Who has just invested $22 million in Alkemics?

By Lucy Dixon
A leader in omni-channel retail intelligence,Alkemics has raised $22 million to digitise collaboration between manufacturers and retailers. It will all...

A leader in omni-channel retail intelligence, Alkemics has raised $22 million to digitise collaboration between manufacturers and retailers.

It will allow Alkemics to accelerate deployment of its platform internationally and strengthen its sales, marketing and technology resources.

Who are the investors in this Series B financing round?

Cathay Innovation

Cathay Innovation is a global venture capital fund, created in affiliation with Cathay Capital Private Equity.  It was founded around the shared conviction that supporting digital entrepreneurs by providing them with a platform bridging three continents – North America, Europe and China – constitutes a particularly powerful value-creation strategy.  It has offices in San Francisco, Paris, Beijing, and Shanghai.

Serena Capital

Created in 2008 by Marc Fournier, Philippe Hayat and Xavier Lorphelin, Serena Capital is an investment firm specialising in the market of digital innovation. The company currently invests up to €15 million in innovative, rapidly-growing businesses.

Index Ventures

Index Ventures is a multi-stage international venture capital firm that backs the best and most ambitious entrepreneurs in the US, Europe and Israel. This includes ASOS, BlaBlaCar, Criteo, Dropbox, Etsy, Funding Circle, Just Eat, King, Squarespace, Sonos, SoundCloud and Supercell – among many others.

Partech Ventures

Partech Ventures is an investment firm that specializes in fast-growing companies in the digital and information technology sectors. The team, which has offices in Silicon Valley, Paris and Berlin, has extensive international corporate development experience. Over the course of its history, Partech Ventures has completed 21 IPOs and more than 50 M&A deals with valuations over US$100 million.

SEB Alliance

SEB Alliance is the corporate venture company of Groupe SEB, the world leader in small domestic equipment, Groupe SEB operates in nearly 150 countries with a portfolio of top brands including Tefal, Rowenta, Moulinex, Krups, Lagostina, All-Clad, and Supor, marketed through multi-format retailing. Selling some 200 million products a year, it deploys a long-term strategy focused on innovation, international development, competitiveness and customer service. 

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