We created 9 companies employing together 250+ talented people.

  • Spendesk — One place to manage your company spendings.

  • Forest — Instant & customizable admin interface.

  • Hivy — Office management made painless.

  • illustrio — Editable stock images at your fingertips.

  • Aircall — Phone support made easy.

  • Front — Collaborate on Email, Twitter and SMS.

  • Mention — Never miss a thing online.

  • TextMaster — Your professional, online translation & copywriting service.

  • Mailjet — All-in-one email delivery engine.

  • 2017
  • Hivy is accepted at the Y-Combinator (W17 Batch)

  • Spendesk raises $2.2M with investors Kima Ventures and FundersClub.

  • 2016
  • Aircall raises another $8M with Balderton Capital, FundersClub et FJLabs.

  • Forest – Forest helps developers save a tremendous amount of time with an instant and customizable admin solution.

  • Spendesk – Spendesk rethinks company credit cards for CFOs and employees to eliminate administrative burden.

  • Front raises $10M with Social Capital.

  • illustrio – illustrio is a customizable image library for non-designers to help businesses create better presentations, newsletter and online content.

  • Hivy – Hivy brings productivity to Office Management with its desktop and mobile apps that collect, organize and anticipate requests made in the office.

  • Aircall raises $2.75M with Balderton Capital, FundersClub and business angels.

  • 2015
  • Aircall attends 500 startups accelerator program in San Francisco

  • Mailjet raises another $11M to scale its unified marketing and transactional email service.

  • Textmaster raises €5M to go global.

  • eFounders raises $6M with Oleg Tscheltzoff to scale up the startup studio model.

  • Aircall raises $800k with Business Angels

  • Pressking is acquired by ePressPack

  • 2014
  • Aircall – Aircall is building the future of phone communications for businesses. It enables companies to buy numbers instantly in 40 countries, invite teammates, and make/receive calls immediately on any device.

  • Front raises $3.1M after being part of Y Combinator's Summer batch.

  • Mention gets its 250,000th user.

  • Textmaster raises a new round of €1M and Mailjet €2.2M.

  • Front – Front takes the pain out of shared inboxes and creates smart fluxes for all "contact@.." email adresses thanks to assignements, notifications, and all collaboration tools. Also works with SMS and Twitter.

  • Mention gets its 150,000th user.

  • 2013
  • Mention raises $800k in flash seed round.

  • PressKing – Witnessing the trouble companies face from press relations, Pressking was built to make pressrooms and press releases way easier, for both companies and journalists.

  • Mention – Mention is Google Alerts on steroids: it is a set of apps that monitors, in real time, anything on the web and social networks and provides organized, prioritized results.

  • 2012
  • Mailjet raises €2.5M, TextMaster raises €1.6M.

  • Mailjet sends its 1 billionth email.

  • 2011
  • Textmaster – On the same day as the creation of eFounders, Textmaster is born: a marketplace coupled with an API where companies find quality translators and copywriters.

  • eFounders – Thibaud Elzière and Quentin Nickmans develop a drastically new approach to building startups: they want to prevent failures by testing ideas and markets, finding the perfect co-founders and providing the needed resources. Here comes the "startup studio".

  • Mailjet – Mailjet is a cloud-emailing platform launched in February 2011. Thibaud Elzière and Quentin Nickmans participate in its foundation and start building the idea of a startup studio focused on SaaS business.