[Rétro 2016] The Top 10 Tech Fundraisers in 2016

by bold-lichterman

Since the start of 2016, FrenchWeb has set up its indicator FrenchWeb Invest, which lists all the fundraisers announced by French Tech players.

In total, more than 2.1 billion euros have been invested in the capital of these companies, and more than 540 transactions recorded in the last 12 months. Back on the 10 most important fundraisers in 2016.

The 10 most important fundraisers of the year

Tied for 10th – Navya Technologies and Wynd: the companies both raised 30 million euros, respectively in October and November. The Lyon-based electric and autonomous vehicle manufacturer Navya Technologies has made its roundtable with investors such as Robolution Capital, Gravitation, Capdecisif Management, Valeo, Keolis, and Group8.

The Wynd company, which has developed a solution to digitize points of sale, has convinced Orange and Sodexo to trust it.

8th – Drivy: in April, the private car rental platform announced a fundraising amounting to € 31 million, from Cathay Innovation, Via ID, Index Ventures, and Nokia Growth Partners. Bpifrance also took part in the operation. The company, now present throughout Europe, wishes to continue its international expansion.

7th – Acco Semiconductor: also in April, the specialist in integrated circuits, intended for mobile use, raised 35 million euros from Partech Ventures, A Plus Finance, Omnes Capital, Siparex, the Foundation Capital fund, Pond Ventures, and Bpifrance. With this operation, the Franco-American company wishes to accelerate the commercialization of its technology.

6th – Teads: the specialist in advertising video announced during the summer an investment of 43 million euros, from BNP Paribas, Bank of China, HSBC, Banque Palatine and Bpifrance. With this new investment, the company wishes to develop in Asia, and in particular in China.

5th – LinkbyNet: Also in the month of August, the outsourcing specialist declared that he had raised 50 million euros, with the Kensight Capital fund.

The Top 3

3rd ex-aequo – Deezer and Devialet: the two French Tech champions have been talked about during their respective rounds, amounting to 100 million euros each. In January, Deezer opened the year by announcing that it would refinance with its historical investors, failing to have successfully completed an IPO which was to allow it to collect 300 million euros. Since then, the music streaming service has been bought 50% by a Russian-American fund.

In November, it was the turn of the manufacturer of high-end amplifiers Devialet to attract attention, with its exceptional fundraising. It is from Ginko Ventures, Foxconn, Groupe Renault, Sharp, Playground Global, Korelya Capital, Roc Nation, Future French Champions, CM-CIC Investissement and Bpifrance that the company has financed itself. .

2nd – Sigfox: the Toulouse-based company, which has developed a low-speed network for connected objects, announced in November an investment of 150 million euros, from its historical investors, and others such as Salesforce, Total, Alto Invest, Swen CP and Tamer Group. Henri Seydoux, the CEO of the group, also took part in this round table.

1st – OVH: with its fundraising of 250 million euros announced during the summer, the French host is at the top of the most important fundraising events carried out by French Tech players in 2016. Two American funds, KKR & Co and Towerbrook, took part in this round table. With this operation, the Roubaix company sees its valuation exceed one billion euros.

Find soon the FrenchWeb Invest indicator for 2016


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