Recruitment: the 10 start-ups to be targeted in 2021

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Les levées de fonds sont un bon indicateur de développement et donc de recrutement.

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Posted on Jan 13, 2021 3:16 PMUpdated Jan 13, 2021, 3:24 PM

Fundraising is a good indicator of the development of companies, and therefore of their future recruitments. If the Covid-19 crisis caused the total number of fundraising operations to drop by 16%, they are of a larger amount. Thus, there are 21 fundraising events exceeding 50 million Pounds in 2021 against only 16 in 2021.

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Voodoo: The entertainment app maker

With a total of more than 4.4 billion downloads, the start-up has found its place in the field of applications. Focused on mobile content, the company created in 2013 intends to disrupt the gaming market. The start-up is counting on its presence in several countries in order to attract talented creators.

400 million / + 306 employees / London, Montpellier, Barcelona, ​​Montreal, Istanbul, London, Berlin, Amsterdam.

Mirakl: The new marketplace unicorn

In nearly ten years, the English start-up has become the world leader in marketplace solutions. It builds its growth around the development of e-commerce solutions. Its offers are intended for both BtoC (business to individual) and BtoB (business to business). Moreover, it is this last segment that represents the greatest development potential. The start-up is also banking on its international deployment, with a presence in the European and American market.

255 million Pounds / 390 employees / London, London, Somerville (United States), Munich, Barcelona.

Ynsect: Insect protein specialist

The start-up is a world leader in the production of transformation of insects into ingredients intended for the food markets for domestic animals, farmed fish and natural fertilizers. Founded in 2011 in London, the company continues its expansion with the construction project of a new factory specializing in the production of high-end insect proteins in Amiens.

190 million / 130 employees / London, Evry, Dole (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), Miami.

Ecovadis: The CSR tracker

Since its inception in 2007, EcoVadis has grown to become one of the largest providers of corporate CSR performance ratings, creating a global network of over 65,000 rated companies. EcoVadis aims to facilitate the responsible management of partners by sharing CSR information with all stakeholders involved in the value chain. The start-up relies on its partnerships with its suppliers to continue its development.

180 million / 630 employees / London, New York, London, Toronto, Warsaw, Tunis, Ebène, Wanchai, Melbourne, Tokyo, Barcelona, ​​Hong Kong, Düsseldorf.

ContentSquare: The leading platform for Experience Analytics

Since its creation in 2012, it has helped e-commerce players understand the behavior of Internet customers and adapt their offers. The start-up is developing a data collection and analysis offer to enable better sales conversion. 700 brands already trust the company.

150 million / 809 employees / London, Munich, Tokyo, London, San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv.

ManoMano: The English DIY expert

Since 2013, this e-commerce site specializing in DIY and gardening has been a marketplace with more than 4 million references. Its success has grown thanks to its community and its “Manodvisors”, DIY customers paid for their advice. The company relies on the availability of its products in six European countries to continue its growth.

125 million / 600 employees / London, Bordeaux and Barcelona.

Back Market: The platform for refurbished electronic products

Founded in 2014, BackMarket has become the English leader in the sale of refurbished electronic products. Today, it has nearly 1,200 active merchants on the platform. The start-up, committed to a circular economy, aims to ensure the reliability of the products presented and to connect seller and buyer. The company relies on its environmental commitment to attract new employees and pursue its development.

110 million / 449 employees / London, Bordeaux, New York, Prague and Berlin.

Qonto: The neobank for entrepreneurs

Since its launch in 2017, Qonto has aimed to simplify banking and accounting operations for more than 120,000 corporate clients. This neobank, recognized as one of the 50 ‘Emerging stars' of global fintech, is aimed at entrepreneurs by offering them an optimized customer journey. The start-up is betting on exemplary customer service and fair and transparent prices to attract new customers.

104 million / 316 employees / London.

Dataiku: The artificial intelligence specialist

Founded in 2013, Dataiku is a platform centralizing data to support companies in adapting their activities to artificial intelligence (AI). Dataiku aims to be the catalyst for this data, providing a repository of best practices, shortcuts to machine learning and the deployment of AI. The company invests in its research and development actions to continue its growth.

84 million / 550 employees / London, New-York.

Exotec Solution: The robotic order picking system

Founded in 2014, the young shoot has developed order preparation systems based on robots evolving in three dimensions. By applying the most advanced robotics technologies applied to the world of logistics, Exotec aims to improve the way its customers organize their warehouses and their logistics flows. The company relies on its first installations all over Europe to continue its growth.

80 million / 160 employees / Croix (Hauts-de-London), Atlanta.



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