[Ils l’ont fait] BrocanteLab, Alan, Dataiku …: the 5 news of the week

by bold-lichterman

Frenchweb selected the companies that marked the week.

Faced with LeBonCoin and Facebook Marketplace, BrocanteLab raises 3 million euros to establish itself in the online second-hand market

SelencyThe Parisian start-up Flea Market, which is developing a marketplace for second-hand goods online with professional merchants, has completed a funding round of 3 million euros led by Accel. To carry out this transaction, the company also benefited from the participation of Kima Ventures, Xavier Niel’s fund. On this occasion, BrocanteLab also changes identity to become Selency. This new name is intended to create a brand with more international influence.

Last year, BrocanteLab raised 500,000 euros from several renowned investors, such as Oleg Tscheltzoff, co-founder of Fotolia, and Thierry Petit, creator of Showroomprivé.

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Alan, 12 million euros to bring complementary health insurance to the digital age

AlanThe Parisian start-up Alan, which has created a digital complementary health insurance, has finalized a funding round of 12 million euros. To carry out this operation, the company received support from CNP Assurances, via Open CNP, Power Financial of Canada and Partech Ventures.

Founded by Jean-Charles Samuelian and Charles Gorintin, Alan has designed a complementary dematerialized health insurance. The start-up relies on a simplified and modernized circuit for the user, in order to offer him a fully digital offer. Concretely, once the company is registered on Alan, its employees can register by themselves in a completely autonomous way, and can terminate their contract at any time, without intervention of their employer. “We are changing the way an insurance company operates, with a completely digital approach, and direct distribution», Explains Charles Gorintin, co-founder and CTO of Alan.

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Dataiku raises $ 14 million to win in predictive analytics against IBM and SAP

Clement Stenac - DataikuThe Parisian start-up Dataiku, which publishes software to develop new predictive applications, has just completed a funding round of $ 14 million led by the New York fund FirstMark Capital. The historic investors, Alven Capital and Serena Capital, also participated in this transaction. In January 2015, the two funds took part in Dataiku’s € 3 million funding round, which was already aimed at conquering the American market.

Founded by Marc Batty, Thomas Cabrol, Florian Douetteau and Clément Sténac, Dataiku has developed Data Science Studio, a platform whose objective is to make the development of a predictive application more productive and efficient. “The concept of DSS is based on a platform that allows all stakeholders to work together on a data project», Explains Clément Stenac, co-founder and CTO of Dataiku.

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Alantaya raises 2.5 million euros to create healthy and balanced menus

1605477973 895 Ils lont fait BrocanteLab Alan Dataiku the 5 newsThe Ile-de-France start-up Alantaya, specializing in connected dietetics, has completed a funding round of 2.5 million euros. Private and family investors took part in this operation. However, their identity has not been released.

Founded in 2013 by Yannick Taes, Alain Bedu and Séverine Gailler-Legendre, Alantaya offers an online service that suggests culinary menus according to the user’s health constraints. To offer him complete meals in accordance with his pathologies and his daily activity, the software takes into account a multitude of data provided by the user, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, gluten intolerance, cardiovascular disease or physical activity. Once this data has been collected and analyzed, Alantaya is responsible for generating a complete menu (starter, main course, dessert) for each meal throughout the week.

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Google buys Eyefluence to accelerate in virtual reality

virtual realityGoogle has just completed the acquisition of the Californian start-up Eyefluence, who designed an eye interaction device for virtual reality and augmented reality devices. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2013 by Jim Marggraff and David Stiehr, Eyefluence develops a series of technologies to track eye behavior for virtual reality and augmented reality applications. Since its inception, the American company had raised $ 21.6 million.

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