Today in French venture capital: Navya, Payfit, Coorpacademy, Hungry Up

5 years ago   •   1 min read

By Chris O'Brien

Coorpacademy: The Paris-based corporate edtech platform raised $11 million from a round of investors to expand its training service to more countries. Founded by a couple of former Google execs, the company was launched in 2013. (See more on VentureBeat.)

Navya: Based in Lyon, Navya raised $33 million to continue developing its autonomous, electric shuttles that are geared towards places like cities or defined areas like an airport. Investors include Valeo, SNCF subsidiary Keolis and Qatar-based Group8. (See more on Tech.eu)

Payfit: Launching just back in April, this Paris startup has raised $5.6 million from Otium VentureXavier Niel and The Family. For the moment, the company is offering an online payroll service for French companies. (See more on TechCrunch.)

Hungry Up: Another startup in Lyon! Though now the company works mainly with Paris restaurants and is focused on growing there. This service raised $665,000 and offers an application that will let you book a table at restaurant, order your meal, and pay all before you arrive. At the moment, only a Tinder-like meal selection is available. The ordering and pre-payment features are expected launch soon. (Register here for updates: https://register.hungryup.co) Investors include The Family, Bpifrance and the Entrepreneurship Network. (See more on Maddyness.)

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