Series A round, SEB Private Equity, and angel investor Arthur Kosten, cofounderof Booking.com.
Conscious of the ongoing fight against inequality and as part of its commitment to socially responsible investment, Idinvest Partners has decided to support several charitable organisations by working with an intermediary organisation, Epic Foundation. Idinvest will initially support two specific initiatives through the foundation, Simplon.co and Sport dans la Ville. Christophe Bavière, CEO of Idinvest, stated that "Idinvest was enormously impressed by the Epic Foundation's operational model. Modern and transparent, it gives donors complete [...]
Onfido, the leading identity verification and background checking provider, today announces that it has closed a Series B funding round of $25 million. Participants in the round include Idinvest Partners, Wellington Partners and CrunchFund. Raised to meet rising demand from the U.S. and international markets, Onfido will use the funds to scale its U.S. operations as well as continue to develop its machine-learning based technology.
Electranova Capital US, the energy cleantech venture capital fund dedicated to the US, managed by Idinvest Partners, and sponsored by EDF, announces its investment in Off Grid Electric. Off Grid Electric is already a world leader solar leasing company in Africa. Off Grid Electric delivers innovative stand-alone solar systems to a range of last-mile customers at costs lower than traditional kerosene lighting...
Following the $60 million Series C fundraising closed by the company during the summer of 2015, Idinvest Partners has decided to join some of the most successful international venture firms (including Google Ventures, Octopus Ventures, Index Ventures,) by taking a minority stake in the company. As a result, Guillaume Durao, Investment Director at Idinvest Partners will be joining Secret Escapes' board of directors as an observer.
Botify, the search marketing analytics platform, today announced a $7.2m Series A investment by Idinvest and Ventech. The funding will be used for product development, international expansion and hiring to accelerate the company's already impressive growth.
From October 24th to November 4th, a selection of 11 French start-ups embarked on a tour to China. Organized by Bpi France and Business France, the French Tech Tour was sponsored by Idinvest Partners. This two-week program of intensive immersion, aimed at boosting French startups' commercial opportunities in China, led these happy few into four high-tech Chinese cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong-Kong. "China curious" start-ups had the chance to discuss with experts various questions related to business practice, cultural management, [...]
Julien Princi has been announced as General Counsel at Idinvest Partners. Julien specialises in the creation of private equity funds and related transactions. He has extensive experience with fund structures and both European and US regulation. He will report to Syvianne Guyonnet, Partner and COO at Idinvest Partners.
Géraldine Usseglio has been announced as Director of Human Resources at Idinvest Partners. She will report to Syvianne Guyonnet, Partner and COO at Idinvest Partners. Géraldine joined Idinvest Partners in September 2016 with over 15 years of experience in HR, notably in the services and publishing sector.
Idinvest Partners strengthens its commitment to financing unlisted European businesses with the initial closing of its second capital growth fund at 250 million euros. The strategy of 'Idinvest Growth Fund II' follows in the footsteps of the firm's previous investments in the growth sector which financially supports European SMEs, transforming them into global leaders. The fund targets Digital, Health, and Energies & Cities sectors. Idinvest is aiming for a final closing of between 350 and 400 million euros in the first quarter of 2017.
Idinvest Partners is expanding its international team with two new additions to the Strategy & Solutions division, led by Partner, Sylvain Makaya. As Strategic Projects Director, Sophie Béric is responsible for managing Idinvest's international and cross-border projects. Moreover, Solomon Moos has joined Idinvest Partners' Investor Relations practice in Asia.
Idinvest Partners, the European private equity investor, announces today that Stéphanie Courtadon is joining the business as Head of Marketing. In this role, Stéphanie will be responsible for both Marketing and the RFP process. Before joining Idinvest Partners, Stéphanie had been Head of Marketing and Development at Siparex from 2012 and Head of Investor Relations and Marketing at Crédit Agricole Private Equity from 2008.
Idinvest announces the successful Initial Public Offering of Talend on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange today. In its first trading session on the Nasdaq in New York, Talend's share price soared more than 50 % from its IPO price. This IPO marks a major step in the rapid and successful development of Talend as a global leader in data integration and big data.
Idinvest Partners received wide recognition at the occasion of the 21st Franco-Chinese Economic Forum held on December 8th in Beijing, where the 3rd Innovation Awards Ceremony for Franco-Chinese Teams was celebrated. Idinvest's CHANCE program featured among the finalists of the Innovative Initiative Prize. The Innovation Awards Ceremony was held during the 21st Franco-Chinese Economic Forum. This annual top level Forum brings together French companies to promote their leading activities and their know-how in China. Idinvest was among those [...]