On the occasion of its 5th anniversary, Bpifrance and Commissariat général à l’investissement (CGI) evaluated the action of Ambition Numérique Fund financed by the French State within the framework of the Program of Investments for future (PIA), and managed by Bpifrance: it has invested in 35 start-up since its creation and has made 85 investment and reinvestment transactions.
On 15 September, Toulon Provence Méditerranée Conurbation (TPM) and Caisse des Dépôts signed a local agreement of the Program of Investments for the Future (PIA) City of Tomorrow with an €2.035mn financing.
Drivy, the platform for car rental between private individuals leader in Europe, raised €31mn with the support of the Ecotechnologies Fund managed by Bpifrance within the framework of the Program of investments for the future (PIA) to finance its development.
Caisse des Dépôts Corsica regional office supported Bastia ville digitale event the 5th meeting of which was held from 13 till 23 October. It supports the local players of the digital technology in their thinking
On 5 November, Netatmo, a French company and a specialist of connected objects, announced a €30mn fund raising made in particular with Fonds ambition numérique, managed by Bpifrance within the framework of the Program of investments for the future (PIA).
The Program of investments for the future (PIA) supports via Bpifrance the development of two digital service companies, Vulog and iAdvize. To enable them to go on growing, in particular internationally, the PIA participates in their fundraisings of respectively €8.4mn and €14mn.
Fonds Ambition Numérique of the PIA, subscribed by Caisse des Dépôts and managed by Bpifrance for the State, participates in Sigfox €100mn fundraising. Bpifrance also plays a part with its Large Venture fund, beside telecommunication operators, manufacturers and financial investors.
On 9 April, the new digital factory in Strasbourg, called Shadok, was inaugurated. It received a support of about €1.5mn from the action City of tomorrow (VDD) of the Program of investments for the future (PIA) managed by Caisse des Dépôts for the State.